The 10 Best Rooftops in Barcelona and Madrid

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The days are getting longer and evenings are becoming one of the best times of day. We feel like leaving work and going for a drink on a terrace somewhere. So, in today’s post we’re going to share with you the 10 best hotel terraces – in our opinion – in Barcelona and Madrid, where you can head for a summertime post-work drink. Here you go!


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La Dolce Vitae, Barcelona

La Dolce Vitae, the terrace at the Hotel Majestic, is a must-see for any visitor to the city. Set in the heart of Passeig de Gràcia, the rooftop boasts nearly 360° views of the city. With the sea, Tibidabo mountain, and the silhouette of the Sagrada Familia church all visible, we dare you not to be amazed. An elegant terrace that’s ideal for disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of the city.

PULITZER Hotel Pulitzer Website

Pulitzer, Barcelona

A Friday at Pulitzer is a Friday well spent. The terrace hosts “These Charming Evenings,” perfect for refreshing yourself with a glass of wine while enjoying live music.


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Gallery Hotel

The roof terrace at the Gallery Hotel is an attractive space that allows you to enjoy the city from above, while still in the heart of Barcelona. It’s an ideal spot to meet friends for a drink after work. Make sure to have a look at the schedule, as they tend to organize really interesting events.


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Terraza Al Aire

Standing on the eighth-floor rooftop of the Hotel Condes de Barcelona, on Passeig de Gràcia, this terrace has impressive views of Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia. Unwind from your workday while enjoying the live music and unbeatable views of Barcelona.


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Terraza Martínez

If you like Spanish rice dishes and stunning views, Terraza Martínez is the perfect spot. Its special charm and casual chic atmosphere is captivating. Situated on Montjuïc, it boasts exceptional views of the city, the sea, and the port. We recommend going at lunchtime for a meal or in the evening for a drink.


Now time for Madrid.


tartan-roof  Tartán Roof website

Tartán Roof

A real classic offering amazing views from the Círculo de Bellas Artes building, Tartán Roof features a menu inspired by the international street food of Asia and some American countries. The roof is divided into two areas: on one side is the chill-out area for enjoying cocktails and mixed drinks, and on the other, Tartán Roof, a restaurant that’s turned into a point of reference in Madrid.

roof-garden Roof Garden website

Roof Garden

Spending an evening or just a few hours at the Roof Garden is enough to recharge your batteries. Found on the roof of the Hotel Emperador, there’s even the option of going for a swim in its exclusive pool while snacking on something and enjoying a glass of wine.


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El Paracaidista, Madrid

El Paracaidista is much more than a rooftop to visit to have a drink. It’s a four-story concept store full of surprises; an innovative space where shopping, gastronomy, and leisure all come together. One culinary suggestion: the pulled pork sandwich – delicious!

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Radio, Madrid

The Radio terrace, located in the heart of the Spanish capital, is a gorgeous rooftop perfect for experiencing Madrid at night, with a chilled vibe where you can enjoy cocktails and good music. Find it at the Hotel ME Madrid Reina Victoria, located on Plaza de Santa Ana.

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Florida Retiro

Located in the greenest area of the city, this terrace sits on the roof of El Pabellón and stands out for its varied cuisine based around Iberian ham, ceviche, sushi, and salads designed by Joaquín Felipe. It’s definitely a great spot for an aperitif and in the running to become one of the best rooftop options in Madrid.

What do you think? There are lots of options for relaxing and unwinding without having to leave the city. Madrid or Barcelona? For us, a bit of each, as long as we’ve got a glass of Jean Leon! ;)


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