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(English) The Best Views in Barcelona

By | 11 December, 2018 | 0 comments

One of the many things that Barcelona can quite rightly boast about is that it has an enormous number of fantastic viewpoints from which you can take in some breathtakingly wonderful panoramic views of the city. There aren’t many cities around the world that have such a variety of privileged viewing spots available to everyone who visits quite like Barcelona.

Semana Santa en Barcelona

There are two reasons why the city has so many exceptional views. Firstly, the fact that the city is surrounded by mountains and hills, so you can capture the rotundity of the city almost with a bird’s eye view. Secondly, there are so many monuments and buildings in and around the city where you can capture the best photographs of Barcelona in all its glory. Everyone who visits the city simply has to add some of these viewing spots to their itineraries so that Barcelona and all its magnificent views can leave you speechless – but also with a couple of stunning photographs to take away!


No trip to Barcelona can take place without a visit to Montjüic and, as a result, some of the most captivating and awe-inspiring views for hundreds of miles around. There are several places you can go to get the best panoramic views around here. Among them, Montjüic Castle stands out from the crowd, where the best option is to make your ascent just a little before sunset to enjoy the best views over Barcelona, its port and the immensely blue Mediterranean as night draws in. The viewpoints at Alcalde, at the end of the Joan Brossa gardens, and Caseta del Migdia are just some of the other great places where you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes.

Best Views in Barcelona: Tibidabo

Tibidabo and Montjüic form a duo of magical watchtowers overlooking Barcelona. Besides visiting the oldest amusement park in Spain and the spectacular Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón Temple,Tibidabooffers some sensational views over the city. Special mention must go to the Torre de Collserola, standing 115-metres tall, from which visitors can enjoy privileged views and endless panoramas over the city.

Turó de la Rovira

These former bunkers left behind after the Spanish Civil War have gone from being virtually unknown to absolute must-see places for tourists and locals alike. And for very good reason, given the views you can enjoy over the centre of Barcelona are overwhelmingly beautiful. This viewpoint can be found in the Carmel quarter and is located on a site belonging to the Barcelona Museum of History.

Parque del Guinardó

In addition to being the perfect place to go for a relaxing walk with your children and enjoy a pleasant afternoon, Guinardó Park also offers a handful of spectacular viewpoints, including Mitja Lluna and Sant Joan. Though you have to be in fairly good shape to climb the steep ascent, the views you’ll enjoy from the top are well worth the effort. From the Sant Joan lookout, you’ll be able to see Montjüic mountain on a clear day, as well as the coastal town of Montgat.

Mirador de Sarrià

Found at the entrance to the Sierra de Collserola Nature Reserve, this particular spot offers fantastic panoramic views of the western side of Barcelona. You can get to this viewpoint either on foot, by bicycle or even cable car. It can be found on the side of the road between Sarrià and Vallvidrera and, although there isn’t a great deal of space, it is well worth a few moments of your time to stop off and enjoy the beautiful landscape views on offer.

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