Cityscapes and Barcelona viewpoints are a beautiful and inspirational addition to any city break.
We’ve made a list of our top 5 Barcelona viewpoints. Easy to get to with public transport or walking, take a look on our map for an unforgettable sunset or sunrise in the capital of Catalonia.
- Montjüic Castle – One of the more well-known sites to take in a view and a worthwhile one too. Situated very close to the centre of Barcelona, you cannot miss Montjüic. A recommended route to take is by the funicular – a small tram that connects to the metro and takes you up the mountain so that you can enjoy a leisurely walk around and down. Or take the connecting overhanging cable car to the port for a stroll along the beach.
- Park Güell – One of Gaudi’s great works is hidden inside the monumental zone which you can enter before the ticket office opens and stay for as long as you’d like. The gardens surrounding this are beautifully incased by a canopy of trees and if you follow them up the hill, you’ll find an incredible view of the city, surrounding area, and even the Cathedral that sits on top of Tibidabo
- Turó de la Rovira – Known as the ‘Bunkers’ by locals, you can walk up the road to sit on top of some old ruins of antiaircraft guns that remain from the Spanish civil war. A vibrant spot that is taken over by groups of friends and couples at sunset. Someone always brings music so if you fancy a good vibe with some great views, this is the one for you.
- Tibidabo – Iconic is the word I’d use for this one. It’s a mission to the top but worth every step. The 1905 Barcelona amusement park is set atop the mountain and at night, the huge Ferris wheel could be confused for the moon creeping over the hills. One of my favourites is the Church of the Sacred Heart, the prominent structure you can see from most places in the city, certainly makes the hike worth it and the view from the top is one of the best.
- Serra de Collserola – This is for the adventurer, the brave, and the walkers. The National Park of Serra de Collserola is one of the largest metropolitan parks in the world. Over 22 times the size of Central Park in New York and home to over 1000 species of plants along with some incredible creatures. You may find a Mediterranean turtle or if you’re lucky, even a Giant Turtle among other things… Marked at number 5 on the map below is the endpoint of a walk through the park to a viewpoint of the city. Not for the faint-hearted but possibly the most rewarding. If you’re up for it, why not hire a bike and really explore.