You are traveling in Madrid in good weather and you do not want anything to be indoors so you are looking for a terrace. And if it’s on top better than better ! Madrid has many options – from rooftops with swimming pool to restaurants in high rise – and here are the ones we consider the best.
The 15 best terraces – rooftops in Madrid
1. Roomate Oscar Hotel
In Chueca district (cute and fancy gay neighbourhood) and a stone’s throw from Gran Vía , Oscar’s Terrace has become one of the most emblematic rooftops in Madrid. This haven of peace with a 360° view of Madrid is very appreciated by locals and tourists to enjoy the sunset. Designed by the famous interior designer Tomás Alía, it offers a relaxing setting with balinese beds, lounge chairs and a large bar.
In summer and winter, Oscar’s Terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a superb panorama of Madrid. In summer, visitors can also enjoy the pool and solarium, to stay tanned!
One of the best things about the Oscar terrace is the breakfast that it offers until noon every day (cold cuts, coffees, pastries, teas, fruit, etc.) for 12.95€ (6€ for children). A fairly moderate price. They also offer a Saturday brunch that is not at all bad! Click here to book !
2. Hotel Riu Sky-bar and 360º terrace
Entrance by Maestro Guerrero Street/ https://goo.gl/maps/weHjvAYoPXWWCEUU7
At Plaza de España square, at Gran Vía street, there is the highest terrace in Madrid . Discover Madrid from the top from the 26th and 27th floors of the Hotel Riu Plaza España. Enjoy a moment of disconnection and fun in this magical place with views of the whole city.
The entrance of guests not accommodated in the hotel is charged: 5 € from 11 am to 5 pm and 10 € from 5 pm to 00 pm. (except on weekends and holidays, where the price is 10 € from 11 am to 00 am). Not necesary to book in advance to get a drink or just visit the place. In case you are interested in eating, you can book here.
Rooftop bar: from 20:00 to 01:00 (entrance allowed until 00:00).
360º terrace: from 11 am to 1 pm (entrance allowed until 00 am).
3. The hat
Imperial Street, 9/ thehatmadrid.com / Free
The Hat is a hostel that has on its top floor a terrace that is one of the most friendly in Madrid. Young and casual in a relaxed atmosphere, its waiters are full of tattoos and their cocktails are served in jam jars. It is freely accessible for non-residents in the hostel and its prices are – within these types of places – quite affordable. The place is nice, cozy and has charm. Although it is not one of the highest terraces in Madrid it offers us a great view over the red tile roofs that we love.
4. The San St. Peter’s Market Anton
Calle Augusto Figueroa 24B / mercadosananton.com / Free
Many do not expect it, but in this renovated market, there is a restaurant-terrace on the top floor that we love. Low chairs, comfortable armchairs, sofas, high tables… This terrace has practically everything, is free of charge and also its prices are reasonable.
5. Hotel ME
Plaza Santa Ana 14 / Web / L-J from 19.00 to 2.00; V from 17.00 to 3.00; S-D from 13.00 to 2.o. Prices are 12-25 euros. Cups 16 euros.
In the super tourist and and beautiful Plaza de Santa Ana, we find one of the most exclusive terraces in Madrid that belongs to the hotel me. It is certainly not a terrace for all audiences and has a reputation for being one of the most expensive.
6. Circle of Fine Arts
Calle Alcalá 42 / WEB / entrance 4o / L-V from 9 to 9pm, S-D from 11 to 9pm
We love the terrace of the Circle of Fine Arts! It provides us with a great view of Madrid’s Gran Via and its beautiful Metropolis building. The Circle of Fine Arts is an impressive place and its sculptures on the roof marvel at us. Attention, going up costs 4 euros but the consumptions have affordable prices. Upstairs we are waiting for comfortable armchairs, lots of space, good music and a drink and tapas menu that is not bad at all.
7. Hotel Collection Madrid Sweden
With no entrance fee and a little further away from the hustle and bustle of the terraces so far proposed, we find the terrace of the hotel collection Madrid Sweden. The view may not be as spectacular as that of other terraces (you can hardly see the Gran Via and its iconic skyline, but you will also enjoy great views over the Palacio de Cibeles, about the Barrio de las Letras and the Retiro Park.
Terraces in Madrid… Rooftops for all tastes, audiences and prices
8. Hotel Vincci Mint
As you are well aware, most of the terraces are located on the roofs of the hotels… Well well another ! The Vincci hotel Mint in Gran Via has a charming and very colorful terrace, with a vintage Food Truck where you will be served all kinds of cocktails! Again the views are not as spectacular as no back terraces but it is certainly worth it anyway.
9. Hotel Iberostar
And again on Gran Via, we find the roof of the Iberostar hotel. Terrace with wooden elements, designer chairs, plants and trees, elegant cocktails and pleasant music. Its restaurant is a great place to come for an aperitif or enjoy the sunset and although it is not as high as that of the Circle of Fine Arts, it gives us a good view also over the Gran Via and the Palace of Cibeles.
The high-rise terraces of Madrid… A great option for leisure and gastronomy
10. DEAR hotels
In the Hotel DEAR we find another of the terraces that we also list in the article on «rooftop pools». It is a romantic place to have a few cocktails or dine with a group of friends. They usually also have resident djs and it is a special place to start the night.
11. Salvador Bachiller’s Secret Garden
Salvador Bachiller’s garden is located on the top floor of the shop of the same name in the heart of Montera Street. The two-story place has an outdoor terrace that looks like it’s taken from a fairy tale and with a lower floor where we find a greenhouse. We can have a drink or eat in both atmospheres and although at the bottom it has less charm because of being closed, the place is still amazing.
12. The Traveler
In the center of La Latina we find a 3-storey bar called El Viajero, on whose roof we can enjoy cocktails, beers and tapas. We love it for its view over Old Madrid and the impressive Basilica of San Francisco. In addition the terrace is facing west, which makes it great to watch the sunsets.
Rooftop Terrace: Drink ing or eat something at the heights
13. Apartosuites Sabatini Gardens
Close to the royal palace we find the apartosuites Gardens of Sabatini in the Cuesta de San Vicente and 5 minutes walk from the Palace. Comfortable chairs, artificial turf and an amazing view over the palace and over the Egyptian temple of Debod.
14. El Corte Inglés
La Gourmet experience of El Corte Inglés (yes that famous shopping center) is a glazed terrace with many stands, cafes and different food outlets. After ordering something to drink or eat where you like it, you can sit at one of the tables and enjoy the views over Gran Via and the Schweppes building.
15. Cibeles Palace
Finally the Palacio de Cibeles also has a viewpoint and a restaurant-terrace where you can have a cocktail while admiring the beauty of Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and the Bank of Spain.