So it’s summer in Barcelona. You’re hot, your feet are a little sore from all that sightseeing and you’re in desperate need of some rest. Well, one thing you can be sure of is that there’s no shortage of places to grab a drink in the shade of a palm in Barcelona.
But if you’re looking for something a little more special, maybe even luxurious, then we suggest you kick back at one of the many fabulous rooftop terraces in Barcelona. There’s nothing better than catching a glimpse of some amazing city views from the comfort of a plush white sofa while sipping one of the most delicious cocktails you’ve ever had. And that’s just for starters!
From live jazz to DJs, pools to Mediterranean views, here’s our 10 favourite rooftop terrace bars in Barcelona.
Alaire Terrace Bar, Hotel Condes
Occupying the entire roof of the beautiful Hotel Condes, the Alaire Terrace Bar is the perfect place to sample some tasty tapas and sip on a refreshing cocktail. Oh, and did we mention the view? With a simple turn of the head, you’ll be able to observe two of Gaudí’s greatest creations, the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera, without having to abandon the comfort of one of the rooftop sofas.
We also suggest checking out this terrace any summer night from Sunday to Wednesday, as it transforms into an open-air social mixer replete with live jazz music and a bit of friendly mingling.
Passeig de Gràcia, 73-75
Sunset Lounge Bar, H10 Montcada
Greet the Mediterranean summer sun at this classy rooftop terrace in Barcelona. The Sunset Lounge Bar, located on the highest floor of the H10 Montcada Hotel, provides its customers the opportunity to indulge in quality food, wine and spirits while enjoying a panoramic view of Barcelona. With an incredible ‘vista’ of the nearby Barcelona Cathedral, this rooftop terrace is the perfect place to welcome the city’s beauty from a more relaxing perspective.
Via Laietana, 24
Skybar – Grand Hotel Central
With over 100 rooms, Grand Hotel Central is a 5 star destination, and has one of the fanciest rooftop terraces in the city. The hotel also has an infinity pool and many oversized lounge chairs, making it the perfect place to go for a cocktail or a beer after work and watch the magnificent Barcelona sunset. But be warned, the rooftop becomes exclusively for hotel guests after 9pm.
Via. Laietana, 30
Terraza La Isabela, Hotel 1898
With a name deriving from the tranquility of one of the Philippines’ most serene islands, the Terraza La Isabela lives up to its title. This rooftop terrace sits atop the Hotel 1898 which is located at the heart of the city – Las Ramblas. Terraza La Isabela provides patrons with a calming alternative to the bustling street below, without sacrificing the excitement of viewing Barcelona’s famous stretch. Come here to relax in the luxurious lounge and enjoy some of your favorite authentic Catalan cuisine.
La Rambla, 109
Andante Hotel is Barcelona’s best-kept secret. This eco-friendly hotel can be found in the famous El Raval district with a stunning view of Barcelona at its not-so-decked-out rooftop. This is the best place to go when you want to have a good time with some friends, enjoy the skyline of Barcelona, and not burn a hole in your wallet!
From the terrace, you can see Torres Agbar, La Sagrada Familia, and the Barcelona Cathedral. Now, that’s a view!
Av. de les Drassanes, 23
Terrassa de les Indianes – Museu d’Història de Catalunya
For breathtaking views over Port Vell, be sure to head to Terrassa de les Indianes. Situated atop the Museu d’Història de Catalunya, this beautiful rooftop boasts some of the best views in the city in an elegant and relaxed environment. With an extensive list of cocktails, beers, snacks and other refreshments, you will be sure to find something that tickles your fancy at this trendy rooftop bar. On Friday evenings during the summer season, there is often a DJ that plays chilled house and old school music as you enjoy a drink or two (or three…), some nibbles and of course, those incredible sea views!
Plaça de Pau Vila
WET Bar, W Hotel
Ok, so it’s not actually a rooftop bar, but at a place like the W Hotel, which is almost synonymous with class, the terrace bar is nothing less than magnificent. Join the youthful and fun crowd on the WET Bar terrace for one of its signature cocktails while overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean horizon.
If a full-on fiesta is what you seek, be sure to check out the WET Deck Summer Series parties, for an experience you won’t soon forget.
Plaça Rosa dels Vents, 1
La Dolce Vitae – Majestic Hotel
The Majestic Hotel is situated on the most expensive street in Spain and the second most expensive in Europe, Passieg de Gracia. La Dolce Vitae, the hotel’s rooftop terrace, offers striking views of the boulevard after sunset, something which goes hand in hand with a drink from the hotel’s extensive menu. If you’re fortunate enough to grab one of the few tables next to the balcony railings, this experience is something to die for!
Passeig de Gràcia, 68
Azimuth Terrace – Hotel Almanac
Looking for a quiet place to have a business meeting or somewhere to take a date, look no further than Hotel Almanac! Azimuth Terrace offers a classic and elegant experience for any one and any occasion. They have a lively outdoor section that can seat any group of up to 20 people, and if you find the terrace too cold, there’s also the option to sit in the Azimuth lounge and enjoy the view from the inside.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619-621
Barcelona EDITION Hotel
Without a shadow of a doubt, EDITION Hotel has the best rooftop terrace in the city, and those that say otherwise, haven’t been here yet. This stylish hotel is Ian Schrager’s- founder of Studio 54- latest work. The rooftop offers a majestic view of the city’s skyline in conjunction with Barcelona’s iconic Torre Agbar. Newly opened in 2018 and professionally run by the Marriott, you can expect nothing less than superior services, craft cocktails, and a guaranteed good evening.
Av. de Francesc Cambó, 14