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The best views of Barcelona


We offer you a guide so that you can get to know those secret spots of Barcelona, from where you will get the best views.
Barcelona hosts jewels for the eyes of the curious. For us, who know almost all the roads and secrets of the city, watching the city from its best points is one of the treats you never get tired of. That is why we are sharing with you these special places from where you can get unrepeatable views of the city.

This list is made up of public spaces, peaks and parks. They are all sites that deserve more than one visit. They are filled with architecture, nature and emblematic buildings. Many times, you will find all those elements gathered in one neighborhood. In addition, they offer you a view of Barcelona that will take your breath away and not everyone knows about these places.

If you are interested, get ready, prepare the details of your trip and do not forget to include a visit to these places in your schedule.

National Palau

The National Palace of Barcelona is located in Montjuïc and has hosted numerous exhibitions. In fact, today it houses the National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC). But often it is the roof what takes the leading role. From there you will have a unique view of the city. You can even see the emblematic Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in the distance. The entrance has a price of 2 euros, and you can get it at the MNAC.

Parc Güell

One of Gaudí’s best-known architectural works is Parc Güell. It was created as a garden city, and today it is a park that attracts both locals and tourists. Although a part of the park allows free access, you must buy a ticket to enter the area where the Museum of Gaudí, where the legendary ceramic dragon is located and enjoy the most attractive areas of one of the most surrealist works of the architect. You will also find a wavy bench made of ceramics from which you will get a breathtaking view of the city.

Tower of Collserola

The Collserola Tower is a telecommunications tower located in the Sierra de Collserola natural park. From there, you will get a 360-view of the city that no other place can offer. It is located at the top of the mountain range, which prevents any construction obstructing the view. The natural park, by itself, already offers a striking view of Barcelona.

Castle of Montjuïc

You will find it at the highest point of the mountain of the same name. That feature allows you to get one of the best views of the city from the castle. You can see an important part of the constructions, and the coast that surrounds Barcelona. You may also get to see some exhibition of interest. The castle hosts temporary exhibitions for visitors according to the season.


Getting to Tibidabo is not always an easy task, but it is fun. You can go by tram or take the a bus. Once there you can visit Sagrat Cor church, explore the area or spend a day in the singular and vintage amusement park that is situated there. Once you arrive at the top, you will find one of the most striking and unique views of Barcelona, from where you can see most of the icons of the city.