Barcelona, the capital city of the Catalan region in North East Spain, is simple beautiful. Whether it’s the architectural wonders on every corner or the stunning views from the surrounding mountains and hills that take your breath away, you will never get bored of simply looking around in this city.
I’ve visited Barcelona several times now and although it felt like an impossible challenge, I’ve managed to narrow it down to the 5 best views that Barcelona has to offer. Any pictures taken at one of these spots is guaranteed to make your friends back home very jealous!
Not many tourists seem to know about this one, but at the top of the Tibidabo Mountain which overlooks Barcelona, there is an amusement park that dates back to the Victorian times. Also at the top of the mountain is a church and if you climb to its top balcony, you get a stunning view of the amusement park, the city and the coastal area. Getting there is also part of the fun, as the park is reached via a tram and a funicular. Make sure you enjoy some classic carnival snacks – the candy flosses were as big as our heads!
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Literally meaning the mountain of the Jews, this whole area is simply stunning. Get to the top by either bus or the more exciting gondola and cable car routes and then take a leisurely stroll all the way down to the bottom enjoying the views of the city as you pass through beautiful gardens.Make sure you check out the Olympic Park and the Mountjuic fortress too! Early evening is the perfect time to visit and watch the sun set. If you time your visit right, you can watch the magical fountain show in Plaza Espanya.
Eclipse rooftop bar, W Hotel
The W Hotel is the place to stay for any celebrities visiting Barcelona and the building itself has become an iconic part of the Barcelona city sky line. Ride the elevator to the top and sip a cocktail in the Eclipse bar for un-paralleled views of the Barceloneta beach and the Mediterranean Sea.
Parc Guell is the private park created by the world famous surrealist artist Gaudi. Situated high up above the city, this park is filled with incredible stone structures, fountains and beautiful tiled mosaics. It features the world’s longest park bench and the panoramic views are of course breath taking.
La Sagrada Familia
No visit to Barcelona would be complete without visiting Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. For the best views and photos of the church you need to head into the small parks on either side of the main facades. Here, away from the crowds and busy traffic, you get a perfect unspoilt view. You can then head to the top of one of the church’s towers to get some views of the city.