Barcelona is a city that is known for its rich culture, history, and architecture. But one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the city is by taking in the views from above. Rooftop terraces in Barcelona offer a unique perspective of the city, with panoramic views that are sure to take your breath away.
From sunsets to sunbathing, these terraces offer a little bit of everything for everyone. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best rooftop terraces in Barcelona, from the most exclusive to the most hidden gems. So, whether you’re a local or a tourist, make sure to add these spots to your list of must-see places in the city, from Michelin-starred restaurants to tranquil oases, these terraces are sure to take your breath away.
1- Blue View | Hotel Casa Fuster: This exclusive modernist beauty terrace is located on the top floor of the 5* Luxury Monument Hotel Casa Fuster. This iconic building, located at the highest point of Paseo de Gracia, is a true gem of Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and is a mandatory stop on the European Route of Modernism.
2- The Rooftop at Hotel W: The rooftop terrace at Hotel W offers an unobstructed view of the city, including the Sagrada Familia and the Agbar tower. Enjoy a drink or a meal while taking in the sights and sounds of the city below. The terrace also features a pool and a lounge area.
3- 1881 La Terraza de las Indianas: Perched on the rooftop of the Palau de Mar building, the headquarters of the Museu d’Història de Catalunya, 1881 La Terraza de las Indianas offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. With its maritime views, this terrace is the perfect spot for vermouths, afterworks, meals, dinners or cocktails in good company with absolutely privileged bird’s eye views of Port Vell de Barcelona and the Barcelona coastline.
4- 360º Terrace at Hotel Barcelo Raval: Fall in love with Barcelona from the 360º terrace at Hotel Barcelo Raval. This terrace offers some of the most extensive views in the city, and is the perfect spot to admire stunning sunsets from all four cardinal points while enjoying a drink or cocktail.
5- Jardín Diana at El Palace Hotel: The Diana Garden enhances the rooftop of the Palace Barcelona, offering a 360-degree panoramic view of the city’s skyline and iconic buildings. It is designed as a sensory experience with scents, lights, breezes, and colors. The garden features a telescope for viewing close-up details of the nearby Sagrada Familia.
6- 83.3 at Royal Hotel: The rooftop terrace at Royal Hotel Passeig de Gràcia offers one of the best views of the Barcelona skyline, as it is one of the highest terraces in the Eixample. Enjoy endless 300-degree bird’s-eye views of the city, and don’t miss out on the experience even in winter, as the terrace is heated and closed with windows to let in natural light.
7- Terrat at Mandarin Oriental Hotel: The six-star terrace at Mandarin Oriental Hotel offers a luxurious experience with breathtaking views of Paseo de Gracia and some of the most emblematic buildings of modernism in Barcelona. Although the prices may be high, the experience is well worth it for special occasions. They serve delicious Peruvian cuisine if you’re feeling hungry.
8- The Rooftop at Ohla Hotel: The Ohla Hotel’s rooftop terrace offers a relaxing atmosphere with comfortable seating and a small infinity pool. From here, you can take in views of the Gothic Quarter and the city’s skyline. The terrace also features a bar and a restaurant.
9- Isabella at Hotel 1898: Named after one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, the Isabella terrace at Hotel 1898 offers a calm oasis in the middle of the Rambla, where you can admire one of the best panoramic views of the Barcelona skyline. The perfect spot for luxury-seekers at any time of the day.
10- Sky Bar at Grand Central Hotel: The Sky Bar at Grand Central Hotel offers a peaceful and unexpected space on the busy Vía Layetana, with some of the best views of Barcelona. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail or sunbathe while surrounded by views of the sea area of Barcelona and an infinity pool that changes color at sunset.
11- Black Marina at Eurostars Grand Marina: Black Marina is a privilege for those who love Barcelona. It is a huge balcony overlooking the Mediterranean from which to delight in all the details of the waterfront and the city’s skyline, featuring iconic buildings. Without a doubt, it is a “must see” of Barcelona.
12- The Top at Gallery Hotel: The rooftop at Gallery Hotel is the perfect meeting spot for friends or a relaxing retreat in the heart of Barcelona. The atmosphere changes throughout the day and night, making it perfect for both tranquility and activity, as the terrace offers a variety of events such as live music, Latin dances, yoga, and tastings.
13- The Rooftop at Hotel Casa Camper: The rooftop terrace at Hotel Casa Camper is a hidden gem that offers a panoramic view of the city. It features a small pool and a lounge area, as well as a bar that serves drinks and snacks. The terrace is also a great spot for watching the sunset.
14- Rooftop at Hotel Yurbban Trafalgar: The rooftop terrace at Hotel Yurbban Trafalgar is a unique and sought-after destination for those seeking stunning, panoramic views of Barcelona. As one of only a few terraces in the city to offer 360-degree views, visitors can take in the breathtaking vistas from above the rooftops of countless houses, while also admiring some of the city’s most iconic landmarks such as the Cathedral, Palau de la Música Catalana, Sagrada Familia, and the Agbar tower. This terrace is the perfect spot for taking in the beauty of the city, whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or a spot to admire the sunset.
15- Ayre Hotel Rosellon: The Ayre Hotel Rosellon rooftop terrace is a hidden gem among the many terraces in Barcelona. Just one block away from the iconic Sagrada Familia basilica, this tranquil oasis provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below. Guests can relish in the serenity of the terrace and take in the intricate details of Gaudi’s masterpiece from a unique perspective. The contrast between the lively streets and the tranquil rooftop terrace creates a truly special experience.
16- The Informal Rooftop of Hotel The Serras: Hotel The Serras’ rooftop terrace, named “The Informal,” was selected as one of the 25 best terraces in the world by the Travellers’ Awards in 2017. It is the only one in Spain. This terrace offers not just a great view but also the culinary delights of Chef Marc Gascons who is a Michelin star holder.
17- The Roof of Hotel Barcelona Edition: Escape to the Roof of Hotel Barcelona Edition for an unparalleled viewing experience of the city’s iconic architecture. Recently opened, this rooftop terrace offers incomparable panoramic views of Barcelona, including the colorful roof of Mercat de Santa Caterina, a ceramic mosaic of 4,200 square meters with the colors of fruits and vegetables.
18- The Pulitzer Terrace at Hotel Pulitzer: The Visit Up terrace is just a 5-minute walk from Plaça Catalunya, making it the perfect spot to gather with friends and enjoy the city’s nightlife. Featuring a carefully decorated environment with wooden furniture, natural-colored cushions, and a variety of exotic plants, this terrace provides a unique atmosphere to enjoy a cocktail and take in the city’s skyline. The terrace is open from April to November.
19- The Sky Bar of Hotel Iberostar: Opened recently, the Sky Bar at the Hotel Iberostar has quickly become a must-visit destination in Barcelona. Located on the rooftop of the hotel, the 800m2 terrace offers a bird’s eye view of Plaza Cataluña, a view that many locals overlook but is highly appreciated by tourists.
20- Rooftop Terrace at Intercontinental: Experience one of the most breathtaking views in Barcelona from the exclusive rooftop terrace at Crowne Plaza Hotel. Perched atop Montjuïc at 173 meters above sea level, the terrace offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, making it one of the best terraces with views in Barcelona. Recently opened in July 2017, it has quickly become a favorite spot for visitors and locals alike.
21- The Duquesa Terrace at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona: Located on the sixth and top floor of the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona in Barcelona, the terrace offers unbeatable views of the port, the towers of the Olympic Port, the Maremagnum shopping center, the Moll de la Fusta, and the Barceloneta neighborhood. The terrace features a pool and sun deck area as well as a chill-out bar where you can enjoy high-end cocktails, along with an enticing selection of creative tapas, appetizers, salads, and a variety of meats, fish, and seafood grilled to perfection.
22- Alaire Terrace Bar | Hotel Condes de Barcelona: The spectacular Alaire Terrace covers the entire rooftop of the Hotel Condes de Barcelona, on the famous Paseo de Gracia, offering a privileged view of modernist Barcelona, with the silhouettes of La Pedrera in the foreground and the Sagrada Familia in the background. It’s one of the “place to be” among hotel terraces thanks to its privileged location and constant organization of concerts and events.
23- B_Pool | B Hotel: Offers spectacular panoramic views of the España square, Gran Vía and the Las Arenas Shopping Center designed by Richard Rogers. With the arrival of good weather, the pool bar offers the possibility of enjoying tapas or a cocktail while relaxing on the solarium, flanked by an incredible pool that blends in with the landscape.
24- La Dolce Vitae | Majestic Hotel: Its exclusive designer furniture contrasts with the Philip Stanton mural that borders the magnificent pool and enriches the experience of touching the city’s sky. In summer, it offers cocktails and cava to accompany a menu designed by Nandu Jubany, a leading chef in high cuisine and quality gastronomy. Soft blends of bossa-nova, jazz and immortal pieces by the DJ turn this urban oasis into a dream with views of the most recognized modernist buildings in the city.
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