As soon as those first scents of spring hit the city (we’re talking as early as March here), Seville’s residents and visitors make their way up to the many of best hotel rooftop bars in Seville scattered around the city. There’s a certain sense of secrecy watching the city from above—the towering moorish Giralda and gothic cathedral, the tiled church domes, the calm current of the Guadalquivir River. Even the swinging clotheslines and rooftop gardens offer a sweet respite from below, and give you a glimpse into a world apart. So whether it’s an afternoon cerveza or a late-night G&T, there are few better places to drink in spring and enjoy the breeze than a hotel rooftop bar.

While some hotel rooftop hotel bars in Seville are only reserved for hotel guests, most are open to all, which means you can check out a few them while you’re in town. Just keep in mind that many have seasonal hours. Here’s our list of our personal picks for the best hotel rooftop bars in Seville.

Puravida Terrace at Fontecruz Seises

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Courtesy of Pura Vida Terraza

The Fontecruz Hotel is housed in a 16th-century palace, and their Pura Vida bar snuggled right up to the cathedral has a number of deal-closing advantages. Giralda view, check. Entertainment (live flamenco on Sunday nights), check. Separate zones offering different vibes (cozy shaded booths with packing-crate seats; tables with chairs to watch the show; more private corners with sofas), check. Food to order (jamón ibérico, cured cheese, salads, etc.), check. Public access to the pool (limited spaces and reservations suggested), check. Our cocktail of choice: tamarind mojito.

  • Hours: Mon. to Thurs. 3-10pm; Fri. and Sat 3pm-2am; Sun 3pm-12am
  • Address: Calle Segovia 6

Rooftop at The Corner House Hotel

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For a more boho scene, head to this bar in the buzzing Alameda at the fun Corner House Hotel. With a pérgola covered in trailing plants, plus brilliant pink and orange bougainvillea, its relaxed secret garden feel is perfect for soaking up the sun or winding down the evening. The hotel is known for their award-winning gastronomy at the restaurant below, so their wine list is especially noteworthy.

  • Hours: varies seasonally 
  • Address: Alameda de Hercules 31

La Terraza at Doña Maria      

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If you want the best views of the 900-year-old Giralda (formerly a minaret, now a church bell tower), surrounded by murals of orange trees, head to this coveted rooftop bar. You can practically touch the Giralda from this elegant terrace. Even summertime in Seville is beyond bearable here with their refreshing water misters to cool you right off. Cocktails help too, so flex your tastebuds with creative gin and tonic renditions, like strawberry rosé.

  •  Hours: varies seasonally 
  • Address: Calle Don Reomondo 19 

La Terraza at Hotel Inglaterra

Terraza at Hotel Inglaterra
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This rooftop bar in Seville, in a majestic spot looking onto Plaza Nueva, has an open, spacious feel. A small shaded area with sofas is perfect for sunny daytime, while the larger unshaded part offers high tops, ideal for catching the night breeze. Bonus: handy power points for phone-charging. You can order the award-winning Manilva cocktail with whisky, martini rosso, orange liqueur, and lime, as well as snacks from the excellent Seis restaurant downstairs (croquetas are always a win).

  • Hours: Sun. to Thurs. 11am -1pm; Fri. and Sat. 11am – 2am
  • Address: Plaza Nueva 7

La Terraza Bar at EME Catedral Mercer

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Courtesy of EME Catedral Mercer Hotel

EME’s terrace is widely known as one of the best hotel rooftop bars in Seville. Across the street from the cathedral, the bar offers spectacular sunset views over the historical center and live music every single day. Their classic cocktails are superb and their liquor list is extensive and stocked with premium bottles from all over the world, with a special attention to gins. It’s an intimate and privileged space for a romantic nightcap. Keep in mind they don’t take reservations. Here, it’s first come, first serve.

  • Hours: 1:30pm – 1am 
  • Calle Alemanes 27

Terraza Fulton at Palacio Alcazar

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If you want a quiet, intimate drink, with no big groups, this small terrace next to the Alcázar palace is your best bet. Sit next to the candy-pink oleander and take in the panorama of the palace fortress’ walls and the cathedral. Order a plate of jamón and cheese with your crisp glass of dry local sherry, or even grab a full meal.

  • Hours: 8am-12am
  • Address: Plaza Alianza

Terraza Atalaya at Eurostars Torre Seville

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Courtesy of Terraza Atalaya

On top of Seville (and Andalusia)’s tallest building known as La Torre, you get outstanding bird’s-eye views from its panoramic 360-degree bar. The 5* hotel, located at the top of the skyscraper, is across the river and right next door to the Caixa Forum cultural museum, making for a great post museum drink, a long stroll before, or a quick cab ride over for a nightcap. See the city spread out before you with a negroni in hand. Of all the best rooftop bars in Seville, this is definitely the highest!

  • Hours: Sun. to Thurs. 11am-7pm; Sat. and Sun. 11am-1am.
  • Address: Calle Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada 2

ROOF at Casa Romana

Rooftop bar ROOF at Casa Romana
Courtesy of ROOF at Casa Romana

Depending on the season, you can enjoy lunch and dinner up at this newly renovated 4* boutique hotel’s bar, ROOF. At night, the multi-level space turns into a relaxed rooftop cocktail lounge with impressive views of the brightly lit Metropol Parasol (the largest wooden structure in the world, also called Las Setas) and the surrounding areas. Enjoy fun and refreshing gin and tonic renditions, or a nice selection of wines while listening to the resident DJ’s relaxing beats.

  • Hours: varies seasonally 
  • Address: Calle Trajano 15

Terraza Kivir at Hotel Kivir  

Kivir Terrace
Courtesy of Kivir Terrace

Built right along the Guadalquivir River, Hotel Kivir’s rooftop terrace is open all year round and offers spectacular views of the iron bridges (which are light up at night) and the Triana neighborhood. The elegant bar even has a few miniature olive trees planted around it, offering a fresh accompaniment to an ice cold beer or martini. If you happen to be staying at Kivir, you’ll also have the privilege of enjoying the views with your breakfast spread.

  • Hours: varies seasonally
  • Address: Paseo de Cristóbal Colón 3

Rooftop at Casa de Indias

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Courtesy of Casa de Indias

Right next to the brightly lit Metropol Parasol, this rooftop bar set on top of Casa de Indias Hotel is perfect for a late night drink. Cocktails are light and refreshing, and looking over the Plaza de Encarnación makes you feel like you’re still a part of the hustle and bustle of the city, but with even more comfortable views from above.

  • Hours: 3pm-close 
  • Address: Plaza de Encarnación 5

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