Let’s face it, Barcelona is a beautiful city and it is full of great places to snap that perfect Instagram pic but to make your photo really stand out you need to get away from the crowds!Here are our top 5 photo spots in the city, so get your camera at the ready and explore Barcelona’s picture-perfect locations!
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Bunkers del Carmel
When visiting the Bunkers you’ll easily get that “on top of the world” feeling, which makes sense since you are literally on top of Barcelona! This place offers the best view of the city. Head up there shortly before sunset to capture the changing colours of Barcelona’s skyline, then stay to watch the magical transition into nighttime and get snapping the twinkling city lights below.
Expert tip* Take a tripod and use a slow shutter speed to capture the glistening lights of Barcelona.
Macba in the afternoon
In the middle of Raval is the museum of contemporary art of Barcelona, Macba as the locals refer to it. It is not just from an architectural point of view super photogenic, it is also the meeting point for the local skater scene! At midday you can take advantage of the interesting shadow interplay and for sure you will be able to snap a cool pic as the skaters roll by.
Expert tip* A slow shutter speed will give you some cool effects of the movement of the skaters – try moving your camera slightly to the left and right to create a whirlwind effect on your photo.
Phototunnel in el Born
This spot offers a different kind of street art – this amazing project showcases the residents from all over the neighbourhood. Become part of the neighbourhood and take some photos of yourself too!
Expert tip* Set your camera to black and white to really become part of the art.
Horse Fountain in Parque Ciutadella
Ciutadella park is one of the most energetic spots in the city, at least during the weekends If you go for a stroll on Sunday evening you will be amazed with how many people doing various kinds of activities you’ll come across. Some are enjoying their picnics, street musicians playing guitar, groups of people playing the drums, others on their slacklines or perhaps doing yoga. Then you come across this lovely fountain and everything just seems magical!
Tip* You can climb behind the fountain, just look for the stairs on the left and right hand side.
Jardins de Rubió i Lluch in Raval during any time of the day
The buildings around this square used to belong to Barcelona´s first public hospital but now this little garden feels like an oasis in summertime. There’s a fountain inside and the old archways add some medieval touches to your photos.
Tip* In the summer there’s a great garden bar open in the square which is a great spot to grab a drink and cool down in the shade.