Our top eight recommended hotel terraces for the week
Having a drink on the terrace at Barceló Raval is really something else: they've got a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire city. On June 4, in addition to the jaw-dropping views, they're hosting a flamenco-fusion concert at 7pm.
The Ohla Gastrobar is an exclusive but relaxed spot that serves small haute cuisine, courtesy of chef Xavier Franco, who also runs the modern classic Saüc, itself now located at the top of the Ohla Hotel. The Gastrobar features top-quality tapas and small dishes. This week they wow with their A Vista d'Hotel programming: Friday, June 6, at 6.30pm and 8pm, there's a synchronized swimming show with the C.N. Kallipolis Junior Spain Champion team, trained by Anna Tarrés. And on Thursday, June 5 at 8.30pm, it's authentic Catalan rumba with Els Ximenis.
The 19th-century Duquesa de Cardona is located opposite Barcelona’s marina in the Barri Gòtic. As you might imagine, the views from their rooftop terrace are breathtaking, and something most locals have never seen. Its programme for the week doesn't detract from the view: a cooking workshop with Guzman Gastronomia on Saturday the 7th from 6pm to 8pm (learn the spherification process!), live samba and funk with Xandele (Friday the 6th, from 6pm to 10pm), and a class on making gin and tonics on Wednesday, June 4, from 6pm to 8pm.
The kitchen at La Terraza del Claris offers an extensive menu of Mediterranean and Catalan specialities with one spoon in the traditional and the other in the modern, such as cod with pumpkin and a wild mushroom sauce. And their events this week include a visit to the Egyptian Museum, which is on the first floor of the hotel itself. The exhibition features 70 pieces that illustrate most of the chronological periods Egyptian history is divided into, from the Old Kingdom (2659–2134 BC) to the Roman period (second century BC). There will also be DJ sets from 8pm to 11.30pm, on June 5, 6, 7, 30 and 31.