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.
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!
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.
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.
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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