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 12 best terraces – rooftops in Madrid
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.
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.
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 touristand 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The English Court
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.
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.