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.