I live for terraces of all shapes and sizes. There's just nothing that compares to sipping a cool drink from a sunny rooftop terrace with panoramic views of a cityscape. I propose a terrace visit for a healthy dose of Vitamin D and an endorphin boost. 

Here are some of my favorite Madrid terrace spots.

I snapped up the above shots from the rooftop of the Círculo de las Bellas Artes building. The view from up there always takes my breath away.


The Gourmet Experience at Plaza de Callao's Corte Inglés shopping center offers an array of eateries and a rooftop terrace with a great view of La Gran Via. My lovely friends (Andrea, Paulina and Angela) and I love to grab a seat on the terrace and catch up over refreshing tintos de veranos.

The terrace from the Palacio de Correos at Cibeles is a feast for the eyes. It's a great meeting spot for friends or a special someone. If time permits, check out the inside space; the building usually offers special exhibits that are free of charge. 

Left: Quick pic with the gals. Right: Photo from heartwonders photographer, Vanessa Díaz.

Right in the center of Madrid's Boystown neighborhood, Chueca, is El Mercado de San Antón. The area is usually buzzing with people and lends to a bustling nightlife scene, i.e. it's a fun place to hang out. As you can see from the photo on the right, this terrace puts a BIG smile on my face. 

The Tapanco terrace is nestled in between buildings and can easily be missed since it's tough to spot from calle Luchana, the main street. 


Casa Granada is a converted apartment space that today serves as a laid back restaurant/bar in the La Latina neighborhood. The outside terrace seating is limited, but completely worth the wait time.

This lovely terrace can be found in the Plaza del Rey off of calle Infantas. There are too many other gems like this to list them all, but my advice to you is, "Go out and enjoy those terraces now that the weather is permitting."

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