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Madrid from the Heavens

Posted by International House on Dec 5, 2019 11:14:22 AM

A different way to get to know a city is from above. Some of the most iconic buildings and trendy hotels in Madrid have magnificent rooftop terraces to enjoy breath-taking views.  We also have the opportunity to see the monuments and buildings from a different perspective as we enjoy a drink.

Here are the top must rooftops to visit:

The rooftop terrace of el Circulo de Bellas Artes

Situated on the seventh floor with an imposing statue of the goddess Minerva, it boasts one of the best views of Madrid, especially of the Gran Via which is an historical street in Madrid.

Address: Marqués de Casa Riera,2

Price: 4 euros.

Palacio de Cibeles

In the main building of the Town Hall of Madrid, on the sixth floor lies a view that can’t be missed that includes the centre of the city. Simply visiting the building is worth the time.

Address: Plaza Cibeles,

Price: 3 euros

De Madrid al cielo Sky Bar

Situated on the 26th floor of the Riu Plaza España Hotel, this rooftop bar offers an impressive panoramic sight of the city. The totally transparent walkway, not advisable for people who suffer from vertigo, is one of its main attractions.

Address: Gran Vía, 84

Price: 5 euros until 18.00; 10 euros till closing time.

Ginkgo Sky Bar

On the twelfth floor of the VP Plaza España Design Hotel, is a site with a 360º  view. It is composed of open air and covered areas, the last perfect for cold rainy days.

Address: Plaza de España 3

Price: An entrance fee is compulsory but the price of which is discounted from the bill if you drink something.

The Hat

Situated on the fifth floor of the Hostel The hat, there is tucked away a charming terrace from which you can view the rooftops of the La Latina quarters, one of the oldest and charismatic neighbourhoods in Madrid.  

Address: Calle Imperial 9

Price: Free

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