Finding the best terrace in Barcelona is not an easy feat especially considering the amount of beautiful hotels that boast rooftop terraces, beach terraces and other hidden courtyards throughout the city. But despite the quantity of these rooftop bars in Barcelona, there are a particular few which really do shine and are definitely worth a visit. So with the summer season in full swing, we’ve got the 5 best terraces in Barcelona that any local or native alike should visit.
Hotel Pulitzer is laid-back, cool and one of those places that you want to be seen at. It’s located in the heart of Barcelona just next to Plaça Catalunya and its terrace is one of the best in the city. It has cool decoration, zebra print and the kind of relaxed vibe you want when you go somewhere during dusk. During the summer months, you may be lucky to walk in on a live music session (absolutely worth it) but this place oozes enough urban buzz to make it great to visit at any time of the year.
Address: Carrer Bergara, 8
Hidden away in the depths of the Born district between tiny side winding streets is the Antic Teatre. Its an independent cultural space within the city but it houses a bar and a beautiful patio in an enclosed courtyard. It makes a difference from the plush rooftop bars but its rustic charm makes for a perfect escape from the hubbub of the city. And before having an afternoon drink at this intimate terrace, there’s heaps of interesting tours in Barcelona centre with local insiders to help you discover the hidden gems of the city.
Address: Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12
The combination of garden and terrace makes Torre Rosa one spot to make pilgrimage for mojitos during the balmy Barcelona evenings. Torre Rosa specialises in delicious cocktails to be enjoyed within their terrace and the staff here are delightful. Its location within Sant Andreu makes this palatial getaway the perfect oasis for an afterwork pick me up.
Address: Carrer de Francesc Tàrrega, 22
La Caseta del Migdia
This places takes a little work to get to. La Caseta is found atop of Monjüic after a spiraling walk through the mountain (perfect excuse for a little exercise). This breezy and beautiful chiringuito has spectacular and unmatched panoramic views of the city. And their speciality? Barbecue food and relaxing reggae music. This haven is one of Barcelona’s best terraces so make the hike, order a beer and watch the sunset with a group of friends.
Address: Mirador del Migdia
Hotel Casa Fuster
People say this place is like a museum and that it offers a glimpse into Barcelona’s modernist past. They’re right. This ornate, elegant and opulent hotel is found at the top of Passeig de Gràcia. But we’re not here to talk hotels. Barcelona terraces don’t get a lot better than this. The terrace has excellent views straight down Passeig de Gràcia and if the heat gets to be too much to handle, simply take a dip in the luxurious pool on the rooftop.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 132
With Barcelona’s splendid array of terraces and rooftops, no summer evening has to take place inside. If you want astonishing views, idyllic gardens or just a little bit of barbecue, Barcelona’s terraces have it all and more.