The Serras Hotel
Located in Barcelona’s vibrant Gothic Quarter (el Barrio Gòtico), The Serras Hotel is a luxury boutique 5-star hotel that boasts incredible views of Port Vell and the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel’s rooftop terrace, El Sueño de Picasso, is a fantastic place to relax, enjoy a few cocktails and take in the bar’s unique view of Barcelona’s waterfront.
The Rooftop Terrace – El Sueña de Picasso
El Sueña de Picasso is one of our all-time favourite rooftops in Barcelona. The rooftop terrace features not only breathtaking views but also a stunning cocktail bar that remains open all day. It has a small swimming pool with a lounging area, a cosy fireplace to keep guests toasty during the winter months and live DJ performances every weekend.
The Serra’s own Michelin-Star Chef Marc Gascons have personally designed the terrace’s lunch and dinner menu which offers a selection of fresh, light dishes and sharing plates. However, it should be noted that food is only served on the terrace in the warmer months. Therefore, if you decide to visit in December, you may want to eat in one of the Serra’s other two impressive restaurants before heading up to the rooftop!
History and Architecture of The Serras Hotel
As is typical of many structures in the Gothic Quarter, the building that houses The Serra Hotel has a rich history. Dating back to 1846, the buildings façade was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina. The famous architect who also created Plaça Real – a gorgeous square just off La Rambla. The building was also home to Pablo Picasso‘s first studio, where, at the age of just 15 he painted ‘Ciencia y Caridad’ (Science and Charity) in 1897. This painting is most representative of Picasso’s work during his early training years.
The Serra Hotel is fortunate to have their very own Michelin-Star Chef, Marc Gascons. With his own twist on the traditional Catalan dishes, his Mediterranean inspired menu is a crowd-pleaser. All of the produce is locally sourced, in addition to a selection of local and European wines. Some of the most popular dishes include; honeyed potato gnocchi with butter sauce and black winter truffles, grilled goatling back with herbal oil, and charcoal-grilled turbot with roasted leeks. If you give Informal a visit, let us know in the comments below what your favourite dish was!
Described as a “mezzanine bar”, Le Nine is located next to the lobby of The Serras Hotel. This bar comes recommended for all hours of the day, as it is open 24hrs a day. Easily accessible for morning coffee, business meetings and/or pre-dinner drinks. With an extensive drinks menu and a relaxed atmosphere, Le Nine proves to be a very popular choice for guests.
Events and Parties
The Serra rooftop terrace is also available to rent out for private events. It has a maximum capacity of 80 people for a cocktail party or 30 for a sit-down dinner. Perfect for any type of celebration or get together!
Passeig de Colom, 9, 08002, Barcelona
With so much historical and artistic significance surrounding you, why wouldn’t you want to visit el Barrio Gòtico! For more information on where to stay check out our APARTMENTS IN THE GOTHIC QUARTER.