5 best views in Barcelona

What would a trip to Barcelona be without getting at least one epic view of the city?

Here are 5 places with the best views in Barcelona. We visited first 3 and skipped on the last two. It is always nice to leave something for the next time, and I am sure I will visit Barcelona again. Gotta see Sagrada Familia finished.

1. Montjuic Park

Don’t miss on Montjuic Park when you are in Barcelona. This place holds so many sights it is a must. Close by you will find Barcelona Pavillion, CaixaForum Barcelona, famous Magic Fountain, there is an Olympic Park, Joan Miro Foundation, Montjuic Castle and just lots of beautiful green areas. To get the amazing view of Barcelona and Magic Fountain below you need to get all the way up to Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, which is so easy because there are escalators all the way up.

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How to get here? The easiest way to get to Montjuic Park and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is to take red (L1) or green (L3) metro line to Pl. Espanya and just walk there. At Plaza Espanya you will also notice Arenas de Barcelona, which used to be arena for bull fights, but since bull fights are forbidden in Catalonia, it is now used as a shopping center.

You will find another view spot in Montjuic Park and that is the Montjuic Castle. You can reach it by funicular (it departs from Paral·lel metro station) or cable car.


2. Park Güell

Park Güell is probably one of my favourite spots in Barcelona and beside seeing magnificent works of Antoni Gaudi, you will also be rewarded with some stunning views of Barcelona. The best view is from Nature Theater inside Monumental Zone, for which you will have to pay an entrance fee. Book your tickets in advance to be able to pick your desired time.

Park Güell
Park Güell

Park Güell

Even without paying the entrance fee to the Monumental Zone of Park Güell  you can get some stunning views of the city. Just see the photo below and you will definitely notice one other Gaudi masterpiece.

Park Güell

How to get here: If you buy a ticket for Park Güell you will be able to take free shuttle bus from Alfonso X metro station and back. Another way to get there is to take green (L3) metro line to Vallcarca station, walk a bit, take a few stairs (there are also some escalators, but some of them didn’t work) and very soon you will in the park where first amazing views will start.


3. Barcelona Cathedral

I found out about the roof of Barcelona Cathedral and being able to go up there on Instagram. I was so excited about it and we planned to get there quite early to avoid crowds. What I love about Spain is that people wake up later there. Even between 9 and 10 a.m. the cities were still quite quiet, which is so perfect for me.

To save some money visit Barcelona Cathedral before noon, because the entrance is free then. You will have to pay for access to the roof, but it is only 3 EUR and you will get such amazing views all around the city and it is a great spot for taking some photos. Access to the roof opens at 10 a.m., so if you get there before that just admire the cathedral from the inside. It is a really wonderful place.


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How to get here: If you are staying somewhere close to La Rambla and the Gothic Quartet just walk to the cathedral or take green L3 line to Liceu on La Rambla. The closest metro station to Barcelona Cathedral is Jaume I on a yellow L4 line.

4. Bunkers del Carmel

Bunkers del Carmel were on my list of places I wanted to check out while in Barcelona, but because we went to the beach that day and walked a lot, we just crashed in our Airbnb and left it for another time.

You will find all the information you need about this place, how to get there and everything else here: www.bunkers.cat/en. Let me just tell you that it is free to visit, open all the time, most crowded at sunset and you should bring something to drink and snack with you to enjoy the view with a little picnic.


5. Tibidabo Amusement Park

If you are into amusement parks and all the rides, then I guess this is the most perfect place for you. Find all the information about Tibidabo Amusement park here: areapanoramicabarcelona.tibidabo.cat/en.

Which of these places have you visited? Are there some other view spots in Barcelona you would love to recommend? Share in comments!

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46 thoughts on “5 best views in Barcelona

  1. There’s also a church at Tibidabo that you can see from most of Barcelona high on the hill, and you can climb right to the top where the views are just amazing! Not sure if it’s officially the highest point around but definitely feels like it

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  2. I have shared this post with my twin sister because I love it so much! Every time we go abroad we like to find places with amazing views! I already knew about the Cathedral but I love the sound of Park Güell, especially because you get to see the works of Antoni Gaudi. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Never heard of Montjuic Park!!! Love the pictures and what you wore in the Barcelona Cathedral pics!!! Hoping to go to Spain next summer!!! Thank you for sharing

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  4. Great post! We were in Barcelona for 4 days and managed to only do two of the 5 places you listed. The weather was not in our favor. I did get to experience the Magic Fountains at Montjuic Park which was pretty but so crowded. At least we had some great eats in Barcelona for me to rave about. Great posts! I hope to make it back someday.

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  5. I’ve been to Parc Guell & loved the views from there! I went in summer so I spent a lot of time on the beach. it’s such a great city!

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  6. Thanks for the great post! I’ll be visiting Barcelona in a couple weeks and have been going back and forth on whether or not I wanted to make the time for Montjuic Castle, but this has definitely answered that question for me!

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  7. We were in Barcelona earlier this year and loved the atmosphere! Our favourite view was from the top of the Cathedral and that may be completely influenced by how fun it is to be on the roof. 😁We never made it to Montjuic Park, but from the looks of your pictures, it should be a must-visit place when we return. The views look amazing!
    Thanks for the great post and bringing back some great memories for us.

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