Pulitzer Rooftop Terrace XIII

Barcelona is a city that has everything. Regardless of what you’re into – the beach, shopping, Michelin-star gastronomy or Gaudí’s eye-popping architecture, you’ll find it here. But in a place that’s so action packed, you need time to relax – and where better than on one of the city’s spectacular terraces. This is the definitive list of where to go for breathtaking sunset views, killer cocktails and tapas, local DJs and non-stop lounging in the Catalan capital.

Terrat, Mandarin Oriental

Al fresco dining and haute cuisine don’t usually go hand in hand – unless you’re headed to Terrat at the Mandarin Oriental. Here, you can enjoy the superbly delicious creations of world-renowned chef Gastón Acurio under the stars. This is Nikkei cuisine at its finest – Acurio’s spectacular ceviches, anticuchos, makis and tiraditos combined with the stunning Barcelona sunset and the Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service, are guaranteed to create an all-round unforgettable experience.

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  • Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40

Hotel Pulitzer

A firm favourite among in-the-know locals, the terrace of Hotel Pulitzer is a delightful green oasis in the midst of the urban jungle. Particularly popular for its DJ nights every Thursday and Friday and live music sessions on Wednesdays, we suggest you get here early to bag a comfy sofa and unwind over a couple of cooling, fruity mojitos and some more-ish patatas bravas.

Hotel Duquesa de Cardona

There are many reasons to love La Terrassa del Duquesa – the view of the port is second to none, the menu includes a summer barbecue and it stays open until 1.30AM every night of the week (most other terraces are closed by 12AM). Probably the most perfect place to lounge away your summer nights, then.

Arola, Hotel Arts Barcelona

It will come as no surprise that one of Barcelona’s most sumptuous hotels is also home to one of its most lavish cocktail bars. This is the place to enjoy the mouthwatering creations of master mixologist Diego with stunning views of the Med. Our favourite tipples include the bourbon-based pumpkin patch and the refreshing honey b, made from white tea-infused tequila, chamomile and lap-song honey. Enjoy these and lots more at Arola’s new ‘SVT’ (Sunday, vermouth and tapas) offering you tasty bites, cocktails and DJs throughout summer.

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  • Carrer de la Marina, 19-21

Yök Casa + Cultura Barcelona

Few people know that this stylish eco-hotel, with its three immaculately renovated, luxury apartments, is also home to an impressive roof terrace. Although it is typically not open to the public, Yök hosts a number of exciting events on its rooftop, including natural wine tasting and a monthly supper club, fronted by British chef Philip Dundas, who cooks up a storm with his unique take on Scottish-Catalan fusion food. Check out the calendar to book.

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  • Carrer de Trafalger, 39 8º2º

La Dolce Vitae, Majestic Hotel & Spa

If you want to splash out, look no further than La Dolce Vitae. Situated on the 10th floor of Barcelona’s prestigious Majestic Hotel, it overlooks the emblematic Passeig de Gracia with 360-degree views of Barcelona’s most iconic landmarks, from Torre Agbar to la Sagrada Familia and Montjuïc. Don’t miss the Majestic Sunset Sessions featuring top international DJs every Friday night from June to September, as well as the decadent Sunday ‘afterbrunch‘.

  • +34 934 92 22 44
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  • Passeig de Gràcia 68

Alexandra Barcelona, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

So new even the locals haven’t discovered it yet, the leafy al fresco patio of the Alexandra Barcelona is the perfect spot to relax over a glass of wine after a busy day. While the terrace menu consists mainly of bar snacks, you only have to walk a few steps to enjoy some of the best steak in Barcelona, as well as a selection of artisanal cheese and cold cuts, in the hotel’s brand-new Solomillo restaurant.

Roba Estesa, Hotel Neri

It doesn’t get much more romantic than Roba Estesa at the Neri – an exclusive boutique hotel which remains one of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. Expertly hidden down one of the narrowest tiny streets in Barcelona’s gothic quarter, this elegant hotel invites you wile away your afternoons on its secluded rooftop under an aromatic canopy of flowers and leaves.

  • +34 933 04 06 55
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  • Carrer de Sant Sever, 5

Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

Yurbban is the urban hotel that knows what the modern traveller wants: compact rooms with comfy beds, a sumptuous locally sourced breakfast buffet served  on the patio, a carefully curated app to keep guests up to date with Barcelona’s best bars, restaurants and cultural venues and, to top it off, an opulent roof terrace serving up some of the best views money can buy. Don’t miss the DJ nights and pool parties on the terrace throughout summer.

  • +34 932 68 07 27
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  • Carrer de Trafalgar, 30

Casa Bonay

This trendy boutique hotel has been the talk of the town since it opened in February and – as if it wasn’t already hip enough – Casa Bonay has just added a smoking-hot roof terrace to its already popular food and drink offering. The chilled, open-air space with its superb views over Barcelona, fragrant garden and ‘El Chiringuito de Bonay’ bar-cum-restaurant hosts daily yoga classes and asaditos (barbecues) throughout the season. We suspect it’s about to become the place to be seen on hot summer nights in Barcelona.

  • +34 935 45 80 50
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  • Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 700

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