Spring, summer, and even the beginning of autumn are the perfect season to have a drink rooftop of Barcelona, not only because the terraces re-open their doors but also because it’s incredibly comforting to sit under the sun in a secluded space from the city’s noise.
The difference between most rooftops in Barcelona and Madrid is that the rooftops at Madrid’s hotels are usually open to the public. In contrast, most of the terraces in the Catalan capital require you to be a guest at the hotel or divide the spaces to not disturb them.
It all comes down to preferences! If you book a table on one of these rooftops or are a guest, you will have a great time enjoying the city’s stunning view.
⚠️ Important notice: Most rooftops in Barcelona are exclusively available for the hotel’s customers. So, check the bookings and conditions carefully before you visit.
So, if you are needing some recommnedations for where to stay in Barcelona, take a look at this article:
The 9 Best Hotels in Barcelona: From Budget to Luxury
1. Terraza Anna by Room Mate Hoteles
📍C/ d’Aragó, 271
💻 Anna by Room Mate Hotels
The rooftop at Anna by RoomMates Hotels has nothing but excellent commentaries from previous customers!
The location of the Anna rooftop at Room Mate Hotel is ideal for first-time visitors and returning visitors to Barcelona. The hotel is located in the Eixample, one of Barcelona’s most popular and safest neighborhoods.
Again, only hotel customers can use the rooftop to enjoy drinks and the fresh pool. So, if you choose to stay at this hotel, know that you will have a pool to enjoy the hot spring and summer days, even the beginning of autumn in October!
This rooftop offers views of the Tibidabo and Casa Batllò! Just imagine a warm day in late spring; you wake up around 10 am, enjoy some breakfast, go out for a walk in Barcelona, and come back around 3 pm (when the sun is less dangerous) to enjoy tapas, drinks, and the view of the city.
The Gaudi cocktail is highly recommended!
2. Rooftop Garden
📍Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668
💻 Rooftop Garden
Okay, this rooftop in Barcelona will make you fall in love completely! The rooftop at the Palace Hotel Barcelona is a hidden paradise in the city. It is decorated with many plants, a pool, and a restaurant with mouthwatering raclettes.
The Palace Barcelona is located between the Eixample and the Gothic Quarter, so you will get a stunning view of the city. Previous customers praised the staff’s friendliness, the rooms’ comfort, and course, the rooftop.
The pool at the Palace’s terrace is for the exclusive use of customers, but the restaurant and outdoor cinema is available for anyone!
You will find the page to the Garden’s booking page and activity agenda in the link I left you above. Read it carefully because they have specific days for the cinema and are sold out in minutes!
The restaurant is a wooden chalet that will transport you to Switzerland, especially with the raclettes in their menu!
3. Mood Rooftop Bar
📍Hotel The One, c/ de Provença, 277
💻 Mood Rooftop Bar
Mood Rooftop Bar is also located in the Eixample and is part of ‘The One Barcelona’ hotel. Every customer leaves the hotel with a great sensation, and almost all of them are impressed by the wonderful views.
Once again, the pool is reserved for guests, so if you are one of them, enjoy that fantastic luxury! The pool area opens to visitors after 8 pm when you can sit next to a stunning view of Barcelona while having a drink.
The restaurant is available for anyone, but remember to book before showing up!
You should try the cheese fondue and the desserts!
4. Sky Bar at Grand Central Hotel
📍 Via Laietana, 30
💻 Sky Bar
The Sky Bar is located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, and this is one of the rooftops you can visit without being a guest in the hotel!
If you don’t make a reservation for the restaurant, you have to pay €16 for the entrance, including a cocktail. Some customers don’t agree with the fee policy because they didn’t go with a drink with an alcoholic drink in mind, but only coffee. So, make up your mind before you choose!
Besides that, the Sky Bar has a superb view of Barcelona’s skyline and offers weekend DJ sessions!
5. The Pulitzer Terrace
📍C/ de Bergara, 8
💻 The Pulitzer Terrace
The Pulitzer Terrace is the one you have to save and forward to your traveling partner or partners because you don’t need to be a guest at the hotel or pay for entrance!
However, you do have to be on time! The rooftop is not the biggest, and once it is at full capacity, you will have to do some waiting time.
This rooftop in Barcelona is well known for its music and for having DJ sessions from Thursday to Sunday.
Guests love the live music session at the Putlizer Rooftop, which they enjoy with drinks and the fantastic Barcelona skyline.
6. The Roof by Barcelona Edition
📍Av. de Francesc Cambó, 14
💻 The Roof
The Roof by Barcelona Edition Hotel is another terrace located in the city’s Gothic Quarter. It is a centric hotel in case you were also looking for a place to stay in Barcelona.
The Roof has beautiful wooden accents that match perfectly with the natural greenery, creating a little paradise, an escape from the city. This rooftop in Barcelona is open all year long thanks to its retractable roof.
Customers praised the decoration and light of the rooftop, in addition to the unique favor of the menu. The restaurant on the roof offers a mix of Latin American and Asian cuisine to delight your taste buds!
7. La Isabela
📍La Rambla, 109
💻 Isabela Rooftop
Terraza La Isabela gets its name from one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, it is not explained why, but it does.
This rooftop in Barcelona is part of Hotel 1989, located in the district of El Raval, a few minutes away from Plaza Catalunya.
The pool at the rooftop is exclusive for the guests at the hotel, but if you are NOT a guest, you can visit the rooftop by booking in advance!
Customers have left comments saying they really enjoyed the view of the Catalan capital, especially the part that oversees La Rambla. Plus, the drinks and food are very pleasant, although some of them are overpriced.
8.B-Bar Bar at B-Hotel
📍Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 389
💻 B- Bar Terrace
Sadly the B- Bar and B-Pool are only available for guests staying at the B-Hotel. This accommodation in Barcelona is located right next to Plaça de Espanya, so you are just a few minutes away from the Magic Fountain of Monjuïc in case you decide to stay there!
Nevertheless, B-Hotel guests feel very welcomed and have a special love for this rooftop in Barcelona. As it is not located in the city’s center, it’s usually less crowded, so guests enjoy a more private space.
Even though the food or drinks are not out of this world, visitors enjoy the tapas while contemplating the Barcelona skyline.
9. Terraza at Villa Emilia
📍 Carrer de Calàbria, 115
💻 Rooftop at Villa Emilia
The rooftop of Villa Emilia in Barcelona is located in the sprawling neighborhood of L’Esquerra de l’Eixample. This neighborhood is right next to Gracia and the city center; it is known to be a quiet, peaceful, safe, and familiar neighborhood where people actually know each other.
It is also known for its 19th-century apartment blocks that will impress your eyes, even if you are not an architecture lover, but let’s go back to our rooftop.
The Villa Emilia Terrassa is a refuge from the city’s noise and offers a tranquil environment where you can enjoy some tapas while contemplating the views.
Besides offering vermouth with tapas, during summer nights in Barcelona, the hotel Villa Emilia moves the restaurant to the rooftop and cooks dishes on the BBQ.
To go to the restaurant, you can only make a reservation by phone, so I will leave you the number here 👉 +34 932 525 285.
10. Rooftop Ohla Barcelona
📍Via Laietana, 49
💻 Rooftop Ohla
This rooftop in Barcelona is located in the city’s center, very close to Plaça Catalunya. Once again, this rooftop also belongs to a private accomodation, Ohla Hotel, but with a reservation, you can enjoy the views and the food from their restaurant.
Most guests have been pretty happy with their visit to the Ohla rooftop, leaving great commentaries on the staff’s cocktails, views, and friendliness.
Some tips that previous customers gave were to go during the day or sunset because Barcelona night does not have much light, and the food portions might be small for this price.
You can visit this rooftop in Barcelona from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, so have plenty of time to choose!
11. El Sueño at The Serras
📍Pg. de Colom, 9
💻 El Sueño Rooftop
All the rooftops in Barcelona we have mentioned until now are located in the inner part of the city, so the views to the sea are seen from away, with a sea of stunning architecture first.
But! the El Sueño rooftop at the Serras Hotel is another story; if you want to enjoy some wine next to the ocean, this is your terrace. This hotel in Barcelona is located in the area of Ciutat Vella, just in front of Port Vell and a few minutes away from La Rambla.
Previous guests have stayed at the hotel and enjoyed the rooftop, commenting that the best part of their experiences was the friendly staff, the great cocktails from the terrace’s bar, and the views of the ocean.
Attention! If you plan to visit in the summer, be aware of the hotel’s stories on Instagram because they announce their activities, like the DJ session during summer afternoons.
12. Rooftop at Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
📍C/ de Trafalgar, 30
💻 Yurbban Trafalgar Rooftop
Another top rooftop in the city’s heart is the Yurban Trafalgar terrace in the Gothic Quarter. This rooftop in Barcelona is closer to the Arc Triomf and La Rambla, so you can take a nice long walk towards the beach.
The rooftop at the Yurban Trafalgar hotel is divided for guests and outside visitors; some comments mention that the space for non-hotel guests is pretty small but that the view and cocktails on the rooftop are totally worth it.
So, if you really want to go to this rooftop, I highly recommend you to go early or book a reservation for food.
Once again, on this rooftop, the pool is reserved for guests only, but if you are one of them, know that you will enjoy a long pool with a great panoramic view of the city.
If you do visit one of these twelve rooftops in Barcelona, let us know! We will love to know about your experience and add it to the article so future visitors know what to expect and get better choices.