“From Madrid to the sky”. Hold on because we’re going to take you on a tour of Madrid’s sky with our selection of the best rooftop terraces of the city. Get ready to discover the most iconic terraces, the most modern, the chill-out terraces…and all with scandalous views. Don’t look down because here we go!
- Tartan Roof- Círculo de Bellas Artes – The Must-See
If we could only choose one, without a doubt, we would choose this terrace. Situated in one of the most iconic buildings of the capital, el Círculo de Bellas Artes, and crowned by the Goddess Minerva.
Why mustn’t you miss it? For starters, its 360-degree views, its cool atmosphere, and the sensation it gives of being in a unique, almost magical place.
What about the views? Get ready to contemplate one of the most representative views of Madrid: the Gran Vía, its famous Metropolis sign, and the Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings that cover this famous main street of Madrid.
Calle Alcalá, 42 / Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2
2-Hotel Urban Terrace- Views with a story
Since its inauguration in 2005, Hotel Urban has become one of the most original in all of Madrid. Known for its spectacular reflecting facade, its decoration full of Chinese, Hindu, and African artwork, or for its museum where Egyptian artwork over 4500 years old is exhibited; this is a place of its own.
What will I find here? An urbanite and cosmopolitan crowd along with an original cocktail menu prepared to the eye of an Alchemist at the Glass Bar, the hotel bar situated street-side and totally decorated in glass.
What about the views? With its privileged setting, this terrace offers impressive views of the historical Madrid.
Carrera de S. Jerónimo, 34
3- The Mint Roof at Hotel Vincci: The Mint- with food truck
An intimate rooftop on the Gran Vía and a relaxed atmosphere, almost beachy, make “The Mint Roof” the perfect place for a mid-afternoon cocktail.
What can’t I miss? Its colourful and vintage style food truck brought directly from France. But, aren’t we in the middle of Madrid?
What about the views? Don’t expect panoramic views, but you will be able to enjoy remnants of Gran Vía’s iconic architecture.
Gran Vía, 10.
4- ROOM MATE OSCAR
This terrace in the heart of the Chueca neighbourhood has become a reference for hot summer nights in Madrid. With 360-degree views over the Madrid skyline, Room Mate Oscar is the perfect place to contemplate the sunset accompanied, of course, by one the magnificent cocktails that make up the creative and finely prepared drink list.
What’s not to be missed? Designer Tomás Alía’s precious decoration with Bali styled beds, deck chairs, and chaise lounges creates an atmosphere of utter relaxation, perfect for a summer afternoon.
What about the views? You can contemplate the roofs of the Gran Vía, including the iconic Telefónica building that, when built in 1929, was one of the first skyscrapers in Europe.
Plaza Vázquez de Mella, 12 (Chueca)
5- El Viajero- Genuine Madrid atmosphere
Listen up; this is a real institution in the frenzied leisure scene of the Spanish capital. Since it opened its doors in 1995, El Viajero, that is housed in a building from the XIX century, has become a reference point for its authentic atmosphere and for being an inevitable meeting point for locals.
What shouldn’t I miss? The famous mojito and the lush vegetation that transform this terrace into an authentic urban oasis.
What about the views? A spectacular view of the sunset with the San Francisco and San Andreas’ cupolas serving as backdrops.
Plaza de la Cebada, 11 (La Latina)
6-Ginkgo Sky Bar- Pure sophistication
Velvety sofas, ceiling covered in mirrors, a swimming pool with a transparent bottom, el Ginkgo Sky Bar is the chicest rooftop at the moment. You’ll have to venture up to the 12th floor of the VP Plaza España Design to find this spectacular terrace, its 360-degree views will leave you speechless.
What can’t I miss? The dinners complemented by good jazz music, a not to be missed this summer.
What about the views? Just imagine the 360-degree views of the ever so special Madrid sky.
Plaza de España, 5 (Metro Plaza España)
7- Gymage- Ibiza style
“Vaya, vaya aquí no hay playa”, (oh well, of well, there’s no beach here) recited the famous song about Madrid. There is no beach; it’s true, but this doesn’t mean you can’t relax in a hammock in front of an Ibiza style infinity pool. That is Gymage’s plan, and it has made quite a name for itself as one of this summer’s top places in the capital.
Why can’t I miss this? Because with this heat, Gymage terrace is probably the coolest and most beachy.
What about the views? Amazing views of Madrid with the hubbub of the Gran Vía to the south and the winding streets of Chueca and Malasaña that continue on past.
Calle de la Luna, 2 (Metro Callao)
8- La Terraza- Las Rozas Village
Each year, Las Rozas Village reinvents its Terrace with a unique and different proposal. Their promise, turn it into the perfect space to have a drink or dinner after a relaxing day of shopping.
This year La Terraza offers a first-level gastronomic experience: the two Michelin star chef Paco Roncero has created a menu full of fresh suggestions, appetising and fun, prepared with excellent raw materials and combining the traditional with a touch of avant-garde.
What can’t I miss? Its lively soirees with different music groups, which follow in the line with Las Rozas Village philosophy of supporting young talent.
What about the views? We promise one of the best sunsets in the city and one of the most Instagrammed: ochre and orange tones that colour the Madrid sky.
Calle Juan Ramón Jiménez, 3. Las Rozas