Spain Destinations: The Best Views Of Barcelona

Turó de la Rovira Viewpoint. Photo: Nuria Puentes

Overlooking the Mediterranean, and famous for Gaudí and other Art Nouveau architecture, Barcelona is one of Europe’s trendiest and more cosmopolitan cities. There are many great spots to take in the beauty of Barcelona and the best way to experience it is to seek out the best views in Barcelona. Discover these amazing places for yourself and don’t forget to take the best pictures!.

Torre Agbar

Torre Agbar is one of the tallest and most emblematic buildings of BarcelonaLocated in the new technological district of the city, it has 34 floors and stands 145 m tall. The best time to visit this iconic building is at night, when all the 4,500 lights are in full display.

Torre Agbar

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is one of the landmarks that most tourists identify with the city. It is a large boulevard which runs through the heart of the city center featuring a lively atmosphere filled with street artists, terraces and restaurants located on both sides of the boulevard. Rambla de Sant Josep is the most colorful part of Las Ramblas, full of flower stands and shops. 

Las Ramblas. Photo: Jose Fuste Raga

Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta is very close to the city center and is very easy to get to using public transport. Located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona’s oldest and most popular areas. It is known for its sandy beaches and tons of restaurants and bars that line the promenade.

Barceloneta Beach. Photo: Peter Unger

The Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Barcelona.  There is a mix of old and new that brings people from all over the world to visit the Gothic Quarter. With narrow, winding streets, it has many secluded squares where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Gothic Quarter. Photo: David J. Lew

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia is the most iconic symbol of Barcelona and the most visited landmark in Spain. It is a beautiful example of Modernist architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí and a must-see when you visit the city. Make sure to make reservations in advance as it is usually packed with tourists.

Sagrada Familia. Photo: Alexander KÖLBL

Plaza De España

Plaza de España is one of Barcelona’s major squares near the city center, at the bottom of Montjuic, a beautiful wooded hill in the southwest of Barcelona. It is lined by iconic buildings with a monumental fountain in the middle called Font dels Tres Mars, that symbolizes the three seas (mars) that surround Spain.

Plaza de España. Photo: Vasyl ONYSKIV

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