Top 10 most beautiful places in Barcelona to take photos

Beautiful places in Barcelona are certainly not few and far between. From Gaudí’s magnificent architecture to the stunning streets of Born, we’re the first to admit that Barcelona is one huge instagrammable moment!

What’s more with spring just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to make use of its soft daytime hues to capture the awe-inspiring scenes this city has to offer us.

When it comes to the most beautiful places in Barcelona for truly unique shots that will wow your followers and not need a single filter, we’ve got you covered: discover where to take photos of the best views of the city and hidden spots that only locals know about.

Get ready to bring the most beautiful places in Barcelona to your newsfeed, blog or family album.

The Barcelona Swing – Mirador de Mundet

Ctra. Horta a Cerdanyola, 39, 08035 Barcelona

Hop on and take in the views of Barcelona as you swing over the heights of this fabulous city. With some of the best views you could ask for, stretching out over to the sea, this will soon become your favourite of the most beautiful places in Barcelona to snap your latest photos.

It can be a little tricky to find, and we recommend you check the Instagram page before going as on some occasions the swing has been taken down. Happy flying!

El Petó de Joan Fontcuberta (The Kiss)

Plaça d’Isidre Nonell

This inspiring and unique photomosaic by Joan Fontcuberta is nestled in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter close to Barcelona cathedral. We think it’s one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona because, if you look closely, you’ll see that each mosaic captures “moments of freedom” of citizens who submitted their shots on Instagram.

This spot is perfect for truly unique photos of Barcelona; snap it from up close or far away to truly appreciate its beauty.

Beautiful places in Barcelona - El mural del petó - The Kiss wall in barcelona

El Pont del Bisbe (The Bishop’s Bridge)

Carrer del Bisbe, 08002 Barcelona

One of the most photographed spots in Barcelona, the Bishop’s Bridge by the Barcelona Cathedral connects the local Government building with Casa dels Canonge. Despite its appearance, the bridge is not even 100 years old and was built in 1928 by Joan Rubió i Bellver.

Be sure to zoom in when you take your shot to capture the mysterious skull on the bridge. Some even say that if you walk under the bridge backwards and look at the skull, it will grant you one wish!

Beautiful places in barcelona - el pont del bisbe

Plaça Reial

Steeped in history, Plaça Reial is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona to capture a piece of Barcelona’s past: from its towering palm trees and neoclassical architecture to the stunning cast iron lampposts designed by Gaudí himself.

This is quite a popular spot (especially at night) and is a mere stone’s throw away from La Ramba, so we recommend getting there early to capture its elegance without the crowds.

Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera

Ctra. de Miramar, 38, 08038 Barcelona

These charming botanical gardens at the foot of Montjuïc are a haven for all those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. This oasis – which is only a 10-minute walk from the city centre – was named after a Mallorcan poet and boasts over 800 types of cactus.

Without a doubt this often overlooked spot is very picturesque and was even ranked among the top ten gardens in the world by The New York Times!

Casa de Les Plantes

Carrer de l’Allada-Vermell, 12, 08003 Barcelona

Dubbed Barcelona’s most photogenic house, and one of the most instagrammable spots of the city, don’t miss this quaint whitewashed abode in the heart of el Born. Everyone from models to brides have had their photos taken in front of this house adorned with plants of every colour and size.

most beautiful places in Barcelona - la casa de las plantas

La Casa Pàdua

Carrer de Pàdua, 75, 08006 Barcelona

This often-overlooked modernist jewel by Jeroni Granell is not to be missed. Its pale mint green and crimson façade decorated with floral motifs makes for the most unique photos of the city’s stunning and rather unique architecture. Why not discover beautiful place in Barcelona next time you visit?

Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

This romantic and quaint-looking square is well hidden in the heart of the city’s old quarter. Despite its tranquility, its tragic fate during the Spanish Civil War can still be seen on its walls to this day.

Read more about its history and things to do in Ciutat Vella here.

Parc de Laberint d’Horta

Passeig dels Castanyers, 1, 08035 Barcelona

This historical park on the outskirts of the city is the oldest of its kind in the city. After getting some fabulous photos of one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona, we recommend getting lost in its maze and strolling through its peaceful paths.

Casa Vicens

Carrer de les Carolines, 20-26, 08012 Barcelona

Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first commissioned project in Barcelona. Every single detail of this summerhouse in the charming neighbourhood of Gràcia is simply magical. Definitely one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona to take photos, we’re sure from the minute you step through its doors you won’t be able to put your camera down.

Afterwards, why not check out more things to do in Gràcia here.

We hope you enjoy this list of photograph-worthy spots in Barcelona. Be sure to tag us in any snaps you take!

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10 things to do in Barcelona outside

Finding things to do in Barcelona outside can often be an overwhelming task. With so many options, where do you start?

Look no further! We’ve carefully put together this article with 10 things to do in Barcelona outside so you can make the most of the city and its all-year round mild climate.

The days are getting longer and spring is just around the corner. What better time of year to get out of the house for a breath of fresh air in your favourite city.

This cultural hub has so much to offer when it comes to plans outside: from its sandy beaches and charming squares, to its luscious parks and secret hidden corners, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

We always recommend checking the latest COVID-19 restrictions and opening times before you decide to do any of these outdoor activities, and to follow safe social distancing at all times.

1. Take a walk along Barcelona’s seaside promenade

Barcelona’s coastline offers spectacular views and a wide, spacious promenade to walk along to soak it all in. Alternatively, hit the sand, fill your lungs with the fresh sea air and let the waves of La Barceloneta tickle your toes. If you’re looking for more things to do in Barcelona on the beach, why not grab a pair of roller-skates, a bike or go for a run along this beautiful coastal promenade.

Things to do in Barcelona - Barcelona promenade

2. Visit Colserolla Park and Carretera de les aigües

Collserola park is the biggest metropolitan park in the world – believe it or not, it is 22 times the size of New York’s Central Park. The park can be easily accessed by many forms of public transport (bus, metro and train). Visitors will find many routes that are perfect for both hiking and biking. Keep an eye out for the local flora and fauna, including wild boar!

Visiting Collserola is one of our favourite things to do in Barcelona. Why not make a day of it with the whole family?

Things to do in Barcelona - Collserola Park

3. Discover Montjuïc

Head to Montjuïc and enjoy some fantastic views of Barcelona, the harbour and coastline. This monumental hill is easy to access by cable car and other forms of public transport. Discover the cemetery, the wonderful viewpoints and visit the Montjuic castle. Due to reduced capacity, we recommended checking current restrictions and booking in advance.

Things to do in Barcelona - Discover Montjuic

4. A visit the Joan Brossa Gardens with the entire family

After you’ve taken in the views, another thing to do in Barcelona’s Montjuïc is visiting the Joan Brossa Gardens. It’s at its most beautiful in the springtime, so we recommend visiting in the upcoming months to make sure you catch the flowers in full bloom.

Things to do in Barcelona - Jardins Joan Brossa

5. Getting lost among the streets of the Ciutat Vella

Discovering the hidden corners of Barcelona’s old town is one of the most magical things to do in Barcelona. Wander through its medieval streets and visit many a charming square. Replete with history, we recommend taking in the Neo-gothic architecture of Barcelona cathedral, visiting the hidden Roman columns at the Temple d’August by Plaça Sant Jaume or strolling through Plaça Felip Neri to discover its tragic past.

You can discover more things to in the Ciutat Vella here.

Things to do in Barcelona - ciutat vella

6. Take a photo at the Lover’s Kiss mural

A romantic outdoor plan in Barcelona is seeking out the famous Lover’s Kiss. This unique mural is comprised of 4,000 photos of Barcelona locals to create a romantic mosaic in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Make sure to take a photo here with your loved one!

Kiss mural - barcelona

7. Take a stroll through the streets of Gràcia

Also top on our list of things to do in Barcelona is wandering the streets of Gràcia – an area to the north of the city. This quaint neighbourhood used to be a village and still retains its traditional charm. Visit the squares Plaça de la Vila with its grand clock tower and Plaça de la Virreina with its magnificent church. Also, discover many an artisan boutique, specialty coffee shop and local restaurant (subject to current restrictions).

Read more about why we love Gràcia so much here.

Gràcia streets

8. Get lost in the Parc del Laberint d’Horta

A charming maze can be found in the Horta-Guinardó district of Barcelona in this 18th century park. Head here to enjoy utter peace and quiet amongst the towering cypress trees. Perfect for all ages to disconnect from the buzz of the city. If you’re looking for more parks to visit in Barcelona, read on in our article here.

Laberint dhorta barcelona

9. Discover a piece of Gaudí at Park Güell

Park Güell is one of the most known works of Gaudí in Barcelona. Although you need to pay to access the Gaudí monument, you can visit the park and surrounding areas free of charge to discover this piece of green in the city.

Park Guell surroundings

10. Take in the views from the Bunkers del Carmel

In the past few years, a visit to the Bunkers del Carmel viewpoint has become one of the top things to do in Barcelona. Why not discover these fantastic views for yourself?

Bunkers del carmel barcelona

What’s your favourite thing to do in Barcelona outside? Let us know!