Autumn is about to start and I am already getting depressed here in Germany because my favourite season is over soon. Do you feel the same? However, there are great ways to extend your summer, such as a trip to Madrid. Check out its beautiful rooftop cafés in Madrid where you can soak up the last sun rays and fill up your Vitamin D.
The choice of cafés, chocolaterías and tapas bars is almost unlimited in Madrid, so is the loud Spanish hustle bustle. That’s why I love the rooftop gardens in Madrid where you can enjoy the last summer days in a relaxed atmosphere. Or in spring when we’re desperately seeking for Vitamin D and first sun rays. Rooftop places are always a good pick. You can find the best rooftop bars, cafés and gardens and real insider tips in Madrid in this blog post.
Stylish ambience and shopping: Rooftop garden Jardín Secreto de Salvador Bachillers
This hidden gem is located in the centre of Madrid and represents the perfect place for a shopping break. The hidden garden Jardin Secreto de Salvador Bachillers is very close to Gran Via metro station and is my absolute favourite, as it is a green calm oasis within the busy centre of Madrid.
But this wonderful place has way more to offer. There is another terrace on the 3rd floor and a restaurant on the 2nd floor – also in green and calm atmosphere. Originally this place is a shop with many many beautiful things to buy, like beach accessories, decoration for your home or plants. If you are looking for good quality souvenirs or presents, this is the place to go!
How to get to „Salvador Bachillers“:
Calle de la Montera, 37, 28013 Madrid
Metro 1 or 5 to Gran Via, from there it is just 150 meters to walk
Relaxed Spanish vibes at El Viajero, a rooftop café & restaurant
If you are in the district La Latina makes sure to pass by at the beautiful terrace of El Viajero on the 4th floor on top of the building. Relaxed atmosphere, shabby chic interior, good lunch, (not the best service though), and a green surrounding characterize this place.
Even on a rainy day, the inside of this restaurant is very inviting.
How to get to „El Viajero“:
Plaza de la Cebada, 11, 28005 Madrid
Metro 5 to La Latina
Cool backpacker terrace at The Hat Hostel
A real insider tip which almost nobody knows is the rooftop terrace of „The Hat Hostel“ Madrid. Even if you are not living in this hostel, which is super stylish and a bit downgraded by the name „hostel“, you can just drop by and enjoy a drink or coffee there. Close to Plaza Mayor is represents a welcoming get-away for your busy sightseeing tour.
How to get to the rooftop of „The Hat Hostel“:
Calle Imperial, 9, 28005 Madrid
Metro 1 to Tirso de Molina or metro 1,2 or 3 to Sol
Food heaven in a stylish ambience at Mercado de San Anton
A bit upper class and super stylish is the roof of Mercado de San Anton. The modern market hall is a real food heaven on various floors. You can buy fresh fruits and other ingredients on the ground floor and eat your way up through the second and third floor where all different kinds of tapas, desserts and wines are offered. On the roof which is equipped with stylish furniture, a bar, a restaurant and many plants you can easily spend a whole Sunday afternoon with friends or have dinner and some drinks at night as the market is open till 12 pm.
How to get to Mercado de San Anton:
Calle de Augusto Figueroa, 24B, 28004 Madrid
Metro 5 to Chueca
Have a sundowner at the roof of Circulo de Bellas Artes
Even fancier and a bit posh is the rooftop bar of the building of Circle de Bellas Artes, a cultural organization. But you’ll definitely have the most stunning view here as you can see „El Metropolis“, THE landmark of Madrid by night. A small fee of 4 Euros brings you up to the roof and you can either have dinner in the restaurant, have a sundowner at the bar area or some long drinks with friends in the comfortable lounge area which is located on a little plateau to ensure the best view with a grass carpet and comfortable chairs to chill. Especially at sunset or night time on warm summer nights, it is a great place to be.
How to get to the rooftop of Circulo de Bellas Artes:
Metro 2 to Banco de Espana or Sevilla or Bus 5, 9, 51, 52, 146 or 150 to Circulo de Bellas Artes