Barcelona is a city renowned for its gastronomy. Offering everything from cheeses, to meats, and specializing in seafood given its proximity to the sea, Catalonian cuisine is praised in this city. Here we explore 10 of the best rooftop restaurants in Barcelona where diners can appreciate both the cuisine and the panoramic views of this fantastic city.
Enjoy tasty local delicacies made with seasonal ingredients by passionate chefs on Arola‘s luxurious rooftop terrace. Guests can enjoy their meal outdoors while admiring the spectacular sea views to the sound of DJs and live music once a week in the summer. Arola boasts sophisticated and creative tapas and unbeatable Spanish wines in a modern and atmospheric environment. Comfortable sofas and cushions make it a perfect romantic getaway or meet up for friends.
Carrer Marina, 19-21, Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 21 10 00
Arola | © Imagine Communications/Flickr
This terrace at the top of the Grand Hotel Central gives guests one of the best views in Barcelona. Featuring a luxurious pool, and unrivaled views of almost the whole city, Sky Bar is a popular favorite with tourists, and locals looking for a slice of luxury. Best known for its cocktails, from mojitos to gin & tonics, guests can sip on their drinks whilst watching the sunset over Barcelona, and relaxing to the soothing music.
Via Laietana, 30, Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 95 77 90
Grand Hotel Central, Rooftop Pool | © Samantha Kulpinski/Flickr
Isabela at Hotel 1898
La Isabela Terrace, located in the Hotel 1898 in Las Ramblas, is a comfortable rooftop bar-restaurant offering spectacular views of the city’s skyline. Serving homemade tapas and original cocktails in a lively and inviting environment, La Isabela Terrace is a delightful place to enjoy breakfast or spend the evening and take in 360 degree views of Barcelona. Locals and tourists alike flock here to enjoy the equal satisfaction of both rooftop experience and cuisine.
Las Ramblas, 109, Barcelona, Spain, +34 935 52 95 52
Isabela at Hotel 1898 | © Neus Prats/Flickr
Boasting spectacular 360 degree, panoramic views of Barcelona, this bar is one of the most sought after locations in the city. Located at the top of the Barceló hotel, guests can enjoy exquisite Asian dishes and a select menu of mixed drinks,cocktails and champagne. For a sophisticated evening of luxury and relaxation, Barceló Raval is a fantastic place to enjoy a stunning overhead view of Barcelona, especially the Gothic Quarter.
Rambla del Raval, 17-21, Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 20 14 90
View from Barcelo Raval | © Erwyn van der Meer/Flickr
La Terraza del Claris
Featuring a very stylish and beautiful terrace, La Terraza del Claris is situated on top of the Hotel Claris and offers spectacular views of Barcelona, especially at night. With friendly staff serving classy wines, guests can enjoy a sophisticated and luxurious experience at Hotel Claris. This rooftop restaurant serves lunchtime menus, as well as culinary evening delights such as salmon tartar and caviar.
Pau Claris 150, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 87 62 62
La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel
La Dolce Vitae is an exclusive rooftop terrace at the top of the Majestic Hotel and Spa.The restaurant boasts a very glamorous ambiance, and one of the best views in the city. This intimate and inviting terrace gives guests the chance to appreciate the whole of Barcelona at one time, whilst feasting on a selection of Mediterranean sandwiches and small dishes in the day, as well as gourmet tapas featuring Iberian ham and even caviar. Wash all of this down with one of their popular wines, champagnes or cocktails and relax in the sea breeze of the city.
Passeig de Gràcia, 68-70, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 88 17 17
View from La Dolce Vitae | © Pete Edgeler/Flickr
B-Bar at B Hotel
B-Bar at B Hotel
A perfect place to unwind after work or after a day of sightseeing, B-Bar has a relaxed and casual atmosphere, and serves a range of wines and cocktails, as well as a wide selection of tapas. From the spacious roof terrace, guests can enjoy a fantastic view of the Plaça d’Espanya, and dine next to a stunning blue pool. B-Bar offers the chance to enjoy the luxury of dining high above Barcelona on a budget.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 389, Barcelona, Spain, +34 935 52 95 34
B-Bar © Franganillo/Flickr
Complete with a classy bar and fantastic restaurant, guests can relax on the comfortable chairs and enjoy stunning views of the city, including the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Omm‘s calm and peaceful rooftop is an oasis from the tourist center below. With a DJ and live music, guests can enjoy this recent addition to the rooftop scene whilst feasting on seafood favorites, including oysters, and washing it all down with a gin and tonic, or a Bloody Mary salsa if you feel like splashing out.
Rosselló 265, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 45 40 00
Alaire Terrace Bar
Offering amazing views of Gaudi’s Casa Mila and the Sagrada Familia, guests can admire the views of the city in dim mood lighting and enjoy occasional live music performances. Alaire Terrace Bar boasts a varied and delicious menu, featuring everything from small daytime snacks to an informal dinner or creative cocktail. The Mediterranean themed restaurant also offers tapas, salads and sweet treats.
Passeig de Gràcia, 73, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 45 32 26