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Rooftops are a popular trend no matter where you go, but there is just something about Barcelona that reigns supreme. Whether you’re overlooking the beach, the ancient Gothic buildings, the Sagrada Familia or the peaceful suburbs, there is no undesirable location in this city! We have rounded up a list of some of the most popular Rooftop terraces in the city so you can get a head start on getting to know Barcelona to the fullest. Enjoy!

Grand Hotel’s Sky Bar

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Barcelona is all about living classy and looking good while doing it! The Skybar at Grand Hotel is beautiful rooftop lounge overlooking the neighbourhood of El Born. It has a hardwood terrace, garden tables, couches and luxurious pool! If you’re not a hotel guest, you won’t have access to the terrace during the day, but reservations for the public are open from 9:00-23:00 – you will have to book a table if you want to visit! The Skybar isn’t cheap, cocktails cost about 16€ each and a dinner menu costs about 35€ per person (including starter, main, dessert, water & bread). For reservations, location and pricing visit the Sky Bar’s website!

Barceló Raval’s 360º

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This terrace is called 360º for a very good reason! Up on the rooftop of the Barceló hotel in Barcelona’s Raval neighbourhood offers a breathtaking 360º view of the city! This also a chic spot, but much less exclusive – it’s open to the public during all operating hours. The menu can be classified as moderate-highly priced, depending on what you order (from 5€ wines to 15€ gin and tonics). You can visit this spot from 18:00-0:00! For more information on seasonal hours and menu details visit the Barceló website.

Skybar at Axel

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Possibly one of the liveliest and most colourful spots in Barcelona! Axel’s Skybar is Barcelona’s designated gay hotspot and is an absolutely fabulous place to spend your afternoon or evening. During the day the terrace is an exciting poolside lounge with beautifully bronzed people socializing and basking in the sun. In the night it becomes a chic and trending cocktail lounge with some of the finest dressed people in the city! The Terrace is open to hotel guests and the public during all operating hours. They have a yummy cocktail only menu with prices ranging from moderate to high! For more information on Axel, check out the hotel website!


Arenas de Barcelona

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Arenas de Barcelona was once a bullring which was built in the late 1800’s. Lucky for the bulls, bullfighting never really caught on in Barcelona and the ring was closed for several years. Now it is an entertainment hub with a movie theatre, shopping and a huge rooftop terrace where you can see a 360º view of Barcelona! It’s located right next to the famous Montjuic Hill and you can find several restaurants, bars and lounges, but you can also just have a seat and chill out! For full details on hours, shops, movie times and food & drink options, visit the Arenas website!

La Terazza at Villa Emilia

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This quaint and stylish terrace is tucked away in Barcelona’s barrio Sant Antoni. They have an open air bar that serves their specialty Vermouth menu and a delicious barbecue style menu which is moderately priced. What sets La Terazza apart from others on this list, is the fact it is very isolated from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. You can catch some sun while sipping a cocktail and completely forget about the world below. It’s also very local and not over crowded with tourists, yet! If you want to check out the menu and opening hours head over to Villa Emilia’s website!

Yurbban Trafalgar 

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Located in the heart of on of Barcelona’s most famous and dramatic neighbourhoods, the terrace at Yurbban Trafalgar gives its guests an exclusive view of Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella. The terrace functions as a poolside cocktail bar and a chill out lounge for hotel guests and locals alike. During the weekends they hold special events with live bands, concerts and DJ’s as the sun goes down! The Trafalgar is a classy hotel, and its rooftop is no exception, so expect to pay around 12 for the fancy cocktails served here. For specific information on opening hours and menu options, take a look at their website.

The Pulitzer Terrace

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Located right in the heart of Barcelona, just down the street from Plaça de Catalunya, lies the famed Hotel Pulitzer! The terrace here has a wonderfully young and hip atmosphere with themed events and casual snack bar. Unfortunately, the terrace is only open from May through September with hours from 18.00 to 24.00 – so fit the rooftop into your summer plans! The menu can be considered cheap to moderate in terms of price, with 10 gourmet burgers and 2.50€  beers! If you’d like more information like cocktail menu, snack menu and event schedule check out the Pulitzer website!

La Isabela Terrace Hotel 1898

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The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is gorgeous from every angle, but most especially from above. At the rooftop of La Isabela, thats exactly what you will see! From the steeple of the ancient Cathedral, to the Palace of Monjuic in the distance, La Isabela is the most stunning location to eat and enjoy a cocktail in all of Barcelona! Views aside, the terrace itself is a decorated as a garden escape and has a delicious gourmet menu. You’ll have to book a space if you want a chance at eating here, but its totally worth it! Head over to the official website for more details!

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What’s a better way to end your weekend than with a chic cocktail event at some of Barcelona’s most amazing terraces? This event is held every Sunday in different breathtaking locations during the summer! See Barcelona from many different vistas while sipping on some yummy drinks and mingling with amazing people! Check out the official event for more details and to join the guest list!

 

Your friendly neighbourhood travel guide,

– Leah

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