Abundant sunshine, enchanting architecture and fun loving locals make for some excellent rooftop terraces in Barcelona. Along with spectacular views these terraces often feature live music, dining and events.
In this post we’ll break down the top 22 terraces in the city, from the heights of Tibidabo down to the Barceloneta seafront.
Skybar at Grand Hotel Central
The pool at Grand Hotel Central overlooking La Ribera neighbourhood, in the distance you can see the 14th century Catalan Gothic church, Santa Maria del Mar.
The 360º terrace of the Barceló Raval hotel offers magnificent panoramic views of Barcelona.
Hotel Miramar Barcelona, housed in a carefully restored palace dating from the 1920’s, overlooks the city and Mediterranean Sea from the gardens of Montjuic hill.
Arola, the restaurant of the Hotel Arts Barcelona features a terrace with views over the sea, DJ sessions every night and summer and live concerts every Thursday. The pool at Hotel Arts overlooks architect Frank Gehry’s Peix d’Or (golden fish).
Alaire at Hotel Condes de Barcelona
The 4-Star Hotel Condes de Barcelona is located on the Paseo de Gracia, in the heart of modernist Barcelona, opposite the famous Gaudi building, “La Pedrera”. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday nights in the summer at the Alaire terrace features DJ sessions, caricatures, bolero, bossa nova and jazz.
Ayre Hotel Rosellon
La Terraza de Duquesa De Cardona Hotel
19th-century Duquesa de Cardona Hotel is located in front of the port, a few minutes walk to Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. The terrace offers fantastic views of the Port of Barcelona, the Mapfre Towers, the Barceloneta quarter, Port Vell, Maremagnum and World Trade Center.
La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel
Just 100 meters from Gaudí’s Casa Batlló on Passeig de Gràcia, 5-Star Majestic Hotel Barcelona is housed in a luxurious neoclassical building . The terrace offers amazing views down Passeig de Gràcia and also looks eastward at La Sagrada Familia.
Gran Hotel La Florida
The classic 5-star Gran Hotel La Florida dates back to 1925 and has a glamorous history of guests including Ernest Hemingway and Jimmy Stewart. With a unique location atop Tibidabo mountain the hotel grants one of the very best views of Barcelona.
El Terrat del Hotel DO Plaça Reial
Set on Plaça Reial in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, 5-Star Hotel DO Plaça Reial is a stylish gastronomic boutique hotel. The rooftop terrace, ‘El Terrat’ features a pool and views over the lively Plaça Reial.
Blue View at Casa Fuster Hotel
Casa Fuster hotel was originally built in 1908 by Spanish Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The ‘Terraza Blue’ features a pool and views down Passeig de Gràcia.
La Isabela at Hotel 1898
Formerly the palace of the Marquess of Comillas and later the headquarters of the Philippines Tobacco Company, Hotel 1898 boasts a large and fabulous roof terrace offering views in all directions.
Pool deck at Silken Diagonal
The Hotel Silken Diagonal terrace is unique in the city of Barcelona for its 360º panoramic view, where you can take in Montjuic, Tibidabo, the Port and Diagonal.
Terraza de Hotel Omm
The stylish Hotel Omm terrace is situated at the top of Passeig de Gràcia and offers views of several architectural landmarks including Casa Milà and La Sagrada Família.
Terraza Chill-Out at OhLa
The terrace at Hotel OhLa feaures a see through glass swimming pool and views of the Catedral de Barcelona.
The stylish 28 room Mercer Hotel Barcelona is located within a unique heritage building with Roman features dating back to the 1st century AD. The roof terrace features a plunge pool and views over the historic Gothic Quarter.
Arenas de Barcelona
Arenas de Barcelona is a former bull ring converted to a shopping center. The roof terrace includes a variety of restaurants and overlooks Plaça d’Espanya and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC).
WET® DECK at W Barcelona
The WET Deck at the W Hotel Barcelona features an infinity pool, breathtaking views of the beachfront and is famous for it’s Sunday evening parties during the summer.
Restaurante 1881 per Sagardi
The terrace of Restaurante 1881 per Sagardi is one of the better kept secrets of the city. To reach the restaurant you must enter via the Museu d’Història de Catalunya and go to the top floor.
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
The terrace of the Art Deco building that houses the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona offers excellent views of Passeig de Gràcia.
Atik, the eighth-floor terrace of H10 Cubik has a plunge pool and majestic views over the Gothic Quarter.
The 11th floor roof terrace of Andante Hotel has sweeping views over El Raval and the Gothic Quarter and guests can take in the iconic architecture of the Sagrada Família, Barcelona Cathedral and even Torre Agbar in the distance.