You will most probably agree with us that Barcelona is a city which has everything: cats, colours, fragrances, tastes, rhythm… Regardless of the fact who or what brings you there – the beaches, the boutiques, the five-star restaurants or the unique architecture, you are going to be fascinated with every little detail of the Catalan capital. But having found yourself in such a dynamic place as this one, however, you will definitely crave a short rest – and can you think of a more appropriate place to relax than some irresistible urban rooftops?!
We have carefully researched all the terraces in Barcelona which offer breathtaking sunsets, incomparable cocktails and tapas, as well as performances by local and international DJs and non-stop relaxing procedures, and we are more than ready to share them with you.
Terrat, Mandarin Oriental
Eating outdoors and haute cuisine do not usually go hand in hand together. But you are only going to find this exception in Terrat at the Mandarin Oriental. Here, you will be able to enjoy the exceptionally delicious creation of world-famous chef Gastón Acurio, right under the stars. Some of the finest specialties are Acurio’s masterpieces – ceviches and tiraditos, antichuros and makis, accompanied by the astonishing sunset over Barcelona and the exclusive and legendary service of the Mandarin Oriental. An unforgettable experience!
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40, 08007, Barcelona
Duquesa de Cardona Hotel
There are a lot of reasons for you to fall in love with La Terrassa del Duquesa – and the panoramic view over the port is one of them. The delicious menu includes summer barbecue, while the place is open until 1:30 in the morning (every day of the week). The most perfect place to relax in the summer evenings.
Address: Passeig de Colom, 12, 08002, Barcelona
Arola Restaurant, Hotel Arts Barcelona
We are probably not going to surprise you when we share that one of the most luxurious hotels in Barcelona houses under its roof one of the most decadent cocktail bars around. A place where you are going to savour the appetising creations of master bartender Diego and indulge in the mesmerising panorama across the Mediterranean Sea. Amongst the most popular drinks there we find the bourbon—pumpkin cocktail and the refreshing Honey B (with white tea tequila, camomile and natural honey). Enjoy them together with one of the latest offers in Arola – the SVT (Sunday, Vermouth, Tapas), which offers, as the name suggests, delicious tapas, cocktails and DJ sets throughout the whole summer.
Address: Carrer de la Marina, 19-21, 08005, Barcelona
Yök Casa + Cultura Barcelona
Very few people know that this stylish and environmentally friendly hotel with its three immaculately designed luxurious apartments actually boasts an impressive rooftop terrace, as well. In spite of the fact that is not usually accessible for larger groups to visit, Yök is the home of innumerable exciting events on its rooftop, including wine tasting and monthly gourmet adventures – the creations of British chef Philip Dundas, who prepares unique specialities in Scottish—Catalan fusion style.
Address: Carrer de Trafalgar, 39 8º2º, 08010, Barcelona
La Dolce Vitae, Majestic Hotel & Spa
If you feel like refreshing, choose La Dolce Vitae. Located on the tenth floor of Barcelona’s prestigious Majestic Hotel, the rooftop terrace overlooks the emblematic Passeig de Gràcia and offers a 360-degree panorama towards Barcelona’s most symbolic landmarks – from Torre Agbar to La Sagrada Família and the Montjuïc hill. Do not miss the Majestic Sunset Sessions, giving the floor to some of the most internationally renowned DJs every Friday night from June to September, and stick around for the Sunday after-brunch.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 68, 08007, Barcelona
Roba Estesa, Neri Hotel
There is no other place more romantic than Roba Estesa at the Neri – an exquisite boutique hotel, which is one of Barcelona’s best kept secrets. Diligently hidden in one of the tiniest streets of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, this elegant hotel invites you to spend an easy afternoon on its exceptional rooftop, surrounded by fragrant canopies, beautiful flowers and lush vegetation.
Address: Carrer de Sant Sever, 5, 08002, Barcelona
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
The Yurbban Trafalgar is an urban hotel, which knows what the modern traveller is looking for: compact rooms with comfortable beds, a splendid buffet for breakfast, held on the patio, a carefully devised mobile application, which informs the guests of the hotel about the best bars, restaurants and cultural events in Barcelona, and – the cherry on top – a unique terrace on the rooftop with one of the most beautiful views in the world. Do not miss the evenings and the DJ parties around the swimming pool throughout the whole summer.
Address: Carrer de Trafalgar, 30, 08010, Barcelona
This contemporary boutique hotel has been eagerly talked about ever since its opening in the city this February and, apart from all its other glories, Casa Bonay boasts an incredible rooftop terrace, where they serve great food and drinks. The serene outdoor space with wonderful views over Barcelona, the aromatic garden and El Chiringuito de Bonay bar and dinner offer, among other things, daily yoga classes and barbecue all through the summer.
Address: Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes 700, 08008, Barcelona
Text: Fashion Inside