Best rooftop pools in Barcelona

Published: July 14, 2019

Spain. Hot weather. Siesta. Preferably right by a refreshing rooftop pool.

The lovely city of Barcelona is set right by the Mediterranean sea. Aside of its beautiful beaches and amazing cultural heritage, Barcelona also offers some really cool rooftop pools at hotels.

High above the hectic city below, these are some lovely spots for pure relaxation. Definitely more exclusive than the beach, and the hotel rooftop pools are usually just for stayin guests and not open to the public.

After a day of swimming at the rooftops, Barcelona also has a wild nightlife side and plenty of wonderful options to choose from. If you're more interested in eating with a view, you can find the best rooftop restaurants in Barcelona here. And for drinks in the sky, check out the best rooftop bars in Barcelona.

Here’s our list of the the 6 best rooftop pools at hotels in Barcelona.

6. Hotel 1898

Rooftop pool Barcelona - Hotel 1898
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Hotel 1898
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Hotel 1898
Hotel 1898

Right on La Rambla in the heart of Barcelona you find Hotel 1898. Set in a beautiful colonial building, this fantastic hotel comes with an equally fantastic Barcelona rooftop pool.

Seven floors up, the stylish solarium terrace offers fantastic views of the Barcelona skyline, spanning from Montjuïc to Tibidabo. And in the corner, a quite large and very refreshing rooftop pool. The hotel also comes with a spa and indoor pool, great if the rooftop weather is not on top.

While the Hotel 1898 rooftop pool is exclusive to hotel guest, the 7th floor also holds a rooftop bar called La Isabela. Namned after one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines and open to the public, here everyone can enjoy the views along with house-made tapas and original cocktails.

Adress: La Rambla, 109, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona

Availability: Pool is only for guests at the hotel

Rooftop bar: Open daily to all, noon to midnight

Towels included: Yes

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5. Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

Rooftop pool Barcelona - Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

A stylish rooftop pool combined with 360-degree views over Barcelona, does it get much better? Probably not, and at the trendy and urban Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel you can enjoy both.

While this is not the largest Barcelona rooftop pool, it is one of the more stylish. Set on a bright, modern and open terrace, and complemented with some very comfy sun beds. Perfect spot to relax poolside while gazing out over the city.

Located close to the Urquinaona metro station, the rooftop terrace is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. While the rooftop pool is exclusive to guest staying at the hotel, the Yurbban Trafalgar rooftop bar is open to all. On weekends, the party atmosphere raises, where DJs, live music or concerts are part of the entertainment.

This is the perfect swimming pool area to visit for some nice evening cocktails and hangout. The sunset from here is magical!

Adress: Carrer de Trafalgar, 30, 08010 Barcelona

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Rooftop bar available for outside guests

Location: 7th floor

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4. Ohla Barcelona

Rooftop pool Barcelona - Ohla Chillout terrace at Ohla Barcelona
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Ohla Chillout terrace at Ohla Barcelona
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Ohla Chillout terrace at Ohla Barcelona
Ohla Barcelona

Ever wondered how it feels like to be a “a fish in the water"? The Barcelona rooftop pool up at the fantastic Ohla Barcelona might be your best chance to do so.

13 meters long, the swimming pool has some really cool glass walls. With a pair of goggles the sweeping views over Barcelona is just as good below water as it is above. Set in Barri Gotic you can see many of the most classic spots.

The rooftop pool is only available for the guests of the hotel, but the beautiful Ohla Chillout Terrace and bar can be used by non hotel guests as well. So if you are looking for luxury, quality, harmony and panoramic views, Ohla Hotel has the perfect rooftop pool. Both for a beer in the sun with one foot in the rooftop pool, and for evening cocktails gazing over this beautiful city.

Adress: Via Laietana, 49, 08003 Barcelona

Availability: Only guests at the hotel / Rooftop bar available to all

Towels included: Yes

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3. H10 Cubik

Rooftop pool Barcelona - H10 Cubik
Rooftop pool Barcelona - H10 Cubik
Rooftop pool Barcelona - H10 Cubik
H10 Cubik

Are you in awe with the gothic cathedrals and old buildings in the Spanish capital? If the answer is yes, then H10 Cubik will let you enjoy the view, while sipping on a great cocktail from inside the plunge pool, being a top choice for rooftop pools in Barcelona.

The rooftop pool is quite small and only available for the guest of the hotel. But the view you get from here is amazing. That's what makes this swimming pool a given choice among the best terrace pools in Barcelona.

Right next to the pool you find the Atik Rooftop Bar. Open to all, this means everyone can enjoy the beautiful terrace and views, just not the rooftop pool.

Adress: Via Laietana, 69, 08003 Barcelona

Availability: Only guests at the hotel / Rooftop bar open to all

Towels included: Yes

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2. Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Rooftop pool Barcelona - Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Located on the fantastic 5-star hotel Mandarin Oriantal, you find one of the most luxurious swimming pools in Barcelona located at a roof terrace. Although it has a catchy name, the Mandarin Oriental is very modern and chic open space with a wonderful pool.

Even though the rooftop pool is quite shallow, it is one of the finest in the city. Complemented with stylish and cosy sun beds and an amazing view over Barcelona, it offers lux relaxation at its finest.

The rooftop pool is exclusive to in-house guest, but the adjacent rooftop bar is open to all. Terrat, as it is called, offers a wide range of drinks and cocktails, served alongside a delicious choice of authentic Peruvian cuisine.

Adress: Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40, 08007 Barcelona

Availability: Only guests at the hotel / Terrat rooftop bar open to all

Towels included: Yes

Season: May - September

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1. Grand Hotel Central

Rooftop pool Barcelona - Grand Hotel Central
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Grand Hotel Central
Rooftop pool Barcelona - Grand Hotel Central
Grand Hotel Central

Infinity pool, breathtaking and picturesque landscape, overlooking the 14th century Catalan Gothic church, as well as the La Ribera neighborhood. It's all you need in a hot day in Barcelona. Grand Hotel Central is the preferable choice if you want to experience something modern, yet Spanish.

It's limited access adds up to its popularity as it's only the guests of the hotel that can use the swimming pool. The infinity pool found here is one of the best and most luxurious in all of Europe. The pool is also heated, so you can go for a dip year round.

While booking your stay at Grand Hotel Central to enjoy the rooftop pool is highly recommended, you can also visit the lovley Sky Bar lounge as an outside guest. However at limited times, in summer evenings after 9pm or during weekend days in winter for Vermouth with a view.

Adress: Vía Laietana, 30, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, 08003

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: Daily 9am - 10pm

Towels included: Yes

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Written by:
The Rooftop Guide

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