If there’s one thing Barcelona isn’t lacking, it’s rooftop bars. The city is filled with great terraces on which to relax with a drink while checking out panoramic views of Barcelona (is that the Sagrada Familia over there?!). With so many to choose from, we’ve run through 5 of Barcelona’s best rooftop bars.
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Terraza 360, Barceló Raval
Perched atop the cosmopolitan Barceló Raval hotel, this rooftop bar located in the up and coming district of Raval stays true to its name, offering awesome 360 views of the city. Open to non guests as well as hotel residents, during the weekends throughout the summer months a DJ provides the soundtrack to the warmer evenings; the bar also stays open in winter. Relax in the swimming pool; enjoy a glass of the hotel’s very own craft beer; and enjoy the view. It’s simply stunning.
- Rambla del Raval, 17-21, 08001 Barcelona
Ohla Chill-Out Terrace
Found a stone’s throw from Gaudi’s Palau de la Música Catalana, this chic rooftop bar affords stunning views over the Barrio Gótico and Montjuic hill. The terrace is equipped with a swimming pool for those hot summer days, while the drinks menu features a number of deliciously refreshing cocktails. If you’re looking for a luxurious experience in the center of the city, this is it.
- Via Laietana, 49, 08003 Barcelona
Hotel Omm’s Terrace
If you’re a fan of the iconic work of Antoni Gaudí then this rooftop found atop Hotel Omm, a stylish Barcelona design hotel, is the one for you. Omm’s Terrace is situated opposite La Pedrera – one of Gaudís most striking buildings – as well as offering a view of the Sagrada Familia. Reserved for hotel guests during the day, by evening the bar opens to the public, offering a great drinks menu and stunning setting in which to relax.
Tip: go after sunset to see both monuments lit up.
- Carrer del Rosselló, 265, 08008 Barcelona
Roba Estesa – Hotel Neri
A cosy terrace found in one of Barcelona’s most beautiful squares, this urban garden features a relaxed, bohemian atmosphere often lacking in hotel bars. Found on the fourth floor of the Hotel Neri, the terrace is a great place to chill out after a day of sightseeing, with views over the Barrio Gótico and hammocks in which to relax.
- Carrer de Sant Sever, 5, 08002 Barcelona
WET® pool and terrace, W Hotel
It may not be a rooftop bar in the technical sense, but with the best views of Barceloneta beach and beyond, we couldn’t miss this outdoor terrace off our list. The W Hotel is located at the beginning of Barcelona’s series of beaches, and is an exclusive address with some of the best views in the city. Head to the WET® Pool and Terrace for delicious cocktails, snacks and breathtaking views. As its name suggests, there’s a pool in which to cool off, while it’s worth noting that the terrace is only open to non-residents after 8pm. However, during the summer the hotel’s legendary Wet Deck parties (held every Sunday afternoon) allow non-guests to enjoy the terrace in the day time.
- Plaça Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona
Bonus: Summer Nights at La Pedrera
To get even closer to Gaudí’s iconic work, head to Barcelona in summer and buy tickets for the “Nits d’Estiu A La Pedrera” (Summer Nights at La Pedrera). Held throughout summer, visitors can enjoy a tour of the “Gaudí Space” before relaxing with a drink on the building’s rooftop, while some of Barcelona’s best jazz artists perform live.