7 Incredible Spots to Catch the Sunset in Madrid

As evening blankets the city, Madrid takes on a special kind of magic.

With the sunset in Madrid comes a carefree leaving-behind of the busy day. In its place comes an atmosphere of fun and festivities. Terraces and outdoor hangouts all around the capital fill to capacity every evening as locals sip drinks and chat with friends to get the night going. Want to really experience the magic of a sunset in Madrid? Here are a few of our favorite spots.

Not sure where to watch the sunset in Madrid? Take your pick from any of these gorgeous spots!

Photo Credit: @saxonmcclamma (Saxon M), Text Overlay: Devour Madrid Food Tours

1. Hotel ME Madrid

The terrace of Hotel ME Madrid in Plaza Santa Ana is such a spectacular place to watch the sunset in Madrid that it’s often referred to simply as “The Roof.” The classy clientele and cocktails mean that a nice dress code is enforced, but once inside the views can’t be beat. The hotel itself is located a bit off the beaten path in the charming Huertas neighborhood, so you won’t be fighting aside hordes of tourists as you sip your drink and enjoy the views.

AddressPlaza Santa Ana, 14

One of our favorite spots to watch the sunset in Madrid is the rooftop bar at Hotel ME Madrid. They've got great cocktails, too!
Enjoy a cocktail at the Hotel ME rooftop bar while you watch the sunset! Photo credit: @jennarlig

2. Cerro del Tío Pío Park

This one is a bit of a hike from the city center, but well worth it. Tucked away in the humble working-class Vallecas neighborhood lies Cerro del Tío Pío Park, a beautiful green space and a hidden gem when it comes to watching the sunset in Madrid. Bring a picnic and set yourself up on one of the lush green hills while you watch the daylight fade from the sky. Since it’s a bit further out, this is also the perfect spot to catch views of the city itself at sunset.

AddressCalle Benjamín Palencia, 2

One of our favorite places to watch the sunset in Madrid is Cerro del Tío Pío, a lovely park that's a bit off the beaten path.
The dramatic sunset views of the city from Cerro del Tío Pío are unbeatable. Photo credit: @saxonmcclamma (Saxon M)

3. Óscar’s Terrace

The modern lounge atmosphere atop the popular Room Mate Óscar hotel in trendy Chueca is more than just one of Madrid’s best rooftop bars. Although the drinks and music are excellent, what truly makes this place stand out are the stunning views, especially at sunset. Known as Óscar’s Terrace, it offers panoramic views of the entire capital, best enjoyed from one of the many comfortable chaise lounges.

AddressPlaza de Pedro Zerolo, 12

One of our favorite places to watch the sunset in Madrid? The terrace at Room Mate Óscar, drink in hand!
The terrace at Room Mate Óscar is a great place to start your evening with drinks. Photo credit: @esperandoajulieta

4. Temple of Debod

This popular place to watch the sunset in Madrid is a crowded tourist attraction by day, but not many hang around until nightfall. A special kind of magic hangs in the air at this authentic ancient Egyptian temple (which was relocated from Egypt to Madrid brick by brick!). Get there a bit early to wander the grounds before the temple itself closes, then head behind the structure for amazing sunset views over the Almudena Cathedral and Casa del Campo park.

AddressCalle de la Torrecilla del Leal, 10

One of the most popular spots—for good reason—to watch the sunset in Madrid is the Temple of Debod!
Cap off your day of sightseeing with a stunning sunset at the Temple of Debod. Photo credit: @rodrigo_brasero

5. Círculo de Bellas Artes

The terrace atop the Círculo de Bellas Artes has become so popular that you have to pay a small fee to enter. However, the views and atmosphere here are unbeatable. Treat yourself to a cocktail at the rooftop bar or head to the elegant Tartán Roof restaurant to enjoy a sunset meal. Despite the crowds, it’s truly a magical place to watch the sunset in Madrid.

AddressCalle de Alcalá, 42

One of our favorite places to see the sunset in Madrid is a classic: the top of the Círculo de Bellas Artes building!
You can’t miss the iconic views from the top of the Círculo de Bellas Artes building! Photo credit: @angelehvrt

6. Gymage Lounge Resort

At first glance, Gymage looks like…a gym. Seemingly not the best place to watch the sunset in Madrid (and possibly the last place you want to be while on vacation!). However, this unique “urban resort” is so much more than just a gym. In fact, it’s home to an incredible rooftop terrace and pool that’s open to anyone! What’s more, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the low drink prices despite the luxurious atmosphere.

AddressCalle de la Luna, 2

One of our favorite places to watch the sunset is a gym? Yep, that's right! The terrace at Gymage offers stunning views, delicious cocktails and a refreshing pool.
The picturesque terrace at Gymage is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day! Photo credit: @gymage

7. Parque de Tierno Galván

Make a day of your visit to this unique park and cap it off with a sunset in Madrid! Tierno Galván Park is home to a fascinating planetarium, which is worth a visit itself. Head there earlier in the day to check it out, then hang around for the sunset. The park also includes a space known as Open Air Madrid, which hosts outdoor concerts, cultural events and movie screenings when the weather is nice.

AddressCalle Meneses, 4

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1 Comment

  1. Kate says
    February 5, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Templo de Debod at sunset was always so magical! Definitely one of my favourite Madrid experiences!

    Kate | http://www.petiteadventures.org/

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