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.
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.
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.
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.
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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