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La Terraza del Urban Cocktail Bar, Hotel Urban, Carrera de San Jerónimo, Madrid. +34 91 787 7770. For summer evenings, don't forget La Terraza del Urban. Its rooftop views are unparalleled, its chaises longues luxuriant, and its sofas sexy. There's even a swimming pool. Summer bar.
ME Madrid, Hotel ME Madrid Reina Victoria (was Hotel Reina Victoria), 14 Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid 28012. +34 9154 18200. +34 91 701 6000. An ultra-chic rooftop bar above this historic hotel owned by Rande Gerber that has the best views of the city. Whisked up from the ground floor in a private elevator, hotel guests and the public can recline under the stars on cushion filled beds or lounge indoors and sink into the comfortable lounge ambiance. From 7pm to 3am (subject to seasonal changes). email
El Viajero Restaurant Cafe Bar (The Traveller), 3rd floor, 11 Plaza de la Cebada, Madrid. +34 91 366 9064. One of the most famous roof-top terrazas in Madrid. Here, the view is of the San Francisco Chapel historical neighborhood of La Latina. On hot summer days several mist machines occasionally spritz moisture into the air, which actually makes staying on the roof more comfortable than standing with the clusters of people downstairs. Tues to Sat 1.30pm-2.30am. Sunday 12 noon-8pm. Metro: La Latina. MAP
Room Mate Oscar, 8th floor, 12 Plaza Vazquez de Mella, Madrid 28004. +34 203 027 8675. €40 for the entire day, €20 after 4pm, and after 8pm it's free. Open April till September. 360-degree poolside views of the city. Room Mate Oscar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
El Mirador Rooftop Restaurant, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, 8 Paseo del Prado, Madrid 28014. +34 (91) 429 3984 Summer-only rooftop restaurant opening for dinner only. map
Air Lounge Bar
Air Lounge Rooftop Bar, Hotel de las Letras, 11 Gran Via, Madrid 28013. +34 915 237 980. email
Skynight Bar, 13th floor, Hotel Silken Puerta America, 41 Avenida de América, Prosperidad, Madrid 28002. +34 91 7445 400 Cozy outdoor space to enjoy in the summer. its retractable roof system offer the possibility of enjoying the wonderful summer weather of the city. However, an indoors space open all year round allows you to always enjoy its stunning panoramic views thanks to its transparent walls, even on cold winter days. Open: Sun to Thurs 9pm-3am. Fri & Sat 9pm-4am. email
La Cocina de San Antón Rooftop Restaurant, 3rd floor, Mercado de San Antón, 24 Calle de Augusto Figueroa, Chueca, Madrid 28004. +34 91 330 0294 Terrace lounge with views of the sky and the streets of Madrid charming neighborhood of Chueca.Gau & Café Rooftop, 4th floor, 14 Tribulete, Madrid 28012. +34 91 5282 594. A large terrace with views over the Lavapiés rooftops. A stunning backdrop of a ruined church atop which the café sits. Gau&Café is definitely a candidate for Madrid's best rooftop café-bar. Winter heat lamps. Closed Sunday. Mon to Fri 11am-12 midnight. Sat 1.30-12 midnight.
Volvoreta Restaurant, 30th floor, Eurostars Madrid Tower, 259B Castellana, Madrid 28046. +34 91 334 2755 This sophisticated hotel occupies part of the 235-metre high SyV Tower, and includes a gym and restaurant. All rooms have superb views of Madrid as well as free Wi-Fi. Near Chamartín Station. email.
Serrano 41, 41 Calle de Serrano, Madrid 28001. +34 687 87 1045 Thurs-Sun 12 midnight-5.30am. L4 Serrano or Núñez de Balboa stations.
Mirabé Restaurant and Bar
Mirabé Restaurant and Bar, 2 Manuel Arnús, (end of la Avda. Tibidabo), Barcelona 08035, Spain. +34 934 340 035. Two floors and a garden terrasse. Truly breathtaking. Daily from 7pm. Use Tramvia Blau. email . facebook . twitter
Restaurant Visual, 23rd floor, Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya, 2-4 Avenida Roma, Barcelona 08014. +34 93 600 6958. Spectacular 360° views of Barcelona. Lunch Mon to Sun from 1.30pm-4pm. Dinner 8pm-11pm.
La Rotunda, 9th floor, El Cortes Ingles Department Store, 14 Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona. +34 93 306 3800. Right at the top of the Ramblas, in Plaza Catalunya. Rooftop restaurant and cafe.
Eclipse Bar, 26th floor, W Hotel, 1 Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, Final Passeig de Joan de Borbo, Barcelona 08039. +34 93 295 2800. Mon to Wed 7pm-2am. Thurs & Sun 7pm-3pm. Fri & Sat 7pm-4am. Children below the age of 11 not admitted to the Eclipse Lounge. Starwood. email
Hotel Diagonal Zero, 1 Plaça de Llevant, Barcelona 08019. +34 93 507 8000 Opposite Barcelona's Forum Convention Centre, and a 5-minute walk from the beach. Rooftop cocktails. email
Dos Cielos, 24th floor, Hotel ME Barcalona, Diagonal Avenue at 272-286 Carrer Pere IV, Barcelona 08005. +34 93 367 2050. 1 800 221 176 On the 24th floor in Hotel Me you’ll find this spectacular venue and restaurant Dos Cielos (two heavens) with a panoramic terrace. You are able to peacefully look over the city from, or so it feels like, the top of the world. This upscale eatery offers an outdoor terrace, white leather chairs and white linen tablecloths. Tues to Thurs 1pm-4pm. 8pm-11pm. Fri and Sat 1pm-4pm. 8pm-11.30pm. Sunday and Monday Closed.
Meliá Barcelona Sky, Hotel ME Barcalona, Diagonal Avenue at 272 Carrer Pere IV, Barcelona 08005, Spain. +34 93 367 2050. The Sky Bar offers exclusive cocktails, snacks and light meals. 10am-2am.
Pool Bar, 6th floor, Meliã Barcelona Sky, 272-286 Pere IV, Barcelona 08005. +34 93 367 2050. Le Pool Club provides a huge, exclusive terrace with swimming pool on which visitors can enjoy superb cocktails, tapas and barbeques. Mon to Sun 10am-8pm. Bar service is from 10am to 6pm. (June till September).N +41º 24' 22.28" / W +2º 12' 2.34"
Terrace Rooftop Restaurant, Hesperia Tower, 144 Gran Via, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona 08907. +34 93 413 5000. Its hi-tech construction may be a little brutal for some but Richard Rogers Partnership's first hotel more than makes up for it with its incredible views from the rooftop over the surrounding city.
Sky Bar, Terrace & Plunge Pool, Hotel H10 Casanova, 559 Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona 08011. +34 93 396 48 00 email
Torre d'Alta Mar, 88 Passeig de Joan de Borbó, Barcelona 08003. +34 93 221 0007.
The vista couldn't be more mesmerizing, allowing you to take in an almost-360-degree panorama of the city's skyline and the surrounding sea. This is a restaurant at 75m-high with an amazing view around Barcelona. You have to
take the lift and it goes up in few seconds. In effect, more a spectacular vantage point than an eatery! email
Pulitzer Roof Terrace, Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona, 8 Bergara, Barcelona 08002. +34 934 81 6767. Corner Plaza Cataluna. An open and inviting space to listen to great music, and enjoy a drink under the night sky. Fantastic panoramic views of Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. From May to Oct. Sun to Wed 12noon-12 midnight. Thurs Fri & Sat 12 noon-2am. facebook . email
Restaurant 1881, 4th floor, Museu d' Història de Catalunya, 3 Plaza Pau Vila, Barcelona 08039. +34 932 210 050 Stunning views across the marina and all the way to Montjuic and Tibidabo. Film set venue. email
Restaurant Montjuďc El Xalet, 31 Avinguda de Miramar, Barcelona 08038. +34 93 324 9270 On the emblematic mountain of Montjuïc. Ask for a table on the Terrace. Spectacular views of Barcalona. Daily 1pm-5pm. 8pm-12 midnight. Metro: Espanya L2. email
The Duquesa Terrace
The Duquesa Terrace, 6th floor, Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, 12 Passeig Colom, Barcelona. +34 93 268 9090. Panoramic views over the port are just great. Check out the towers from the Port Olimpic, Barceloneta neighbourhood, Moll la Fusta and Maremagnum and the yachts in the port. June to September. 9am-11pm. 12 noon-11.30pm. Subway: Drassanes (L3), Barceloneta (L4). email
Grand Central Bar and Pool
Rooftop Sky Bar, Grand Central Hotel, 30 Via Laietana, Barcelona 08003. +34 93 295 7900. A panoramic view over the rooftops of Barcelona. email
La Isabela Terrace, Hotel 1898, La Rambla 109, 08002 Barcelona, Spain. +34 93 552 9552. 360-degree views of the city, including the Barcelona Cathedral. The terrace deck offers breakfast each morning and a tapas menu throughout the rest of day, including such dishes as vegetable spring rolls, spider crab lasagna and bacon-wrapped scallops. Mon to Sun 1pm-1am. email
Alaire Terrace, Hotel Condes de Barcelona, 73 Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona. +34 934 453 226 Offers a 360-degree panorama of the city, including views of such landmarks as Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera. During the summer months the restaurant features live music on Wednesday and Sunday nights.
La Terraza del Claris, Top Floor, Claris Hotel, 150 Carrer de Pau Claris, Eixample, Barcelona. +34 934 876 262 The restaurant, situated next to the pool, serves a variety of cocktails and menu items. Mon to Sun 11am-2am.
Terraza Ateneu, Rooftop, Hotel Rivoli Ramblas Barcelona, 128 La Rambla, Barcelona. +34 934 817 676 The restaurant, Open during the summer months, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The venue also includes a sauna and bar.
L'Orangerie, Gran Hotel La Florida, 83 Centra Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, Barcelona. +34 93259 3000 Seven miles north of the heart of Barcelona. With an outside terrace and views over Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.
La Terrassa Rooftop, Marriott Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, Pau Claris, 122, Barcelona, Barcelona 08009, Spain. +34 93 272 3810 Sun-drenched roof top bar and lounge featuring flowing waterfalls.
La Terraza, Villa Emilia,
La Dolce Vitae, Majestic Hotel, Passeig de Gràcia, 68-70, Eixample, Barcelona, 08007 +34 93 488 17 17 Stunning 360-degree view of Barcelona with familiar sights like Sagrada Familia and Montjuic. May to Oct daily 9am-2am. Nov to April daily 9am-9pm.
The Serras Hotel Barcelona,
Ohla Chillout Terrace, Ohla Hotel, 49 Via Laietana, 08003 Barcelona. +34 933 41 50 50
Sky Bar, Grand Hotel Central,
Hotel Azahar Terrace
Etnia Terrace, Hotel Azahar, 28 Jesús del Gran Poder, Seville 41007. +34 9543 84109. Try algae, sushi, kangaroo, ostrich or exotic fruit. Open year round. email
Rooftop terrace, Hotel Doña Maria, 19 Don Remondo, Sevilla 41004. +34 954 224 990 One of the main charms of Doña Maria Hotel is its terrace and its swimming pool. This terrace, with a splendid view on to the Giralda bell tower and the Cathedral, is the ideal place to have a snack. email
Rooftop Bar, Hotel Don Paco, Plaza Padre Jeronimo de Cordoba 4-5, Seville 41003. +34 954 506 999 Rooftop bar and pool.email
Las Animas Puerto, 31 Pizarro, Valencia 46005. +34 9021 08527.
Arnadí Restaurant, 14th floor, Gran Valencia Hotel, 3 Valle de Ayora, Valencia 46015.
L'Elephant, Plaza Iglesia, San Rafael, Ibiza. +34 9711 98056
Roof Terrace, Hotel Es Vive, 8 Carlos Roman Ferrer St, Figueretas, Spain 07800. +34 971 30 19 02 Brand new rooftop lounge bar with unrivalled views of the clear blue seas over to Formentera and Ibiza town's iconic castle, luxurious sun loungers and the best cocktails served up until nightfall. email
Funky Backpackers' Hostel, 15 Calle del Conde de las Infantas, Granada, Spain 18002. +34 958 80 00 58 Rooftop Bar.
El Huerto de Juan Ranas, 6 Calle Atarazana Vieja, Granada, Spain 18010. +34 958 28 6925. Beautiful rooftop bar filled with cushions.
Restaurante & Terraza, Alhambra Palace Hotel, 1 Plaza Arquitecto García de Paredes, Granada, Spain 18009. +34 958 22 1468 email
Restaurant Arriaga, Museo Caja Granada, 2 Av de las Ciencias, Centro Cultural, Granada, Spain +34 958 132619 Very modern top floor restaurant with a spectacular view on the city.
Rooftop Lounge & Library, Hotel Marques de Riscal, 1 Calle Torrea, Elciego, Spain 01340. +34 945 18 0880. Cigar/Beverage Service. North of Madrid near Bilbao. Venture out onto the terrace of the romantic Rooftop Lounge & Library with a glass of Hennessy XO and a Montecristo Edmundo, and savour the panoramic views of the vineyards that have been producing incomparable wine for over 150 years. Starwood. email
Decking area bar, Hotel Marina, 6 Av de Cuenca, Benidorm, Spain 03503. +34 965 853 762. email
ATICO Bar and RestaurantATICO Bar and Restaurant, AC Malaga Palacio Hotel, 1 Cortina Del Muelle, Centro, Malaga, Spain 29015. Lunch and dinner Marriott.
Portinyal, Arenys de Mar, Barcelona, Spain. + 34 93 792 0009 email DWAV
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