• August 15, 2023

6 of the best rooftops bars in Europe

6 of the best rooftops bars in Europe

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During the summer months, there’s nowhere better to sip on cocktails and soak up best views than a rooftop bar or terrace. So, we check out six of the best from the Leading Hotels of the World collection. From lively Lisbon to the heart of Rome, these elevated venues are bound to make for a memorable experience…

Best for classic views: 7th Floor Terrace Hassler Roma Rome, Italy

Perched at the top of the Spanish steps and overlooking the legendary Piazza Di Spagna, The Hassler is one of Rome’s most storied hotels, with 87 refined rooms and suites, a Michelin starred restaurant, plush afternoon tea salon, Eva, an al-fresco Palm Court dining room and two signature bars. One of these bars is the 7th floor terrace rooftop (main image), a popular destination with socialites and celebrities, offering the most breathtaking views of the Eternal City. Perfect for Camparis at aperitivo hour.

Best for buzz: Sky Bar by SEEN at Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon’s favourite cosmopolitan rooftop, Sky Bar by SEEN is located on the 9th floor of the Tivoli, on the Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s most sophisticated district. Dotted with potted palms and olive trees this chic terrace is magnet to the who’s who in town, a nightly DJ brings the mellow buzz. The bar has a wide-reaching view of the cities’ seven hills and São Jorge Castle, with the dramatic Arrabida mountains as the backdrop.

Best for escaping the crowds: Bellevue Roof Terrace at Villa Cora Florence, Italy

Overlooking the historic Boboli Gardens and set in a private, rose-filled garden is the grand, aristocratic residence of Villa Cora. In addition to its 44 delightfully frescoed rooms and suites and chic, poolside cocktail garden, the villa’s Bellevue Rooftop Terrace is perfect for getting away from the throngs of tourists exploring Florence. Sip prosecco with a backdrop of extraordinary views taking in the cityscape and Tuscan hills that surround it.

Best for an unforgettable skyline panorama: La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel and Spa Barcelona, Spain

Home to dynamic DJ sets every weekend, La Dolce Vitae rooftop restaurant and bar, lords it over Barcelona’s cityscape, offering spectacular view of the legendary Sagrada Familia. Located on Barcelona’s Passieg de Gracia, the Majestic Hotel and Spa sits between two of Gaudi’s most iconic building, the Casa Batllo and the Pedrera apartment block. After the celebrations are over, stay in one of the plush guestrooms, book a yoga session on the roof terrace or recover with a thermal journey at the spa – get ready to party on…

Best for experimental cocktails: Galaxia Skybar at Savoy Palace, Funchal, Madeira

At the top of the bold, modernist structure that is Madeira’s Savoy Palace, is the celestial Galaxia Sky bar, known for its innovative and out of this world cocktail list and striking contemporary styling. Choose crafted signature creations inspired by the galactic references. Sunrise on Mars is a colourful concoction consisting of spiced tequila and St Germain short topped with ginger beer for a kick. Or try the Starlight, the dragon fruit flavoured vodka cocktail mixed with Cointreau and lemon juice and whisked with egg white. All masterminded by one of the world’s best mixologists…

Best for a short hop escape: The Rooftop Bar and Terrace at Anantara the Marker Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

The Rooftop Bar at Anantara at the Marker in Dublin’s vibrant docklands delivers a festive and fun vibe. Views reach as far as the Dublin mountains on one side and the Irish Sea on the other. The Marker’s rooftop bar offers more than just breathtaking skyline views and expertly crafted cocktails. It has become a popular destination for a refreshing morning workout. Every Saturday during the spring and summer seasons, fitness enthusiasts can ascend to the seventh floor to enjoy an invigorating hour of yoga, designed to relax and re-energise the mind and body.


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