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The city of Madrid has a lot of terraces which attract tourists. The views, the cocktails they serve and the designs of these terraces have made them a benchmark for leisure in the capital. If you’re short on time you can rent LOCK & enjoy! lockers to store your luggage in Madrid. Discover the best terraces in Madrid with us!

10 places to have a drink and enjoy the views in Madrid

There are plenty of terraces in the capital, but here are the 10 most famous and most visited so you can pick the one you like best.

Azotea del Círculo (“Rooftop of the Círculo”)

This terrace was named after its location on the roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. It has spectacular views which will allow you to take a lot of photos from different positions and at different times of the day, especially at sunset.

It’s open all year round but best enjoyed in summer, in the last hours of the day, when it’s a little cooler.

Le Tavernier (Meliá Gran Vía)

Le Tavernier has a naval theme with a Galician touch, reminiscent of a portside tavern in A Coruña.

It has a terrace of 500 square metres. You can choose to sip a mid-afternoon cocktail or enjoy some authentic Galician finger food (ham and tetilla cheese croquettes, pork ribs, etc.).

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Roof Garden (Hotel Emperador)

This venue has one of the largest terraced swimming pools. You don’t have to be a guest to enjoy a day there.

The views of Madrid’s Gran Vía are breathtaking. It also has a very intriguing gastronomic offer, with gourmet tapas and delicious cocktails to enjoy an evening with your friends.

Riu Plaza España

This is one of the most emblematic terraces in Madrid due to the large number of tourists that visit it, so much so that there’s even a queue to go up.

It’s located on the 27th floor of the hotel, at a height of 100 metres, so you can enjoy a 360º panoramic view . In addition, this skybar has a glass walkway in the floor, so you can walk over it and have Madrid, literally, at your feet.

Arzábal Reina Sofía

In 2021, the Arzábal Group opened this original terrace which combines the typical design of a tavern with that of a large restaurant. The dishes it serves are traditional (stuffed hake, Iberian ham croquettes, salmorejo, etc.), but the terrace has a modern and dynamic atmosphere.

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The Picalagartos terrace is also one of the most famous in Madrid thanks to its excellent location and its unusual name. It’s located in the NH Gran Vía Collection hotel. This means that you can enjoy authentic and unique views of the capital.

It has excellent chefs who prepare delicious and very exclusive dishes.

El viajero

This magnificent terrace is located in the district of La Latina. It has very nice views. However, the terrace is on the third floor.

It has a very cosy atmosphere (full of plants and lights) and is designed so that the heat isn’t too suffocating.

Ginkgo Restaurant & Sky Bar

This magnificent rooftop terrace is located in Plaza de España and is one of the most modern, in terms of both its menu and its decorative style. It’s divided into three parts: heated terrace, tapas bar and glazed restaurant.

The menu offers Asian and Spanish dishes, but with an international flair. However, you will need to make a reservation.

Fortuny Home Club

The Fortuny terrace, also called La Cúpula, has always drawn in celebrities of all kinds, both national and international.

It has a very chic gastronomic and cocktail offer, especially when it comes to wine. In addition, the cocktails are Italian-inspired.

Club Financiero Génova

This is one of the most exclusive terraces thanks to its location. You can see the entire skyline of the city from the 14th and 15th floors.

There is a waiting list for reservations. So you should plan your visit in advance. Also, the average price per person is currently 80 euros.

Picos Pardos

The Picos Pardos terrace is designed for people who don’t get to enjoy the beach on their holidays. If you visit it, you’ll feel like you’re on the beach because of the sun loungers with parasols. It’s the ideal place to have a drink or a snack after work.

If you want to visit one of these terraces, make a booking on the LOCK & enjoy! website so you can leave your luggage in Madrid.

Victor Salgado

CEO of LOCK & enjoy! and tourism expert, with experience in leading hotel chains such as Hyatt, Marriott, or IHG. His mastery of Oracle's Opera and its integrations drive excellence in management through any tourism software.