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Best Rooftop Terraces in Barcelona

Great weather calls for being outdoors, and what better way to enjoy being outside than relaxing, drink in hand, and at one of the best rooftop bars in Barcelona?

Abundant sunshine, enchanting architecture, fun expats, loving locals make for some excellent rooftop terraces in Barcelona.

Along with spectacular views these terraces often feature live music, dining and events.

La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel

Situated on one of the most luxurious streets in Spain, Passeig de Gràcia, La Dolce Vitae based at the Majestic Hotel offers striking 360-degree views of the Barcelona skyline. La Dolce Vitae even earned the title of Best European Hotel Rooftop in 2019, so you are sure to fall in love with an evening spent sampling the culinary delights whilst looking out over Barcelona’s iconic landmarks, such as the Sagrada Familia and Agbar Tower. The only consequence that comes with such luxury is that the price is a bit luxurious too.

📍 Passeig de Grácia 86, 08008

Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

Located close to the Urquinaona metro station, the rooftop terrace is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. While the rooftop pool is exclusive to guest staying at the hotel, the Yurbban Trafalgar rooftop bar is open to all. On weekends, the party atmosphere raises, where DJs, live music or concerts are part of the entertainment.

📍 Carrer de Trafalgar, 30, 08010

Sky Bar at Iberostar

Newly opened in 2018, the terrace of Iberostar Paseo de Gracia is wonderfully spacious and has jaw dropping views over Plaça de Catalunya.

📍Plaça de Catalunya, 10, 08002

Ohla Chillout Terrace at Ohla Hotel

Much like the name implies, this is exactly where you want to be to grab a drink and chill out under the sun with a stunning view of the city. Whether it’s with a ‘canya’ (draught beer) next to the pool or a glass of wine at sunset, this terrace offers an escape from running around the city (despite being located in the dead centre) with its laid-back and relaxed vibes. Ohla hotel also has a number of restaurants on-site, like the Michelin-starred Caelis, and La Plassohla, where traditional Catalan cooking meets luxury dining.

📍 Via Laietana, 49, 08003

Eclipse at W Hotel

The Eclipse bar is located in the iconic W Hotel. It is a curved building that stands on the edge of the beach, so you can’t miss it when you’re close to the beach. The view you have of the city and all along the beach down below makes the visit worthwhile.

📍 Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039

Visit Up at Pulitzer Hotel

This Barcelona rooftop venue is located right next to Plaza Cataluna, with one of the city’s most central locations. Maybe not be the best view in Barcelona, but this is made up for with drinks and a great and relaxed atmosphere. And music! The Pulitzer terrace is a lot about music, with live acts five days a week. From the rooftop bar you can order well-made cocktails, and there is also an informal food menu with different bar bites.

📍 Carrer de Bergara, 8, 08002

El Sueño de Picasso at The Serras Hotel

On the roof of The Serras Hotel Barcelona you’ll find this gem, called El Sueño de Picasso. One of few rooftops in Barcelona with harbor views. The terrace is also equipped with a luxurious swimming pool, a rooftop bar which offers great cocktails all day long, along with tasty snacks and a restaurant where you can order fresh and light meals for lunch and dinner, prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. The Serras rooftop is also open during winter, but then only for cocktails.

📍Passeig de Colom, 9, 08002

Sky Bar at Grand Hotel

The Sky Bar at the Grand Hotel Central on Via Laietana is an excellent choice at any time of year. Known for its infinity pool and stunning views of Barcelona, Sky Bar is one of the best rooftop terraces that the city has to offer. The bar has a large selection of wines, beers, and cocktails to choose from, as well as a varied assortment of tapas.

📍 Via Laietana 30, 08003

Everything looks better from any rooftop in Barcelona. Because when you go up, the real world is below and you enter fully into another more hedonistic, where touching the sky, feels much closer!

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