One of the many things that Barcelona is famous for is the good weather. This fact, added to the wonderful architecture of the city (one of the few in the world with a successful urban planning like the Eixample) make it the perfect place to have a large number of open air terraces.
Many of the new highrises in Barcelona are Hotels taking this concept to the next step, terraces and lounge bars out in the open on the last floor of the structure, taking advantage of the breathtaking views, creating unrivalled sights to the already natural observations points of Barcelona: Tibidabo and Montjuïc.
Condes de Barcelona Hotel/Alaire Terrace Bar
Taking up the entire last floor of the Condes Hotel in the stylish Passeig de Gràcia, offers privileged sights of La Pedrera and La Sagrada Familia, while you can enjoy a light dinner or tapas or just a cocktail in a trendy atmosphere. Open hours from October to May from 17.30 to 2.00 and from May to October, 12.00 to 2.00
One of the most fashionable terraces in town, the SkyBar at the “heterofriendly” Axel Hotel, has the best sights of the Gaixample (Barcelona’s Gay neighborhood). Located on the 7th floor of this trendy Hotel, right by the poolside, opens in June.
W Hotel/Eclipse Bar
Located on the 26th and last floor of the exclusive W Hotel, the Eclipse Bar is not quite an open air terrace. Instead, it’s a cristal wrapped lounge bar that has incredible sights of Barceloneta and the Olympic Port, and the advantage that it’s open all year round. Combines the best cocktails, “bocaditos” and DJ shows.
Barceló Raval/360º Terrace
Instrumental in the current makeover of El Raval, one of the oldest and more mixed neighborhoods of the city, the 360º Terrace of Barcelo Raval has unique views of Barcelona, above all the Gothic Quarter and the Barcelona Cathedral. Located on the 11th floor, opens from May to October.
The best tours in Barcelona
Park Güell Fast Track Entrance and Guided Tour
Visit one of Barcelona’s most amazing landmarks in this 1,5 hour guided tour of Park Güell. Learn all about this magnificent modernist work by Gaudi, one of the places that make Barcelona a unique city.
Montserrat morning tour from Barcelona
Immerse yourself in the magic of Montserrat, one of the most special locations near Barcelona. This morning guided tour invites you to explore this mountain retreat, as well as its monastery, funiculars and mountain paths leading to spectacular views.
Game of Thrones Girona guided tour
Experience the magic of the fabulous Girona’s historical center through the scenarios of Game of Thrones. Explore the medieval city, one of the settings of the famous hit TV show, in this 6 hour guided tour from Barcelona.
Day trip to Girona and Figueres with Dalí Museum
Enjoy Girona and Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown in this guided full day tour. Walk through the picturesque streets of medieval Girona and visit the Dalí-Theater Museum in Figueres, the biggest collection of the surrealist artist.
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