Do you plan your trips around the most photogenic spots? Well lucky for you, so do I, and I’ve compiled a list of the 20 best instagram spots in Barcelona!
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I’m not really sure who own’s this place but they don’t seem to mind the amount of publicity they get on instagram!
Find this at: Carrer D Allada Vermel
Palau de la Musica
This is a concert hall designed in the 19th century, and has been declared a World UNESCO Heritage Site.
Find this at: C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003
Placa Reial is a gorgeous little square in the middle of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, near La Rambla.
Find this at: Plaça Reial, 08002
Probably the most photogenic neighborhood of Barcelona, you can get tons of photo opportunities by just strolling through the narrow winding streets.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Also called the MNAC, this museum sits upon a hill and showcases Catalan visual art. The exterior is quite photogenic on its own, and the view from the hill also makes for a great photo.
Find this at: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038
Also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, this cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain.
Find this at: Placita de la Seu, s/n, 08002
Situated right next to the more famous Casa Batllo by Gaudi, this house is also architecturally stunning and was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Find this at: Passeig de Gràcia, 41, 08007
Honestly I could not tell you what this is but the facade of this building is absolutely stunning.
Find this at: Carrer de Pàdua, 75, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
Pont del Bisbe
Also in the Gothic quarter, this intricate bridge spans two buildings across a small narrow alleyway.
Find this at: Carrer del Bisbe, 1, 08002
For the sake of full disclosure – we may have trespassed a little to get these pictures, and I also have no idea what the address of this street is, so I couldn’t tell you how to get here yourselves, but know that this place is out there, and is very worth photographing if you can find it!
By far the best view of the city, it takes quite some hiking to get to the Carmel Bunkers but the journey is so worth it. It is located in the El Carmel neighborhood, the entirety of which is high up and therefore contains an insane amount of good views.
Find this at: Carrer de Marià Lavèrnia, s/n, 08032
Going from mountains to beaches, Barcelona really has it all! Barceloneta beach is absolutely stunning to photograph especially at sunset.
Arc de Triomf
Much like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Arch of Titus in Rome, this triumphal arch is Barcelona’s take on the Roman classic.
Find this at: Passeig de Lluís Companys, 08003
Actually, for that matter, the entire Barceloneta neighborhood is simply stunning. From adorable seaside restaurants to narrow streets with colorful clothes hanging out everywhere, you’re sure to get a good photo.
This mall used to be an old bullfighting ring! Go shopping here or climb up to the roof for great food and even better views of Plaça Espanya right next to it.
Find this at: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373 – 385, 08015
Barcelona’s most famous street is full of shopping and photograph opportunities!
This Barcelona church has been in the making for over a century, and in fact, still isn’t finished! It’s set to be finished at around 2026-2028 so if you’re waiting to visit Barcelona, that’s a good year to go! Hint: for a good place to take a pic of this church, head to the children’s park!
Find this at: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013
Also known as Casa Mila, most of this Gaudi building is stunning, however, my favorite part is the roof. With its whimsical tall structures, it’s quite the sight to see.
Find this at: Provença, 261-265, 08008
The exterior of this building is always surrounded by tourists and is quite stunning.
Find this at: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007
Possibly the most iconic of Gaudi’s works (second to only the Sagrada Familia), you’ll see this iconic view of Barcelona everywhere. What makes this place more fun is that instead of just being one building, it’s a whole park full of Gaudi’s work.
Find this at: 08024 Barcelona, Spain
Have you ever been to Barcelona? What were your favorite spots for taking photos? Let me know in the comments below!