When the good weather arrives, enjoying in the terraces becomes one of the favourite sports for those looking to get away from the routine. This week we suggest you enjoy your free time in the most spectacular terraces that some of the capital's hotels have to offer. Enjoy an ideal environment, in good company, while you can currency Madrid from the heights.
Experience unique and unforgettable moments on this classic terrace located next to the Cuesta de la Vega, in what was formerly part of the Campo del Moro. In addition to enjoying a relaxed atmosphere in the middle of nature, you can enjoy live performances and some surprises while savouring its cocktails with natural fruit.
Weare now going to the building where the old Luna cinemas were located, now converted into a gymnasium, to see Madrid from another point of view. The terrace is open all year round thanks to the innovative air-conditioning system, and together with its varied cocktail bar, it offers us a wide selection of milkshakes and coffees to enjoy at any time of the day until the early morning.
Café de las Comendadoras
In the square of the same name you will find this coffee which, although it is the ideal place to have a hot cup of coffee in the winter, in the summer it is the perfect place to refresh yourself with a good beer, taste its juices or simply a soft drink accompanied by some snacks.
Terraza de la Reina
Don't miss this unique terrace that changes its appearance every six months to adapt to the weather conditions. Located between Gran Via and the popular neighbourhood of Chueca, in addition to its cocktails and particular mojitos, you can delight your palate with its snacks.
Although it is true that Matadero Madrid offers three spaces where you can rest and have a quiet drink, in summer we recommend that you do not miss the terrace located in Plaza Matadero, as during the summer there is usually music and some activity or artistic installation of the season.
One more year, we recommend that you come and discover this terrace if you haven't already done so, hidden in the building of a modern hostel located in La Latina, will allow you to watch the afternoon fall enjoying a good glass of wine in good company. Discover the best views of the capital in the open air or in its glazed area.
Las terrazas del Thyssen
From June to September, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum invites us to discover its Beach Club where you can refresh yourself when the weather is hot. You will be able to taste its delicious appetizers and enjoy an interesting concert program.
90 Grados Madrid
We are now moving very close to El Retiro Park to reach this terrace, a different proposal in which, in addition to taking the brunch you can have your manicure or dress with a personal shopper. It has an air-conditioned Ibizan-style area that is open all year round. Cocktails, DJ's, chill-out zone.... Someone gives you the most?
El Jardín de Salvador Bachiller
Very close to the Puerta del Sol, is located this authentic oasis proposed by Salvador Bachiller's group. This natural space, decorated with fresh plants and flowers and carefully decorated, will allow you to take a break from your shopping, if you are in the centre, or simply rest and contemplate the wonderful sky of Madrid.
Finally, in the heart of the Chamberí district, and more specifically in the garden of the Ortega y Gasset Foundation, you will find this terrace, which is coming one more year to revolutionize the summer period with its interesting proposals. In addition to refreshing yourself with its cocktails, you can enjoy healthy food, participate in various workshops such as bread, for lovers of cooking, or yoga to stop the daily stress, and of course vibrate to the rhythm of their live acoustic concerts.
Restaurants with terraces
At the foot of the four towers located in the financial area, one of the most cosmopolitan in the city, you will find this restaurant where you can enjoy a healthy meal where you will not lack the first quality raw materials, in a young and casual format through the bites of the chef Ximo Sáez.
In the Paseo de la Castellana, you will find this terrace that follows the culinary traditions of the Basque Country to surprise all its guests. With a menu in which the flavours of the products prevail, it boasts of its meats and vegetables that come directly from the vegetable gardens of the farmhouse to the table.
In Juan Gris Street, very close to the financial area of the capital, is the cozy terrace of this restaurant that has a small forest with olive trees, bamboo, medlar trees and palm trees, which will allow you to relax on its large cushions of colours. Snacks or a more formal dinner, you decide, and then a drink in the purest Balinese style.
Taxi a Manhattan
Original gastronomic space that will take you to the SoHo and the Upper East Side of New York. In its terrace you can enjoy until late at night, its market cuisine with clear references to the city that inspired it.
This restaurant, which houses different 'themed' rooms, has an open-air garden, perfect for the warm summer nights. With a menu full of Mediterranean flavours, we are sure you will love it.
This restaurant offers you an experience for the five senses and will make you travel through its gastronomy through different parts of the world, from Brazil to Japan, passing through Argentina, Peru and the United States. After eating in good company, you can extend the afternoon with a few good cocktails, or do the same at night, as it is open until 3am.
Taberna Los Gallos
In the penthouse of a beautiful house in the Callejón de Puigcerdá in the heart of the Salamanca neighbourhood, you will find this famous terrace, a must for lovers of traditional cuisine, since here the best products are used to make everything perfect. If you don't like the heights, you can also have a dinner on the other terrace on the street.
Restaurante Palacio de Cibeles
We continue our listing on this terrace located as its name indicates in this historic building in Madrid. In front of Goddess Cibeles, you can taste the traditional cuisine updated by Chef Adolfo Muñoz from the emblematic Adolfo de Toledo restaurant, whose healthy dishes are incorporated in a menu that changes frequently.
From the terraces of El Corte Inglés of Serrano and Callao, you will witness one of the most impressive views of the city's rooftops. If you add to this the great gastronomic variety it offers, the plan seems perfect when temperatures climb.
This restaurant is located on the roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, one of the most emblematic buildings of the capital, which allows us to get a panoramic view of the roofs of Madrid of almost 360 degrees. But also, together with its delicious breakfasts and brunches, it offers us a varied menu with traditional dishes versioned by its chef.
Azotea Forus Barceló
On the roof terrace of the Barceló Market, you can enjoy an evening in an authentic urban oasis, surrounded by vegetation and at the same time discover its healthy gastronomic proposal. Don't miss their breakfasts and snacks, and for those who don't get up early the delicious brunches.
La cocina de San Antón
The third floor of the San Antón Market houses this impressive terrace with tropical and avant-garde designs, which gives us the option of buying products on the market to be cooked on the terrace, or tasting its varied menu with fresh market to which they have incorporated international flavours.
Terraza Bosco de Lobos
In the heart of Madrid, and more specifically in Chueca district, is located this Italian restaurant. Under the huge white umbrellas in the courtyard of the Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid, and surrounded by vegetation, you can taste some of its carpaccios, a pizza or delicious risottos.
This terrace, open all year round, is located in the Patio Nouvel of the Museo Reina Sofía, and its name is a clear nod to the architect responsible for the extension of the Madrid gallery, Jean Nouvel. With a menu for every moment of the day, its breakfast, brunch and snacks are famous. Do you dare to discover them?
Taberna Terraza Puertalsol by Chicote
The famous chef Alberto Chicote proposes us to enjoy a gastronomic evening with a view of one of the most famous squares of the capital from this penthouse located on the fifth floor of El Corte Inglés in Puerta del Sol. With a menu prepared by the own chef, don't miss dishes as traditional as the 'callos a la madrileña', smoked cod tacos or rabbit with tomatoes in the style of the cook's mother. Discover its varied menu and accompany your choice with one of the proposed wines.
This terrace is well known by the regulars of the genuine neighbourhood of La Latina, year after year breaks records of visits. Located on top of a three-story building, it is famous for its mojitos, pizzas imported from Italy and a variety of rations. If you haven't gone yet, you can't miss it this year!
Café del Río
We go to the Parque del Manzanares, where you will find this restaurant where you can taste delicious homemade dishes, modern and traditional cuisine with stunning views of the Palacio de Oriente, La Almudena the cathedral and San Francisco.
Terraza de Sabatini
Very close to the previous one, there is located this summer classic that although it has not yet opened its doors, it will do so shortly. With views also of the Royal Palace and its gardens, don't miss its informal menu with a variety of 'tapas' to share in good company.
Now we are going to the terrace of this restaurant located in Torrelodones, considered one of the five best in Europe, and from which you will enjoy a spectacular view of the skyline of Madrid. Discover the menu prepared by chef Paco Alba, which includes tasty rice dishes, fish and meat in its wood-fired oven.
Finally, we suggest you this terrace located in the town of Guadarrama. This restaurant, founded more than 30 years ago, has several spaces and a spectacular terrace. Although it has an extensive menu of seafood, meat and fish, is well known for its prawns, brought from Huelva daily, and has as a star dish the tuna tartar. Don't leave without trying its boletus croquettes with white truffles. A different option, in the heart of Madrid's mountains.
The Principal Madrid
Located on the Gran Vía Madrileña, it offers excellent panoramic views, accompanied by the classic cocktails offered by its bartender or, if you dare, taste the most creative mixology proposals. You can also rest in its solarium surrounded by vegetation with the only noise of the water in its overflowing pool.
The Mint Roof
Chill-out music, gastronomic proposals from the hand of food trucks brought directly from France, and an unbeatable amber is what you will find in this terrace of the Vincci The Mint hotel located also in the heart of the Gran Via Madrileña.
Sky- Cóctel Bar
We continue in the Gran Via up to the 10th floor of the Emperador Hotel, where we find this terrace with one of the largest swimming pools in the city. This terrace, which is open all year round and has air-conditioned areas, has a large cocktail menu prepared in detail by its barman Luca Anastasia.
The seventh floor of the Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía Hotel, which, like the previous terraces, is located on the well-known Gran Vía Madrileña, offers us the opportunity to rest in its small oasis from which you can contemplate Madrid from a bird's-eye view.
La Terraza del Urban
The Urban Hotel welcomes this unique terrace with a wide range of cocktails and tapas tasting, is a good option to enjoy the warm nights with unique views of the centre of Madrid.
On the 12th floor of the Indigo Hotel, we find another of the capital's most fashionable terraces. From here, you can enjoy the fantastic skyline of the Gran Vía, while savouring one of its cocktails from its wide menu, at sunset. Do you need more reasons to go and discover it? You will love it...
In the penthouse of the NH Collection Madrid Suecia Hotel offers us a wide range of cocktails and wines while we enjoy a wonderful spectacle, the skyline of the city like never seen before.
Terraza de Óscar
In the central square of Vázquez de Mella, specifically in the Room Mate Oscar Hotel, in the colourful neighbourhood of Chueca, is located this beautiful oasis decorated in the purest chill-out style where you can enjoy a magical evening.
A classic in the summer nights of the capital is this terrace located in the Me Madrid Hotel, already converted into a reference point to enjoy a quiet evening at sunset. In the heart of Plaza Santa, it also offers spectacular views of the city.
The roof terrace of the Santo Domingo Hotel offers us a panoramic view of the city from its terrace while we taste one of its many cocktails. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city by going up to this terrace where you will believe you are in a real oasis.
La Terraza de Poniente
On the top floor of the Exe Moncloa Hotel, is located this modern and cosy terrace from where you can contemplate the views of the Sierra de Guadarrama, the Castilian plain and an exclusive view of the city, you can not miss it!
Séptima – Food & Panoramic Drinks
On the seventh floor of the Only You Atocha Hotel, you will find this terrace restaurant where you can delight your palate with a unique breakfast and even a brunch. But also, during the summer months, it is the perfect place to enjoy a good drink while listening to the musical proposals of their DJ.
The Place to Be
In the inner courtyard of the Petit Palace Santa Bárbara Hotel is hidden this small oasis where you can enjoy international cuisine or simply relax over a cocktail in this 19th century building-palace.
On the other hand, the terrace of the Axel Hotel Madrid, allows us to enjoy the whole day, since during the day it is the perfect place to tan in its solarium and then cool off in its heated water pool, and falling the afternoon, it is the perfect place to enjoy a good drink with friends.
El Cielo de Alcalá
This spectacular terrace of the H10 Puerta de Alcalá Hotel is the ideal place to taste Mediterranean tapas or relax, cocktail in hand, while watching the sunset, overlooking the Retiro Park and the old town of the city. Don't miss their 'plunge pool' surrounded by vegetation.
Restaurante Jardín de Recoletos
Very close to the Retiro Park and the Puerta de Alcalá, is the VP Jardín de Recoletos Hotel, which houses this terrace, which is open all year round and offers a varied culinary offer, along with a recently opened cocktail and gin and tonic menu.
El Jardín de Orfila
The Orfila Hotel offers us the chance to enjoy its 'stars' terrace, as, together with chef Mario Sandoval, who has been awarded with two Michelin stars, it offers a menu not to be missed. Of course, on this terrace you can also have breakfast and even taste its delicious brunch, while we rest surrounded by vegetation with the only sound of its fountain.
Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas
Finally, we include in this list the terrace that hosts the Gran Meliá Fenix Madrid Hotel where the quality and style in the high cocktail bar are present in the menu prepared by the creator of trends Javier de las Muelas. Of course, you'll also find a varied tapas menu, so there's no excuse not to go and discover it.
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Image credits: Terraza 'El Cielo de Alcalá', Hotela H10 Puerta de Alcalá