Outdoor Bars and Cafés

  • Terraza del Café del Río (Avenida de Portugal, 1) © Álvaro López
  • 360. Terraza Hotel Riu Plaza España

As the temperature rises, tables and chairs begin to spread out across pavements and the rooftops of hotels and emblematic buildings. After touring the city, relax in an outdoor café, or terraza, and enjoy a drink or a meal, listening to your favorite music. This is the essence of Madrid in summer, and its many outdoor bars offer something to satisfy all tastes.


Located in the Hotel VP Plaza España Design, its restaurant-bar offers a wide selection of dishes and the most glamorous cocktails with the latest blends.

Discover its spectacular terrace located on the 27th floor of this modern hotel in the Edificio España (entrance € 5, morning/afternoon. € 10 /night)

Space for tapas with the best views of the Royal Palace and the Sabatini Gardens.

Located on the eighth floor of the former Telecommunications Palace, headquarters of Madrid City Council.  The Adolfo Group’s  Cibeles Palace restaurant is responsible for adding a gourmet touch to the spectacular views.  

It offers an interesting summer programme with live music sessions on Sundays and open air films on Saturdays.  

Terrace with splendid views to savour quality cocktails and tapas in the heart of the city.

New place to enjoy cocktails until the early hours and breathtaking views.  

Spectacular views and select atmosphere to enjoy a wide range of cocktails and gins.  

Restaurant with a spectacular terrace which has attracted natives and foreigners.

Swimming pool, drinks and fabulous views over Madrid on the rooftop of this hotel in Calle Atocha.

The terrace of the latest project by the chef, Alberto Chicote, where it is possible to savour Spanish flavours.

To have tapas or a cocktail with views, These two terraces are home to the StreetXo restaurant and the Rocambolesc ice-cream parlour, among others.

A good option to have a drink or dinner with views over  the Gran Vía. It has the restaurant run by the 2-Michelin star chef, Ramón Freixa.

Beautiful terrace with a swimming pool and spectacular views over the city.   

From a different breakfast to a drink to the beat of the resident DJ sessions, as well as a  brunch or a vermouth.

Located on the ninth floor of the hotel, this exclusive terrace invites you to relax with a drink and food accompanied by the best views of the city.  

Sit by Madrid's biggest rooftop pool, in the heart of Gran Via avenue, as you sip a cocktail and enjoy wonderful vistas of the city.

The terrace of the prestigious private club offers first-rate food and cocktails with impressive views over Plaza de Colón.

New space by the Azotea Group in the Hotel NH Collection Gran Vía, made up of a panoramic restaurant on the eighth floor and a 360-degree rooftop from where the most emblematic sights in Madrid can be seen. 

Tapas and cocktails from the legendary Museo Chicote in the middle of Calle Montera

Located on the 11th floor of the Hotel NH Collection Suecia is one of the most special Roof Top bars in the city thanks to its décor and panoramic views.

In the heart of Madrid, on the seventh floor of the Hotel Santo Domingo, you can find this terrace with a swimming pool where you can savour cocktails, long drinks and sunsets.

This sophisticated establishment in the attic of the Hotel Silken Puerta América offers spectacular views.

Located on the roof of El Pabellón, next to the iconic dome of King Ferdinand VII, this rooftop is hidden amongst the treetops. It is an oasis that boasts of being one of the most magical corners of the city.

This Sky Lounge turned into an exotic refuge from where spectacular views of the city can be seen whilst enjoying a dip in the swimming pool.  

On the rooftop of the Hotel Vincci THE MINT is one of the best terraces for dinner or to have a drink with incredible views over the Gran Vía of Madrid.

Located in the B&B Hotel Puerta del Sol, this new sky rooftop has become one of the in-places in Madrid.

Signature cocktails and a light snacks menu is what this terrace on the tenth floor of the Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid hotel has to offer.

The famous chef from Malaga, Dani García, offers his Spanish haute cuisine from the rooftop of the luxury Four Seasons Hotel.

Restaurant, terrace and club where gastronomy and leisure are combined to offer unique sensations, at Chamartín Station.

Awarded two Michelin stars, the restaurant run by Paco Roncero is one of the best representatives of Spanish culinary avant-garde.

This terrace at the Hotel Pestana R7 Gran Vía Madrid has three levels, 360º views and excellent Mocktails.

El Jardín Secreto by Salvador Bachiller is on the roof of the building where the famous fashion and accessories store is located on Calle Montera.

The Innside hotel by Meliá Madrid Gran Vía is home to this new terrace with a maritime atmosphere. 

The rooftop of the NYX Madrid hotel boasts a spacious terrace with a swimming pool that is open to the public from May to September.  

The Hard Rock Hotel Madrid boasts a roof top terrace with 360º views over the centre of Madrid. It is a place to enjoy food and drinks accompanied by live music by a DJ.

Terrace located on the 14th floor of the Dear Hotel with 360º views over the Palacio Real, Plaza de España, Gran Vía and Casa de Campo.

The tenth floor of the Gran Vía 42 building is home to this glass-house restaurant and impressive roof terrace.

The rooftop of the Gran Vía Madrid 14 building features one of the most modern sky bar terraces in the city offering a selection of cocktails and meals.

Curious traditional restaurant with terrace, hidden on the 6th floor of a block of flats.


Enjoy a select atmosphere, cocktails and nature at the foot of La Almudena.

Enjoy one of the best views of Madrid from this cafeteria with a terrace.

Avant-garde space to savour a long drink or a cocktail and dance until the early hours in Retiro.

Emblematic terrace in the heart of the Art Walk

The Reina Sofía Museum’s terraces on street  level, open all year round. The cuisine is by the young chef,  Javier Muñoz-Calero.

Cafeteria specialising in healthy and natural food within the Film Library (Matadero).

A corner in the heart of Madrid that will leave nobody feeling indifferent.

The terrace of the Plaza Río 2 Commercial Centre offers a fantastic gastronomic experience along with impressive views of Madrid.

  • Now that the winter months are nearly over, it’s time to make the most of the nice weather with plenty of outdoor activities.

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  • Cosas qué hacer en primavera en Madrid

Time to cool off!

  • Escape the summer heat with a refreshing splash in one of Madrid’s public pools (15 May to 8 September, 2024).

    Madrid’s Outdoor Pools
  • Piscinas gemelas CDM Aluche

Gourmet Markets

  • A stunning 100-year-old market that has reinvented itself to become one of Madrid's most popular tourist attractions.

    San Miguel Market
  • The most sophisticated face of gastronomy is found in this modern market in Chueca.

    San Antón Market
  • A revolutionary dining space in Barrio de Salamanca.

    Platea Madrid
  • Tradition and innovation in a street market designed to showcase the most select gastronomy.

    San Ildefonso Market
  • Enjoy a new gastronomic experience in the heart of Madrid.

    Gourmet Experience Callao
  • El Corte Inglés has opened a seven-star Gourmet Experience right in the heart of Madrid's Golden Mile, at its Serrano 52 store.

    Gourmet Experience (Serrano)
  • Mercado San Antón
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  • Whether it’s cold or hot or cold, Madrid offers comfortable visits all the year round.

    Madrid's Climate
  • Clima de Madrid
  • Here’s a list of the best tapas bars in Madrid for a most enjoyable culinary experience.

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  • Enjoy stunning vistas of the sprawling city and its most famous landmarks.

    Madrid Viewpoints
  • Faro de Moncloa. Verano 2023. Foto: Alváro López del Cerro © Madrid Destino
  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Guide Eating in Madrid
  • The Oeste Park, a monumental green space between Plaza de España, Moncloa and the university campus.

    Oeste Park
  • Opposite the Royal Palace, in los Austrias, this is one of the most visited tourist areas.

    Plaza de Oriente Gardens
  • An incredible sunset can be enjoyed from this popular park in La Latina district.

    Vistillas Gardens
  • Paseo del Arte (Art Walk) has a surprise in store for visitors: a tropical garden in this important train station.

    Tropical Garden at Madrid - Puerta de Atocha - Almudena Grandes station
  • Unmissable stop along Paseo del Arte (Art Walk), this creation by botanist Patrick Blanc reaches 24 metres.

    CaixaForum Vertical Garden
  • This small gem, hidden in Latina, retains all the charm and the original structure.

    Palacio del Príncipe de Anglona Gardens
  • This peaceful space is certainly the ideal place to conclude a tour around the Art Walk.

    Reina Sofia Museum Gardens
  • A secret garden in Hapsburg Madrid with fruit trees and an 18th-century bronze fountain.

    Huerto de las Monjas
  • Parque del Oeste
  • Jardines de la Plaza de Oriente
  • Jardín tropical Estación de Atocha
  • Jardín vertical CaixaForum
  • Historic establishments. The shops and businesses that have seen the birth and growth of more than three generations of Madrid’s citizens.

    Century-Old Establishments
  • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and the Real Madrid football stadium. 

    Madrid Top 10
  • Palacio Real


  • A one-kilometre stretch that is home to three of the best museums in the world: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía. 

    Paseo del Arte
  • Terrazas al aire libre - Ramses terraza
  • A selection of one-of-a-kind moments and experiences that you can only enjoy in Madrid. Come and share them with us!

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  • Discover the vegan restaurants dotted all over Madrid offering suggestive culinary proposals.

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  • Museums are always a great place to seek refuge, and even more so when temperatures rise above thirty degrees. Join us on our search for wonderful beaches in Madrid’s museums.

    A Refreshing Dip at the Museum
  • La nageuse (La nadadora) Pablo Picasso (Pablo Ruiz Picasso).  © Museo Reina Sofía. Sala 205.13 - André Breton. Mago del surrealismo
  • Monumento Alfonso XII. 1922. José Grases Riera. Foto de Álvaro López del Cerro.
  • Numerous gods and goddesses protect Madrid's streets, perched atop its fountains and on the rooftops of its tallest buildings, making the city a veritable Olympus.

    Mythological Madrid
  • Madrid mitológico. Ganímedes sobre el ave Fénix.


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