Madrid Rooftop Revelry at Circulo de Bellas Artes

Hey travel squad!

Imagine this: you’ve spent the day getting lost in the labyrinthine streets of La Latina, scoring epic vintage finds at El Rastro flea market, and refueling with churros so good they’ll make your taste buds do a flamenco. The Spanish sun is starting to dip low, painting the sky in fiery hues. But instead of calling it a day, you’re about to ascend to rooftop Circulo de Bellas Artes.

This, my friends, is not your average rooftop bar. Perched atop a stunning Beaux-Arts building, it’s more like a secret garden in the sky. Think lush greenery, chic furnishings, and panoramic views of Madrid that will leave you speechless. The city sprawls out before you like a glittering tapestry – the majestic Gran Vía, the golden domes of the Royal Palace, even the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra de Guadarrama shimmering in the distance. Sunset here is pure poetry in motion, a fiery spectacle that will have you reaching for your camera (and maybe a tissue – those Spanish sunsets are tearjerkers in the best way).

But the magic doesn’t stop at the view. The Círculo de Bellas Artes is also a cultural hub, hosting everything from art exhibitions to jazz nights. Grab a handcrafted cocktail (they’re seriously good – think smoky mezcal or refreshing gin & tonics) and mingle with the stylish Madrileño crowd. The vibe is effortlessly cool, a blend of artistic energy and laid-back charm. Who knows, you might even strike up a conversation with a local artist or a fellow traveler who shares your wanderlust.

Pro Tip: Arrive early, especially during peak season, to snag a coveted spot on the terrace. Also, keep in mind there’s usually a small cover charge around 6 euros, but trust me, it’s worth every penny (or euro, rather) for the experience.

Insider Scoop: If you’re feeling peckish, there’s a seasonal rooftop restaurant offering delicious tapas and other Spanish specialties. Imagine savoring melt-in-your-mouth jamón ibérico while the city twinkles below – pure foodie bliss!

Things to Do Nearby

Gran Vía: Gran Vía is Madrid’s main thoroughfare and a bustling hub of activity, lined with shops, theaters, and iconic landmarks. Visitors can stroll along this vibrant street, marvel at its eclectic architecture, and soak in the lively atmosphere of one of Madrid’s most famous avenues.

Puerta del Sol: This iconic square is considered the center of Madrid and Spain, marked by the Kilometer Zero point from which all radial roads in the country are measured. It’s often the site of major celebrations and events, and is especially lively during New Year’s Eve. 

Royal Palace: Step back in time and explore the opulent chambers and grandeur of the Royal Palace, a majestic symbol of Spain’s royal heritage and architectural splendor.

Exploring Nearby Delights

La Maruca: Located just a short walk from Puerta de Alcalá, La Maruca offers a cozy atmosphere and a menu featuring fresh seafood and traditional Spanish dishes with a modern twist. Don’t miss their signature paellas and seafood platters.

Mercado de la Reina: A lively place combining a traditional tavern with a modern atmosphere, offering tapas and Spanish dishes at reasonable prices.

If you are tired of walking you can use Madrid public bicycle renting service or take a Tuk Tuk

How I get there from Madrid, here you have the google maps link

So, there you have it, folks. The Círculo de Bellas Artes is more than just a rooftop bar; it’s an experience that captures the very essence of Madrid. It’s a place to soak in the city’s beauty, mingle with locals, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Now get out there, chase that sunset, and experience the magic for yourself! ¡Hasta luego! (See you later!)

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