Summer is here, and with more hours of sunshine…

The perfect time to enjoy the rooftops that the city of Madrid has to offer, there is no doubt in your mind that when it comes to spectacular views on Gran Vía you will find them.

Today we want to recommend what for us are the 5 best rooftop terraces in Madrid on Gran Vía, very close to our Vitium Urban Suites

Let’s start at the beginning of the Gran Vía, or the end, depending on how you look at it!

Azotea del Círculo de Bellas Artes

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Although this roof terrace is not located on Gran Vía itself, we cannot leave it out as it has exceptional views of the Metropolis Building, which is the beginning of Gran Vía.

But not only can you enjoy these views, because on the other side, you can see the Cibeles Palace, the roofs of the Bank of Spain and Torrespaña, to the north, the leaning towers of Puerta Europa. On clear days, you can even see the Sierra de Guadarrama. They usually have photography exhibits around the railing. Ideal for a cocktail at the end of the afternoon.

That if it is not free, you have to pay 5 euros, and if you have the young meat 4 euros

Remember that it is not on Gran Vía, the address is on Calle de Alcalá, 42.

Azotea Gourmet Experience – El Corte Inglés

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It is located at the exit of the Callao metro, on the terrace of El Corte Inglés of Callao, in addition to the photograph you can take of the famous Capitol building, you can also see the buildings of Plaza de España, as well as the historic area around the Royal Palace. In this space there are very diverse restaurants, among the gastronomic offer you can find traditional cuisine and other varieties.

Access to this rooftop is free.

Azotea Capitol Roof Top (Gran Vía, 41)

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On the seventh floor of the Carrión Building, which has a historical significance for Madrid, by the way, in 2018 it was declared an asset of cultural interest, with a monument category, by the local authorities. There is another terrace that you can’t miss so you can experience what the afternoon in Madrid is all about. It’s very easy to find, you only  have to look for the famous Schweppes sign.

You will be able to appreciate seeing in the distance the dome of the Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande, the rooftops of La Latina, a little of the Royal Opera House and even the Royal Palace, with the green mantle of the Casa de Campo as a backdrop. background.

On this rooftop, if you only want to have a good time, you don’t have to pay an entrance fee, that is if you have to consume something.

Azotea Ella Sky Bar

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The great views that reach the Four Towers to the north, on the other hand the Royal Palace, and that from here you can also admire the legendary neon of Callao, that of the Capitol building, while enjoying some tapas with a good wine or one of the mixed that includes its cocktail menu. They usually have DJ sessions almost every day

This terrace is located in Gran Vía 42 on the 10th floor

We advise you to always book a table before you go, so you avoid waiting to get in.

Azotea 360º Sky Bar

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You have probably heard this phrase:

“From Madrid to Heaven”

Well, this terrace located in front of the Plaza de España, 100 meters high on the 27th floor, fully portrays this phrase, in addition to offering a 360º panoramic view of the Madrid capital, the exact address is Gran Vía, 84.

In addition to the views of the Plaza de España, the Gran Vía, the Almudena, the Royal Palace, Casa de Campo and the Moncloa lighthouse, it has a 4.5-meter glass walkway suspended in the void, but which allows you to walk on the Madrid sky. You have to pay this rooftop to enjoy its views, from Monday to Friday 5 euros, from eleven in the morning to five in the afternoon, and 10 euros until closing. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays the cost is 10 euros for the whole day.

Now it’s your turn to come to Madrid, stay at Vitium  and visit these rooftops that are very close to our hotel.

We would love to know if you visited them and how you liked them, leave your comment right here.

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