The streets of Barcelona are gorgeous, but sometimes, we need a nice escape from the crowds, noise and the occasional feeling of claustrophobia. The solution? Look up. Barcelona has the best views in all of Spain, particularly of the cityscape. The rooftop bars are the best places to enjoy the splendor of the architecture and diverse neighborhoods that scatter throughout the city. Even, better, add a hand-crafted drink to the equation and you may as well be in heaven. Well, close enough anyways
1. Alaire Terrace Bar at Condes Hotel
This rooftop bar will make you feel like a VIP anytime of the day. The ambiance of this bar is similar to that of a club, yet calm enough you can enjoy friendly conversation with your amigos. The plush couches are perfect for large groups to interact with one another. It also boasts a highly-recommended restaurant, with a menu ranging from tapas to pizza. The view is a marvelous cityscape of the Passeig de Grácia areas, famous for the unique architectural styling of its buildings. And if you fall in love with the views of this street, why not call it home? We have a spectualar apartment for rent just a block south of this rooftop.
Summer Hours: 12pm-02am everyday
Cocktail Recommendation: Bartender Expression
2. 1881 la Terrassa de les Indianes
An afterwork Casamona Real Estate team favorite, this rooftop bar is located at the top of El Museu d’Història de Catalunya in Barceloneta. This terrace overlooks Port Vell and its yacht-covered crystal waters. It also has a great view of Montjuïc and the lifts that could take you there. During the heat of the day, this elevated space offers a great way to catch the breeze from the sea. This another great place to bring groups, as they offer plenty of seating. It’s a good tip to arrive a little earlier during the day if you want to claim an umbrella.
Summer Hours: 1pm-12am everyday
Cocktail Recommendation: Mojito
3. La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel
This open-air rooftop bar is for those who want to splendor themselves in a more sophisticated atmosphere. From this vantage, you can not only see most of the city, but defining destinations such as the Sagrada Família. The hotel welcomes musical performances called ‘Summer Vinyl Nights’, with the next dates being on July 11thand 25th. This is a highly recommend place to enjoy a midday drink after brunch. Expect only the best sky-touching experience above this 5-star hotel.
Summer Hours: 10am-02am everyday
Cocktail Recommendation: Champagne
4. Terrace 360º at Hotel Barceló Raval
This rooftop terrace is a bit more welcoming to people of all ages, which often draws in the the younger crowds. Located above the tight streets of Raval, it offers a great escape to have an entire view of what the city has to offer. It is actually close to this chic apartment that we current have available for sale. Every vantage is possible as you walk around this rooftop. One can even escape the heat by taking advantage of their rooftop pool. You’ll be using this location as a means to see all of the sites in Barcelona that you will want to personally visit. But hey, grab a beer and simply enjoy the views.
Summer Hours: 12pm-12am everyday
Cocktail Recommendation: Beer (Heineken)
5. La Terrassa at Villa Emilia
This rooftop feels like Spain, with its breadth of warm colors contrasting with woven armchairs and white cushions for comfort. The views are of Exiample Esquerra, but is also very close to the Raval area. The chill atmosphere of this terrace sums up the ambience of the entire city. Go on a Thursday and Friday nights if you would like to partake in their delicious barbeques, but if you miss those days, they have great dinner choices throughout the entire week. Its pretty popular though, and recommended to reserve a table! Enjoy the short walk to this resturant while living at this newly-update apartment.
Summer Hours: 10am-1am everyday
Cocktail Recommendation: Vermouth
The views of Barcelona best exemplify its character. This is why it is so much fun to take to the skys to enjoy the scenery. While visiting these rooftops, take a moment for yourself and take in the fresh air. Enjoy being on top of the world.