The typical saying “from Madrid to the sky … and a little hole to look back” means that once you have seen Madrid, there is nothing left on Earth to catch your interest. It is not an overstatement. The sky of Madrid has been portrayed by all types of painters, photographers, writers, poets, musicians and artists. This is why once the short, cold winter ends and the warm air starts to set in, the people of Madrid go out to enjoy its terraces. Terraces with a view, roofed terraces on old and new buildings alike, bohemian and cosmopolitan terraces, with restaurants and swimming pools, quiet terraces to enjoy a glass of wine and boisterous terraces featuring their own DJ and plenty of cocktails.
We recommend the roofed terrace of La Cocina de San Antón (Augusto Figueroa, 24. www.lacocinadesananton.com), which besides its restaurant has a lounge area where you can have a nice drink with people from the area and enjoy the colorful buildings of the colorful Chueca quarter. The Tartan Roof (Círculo de Bellas Artes) has a terrace from which you can view the architecture of this old quarter, the Paseo de la Castellana and Paseo del Prado, the Plaza de Cibeles, the impressive Metropolis building and the hustle and bustle of people in the city center.
The disco-terrace at Chill Beach Boadilla (Vereda de los Barros 22, Alcorcon) has absolutely everything: restaurant, swimming pool, Balinese beds, reserved areas, a VIP Zone, Chill Out Zone, great cocktails, cachimba smoking pipes and very good music. The La Terraza de Óscar (Plaza Vázquez de Mella 12) features a swimming pool, chill out sessions at nightfall, brunches and other interesting plans.
You will also love the Terrazas del Thyssen (Paseo del Prado 8): a variety of atmospheres on the same terrace, a good place to catch a bite and try out the nice cocktails. And of course we must recommend the terrace of the hotel IBEROSTAR Las Letras; it has a welcoming and even romantic atmosphere as night falls. Here you can enjoy the view of some of the rooftops from the Gran Vía while having a drink.
Who ever said that Madrid had nothing to offer in the summer months?
“The Hotel IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía is an avant-garde hotel on the Gran Vía in Madrid, conveying the personality of a home for writers with suggestive services such as the informal haute cuisine, rooms with a Jacuzzi on the terrace, gymnasium, nearby parking (at a charge) and Wi-Fi & Walk, among others. Thanks to its excellent location in Madrid, the Hotel IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía is an excellent starting point to enjoy the theaters and musicals on the Gran Vía, the museums in Madrid, the old streets in the Las Letras Quarter … Stay at a hotel with special charm at the Gran Vía in Madrid. The Hotel IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía is waiting for you.”