Do you feel like drinking yerba mate with family or friends, while you marvel at one of the beautiful landscapes of Barcelona? Good news: not only can you enjoy mate in Barcelona, but also you can find many ideal places to sit and enjoy the benefits of yerba mate in the Catalonian capital. Five suggestions to start:
The ruins of this ancient fortress, dating from the Spanish Civil War, lie on the top of Turó de la Rovira in Carmel neighborhood; and they have become tourists’ favorite viewpoint of the city. They are located at such a height, that they invite you to share a mate round while you contemplate the majestic 360º panoramic view in all its splendor.
This legendary park was once a walled citadel, and today is a monumental natural scenery with hundreds of trees, a great diversity of birds, majestic grey herons and 19th century buildings. It also houses the Barcelona Zoo and the parliament building; along with gardens, trails, sculptures and waterfalls; an ideal environment to take a break and recharge with a warm and pleasant mate.
If you want to enjoy yerba mate in Barcelona, you can take advantage of the great privilege of being on the coast! La Barceloneta is the most famous, large and oldest beach in the city, preferred by locals and tourists for its central location. This beach is ideal to exercise, swim, enjoy the sun and have a good mate tea (especially the cold version of mate called “tereré”).
A must in Barcelona. The famous architect Antonio Gaudí filled this impressive park with Catalan modernism, covering it with peculiar shapes, multicolored surfaces and ceramic tiles. In the central square of Park Güell, you will be delighted with the splendid view of Barcelona while having a nice and bitter mate tea.
The Montjüic Park, set on an imposing hill in Sants neighborhood, offers an extraordinary view of the port and the city. This is the most extensive green area in all of Barcelona, unique for its diversity: gardens, waterfalls, museums, cultural and sports areas and, of course, many corners to stop for a mate tea.
The mate culture has transcended South American borders, gaining followers in large cities and even remote places around the world. Today, finding yerba mate in Barcelona is easy and convenient; making it possible to enjoy this beneficial drink in the most cosmopolitan city of Spain.