The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Places in Barcelona
If you are looking for the best shots of Barcelona for your Instagram feed that are sure to impress your followers, then you are at the right place. From gothic architecture to beautiful parks and modernist houses, we have rounded up some of the best photo opportunities this city has to offer.
Here are the most instagrammable places in Barcelona, recommended by Marc Camps, General Manager at Capri by Fraser Barcelona.
10- Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo
On top of the highest mountain in Barcelona and with magnificient views over the city lies Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo, the oldest amusement park in Spain.
This spot offers fun fairground backdrops for your Instagram shots, or stunning views for cityscape photography.
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9- Ciutat Esportiva FC Barcelona
Everyone has heard of FC Barcelona, the majestic Camp Nou and the impressive museum in it, but only the super football fans know about the Ciutat Esportiva.
Settled in the outskirts of Barcelona, Ciutat Esportiva FC Barcelona is the place to go to see where the future stars are being trained, where the first team practice and where the women’s team play.
Where you’re a football fanatic or don’t support a team, the stadium is stunning and you may even spot a famous star during your visit.
8- Monestir de Pedralbes
A gothic cloister in the city of Barcelona? That’s Monestir de Pedralbes. An Ancient convent from the 14th century, this jewel of gothic architecture still remains fairly unknown to locals despite being the place where Catalan queen Elisenda de Montcada is buried, and where nuns and abbesses lived for centuries.
Featuring a spectacular three-story cloister, with a central garden, a church, and a palace where the queen lived until 1367, there is plenty to explore and snap on your camera here.
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7- Montjuïc Cemetery
The largest cemetery in the city, Montjuïc Cemetery, is a unique place and well worth a visit. Montjuïc Cemetery hosts some of the most beautiful examples of funerary architecture and sculpture in the country, created by a number of architects, sculptors and artists.
Many locals use the cemetery for walks and relaxation, taking photos of the magnificent setting as they go.
6- Gràcia district
The village of Gràcia district, which was formerly separated from Barcelona, is now one of its most famous of its kind in the city.
Stroll through cozy squares, get lost in narrow streets and snap the stunning architecture during a visit to this beautiful district. After working up an appetite, there are plenty of restaurants and bars to relax in until late at Gràcia district.
5- Horta Labrynth
Designed in 1791, Horta Labrynth is the oldest park in the city and one of the most instagrammable. First privately owned and then opened to the public in 1960, Horta Labrynth is magical corner of Barcelona and a must-see during your visit.
In the centre of the park lies the labrynth, beautifully crafted hedge walls promising fun for all ages. How long will it take you to find the exit?
4- Mirador dels búnquers del Carmel
Whether you visit it at dawn or dusk, the abandoned anti-aircraft fortification Mirador dels búnquers del Carmel has unbeatable views of the city.
Built in 1938 during the Spanish War, Mirador dels búnquers del Carmel defended the city from bombing. Today, you can walk to the site in just under an hour, or by cycling for 20 minutes from Capri by Fraser Barcelona in the city centre.
3- Carretera de les Aigües
Carretera de les Aigües is also known as the “lung of the city”, and it’s clear to see why. Collserola park is the widest green space in Barcelona. Whether to exercise or simply take in the views, this spot is popular with locals and tourists alike.
Carretera de les Aigües is the road that crosses the park from North to South, following the ancient pipeline that transported water to the city from the old cisterns in Sant Pere Màrtir. The water pipes have now been removed and the path is the perfect place to take scenic and instagrammable shots of Barcelona.
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2- Casa Vicens
We all know about Sagrada Família and the other modernist houses made by Gaudí, but only a few know about this place.
Restored and opened to public in 2017, Casa Vicens is a modernist jewel featuring a unique collection of furniture designed by Gaudí and paintings by famous modernist artists. From the hand-painted mosaics to the stunning architecture, the photo opportunities are endless.
1- Jardins Costa Llobera
Is this the best kept secret in Barcelona? Jardins Costa Llobera is a hidden gem in the city, where you could easily spend an afternoon photo-snapping for Instagram.
Located in Montjuïc mountain, Jardins Costa Llobera is home a number of plant species from all over the world. From Capri by Fraser, Barcelona, it’s a short 20-minute cycle to the park. When you arrive, you’ll find spectacular views over the city, port and sea.
By Marc Camps, General Manager, Capri by Fraser Barcelona
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