Rooftops are on trend in Barcelona
The arrival of this time of the year reminds us of one of the many virtues that this city offers. And, although Barcelona is always sun, good weather and Mediterranean climate, the rise in temperatures and the summer breeze are the starting point for a season of terraces and rooftops in many corners of the city. In summer, rooftops are the best attraction for guests, both residents and tourists, and with this pretext, high-level hotels and absolute luxurious buildings of the whole city offer their chill-out areas, terraces and outdoor spaces for enjoyment of their guests. Concerts of all kinds, shows, gourmet tapas, drinks, cocktails and much more fill these spaces with charm, luxury and entertainment.
So much so, that the impact of this rising of chill-out areas in the city made the Hotel Association of Barcelona to launch the initiative ‘Week of the Terraces of Barcelona’; ten days in which the summer atmosphere is fully installed in the city. An idea that this year has celebrated its 9th edition, with a participation of more than sixty hotels and two hundred free activities.
Terraces that are a classic, other ones which are emerging, and some others hidden in places we would never expect complete an ideal map for those who want a break in their busy and metropolitan lives. Now, in this halfway point of the summer season, Atipika proposes a selection of the best terraces where you can enjoy this time of year; a wide range of hotels and buildings which are perfect to have a good time with privileged views and luxury atmosphere.
The Ohla Barcelona is one of the most exclusive hotel establishments in the entire city. Located in the heart of the city, ‘Via Laietana’, this hotel is ideal for sightseeing, shopping and business. The current building’s hallmark is its indoor avant-garde design that contrasts with a cataloged neoclassical facade. It stands out its stunning terrace with glass wall, its Balinese-style chill-out area with vegetal decoration, its infinity pool and its impressive circular perspective with panoramic views of the entire city. All this together with a five star gastronomy make this boutique hotel a unique place.
Another of the proposals that Barcelona offers is the Hotel Casa Fuster. Located in the heart of Barcelona, in ‘Passeig de Gràcia’, this architectural monument is one of the most emblematic modernist buildings in the city, as it was designed by Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, one of the main architects of this metropolis. At the beginning of the century, the building was restored and turned into a contemporary boutique hotel that kept decorations inspired by Art Noveau. In these last years, the hotel has managed to become a benchmark of quality and service of the city and it has the privilege of being the first five-star hotel with the designation ‘GL Monumental’. The rooftop viewpoint offers an unbeatable view of Barcelona and is ideal for enjoying summer nights from the heights.
The roof of the Mandarin Oriental hotel is another of the must of Barcelona. It is also located in ‘Passeig de Gràcia’ and it is one of the most valued hotels in the city. The ‘Terrat’ rooftop offers an incredible panoramic view of the city and features a chill-out area, a design pool and a selection of tasty Peruvian meals from Gastón Acurio, one of the most prominent chefs of the moment. Take a dip in its striking infinity pool, enjoy one of the best sunsets in Barcelona and know the service of one of the most exclusive establishments in the city.
Combine sea and city and the result is the exclusive Hotel Arts Barcelona. With stunning views over the sea and right next to Gehry’s Olympic fish, the terrace of the Arts hotel is one of the city’s essentials. Here we find the Arola restaurant, the perfect place to have a snack or have dinner outdoors in one of the most chic and sophisticated environments of this city. Disciple of Ferran Adrià and Pierre Gagnaire, chef Sergi Arola combines his creativity with traditional and local passion for the enjoyment of all those guests who choose this magnificent place.
If you want a privileged location by the sea, Hotel W, called by many ‘hotel vela’ is the safest bet. It is one of the most luxurious and exclusive hotel establishments that we can find in Barcelona and it offers amazing views of the beaches of ‘Sant Sebastià’ and ‘La Barceloneta’. During the summer, the WET terrace of this hotel turns into a different place when night falls. Live DJs, cocktails, dusk and an exclusive coastal atmosphere conspire to get the most out of the most stylish nights in Barcelona. We leave below the program offered by the terrace of this magnificent hotel: https://w-happenings.premiumguest.com/es/.
The 83.3 Terrace Bar is one of the main claims of luxury tourism. This terrace is located on the top floor of the Royal Passeig de Gràcia hotel and it is nothing more and nothing less than the highest terrace in the entire Eixample, something that allows customers to enjoy all the attractions of Barcelona, from the majesty of the ‘Sagrada Família’, ‘La Pedrera’, the Mediterranean Sea or Montjuïc. This roof welcomes the most exclusive and cosmopolitan public in the city, and it offers a heated and closed space with uniquely designed windows to provide an unrepeatable experience.
In the historic core of Barcelona, overlooking the harbor and just a few steps from the beach, the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona is in an unbeatable location for those looking for the deepest charms of the Mediterranean Sea. This building, built in the 16th century, was home to nobles and kings and, after restoring it and converting it into a luxury hotel in 2003, it was reaffirmed as one of the most important places in the entire city. A building that brings together the original character in its restaurant and common places and mixes it with an avant-garde style in its suites. The terrace of the Duquesa de Cardona has become in these recent years one of the quintessential luxury cocktail bars in this city. The panoramic terrace of the building is the perfect shelter to get rid of the daily urban hustle and to enjoy the sea in a unique and elegant environment.
Barcelona presents myriad of proposals for those who wish to discover the city from a different point of view. There is no doubt that summer invites to spend evenings and nights in the open air, and the rooftops of this city have become one of the biggest lures in terms of tourist accommodation in the metropolis. In this post we have brought out a small selection of them, but Barcelona has always much more to offer; it’s just a matter of never stop searching.
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