Terrazas in Madrid are one of the great summer experiences of the city. A terraza, in English, is a street (or open air) café which often open to the wee, small hours of the morning. Traditionally, the popular terrazas hve been found on the Castellana or the Paseo de Pintor Rosales but El Mundo has some alternative places where you can enjoy an evening tipple. They include Real Madrid’s ground, a terrace outside Torre Picasso (one of Spain’s tallest buildings), the Circulo de Bellas Artes and Madrid’s Hippodrome, Madrid’s horse track with 7 bars, 15 shops and ice cream parlour and 2 restaurants.
One tip: Madrid’s nightlife goes on to around 4-5 in the morning, so don’t go out too early – a 10 or 11 p.m. start is early enough!