Madrid’s known for its beautiful views from great rooftop terraces. But did you know that a bunch of them are free? Here are our 5 recommendations!
One of the best viewpoints in Madrid is located on the terrace of El Corte Inglés de Callao. From here there is a magnificent view of the Gran Vía and the buildings of Plaza de España, as well as the historic area around the Royal Palace.
The terrace is located on the 9th floor of the building, where, in addition to the viewpoint, the Gourmet Experience Gran Vía gastronomic space is open. In this space, there are restaurants of different types united and with freedom of movement between them. Next to it is the high-end products section typical of El Corte Inglés supermarkets.
Nice to Meet You – Sky Lounge (Dear Hotel)
Contemporary and cosmopolitan cuisine, sophisticated ambiance, cocktails, drinks, DJ music on weekends and spectacular views are the hallmarks of Nice To Meet you. Designed by Tarruella Trench Studio (AD Magazine Award) with the idea of an urban garden with plants and large terracotta pots, with a large terrace where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Madrid.
El Jardín de Diana (Hyatt Centric Hotel)
Quite a romantic rooftop terrace in the heart of the city, super cute and with a great view of Gran Vía.
Le Tavernier (Hotel INNSide)
It is the rooftop terrace of the INNSiDE by Meliá Madrid Gran Vía hotel, specifically on its eighth floor, an establishment located at n. 34 of the most emblematic and liveliest street in the Spanish capital. And it is huge. We are talking about a true oasis that has 500 square meters, where the Galician seafaring soul is breathed in every detail and in every corner.
WXYZ (Aloft Hotel)
Located on the rooftop, on the 11th floor of the hotel building, is the WXYZ Rooftop Bar, a space for fun and socializing where you can have a drink to the rhythm of good music. This is an urban and dynamic space for guests and locals with a great atmosphere and spectacular views of Madrid.
WXYZ does not accept reservations in advance and guests will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.
(And if you want to know other hidden places in Madrid where to hang out, check this out!)
By: Alessia Cuofano, University of Naples L’Orientale ’22