The best rooftop bars in Barcelona

It might not be New York City or even London, but the Barcelona skyline is also one to marvel at. Tibidabo Mountain, the Hotel W, the architecture of Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, and of course the glorious La Sagrada Família, all make up one of the best views in the whole of Europe, and the world.

There are many ways to take in this breathtaking scene, and the city has its fair few fantastic viewpoints. But arguably one of the best ways to see the Barcelona skyline, is by rooftop bar. And of those, there are plenty.

Barcelona EDITION Hotel

Our favourite and best rooftop terrace in the city, you only have to look at its designer Ian Schrager (founder of Studio 54), to know that it’s going to be superb. The rooftop offers a spectacular view of the city taking in the city’s iconic Torre Agbar. The hotel was newly opened in 2018 and is professionally run by the Marriott, meaning that you can expect nothing less than superior service, craft cocktails, and great views.

Barcelona Edition Hotels

Av. de Francesc Cambó, 14.

La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel

Situated on the most expensive street in Spain and the second most expensive in Europe, Passieg de Gracia, The Majestic Hotel offers sensational views of the Boulevard after sunset. We recommend trying to sit as close to the balcony railings for jaw-dropping views you certainly won’t forget in a hurry.

hotel majestic barcelona

During the summer, don’t miss out on the Majestic Sunset DJ Sessions, or the hotel’s Viynl Summer Nights showcasing styles such as jazz, soul, or disco, with a touch of house.

Passeig de Gràcia, 68.

Azimuth Terrace at Hotel Almanac

Hotel Almanac is the perfect place to hold a business meeting or wind down after a date. Enjoy a classic and elegant experience on their rooftop bar, great for any and all occasions. Choose between a lively outdoor setting which can fit groups of up to 20 people, or enjoy the view from the inside in the Azimuth longue.

Almanac Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619-621.

Andante Hotel

An eco-friendly hotel in the Raval district, Andante is Barcelona’s best kept secret. It has a stunning view of the city’s skyline on its not so decked-out rooftop, and is the best place to go with friends on the slightly cheaper end of the rooftop bar spectrum. Terrace views include: Torre Agbar, La Sagrada Familia, and the Barcelona Cathedral.

Andante hotel

Av. de les Drassanes, 23.

Skybar at Grand Hotel Central

Home to one of the most luxurious rooftop bars in the city, it’s no surprise that Grand Central Hotel is a five star destination. With an infinity pool, oversized longue chairs, and a restaurant offering a range of great gastronomic delights, Skybar is the best place to go to watch the sun set over Barcelona. Don’t miss out on stunning views of El Born and the Mediterranean Sea.

skybar grand hotel central

Via. Laietana, 30.

Sandra Roig is Marketing Director at AB Apartment Barcelona. AB Apartment Barcelona is an apartment rental agency offering over one thousand short and long term apartments across Barcelona.

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Comments (11)

  1. Karen Morris says:

    You really don’t need to begin with an apology for Barcelona. It is one of my favourite cities in Europe. OK, you haven’t got the sheer altitude advantage of perhaps Dubai, Hong King, New York or Singapore where you are looking down on toytown scenes. What’s different with Barcelona is that you get views with bags of history. Any city that has the Sagrada Familia on its skyline has a great head start.

    • Sandra Roig says:

      Hi Karen, we completely agree! We also like to marvel at the W Hotel and Torre Agbar… what’s your favourite Barcelona landmark?

  2. Kev says:

    Any Barcelona view is going to be all the better for having a chilled “cerveza” in one hand and a platter of tapas before you.

  3. Sacha says:

    Drinking on a rooftop is my definition of the word ‘chill’. The cool breeze of the air while enjoying ice cold beers and a beautiful view of the city really brings great satisfaction and relaxation. I would love to visit some of these rooftop bars in Barcelona as I’ve always enjoyed drinking in quiet and open bars rather than in indoor bars with loud music and many people.

    • Sandra Roig says:

      Hi Sacha, we think that sounds like the perfect excuse to come to Barcelona. We much prefer the chill vibes of a rooftop bar, the wind in our hair, a glass of wine in our hand…

  4. Dhruba says:

    I am big fan of Leo Messi and Barcelona football club.If there is any rooftop from where the club practice ,training sections and games can be seen would be great.Barcelona is always a destination to enjoy time.Love Edition Hotel top.

    • Sandra Roig says:

      Dhruba, can you imagine! Free football games for life! Glad you liked reading our article. Hope to see you in Barcelona soon!

  5. Melissa R. says:

    I’ve been to La Dolce Vitae and it is amazing! Aside from the 360 views of the city, you also get a view of the Sagrada Familia. Must tries are the Iberian Ham and Sirloin sandwiches. A bit pricey, but that’s what you pay for a Michelin star chef to do your food.

    • Sandra Roig says:

      Hi Melissa, we love La Dolce Vitae as well! Like you say, the prices are steep but the experience is so worth it…

  6. Greg says:

    This is a great post because sitting on a rooftop bar in Europe is the perfect way to experience their lifestyle. In fact, I want to go to my nearest rooftop bar today after reading this post. Ha!

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