It’s said that to truly discover a city you have to contemplate in its silences and breathe each of its nuances. In the Barcelona’s case, we cannot escape detail; from the first step you take there, you will be taken away by the charm this cosmopolitan city has to offer. After touring the streets or finishing off of your daily obligations, it’s time to start an afternoon of drinks with friends. We can’t think of a better idea than going from terrace to terrace, soaking in the beautiful panoramic views of the city. If you’re only in Barcelona for a day and don’t have time to see them all at once, don’t worry. You will be satisfied with any one of the 10 terraces that overlook Barcelona. Let’s start!
On the Passeo de Gracia you’ll find a terrace with the best view of La Pedrera and La Sagrada Familia. But that’s not the only charm of the Alaire, what would it be without its tapas, cocktails, and live music! Because they have a full agenda of parties and events, there is always a good time to get to know Barcelona’s nightlife from above. So, whether it’s after a days work, or for a few nighttime drinks, we’re sure that this terrace will become one of your reference points of your summer.
2. Cocktail Merbeyé
Although the rooftop trend just started a few years ago, its existence still has a history. And in Tibidabo, there is one that has been open for 30 years: the Merbeyé. This cocktail bar continues to attract audiences of all backgrounds and generations because of the great diversity in the atmosphere; there is live music played by DJ’s, delicious tapas and cocktails, and spectacular views. The place was newly refurbished, but still maintains a vintage charm that will take you to Paris in the 70s, including the cabaret! We already have our little table booked for Thursday. Care to join?
3. Hotel Barceló Raval
Are you looking for 360º views? If so, then without a doubt Hotel Barcelo Raval is the rooftop for you. The view from this space is so beautiful; there will be no corner of Barcelona that escapes you. Can you imagine seeing Parc Güell, with a glass of wine in your hand, as you cool down? Sounds almost too good to be true. If you come to this wonderful terrace, be sure to bring your swimsuit because it has a swimming pool! Because of all that this place offers, the price of the drinks is a little higher than other terraces. But, we assure you that it’s worth it.
4. Mirablau Terrace
This is a great choice if you’re looking for a mix between terrace and party. On the Mirablau terrace, the rhythm won’t stop until six o’clock in the morning. We can start in the afternoon with a few tapas, then have a few cocktails and continue the party with a few drinks while we listen to great music until the early morning. But to get to this place, you’ll have to climb up the Tibidabo slope. Whoever makes it up last buys the first round of drinks! A window surrounds the place so that you’ll be able to have a gorgeous panoramic view all around you. This is the perfect place to fall in love or to go spend an unforgettable night with colleagues. Definitely don’t forget to put this place on your list!
5. La Pedrera
This is definitely one of our favorite things to do in Barcelona.
One of the most significant buildings in Barcelona, La Pedrera, opens up its rooftop in the summer for tourists and locals to come and bask in its magnificent views while enjoying a nice jazz concert. Tickets go fast, so be sure to book yours far in advance; prices are usually around 30€. If you’re in Barcelona this summer, this is an essential place to visit. Let yourself be carried away by the rhythm of the trumpet notes and into the night breeze.
6. Casa Batlló
This popular tourist attraction in Barcelona opens its doors to its roof for anyone to enjoy during the summer nights. Antoni Gaudí, a famous Spanish architect, was the one who designed this building, so you can be sure that it is truly a work of art. A night spent here is a busy, but great, one: dinners (with buffets), drinks, cocktails, live music, and fantastic views! Like the previous terrace, we advise you to book your tickets very far in advance to make sure you get the chance to visit this great place. Now, just choose the performance you like the most and enjoy the nightlife in Barcelona from the heights!
7. Roba Estesa
Roba Estesa is a small garden with a lot of hidden charm within it; it’s truly the ideal place for an afternoon drink. This place, full of flowers and smelling like jasmine, will make you disconnect from the world around you and get carried away by the atmosphere. The terrace is located on the fourth floor of the Hotel Neri and offers a wide variety of snacks you can eat as you watch the sunset. This is the perfect place for romantics or for those who have to give special news,?
8. La Caseta del Migdia
La Caseta del Migdia is one of the best-kept secrets in Barcelona, a terrace by the sea with an unforgettable view. You can enjoy dinner even on the hottest nights of summer because of the refreshing breeze. In addition, there is an extensive program of concerts, event, and different activities you won’t want to miss! Here’s another secret… if you go here, you’ll see the most beautiful sunsets in the entire city of Barcelona.
9. Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
If you’re looking for a day at the pool, accompanied by the warm sun and great views, Hotel Duquesa de Cardona is the place for you. Located on the top floor of the hotel, this terrace has a gorgeous pool and lounge chairs where you can sunbathe while enjoying the port of Barcelona and Plaça de Espanya as the backdrop. Tapas, cocktails, and a pool—can you think of a better way to enjoy Barcelona from a bird’s-eye view?
10. Wet Deck at Hotel W
This is just one of the great clubs that Barcelona has to offer!
If you’re familiar with Barcelona, then surely you know what we’re talking about when we refer to a sail-shaped building. If this is your first time there, you will know what we’re talking about when you arrive. Within this building, there is a terrace that can be considered a must for anyone getting to know Barcelona’s nightlife. The atmosphere is incredible for young people—very cool and modern. This is the ultimate place to have a few drinks and dance to the beat of the music, which is always played by a famous DJ. Come here and start your night out in style!