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Madrid, Spain’s central capital, may be a land-locked city but what it lacks in scenic natural views, it more than makes up for in cultural urban design. Madrid is Spain’s most populous city (population approximately 3.174 million) and is rich in elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks.And even though Madrid possesses an overall modern infrastructure, the architecture of Madrid has preserved the look and feel of its many historic neighbourhoods and famous landmarks.
Due to the aesthetically balanced and pleasing layout of the city, there are plenty of rooftops in Madrid for people to enjoy the view. Madrid is home to almost all kinds of rooftops and we have rounded up our top 5 rooftop picks in the city. From rooftops that are a perfect place to party in Madrid, to ones where you can enjoy a session of relaxed drinks, we’ve got you covered for your rooftop venue in Spain’s capital.
Opening Hours: Sundays to Thursdays: 12:00h – 01:30h
Fridays to Saturdays : 12:00h – 02:30h
*hours might differ on public holidays
When it comes to rooftop bars, this rooftop should take the award of being the most versatile and multifunctional. The rooftop is located on the 5th level of a newly-restored building, a luxury (but reasonably priced) centre in Madrid that embraces the concept of social fitness, where one can chill out, do sport activities, keep fit and meet or catch up with people in a relaxed environment. One of the most fun and unique rooftops in Madrid, as people gather there for its very chic rooftop pool that overlooks some of the best views in the city, with a grassy garden and lounge area.
During cooler months, or if you prefer not to swim and just take in the relaxing atmosphere, the rooftop is filled with comfortable lounge chairs and you can order from their colourful cocktail selection. The bar food also boasts of an intercontinental array ranging from pastas and hummus, to carpaccio and burgers. Those wondering what to do year-round in Madrid can always rely on this option as they adapt to all seasons of the year. Depending on the weather, the rooftop is equipped with sofas, sofabeds, sun loungers and outdoor heater stands. This one is definitely your go-to place in Madrid for casual hangouts and laid-back parties.
Rooftop hours: Mondays to Fridays : 09:00h - 22:30h
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 11:00h - 22:30h
We are talking about one of Madrid’s iconic buildings. Founded in 1880 by a small group of artists, is one of Europe’s most important private cultural centres and is known by its open attitude towards outstanding innovative artistic trends.
The activities within the multidisciplinary arts range from literature to visual art, from philosophy to science, to film and the performing arts. Is also home to one of the most popular and iconic rooftops in Madrid. Not only does it afford visitors a most spectacular view of Madrid, but it actually gives you a very unique perspective of the city’s urban layout.
Many locals and tourists agree that this is one of the best locations in Madrid to catch a sunset with a view of the entire city. Tip: It has a bar and restaurant on the top floor. Get a glass of bubbly or your favourite drink, and enjoy! Is one of Madrid’s absolute must-visit sites and is well-worth the 4€ entrance.
Rooftop bar hours: Mondays to Thursdays: 19:00h - 02:00h
Fridays: 17:00h – 03:00h
Saturdays: 13:00h - 03:00h
Sundays: 13:00h - 02:00h
If you are searching for where to party in Madrid that has a glitzy, avant-garde, located in the heart of urban Madrid and stylish atmosphere, this one may be the spot for you.
The hotel has a prime location next to the city’s main theatres, nightclubs and boutiques. In 2017, the building was relaunched and now its 7th-floor is a rooftop bar and terrace. It is now considered to be one of the most dazzling and glamourous places to have drinks in Madrid. The terrace quickly gained its popularity as one of Madrid’s hotspots due to its spectacular panoramic view of the city.
It also offers visitors and guests a relaxing and chic environment where they can unwind under the stars while enjoying a cool drink. Those who prefer more privacy and an indoor location can reserve the exclusive VIP bar, a popular gathering spot of Madrid’s celebrities and socialites.
Hours: 13:00 h -23:45 h (actual operating hours may
vary. Please check the website for updated hours)
As far as hostels go, this design-driven concept is the very first boutique hostel in Madrid. On top of its chic industrial interiors, is quite popular in Madrid due to its enviable location. It stands in a 19th century mansion and is less than 100 metres from some of the main attractions in the city.
Because is the first hotel / accommodation establishment in Madrid using biomass as an energy source, many guests are happy to call it their home in Madrid. However, is also a crowd-puller on its own. While many rooftop bars in Madrid only come alive from sunset onwards, you will find the this rooftop bar favoured by visitors from sun-up to sun-down. With plenty of shade, outdoor heating and also an equally nice indoor space, its rooftop bar offers a warm, eclectic, non-pretentious, relaxing vibe for visitors.
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 h - 23:00 h
Entrance is approximately every 30 minutes.
*closed on Mondays, January 1st and 6th, May 1st, December 24th, 25th and 31st
It is also the headquarters of one of the main public institutions and at first glance, the building looks like a cathedral. It was built in 1909 to be the headquarters of Spain’s post office. Currently, it is one of Madrid’s most diverse cultural spaces. It offers much variety of activities for its visitors. It has over 5,000 square metres of exhibitions over four levels.
The entrance hall itself allows visitors to relax and read, connect to Wi-Fi and enjoy a view of what Madrid citizens go about their day through its large windows that look out onto Plaza de Cibeles. The building has two restaurants, one on the ground floor, and the other on the sixth. The sixth floor restaurant is a fabulous rooftop bar where you can gaze at the Madrid skyline while enjoying drinks and a snack. Those who prefer to enjoy a more breath-taking scenery can head up to the 8th floor where there's a great viewing point which allows the guests to admire a 360-degree panoramic view of Madrid.