Círculo de Bellas Artes, private cultural non-profit in Madrid, has become one of Europe’s most impressive private cultural centers. The center hosts exhibitions, concerts, classes, lectures, film screenings and book readings, but it’s equally popular for its cafe and rooftop restaurant, where you’ll find some of the best views of Madrid.
The organization was founded by a group of artists back in 1888, and the likes of Pablo Picasso and Jacinto Benavente have since passed through its doors. The building itself, designed by Antonio Palacios, was built in 1919 and was later declared a national historic artistic monument.
During Carnival, the center hosts a swanky masked ball — one of Madrid’s fanciest parties.
You’ll have to pay a small fee to visit the rooftop terrace, but it’s worth it for the views.