• Eat

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most beautiful, most vital cities, and one of our favorites here at TBS, too. There are many reasons for this, which go from the little beach bars lining the shore, to 2€-cervezas, to the best paella in the world! We all get so busy experiencing the city, surrounded by crowds of people, that we tend to forget that Barcelona also has restaurants with amazing scenery, which will show you the city from another perspective. Here are our tips to have a good meal while you have Barcelona at your feet.


Terraza Martínez (Carretera de Miramar, 38)
Whether for lunch or dinner, satisfaction is guaranteed anytime at Martinez’s! It is basically on Montjuic, and the scenery looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale: the view stretches from the port to the city’s historical center. Here is our tip: don’t waste your energy on a million starters and just move on straight to their amazing paella!

Torre d’Alta Mar (Passeig de Joan Borbó, 88)
Take your loved one by the hand, and surprise him or her with a visit to this super romantic restaurant, 75m above sea level. This place is unique and very elegant, on top of a tower, lined by large windows that will let you fully enjoy the view of the city while you dine. Fish is one of the specialties here, and even if your cuenta might be a little steep, it will definitely be worth it, because it is a most unique experience to see the city from above.

Òleum Restaurant (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Parc Montjuïc)
Barcelona, just like the rest of Spain, is so rich with history. To get your history fix for the day, we recommend dining at the restaurant inside the National Art Museum of Catalogne, inaugurated in 1929. High ceilings, excellent food, and of course, a breathtaking view. Art and good food always work so well together!

Visual Restaurant (Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya, Av. de Roma, 2)
This restaurant is good for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and it also has a bar, where you can enjoy a cocktail late at night. The view from here is one of the most panoramic in the Catalan capital, and so is the menu, which ranges from salads to fish and meat.

Mirabé (C/ Manuel Arnús 2)
Can you think of anything more romantic than a terrace with a view all over the city? Think about those beautiful Sundays you can only enjoy in Barcelona: your lunch here will be unforgettable. If you would rather go for dinner, Mirabé is an excellent place to admire the city lights from above.

7 Responses to “Barcelona from above: 5 restaurants with a wonderful view”

  • Best vacation ever was in Barcelona! I will love to get back there and spend some more time! Thank you for this guide!

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