It is an in style plan in Madrid. Either you live in the capital or you go on holidays or on a weekend trip you should not miss the new routes around Madrid’s rooftop terraces, which allow you to enjoy all the charms of Madrid’s terraced roofs, its skyscrapers and the beauty of some of the most emblematic buildings of the capital.
The fashion of the rooftop terraces, together with the fashion of the Gin Tonic and the Afterwork (having a drink after work but with a cool style) keeps growing year after year, and it has gained many followers. Others have simply fallen in love with photography: from these spaces, especially in the evening, you can enjoy fabulous views and light of Madrid.
Tourists and locals meet in these terraces of the sky of Madrid. The most famous route is the official route of the rooftop terraces of the Circle of Fine Arts, located on the seventh floor of one of the most important buildings of Madrid, declared historic monument 2 decades ago. The entrance ticket costs 2 euros and it gives you access to the exhibition and the conference rooms and to the cafeterias. It is a meeting point for having a drink before having dinner in the centre, located on Gran Via, near the petit Palace Alcalá Torre Hotel, near the Puerta de Alcalá and Cibeles.
Another of the in style terraces of the city is the Reina Sofia Museum’s one, located in the Nouvel building, in the Triangle of Art of Madrid, with free entrance. It stands out for being one of the largest rooftop terraces of the capital and for its eclectic atmosphere.
The UNED’s cafeteria is one of the most welcoming and modern rooftop terraces of the city. Located at the heart of Lavapiés neighbourhood, it offers a unique experience: it is located in the building of the Escuelas Pías and it offers access to its large library. The bar has an interesting list of proposals and it is managed by the Gaudeamus Café Madrid.
If you want to combine visits and a tapas route, we recommend you visit the Casa Granada terrace, in Tirso de Molina. Good atmosphere, typical Andalusian cuisine, beers and cocktails. Delicacies close at hand from Plaza Mayor square, close to some of the main hotels of the old Madrid. If you have the chance to find an accommodation in this area between Huertas and La Latina, you will be able to enjoy one of the best night leisure programmes of Madrid near the hotel. You cannot miss the lively terrace of Cebada square: under the name of El Viajero, it offers one of the most beautiful sunsets of Madrid. It is ideal for starting a night or finishing a Sunday morning.
If you are looking for an accommodation in the centre of Madrid near La Latina, Puerta del Sol or Gran Via, check out the official websites of hotel chains like Petit Palace, NK, Melià or Barceló, as all of them offer you interesting promotions, specially during this time of the year, at the end of summer.
If you are travelling for business and you need comfort (without giving up good communications with the city centre) choose hotels near Barajas or rooms in Arturo Soria and Ciudad Lineal, near IFEMA, areas with good communications with Madrid city centre and with special services for business.
The holidays with children in Madrid are another thing. The best accommodation option is a hotel in the centre of Madrid with parking (if you decide to travel by car a location in the centre is indispensable). You can also choose hotels for families in Gran Via, near everything and with special services and comfortable rooms where to rest without giving up intimacy and comfort. These family rooms in Madrid are also perfect for those who go on a weekend trip with a group of friends: there are equipped rooms for up to 5 and 6 people.
Moving around Madrid.
Although the subway network is the most comfortable option, if you want to enjoy a route around the rooftop terraces of Madrid we recommend you rent a bike and visit the streets of the centre of the capital, admiring its buildings and monuments. In Madrid you can also enjoy bicycle routes specially designed for children, an entertaining, cheap and different plan.
There are many establishments that offer this service. Besides, Madrid’s city hall has inaugurated its system of public bikes (BiciMAD), which offers you the possibility to get a temporary pass for 1, 3 or 5 days with prices from 2€ the first hour to 4€ the second hour. Another option is to book a hotel in Madrid with a free bike rental. They have the advantage that they are included in the room’s price, although sometimes there might not be bikes for all users. The best option is to make a request to the hotel in advance if you are planning a route on the following day.