When the sun comes out, the spirit of the madrileño lives on the rooftop. What better way to enjoy the warmth of Madrid than to climb to the tops of its buildings for some drinks, some tapas, and some gorgeous views. Here is a list of the 10 best Madrid Rooftop Bars so you can take in the city to its fullest.
Madrid Rooftop Bars
The sun is shining in Madrid and that means one thing: terraza season! Check out our list of the Top 10 Madrid Rooftop bars. There is no better place to be at sunset than sipping a cocktail on one of Madrid’s ultra-chic roof bars. Here’s our pick of the very best Madrid Rooftop Bars.
1) Círculo de Bellas Artes
A stunning start the list due to its prime location, generous space, and of course, unbeatable view is the Azotea del Círculo de Bellas Artes. Perched on the top floor of the Bellas Artes Cultural Center, it is on this rooftop where you will be able to see the most iconic vistas of the Madrid skyline such as the Metropolis Building on Gran Via, Retiro Park, and the Prado Museum. While enjoying the view you can drink a cocktail from one of their two bars, relax on the lounge chair seating, or even grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. All this for only 4€, its more than worth it.
Address: Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2, 28004 Madrid
Metro: Banco de España (Line 2)
Phone: +34 915 30 17 61
2) The Hat
Madrid’s favorite low-key rooftop can be found on top of The Hat Hostel a few steps away from Plaza Mayor. A gathering place for locals, travelers, and young people, this trendy rooftop space is nestled among a picturesque portion of Madrid’s skyline, and is comfortably decorated with umbrellas and lights to keep you there throughout the hot days and warm nights. To top it off, The Hat has a killer drink and tapas menu, taking its unique hip atmosphere to another level.
Address: Calle Imperial, 9, 28012 Madrid
Metro: Sol (Lines 1, 2, 3), Tirso de Molina (Line 1)
Phone: +34 917 72 85 72
3) Mercado San Antón
This popular marketplace in the progressive Chueca neighborhood has a charming secret on its third floor. Above the many produce, meat, and food stands below you can find a lively rooftop terrace, with wonderful views of the bustling streets of Chueca. Here you can enjoy some tapas at La Cocina de San Anton or sip on a refreshing tinto de verano, a Madrid-traditional summer wine beverage.
Address: Calle de Augusto Figueroa, 24, 28004 Madrid
Metro: Chueca (Line 5)
Phone: +34 913 30 07 30
4) El Viajero
La Latina is one Madrid’s oldest neighborhoods, scattered with dramatic church domes and romantic narrow streets. The rooftop to take it all in is none other than the terrace at El Viajero, a popular restaurant with delicious food and a specialty mojito that will make La Latina your new favorite neighborhood of Madrid.
Address: Plaza de la Cebada, 11, 28005 Madrid
Metro: La Latina (Line 5)
Phone: +34 620 63 81 59
5) Radio ME Madrid
If you’re interested in something a bit more extravagant, Radio at ME Madrid Hotel offers the most exclusive rooftop experience in Madrid. On top of the famous purple tower you can find amazing views of Plaza Santa Ana and the city beyond. The stylish terrace transitions from a relaxing lounge vibe into a classy rooftop party with a DJ and music as the night goes on. This kind of luxury fun is by no means cheap, so be prepared to spend for the marvelous drinks, food, and experience.
Address: Plaza de Sta. Ana, 14, 28012 Madrid
Metro: Sol (Lines 1, 2, 3)
Phone: +34 912 76 47 47
6) Corte Inglés Gourmet Experience Gran Vía
Take the elevator to the top of Spain’s biggest department store chain located in Plaza Callao and you’ll find an enormous selection of gourmet eats fit with panoramic views of the heart of the capital. From Mexican to Italian, Japanese to Spanish, to some amazing cocktails and beverages, you will have no shortage of tasty food and drink options while taking in some of the best views of Madrid’s iconic Gran Via.
Address: Centro Comercial El Corte Inglés, Plaza del Callao, 2, 28013 Madrid
Metro: Callao (Lines 3, 5)
Phone: +34 913 79 80 00
7) 360º Rooftop Bar at Hotel Riu Plaza España
For a true view of the Madrid skyline in its entirety, there is no place better than the 360º Rooftop Bar on the 27th floor of the newly renovated Hotel Riu Plaza España. If you aren’t afraid of heights, you can enjoy one of the highest terraces in Madrid, equipped with a large, modern, multi-level space and a glass walkway to test your bravery. Enjoy a coffee during the day, a cocktail at night, and even head down one floor to the skybar/nightclub De Madrid al Cielo if you’re in the mood to party. For non-hotel visitors, entrance costs between 5€-10€.
Address: C/ Gran Vía, 84, 28013 Madrid
Metro: Plaza de España (Lines 3, 10)
Phone: +34 871 93 02 90
8) ApartoSuites Jardines de Sabatini
On the outskirts of the historic center of Madrid you can find this garden-themed rooftop terrace of the Jardines de Sabatini Apartosuites Hotel, featuring an alternative but majestic view of the Royal Palace and Sabatini Garden. Open only in the evenings, this is the perfect place to catch a beautiful Madrid sunset while watching the city light up in the night. It’s recommended to book in advance, as the reasonably priced drinks and tapas served with a view are well known and in high demand.
Address: Cuesta de San Vicente, 16, 28008 Madrid
Metro: Príncipe Pío (Lines 6, 10), Plaza de España (Lines 3, 10)
Phone: +34 915 42 59 00
Gymage is not your average rooftop terrace. The multifunctional building boasts a fitness club, theater, restaurant, bar, and pool all in one magnificent rooftop space. Here the sky is truly the limit as you can easily spend an entire summer day here basking in the sun, sipping on their specialty smoothies and cocktails while enjoying some live music, good company, and of course a next-to-none view of the surrounding Malasaña neighborhood.
Address: Calle de la Luna, 2, 28004 Madrid
Metro: Callao (Lines 3, 5)
Phone: +34 915 32 09 74
10) Ginkgo Sky Bar
It’s a foodie’s paradise on top of the VP Plaza España Design hotel, where you can find a menu of some world-class nueva cocina tapas alongside a killer view at Ginkgo Sky Bar. Try some sea-bass ceviche, carefully crafted cocktails, and take in the glamour of a spacious, sleek, and comfortable rooftop terrace.
Address: Plaza de España, 3, 28008 Madrid
Metro: Plaza de España (Lines 3, 10)
Phone: +34 915 95 55 12
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