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.
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.
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.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619-621.
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.
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.
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.