The Top 5 Terraces in Town!

One of the best ways to get stunning views of our wonderful architecture is to take advantage of one of the many pristine rooftop terraces.  During the summer, there are events and special drink with tapas offers, depending on the day.  As is true about our beloved city, you will never run out of events to attend or things to do.  Summer is the perfect time to finish a day with extended sunlight, welcome the cooler air, while sipping a cocktail overlooking Barcelona’s spectacular landscape.  Here are our 5 all-time favorites and offers for the summer!

Hotel Arts: Beach Views

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While the view is spectacular on its own any day, at any given time, they offer a special evening with music and cocktail specials.  Live music by Sugar Drops, an international band provides the perfect background amongst the pristine decor of Hotel Arts‘ rooftop bar.  Set with couches, candles and minimalist, flawless decoration, it’s topped off by views overlooking the mediterranean.  The terrace is open any day of the week for guests, and its special Thursday night event is a bonus that will last until the end of August.

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Arenas de Barcelona: Plaça Espanya & Montjuic Views

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The former bull ring converted into a shopping view rests just on the edge of Plaça d’Espanya.  Take the lift to the top, and you’ll be rewarded with 360 views as you can walk around the entirety of the space.  At Arenas de Barcelona, you’ll experience expansive views of the National Catalan Art Museum, Montjuic mountain, and the stunning Plaça d’Espanya.  There are a variety of different restaurants, varying from typical Catalan food to International cuisines of many types.  You’ll have your choice of bars, as well, if you prefer to have a drink while taking in the views.

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La Pedrera: See Eixample

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Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until the 7th of September, Gaudí’s famous work of La Pedrera offers a lovely night on its rooftop terrace with live jazz and one of the most spectacular views you will find in Barcelona.  With the price of entrance of €27, you will have a visit through the Espai Gaudí, which is a visual tour through Gaudí’s creation of La Pedrera.  You will then be treated with a complimentary glass of cava on the terrace accompanied by live jazz music.  Each week offers different musicians.  Doors open at 21.45 and close at 23.45.  If you wish to have dinner, there is a menu available, for varying prices.

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Miramar Bar and Restaurant: The port and the old Barcelona

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For some out-of-the-ordinary views, head over to Miramar Bar and Restaurant.  Situated at essential the halfway point up Montjuic mountain, it boasts stunning views looking over Cuitat Vella (the old town) of Barcelona, the port, and the Mediterranean.  See gigantic cruise ships come in from Miramar while you sip on one of the best gin and tonics served up in Barcelona, or a tasty paella.

Mirablau: Anything and Everything

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By far displaying the most expansive views of the city, this far-removed bar and restaurant has the most broad sights you’ll take in of Barcelona.  Situated just below tibidabo, Mirablau is a bit of a hike but completely worth it.  If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a couple of hours, head up this way and you won’t leave disappointed.

Stay with us for your visit to Barcelona! Our beautiful apartments located in the city center are an excellent choice to stay at during your holiday.  As you walk out the door, you will find yourself just steps from the main tourist attractions.  We will help you arrive to any of the terraces listed above and more!  At our Ramblas Building Apartments, we have everything you need to allow you to fully enjoy your holiday: friendly, helpful staff and fully-stocked apartments in the most central location.

Photo Credits: Bocagua, Gastronomiadelamia, Inspiratuviaje.

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