Barcelona is brimming with beautiful, luxury rooftop terraces – you just need to know where to look. Most terraces start their season in May until around October, often with entertainment or other types of activities available to members of the public.
To help you make the most of the coming season, we’ve created a short list of some of the most luxurious rooftop terraces in the city, perfect for discerning visitors looking for hot spots that offer style and sophistication.
The Mandarin Oriental in Passeig de Gràcia is arguably one of the most prestigious hotels in the city. From the staggeringly beautiful entrance, all the way to its roof terrace – every part of this hotel is a sight to behold. The attention to detail is what makes this such a sophisticated venue to spend some seriously glamorous time.
The roof terrace called Terrat is luxury and indulgence at its best and offers panoramic views across Barcelona and up to the surrounding mountains. Reserved exclusively for guests prior to 19h, it’s a must for those looking for the city’s most sophisticated sundowner.
Hotel Duquesa De Cordona
Located between the beach and the old town, La Terrasaa del Duquesa offers a premium position overlooking Barcelona’s marina. This chic city rooftop terrace is one of the most relaxing spots in the city and a great place to watch the sun go down, with music and DJ performances from Friday to Sunday. The creative bar staff will also be able to whip you up a range of delicious cocktails fit for royalty.
This fashion-forward hotel is a mere hop, skip, and a jump, away from, well, everything. The Pulitzer Terrace(main picture) offers rooftop indulgence in a surprisingly peaceful environment. Renowned for its trendy fashionista crowd and located near Plaça de Catalunya, this rooftop terrace is the perfect place to escape to if you need a break from the mayhem of the city centre. With live music available from May to October, see the
One of the most beautiful buildings in the city is the Casa Fuster Hotel. Located at the top of Passeig de Gracia, this stunning building has housed some of the most famous faces to ever visit the city – and we promise that The Viewpoint Terrace will not disappoint. The grandeur of the building creates the perfect backdrop for a sophisticated night out and sitting proudly at the top of the main avenue of Barcelona, the views are staggering.
Hotel Condes de Barcelona (Alaire)
The Alaire Terrace of the Hotel Condes is a crowd favourite. Also located in Passeig de Gracia, its panoramic views over the city and out to Sagrada Familia are breathtaking. If you’re looking for sophistication and class (within a slightly more affordable price bracket), this is the place for you. There is often live music and this spot has a great energy to it, which usually guarantees a top night out.
This post was originally published on Sept 5, 2019, and updated on April 28 and May 22, 2023.