Some of Madrids most impressive terraces are found not on the streets, but high on the rooftops. These sky high oases offer delicious food, refreshing cocktails and dizzying birds eye views of the Spanish capital.
Gymage is where young people gather year-round for divine yet reasonably prices coctails, smoothies and great eats in good company. The terrace is sun-drenched all day, but the air stays cool thanks to a vaporised water system. If it still isn´t wet enough for you, dive into Gymages own swimming pool.
Gau & Cafe
The Old Escuelas Pias building in the bohemian Lavapiés neighbourhood has plenty to boast about: probably the citys most beautiful library and an adorable top floor terrace, Gau & Cafe. The aerial hideaway attracts food lovers with its delicious but affordable Mediterranean and Arabic-style dishes. When the terrace first started ten years ago, its fame grew by word of mouth. Today it is the much loved crowning jewel of Lavapiés.
La Cocina de San Anton
La Cocina de San Anton invites hungry visitors to buy fresh fish or meat from the San Anton Market below and bring it up to the kitchen. For a 5€ supplement, the cook will custom prepare your dish and serve it with variety of garnishes. The terrace is perfect for a sun-downer too. Try the mojitos and carajillo, famous Spanish style coffee laced with rum.
For an entrance fee of 3€, the roof of the Fien Arts Circle offers a breath-taking 360-degree eyeful of Madrid’s classic tourist attractions, famous streets, skyline and mountains to the North. You can visit the terrace just to admire the view, but if you´re feeling peckish, the tartan rooftop restaurant serves and extensive menu from breakfast to dinner.