Outdoor Bars and Cafés

  • Terrazas de Madrid

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.

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

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

Authentic oasis in the heart of the capital to combine excellent drinks with fine dishes

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

Terrace between Gran Vía and Chueca, an ideal place for a snack at any time of the day.

Indoor space to enjoy a drink and artistic and musical activities each summer.

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

Emblematic terrace in the heart of the Art Walk

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

A terrace inside a historic building to enjoy the Madrid daytime or nightlife.

Exclusive terrace inside a five-star hotel in one of the most luxurious areas of the capital.

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

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

Solarium terrace with a cocktail bar and a selection of milkshakes and coffees for any time of the day.  

Curious traditional restaurant with a terrace, tucked away on the sixth floor of a block of apartments.

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

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.

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

Seasonal space, open only in the summer, to have a drink whilst taking in the atmosphere of the museum.

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.

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.  

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

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

Beautiful terrace with a swimming pool and spectacular views over 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.

Gourmet Markets
  • One of the most emblematic traditional markets of Madrid converted into a gourmet paradise, close to the Plaza Mayor.

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

    San Antón Market
  • A new dining space in the Salamanca District.

    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 de San Antón
  • Vista de la Plaza de Callao y calle Gran Vía desde Gourmet Experience (Callao)
  • Here’s a list of the best tapas bars in Madrid for a most enjoyable culinary experience.

    Out for Tapas in Madrid
  • De tapas por Madrid
  • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

    Madrid Top 10
  • Palacio de Cristal
  • Escape the summer heat with a refreshing splash in one of Madrid’s public or private pools.

    Madrid’s Outdoor Pools
  • Piscinas de verano en Madrid
  • Enjoy stunning views of the sprawling city and its most famous landmarks.

    Madrid Viewpoints
  • Faro de Moncloa
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • 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


Make your way up to the observation deck for some stunning views.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

And return in July to enjoy all the plans we recommend.

Metro map
  • Download the Madrid Underground map and get to know one of the most modern underground transport networks in the world (PDF, 1.7MB)

    Madrid Metro Map (PDF)
  • Plano Metro de Madrid. Actualizado 1 diciembre 2018
  • Savoury dishes and sweets, tapas and wines of the land. What and where to eat in Madrid.

    The Flavours of Madrid
  • Churros en el Mercado de San Miguel