The most effective coworking areas and cafés in Barcelona to code

This article was initially printed on .cult by Luis Minvielle. .cult is a Berlin-based group platform for builders. We write about all issues career-related, make unique documentaries, and share heaps of different untold developer tales from world wide.

If you first stumbled throughout the celebrated Java the Hut coffeehouse joke in The Simpsons, did you ever determine you’d be compiling Java code in a café (in a hut by the seashore) your self? Though the hut half is likely to be a stretch, that’s the best way issues function in Barcelona. The vivacious Catalonian metropolis — dwelling to seashores galore — is loaded with coworking areas and cafés for newly arrived devs to settle in shortly.

Spanish and Catalan are the 2 important languages in Barcelona, however expats (and English audio system) will likely be delighted to search out out that many coworking areas — and occasional retailer menus — are English-friendly.

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We’re itemizing a number of the most fun coworking areas and cafés so that you can drop some Python, with the Mediterranean within the background.

OneCoWork has three nice areas: one in Plaça Catalunya, the second in Portal de l’Àngel, and the third in Catedral. The OneCoWork website in Catedral is barely a 20-minute stroll to and from Barceloneta seashore, so you’ll be able to contemplate seashore breaks in between intense coding classes. Facilities embrace convention rooms, snacks, printing/scanning, complimentary tea, milk, espresso, and lockable cupboard space.

OneCoWork cafe

Instagram: @onecowork

Areas is positioned at 22 Arroba Mar, a landmark based mostly within the coronary heart of town’s hottest enterprise hub. Since its unique building in 1992, the constructing has undergone latest renovations. Marina Avenue, a palm-lined boulevard main as much as the Olympic Port, ends proper by this coworking house.

The best strategy to journey round Barcelona is with the subway, making Areas the right selection, because it’s just a few steps away from a station.

Town’s best seashores and tapas bars are inside a straightforward strolling distance, making it superb for networking, consumer leisure, and a few good old style drinks on the finish of the workday.

Spaces - Barcelona

Instagram: @spacesworks

The Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) is dwelling to this mystifying café, which has each indoor and out of doors seating. Federal Gòtic is beneficial for its spacious and comfortable tables, and it’s a wonderful house for newly minted builders to work from. Wi-Fi runs at 25mbps.

Understand that the communal desk, in addition to a number of aspect tables by the home windows are the one locations you’ll be able to set your laptop computer. Consequently, sockets are solely out there in particular areas and don’t increase to the communal eating space. Moreover, you’ll be able to solely use the Wi-Fi for a most of two hours. There’s a restricted variety of usable tables, and so they go quick. So, if you wish to beat the group, getting there early is crucial.

Federal Café Gòtic

Instagram: @thefederalcafe

This coworking house is positioned in an enormous transformed cowshed proper within the coronary heart of the expat-friendly Poble Sec neighbourhood. So, you may be productive and now have your justifiable share of enjoyable. It’s the right neighbourhood if you wish to take a look at some artwork, do some yoga, or be part of the native group of Monday midnight runners.

On this distinctive house, newly arrived builders can interlock their zen-imbuing yoga classes with their new knowledge science initiatives. The identify “La Vaca” is derived from the Spanish phrase for “cow,” and the institution was once a dairy store the place locals might buy milk and different dairy merchandise.

La Vaca

Instagram: @lavacacoworking

MyHQ is an “adaptable workspace” that mixes the benefits of each standard places of work and coworking areas, making it superb for anyone in want of each choices.

Every place has a kitchenette, an consuming space, and a convention room, so your corporation can have the privateness it wants, with out sacrificing consolation. The personal places of work — which, in flip, present the chance for face-to-face conferences — give a way of professionalism that’s excellent for programmers who’re taking over initiatives that require conferences with potential traders.

There are not any additional prices, the contracts could also be tailor-made to your particular wants and initiatives, and, like different coworking areas, all the pieces is about to go. You’ll be able to simply drop by and begin punching in novel code.


Instagram: @myhq_teamworkspaces

6. MOB (Makers of Barcelona)

Be careful Barcelona — the event gang is right here to remain, and there’s a coworking house which will flip you right into a mob. MOB (Makers of Barcelona) was among the many first coworking areas within the metropolis. It gives quite a lot of providers, similar to a company handle, mail pickup, printing, and scanning, in addition to entry to convention rooms and Skype.

With its first coworking house, which opened in 2011, MOB Barcelona grew to become the primary hub for town’s burgeoning entrepreneurial and creative communities, making the house an excellent setting for builders seeking to get their startups going.

Fab Café Barcelona, a part of the MOB gang, opened in 2014 and was the primary cafe in Europe to supply 3D printing to its clients. Caterina, the latest MOB Barcelona website, is positioned within the coronary heart of town, close to the Jaume I metro station.

MOB (Makers of Barcelona)

Instagram: @mob_bcn

Coco Coffice is a singular coworking house that mixes the perfect of each worlds: espresso and enterprise. In case you’re the type to buckle down and get work completed whereas sipping espresso, you’ll really feel proper at dwelling there.

Coco Coffice is a perfect place for itinerant builders to get some work completed in peace and quiet. The limitless espresso deal, which is included of their every day charge, will gas any coder seeking to increase their productiveness. Whereas sipping your Catalan latte, you’ll come throughout every kind of individuals, college students, and freelancers residing their greatest lives on this sunny metropolis.

Coco Coffice

Instagram: @cococoffice

Are you a tech skilled searching for cool issues to do? Need to study extra about what’s in retailer for builders in Spain? Check out the perfect programming conferences to attend in Barcelona!