Those who have had the opportunity to spend a few days in Madrid during the summer will have seen that the nights are very long when the heat does not allow you to sleep and the days can become too suffocating. Luckily, the terraces of Madrid are the best ally for locals and visitors to combat high temperatures.
In the capital there are terraces for all tastes and pockets but they all have in common being a perfect plan for an unforgettable evening in the company of a couple or friends. Here are some of the coolest terraces in Madrid to enjoy the summer with a drink in hand.
Table of Contents
- 1 Terraces for dining
- 2 Terraces in the center
- 3 Summer terraces
- 4 Charming terraces
Terraces for dining
Radio Rooftop Bar (Hotel ME Madrid Plaza Santa Ana, 14)
The Hotel Me Madrid Reina Victoria imports the successful concept of international Radio Rooftops Bars such as ME London or ME Milan, which combine music, good gastronomy and spectacular views so that customers can enjoy a magical night.
In Madrid this terrace has wonderful views of the Plaza de Santa Ana, the Spanish Theater and the traditional rooftops of the city. It has 400 square meters in which several environments are distributed: restaurant, bar area and cocktail bar or private, among others.
The Mediterranean menu with exotic touches offered by chef David Fernández in the restaurant of the Radio Rooftop Bar of the Hotel ME Madrid, seeks to turn this terrace into one of the summer essentials. Don't forget to order a cocktail as they are designed to pair with food.
The Thyssen Viewpoint (Prado Walk, 8)
Located in the attic of the famous museum, this terrace and restaurant opens its doors from July 1 to September 3 to offer its customers delicious dinners by El Antiguo Convento Catering.
The privileged views of its terrace, the transience of its offer and distinguished menu of luxury Mediterranean cuisine make it a very special and exclusive restaurant for a summer evening under the stars. This plan is joined by being able to enjoy live music on Saturdays in July and August.
Florida Retreat (Republic of Panama Walk, 1)
The old Florida Park is back more renovated than ever. It not only presents a new decoration and new leisure proposals but also a spectacular terrace that promises to become a refuge for locals and foreigners during the summer.
Located on the roof of the Florida Retiro restaurant and next to the iconic dome, it is ideal for lunch, dinner or a few drinks in one of the most privileged places in the city. Chef Joaquín Felipe has designed a delicious menu characterized by the quality of the ingredients and respect for pure flavors.
A light and fresh offer according to the summer and the space where you can taste delicious salads, sashimis, ceviches, Iberian ham and sushi.
The Paratrooper (Palm Street, 10)
El Paracaidista is one of the most striking terraces in Madrid as it is a multi-storey store in a mansion on Calle de la Palma, where you will also find a small cinema, an area dedicated to shopping or a reading room. .
But what interests us here is the restaurant and terrace of El Paracaidista, located on the last and penultimate floors of this renovated palace. Despite being in the heart of the Malasaña neighborhood, this place is still not very popular so you can enjoy it with complete peace of mind.
On the roof is the restaurant, a huge space called Parq decorated with wooden tables and benches to enjoy a simple, varied and very healthy gastronomic offer. Salads, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled bluefin tuna and gourmet pizzas are well worth it.
Such a tasty dinner deserves to end with a toast at the Cubanismo cocktail bar, located on the penultimate floor. It is a small terrace with colonial airs perfect for having a drink with friends. Although really in The Parachute, the order of the factors does not alter the result.
Terraces in the center
Hotel The Main (Marqués de Valdeiglesias Street, 1)
Since the hotels decided to open themselves not only to their guests but also to the rest of the city and the people of Madrid were encouraged to cross the reception to reach the rooftops, the hotel terraces have become the favorite place of many people to survive the suffocating heat.
Over the years, the terrace of the hotel The Principal has become one of the most fashionable spaces in the capital, both for having a drink after work and for enjoying a drink at dawn contemplating the beautiful views of Gran Vía.
Refresh yourself with the classics of traditional cocktails such as gin and tonic or the mythical dry martinis along with the most innovative proposals in an incredible environment, surrounded by an urban garden of olive and cypress trees and with the skyline of the city in the background.
Rooftop Forus Barceló (Barceló Street, 6)
Last 2016, the Azotea Forus Barceló was inaugurated in the central Barceló Market in Madrid, a small oasis for locals where, in addition to shopping, enjoy gourmet products as well as a drink until dawn. Although they do not have a kitchen, it is possible to snack on some cold and healthy dishes.
The most characteristic thing about this terrace is that it looks like an urban oasis as it is decorated with magnolias, pomegranates, bamboos and Japanese maples.
The gastronomic proposal of the Azotea Forus Barceló is defined by the philosophy of healthy food. Salads, cold soups, raw food, juices and smoothies and cocktails such as Barcelito (its particular version of the mojito) abound on the menu.
Hotel Room Mate Oscar (Pedro Zerolo Square, 12)
When we talk about the best terraces in Madrid, it is inevitable to talk about the well-known terrace of the Room Mate Oscar Hotel. Perfect to combat hot summer days in its small rooftop pool and with more than 30 cocktails on its drink menu. The terrace of the Room Mate Oscar Hotel is open every day until 2 in the morning.
It is true that there is no beach in Madrid, but if you have to stay in the capital this summer, there is nothing like a relaxing session in its lounge area with Balinese beds, chaise loungers and panoramic views to have a great time.
Hotel Indigo Madrid (Silva Street, 6)
The one at the Hotel Indigo is one of the most desired terraces in Madrid. When the good weather arrives, this space is decked out to become an authentic urban oasis thanks to its artificial forest and its infinity pool to enjoy a refreshing dip with the city at your feet.
Precisely Hotel Indigo Madrid has scheduled several Aqua Brunches for this summer in which from 13pm to 16pm. you can combine a swim in its wonderful pool with a delicious and complete menu. The next appointment is on August 6, so be careful not to miss it.
As if that were not enough, on weekends starting June 4, electronic music takes over the terrace between 18pm. and 23pm. with the well-known Sky Zoo sessions. A real plan!
Atenas Terrace (Street Segovia, S / N)
Next to the Cuesta de la Vega and with magnificent views of the Almudena Cathedral we find the popular Atenas Terrace. An excellent place to enjoy summer afternoons and nights in a relaxed and calm atmosphere.
Located in a leafy park, on this terrace in Madrid, waiting for a table will always be more bearable since, if by any chance, there are many people, one can sit on the grass to enjoy your drink and the gentle breeze of nature .
La Terraza Atenas is known for its live performances, its DJ sessions, its theme parties and the small pools to cool off your feet located in the stands. Always without stopping trying their delicious cocktails that you will not be able to resist: piscos, gintonics, mojitos ...
Gymage (Moon Street, 2)
In the area of the Ballesta Triangle (Triball) near Callao there is a terrace overlooking the church of San Martín de Tours: Gymage. An urban resort of more than 700m2 spread over two levels and composed of a snack bar, lounge area, restaurant and a small infinity pool for public use.
This new oasis in Madrid for hot days has a careful menu based on fresh and light proposals at affordable prices. In addition, it is perfect for afterwork as you can choose from a wide variety of cocktails with or without alcohol while we contemplate the sunset from its terrace.
At nightfall, the lighting and decoration of the space create a chill out atmosphere in tune with the views of the rooftops of Malasaña and the church of San Martín de Tours.
Arzabal (Santa Isabel Street, 52)
Next to the Reina Sofía Museum and at the foot of the street we find the terrace of the Arzábal tavern, a 900 square meter space with trees and flowers to enjoy the best gastronomic proposals during the summer. After an intense day of work or an interesting visit to the art gallery, Arzábal can be a good option to take a break.
In its lively terrace, thanks to the sessions of a DJ, we will be able to taste delicious grilled meat and fish as well as picking at the rich preserves, croquettes or smoked dishes from its menu. All this savored with a delicious glass of wine or champagne. Your team will be happy to recommend the best pairing for each dish.
The Cantina de Matadero (Paseo de la Chopera, 14)
One of the last cultural engines of Madrid is the Matadero, in the Legazpi area. There we can soak up the latest trends in leisure and culture while enjoying a drink and a snack at the Cantina de Matadero after the visit.
In relation to this space, an attempt has been made to preserve as much as possible the industrial aesthetics of the early twentieth century that the complex had, but adapting it to the new times and the needs of the new purpose that it is wanted. The Cantina is divided into several areas, one with wooden tables and original cardboard chairs inside and another in the patio, which is the terrace accessed by a ramp.
At La Cantina we can savor excellent quiches, empanadas, sandwiches and homemade desserts cooked by Olivia te Cuida's team. A homemade and ecological kitchen for those who want to eat something healthy and fast. The menu is not extensive but it has a bit of everything to enjoy a beautiful summer evening in the open air while listening to the background music of an old record player.
The Traveler (Plaza de la Cebada, 11)
His motto "loving La Latina and Madrid since 1994" is a declaration of intent. This wonderful terrace located on the third floor of a nineteenth-century mansion allows you to enjoy from the heights of the skyline of the capital and contemplate the sunset towards the Plaza de la Cebada and the church of San Francisco El Grande, the Christian temple with the third largest dome of the world.
El Viajero's terrace is cozy, eclectic and full of life. The decoration is a kind of vintage authentic and colorful according to the diverse public that frequents it.
In its menu we can find simple and tasty dishes made with fresh products from the Cebada Market. Their bravitas stand out, their potatoes with red mojo, their entrepanes or their delicious omelette, which they nickname the best in Madrid. It also invites you to live a Latin night in good harmony with its star cocktail: the mojito.
Poniente Terrace (Archpriest of Hita, 10)
At the top of the Hotel Exe Moncloa is the wonderful Terraza del Poniente, a charming and very romantic terrace to go as a couple since it has incredible views of the west of the capital: the University City, El Pardo, the Parque del West and, in the background, the Sierra de Guadarrama.
La Terraza del Poniente wants to be a place to go to relax and have fun in the best company while we taste some beers, a few glasses of cava or some cold dishes that they prepare in the Moncloa Market.
Ikebana (Independence Square, 4)
One of the most popular charming terraces in Madrid is, without a doubt, that of Ramsés Life & Food. Designed by Phillipe Starck, Ikebana is an ideal terrace to enjoy a drink in both summer and winter as it is perfectly equipped so that your clients feel comfortable during their visit.
In Ikebana and Ramsés events and parties are held daily and it has a cool atmosphere that no one who walks in front of it escapes. The views of the Plaza de la Independencia de Madrid, the Retiro and the imposing Puerta de Alcalá contribute to enhance it.
As for its menu, we can find avant-garde dishes and Japanese-Mediterranean fusion. On Saturdays and Sundays they serve a delicious brunch enlivened with live music and they have Kids Clubs service for children to entertain themselves while parents enjoy a relaxing moment.
Terrace of the Circle of Fine Arts (Alcalá Street, 42)
The rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes has one of the most beautiful charming terraces in Madrid, especially due to the views of the city center from it.
The arrival of good weather offers us a great opportunity to drop by this unique cultural space in the capital. The terrace is on the roof and now has a gastronomic space called Tartan Roof by chef Javier Muñoz Calero, who has prepared a menu inspired by international street food.
If its spectacular views and delicious menu weren't enough reasons to visit the terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, you should know that during the summer season Tartan Roof will offer various events and cultural activities such as concerts and exhibitions. One more incentive to get closer to this central viewpoint.
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