Recently, a great variety of rooftops have emerged in Medellín, where in addition to appreciating its mountains, sunny days, or the twinkling lights of its neighborhoods at night, you can enjoy good music, cocktails, and food.

Medellín itself is a city of mountains, where you can witness spectacular views. But most of the city’s rooftops are located in the El Poblado neighborhood. And this is for two main reasons.

The first is because the neighborhood is located in a mountainous area, with a privileged view of the entire city. And the second is that the tallest buildings, where hotels and offices are located, are also there. Many of these buildings have converted their terraces into bars and restaurants. And here I tell you about some of the ones we liked the most.

Palma Python

Our first site on the list is the new rooftop of The Somos Manila hotel. Inspired by the legend of the python that climbs a palm tree until it merges with it, this place has been a sensation for its groundbreaking concept of bringing the Amazon jungle to the top of the city.

So in addition to the spectacular view outside, when you go up there, you’ll feel like you’re diving into a bistropic. That means that all the influence of the Amazon is reflected in its menu, with delicious drinks and gourmet dishes, within an environment as fresh as the ingredients they use.

The unconventional architecture and the level of design put into every detail make the atmosphere of Palma Python captivating at any time of the day. But especially at night, it becomes a quite romantic spot, ideal for very special occasions.

Or also if you want to relax with your friends, have some cocktails, and vibe with the music of their live DJs.

Recommended dish: Banh Mi.

Recommended cocktail: Bahía.

Masaya Rooftop

Masaya is a hotel located two blocks from Parque El Poblado. And on the eighth floor of the hotel, there’s an incredible terrace with a 360 view of the entire city. It’s worth mentioning that, even if you’re not staying at the hotel, you can access this place without any problem and, generally, without paying an entrance fee.

One of the most attractive things about the rooftop is that you have an unobstructed landscape where you can appreciate both the buildings of El Poblado and the entire western area of the city. And to do so, you can enjoy many spaces, such as nets to lie down on, stools, a pool, and a bar where they can prepare any cocktail you want.

If you like a festive, relaxed atmosphere without many pretensions, as well as enjoying drinks, fast food, and meeting people from all over the world, you have to go to this rooftop.

María la Baja

If you’re looking for a rooftop with a more premium gastronomic experience, María la Baja is a gastrobar you have to visit. This place, located in the Manila sector of El Poblado, is a tribute to the cuisine of the Colombian Caribbean.

What I love about this place is that, despite being right on 10a street (one of the busiest in El Poblado), its decoration and being surrounded by a small forest completely isolates you from the bustling atmosphere of the city.

María la Baja pays attention to every detail to make you feel as if you were at a glamorous table in the middle of the beach. From the scent of each space of the rooftop to the dishes in which they serve your food. Our recommendation is the seafood casserole.

360Rooftop

If you want to party and see the city from the highest point, this rooftop located on the 11th floor of the Haven hotel (in the Provenza sector) might be one of the best. Usually, during the weekends, there are special parties, with guest DJs and surprise shows. And, unlike other similar places in the area, in general, the service is quite good.

Although this is a place mainly recommended for a party night, you can also enjoy a very extensive menu with all kinds of food (snacks, ceviches, pizza, pasta, grill, etc.). The average price of the dishes is around $40,000 and cocktails around $50,000.

The Rooftops by Los Patios

Also in the Manila sector, there’s a place with a very relaxed atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re on a small island right in the heart of Medellín. It’s located on the top floor of the Los Patios hotel and is a Tiki-style bar. Or better: a bar inspired by the islands of Southeast Asia, with a tropical atmosphere and a cocktail menu based on complex and very rich fruit combinations.

Being at Los Patios, you’ll often meet people from all over the world, so it seems like a perfect place to meet people. If you’re planning your visit, I advise you to check out their social networks, as theme parties are often held there. In some cases, these might have an entrance fee for men.