Although a long way from the coast and the fact that it has become in its own right an autumnal destination for those looking for a weekend getaway, Madrid is still very much alive in the summer, actually more than ever.
To travel to Madrid in the summer months is synonymous with visiting a city with lots of plans that are much more than just simple cultural visits. What are the best options to try in the city in the month of July? Quick and simple: a good brunch or a very cold Bloody Mary at one of the rooftop terraces in Madrid. Which are the most well known and/or recommended?
- The Tartan Roof on the rooftop of the Fine Arts Centre: Considered one of the best rooftop terraces in the capital, the Tartan Roof on the rooftop of the Fine Arts Centre is the first point of departure for lovers of these high terraces. Situated at Madrid’s Fine Arts Centre at a very short distance from the Petit Palace Triball, this terrace is an ideal place to enjoy a brunch half way through the morning, a lunch or dinner with views.
- The Gourmet Experience: The Corte Ingles is the architect of this beautiful rooftop which is situated in front of the famous Capitol Building. Apart from a menu of very high quality dishes, the place is perfect to enjoy the popular golden sunsets of the capital so why not enjoy a Bloody Mary with views and in good company.
- Le Cabrera Terrace: Although it has a much lower terrace than those mentioned previously, the terrace Le Cabrera is one of those terraces that are worth enjoying during a visit to Madrid. Situated in the interior of the Linares Palace just a short distance from the hotel Petit Palace Ducal Chueca, this terrace has an exceptional chill out area sheltered by a very bucolic setting. If you are a fan of cocktails, take note of the address because they are their speciality: Paseo Recoletos No. 2.
- Cibeles Terrace: To enjoy some of Madrid’s best Gin and Tonics you need to visit the outstanding Cibeles Terrace, situated in the highest area of the Post Office Palace, about 20 minutes by metro from the Petit Palace Lealtad Plaza. From the time when this popular rooftop/terrace was created, Cibeles Terrace is the meeting place for the locales from the moment that the sun starts to set.