Best Views in Barcelona: Discover the City’s Amazing Hills

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Best Views in Barcelona: Discover the City’s Amazing Hills

One of the best things about Barcelona is its incredible location. The Mediterranean, on one hand, and the mountains, on the other, create a unique atmosphere that attracts people from all over the world. If you are lucky to come here, you will be able to enjoy Barcelona’s amazing beauty. Throughout the city, you will find several spots that feature great views. But what are the exact places with the best views in Barcelona? Here we’ve got some suggestions:


The Montjuïc hill is probably one of the best-known places among tourists and locals. This has to do both with its natural beauty and the big number of museums, parks and other sights you can find here. There are also many viewpoints at Montjuïc where you can enjoy astounding views over Barcelona, and the location of the Montjuïc Castle offers truly breathtaking views over the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, the views from outside the Catalonia National Art Museum (MNAC) allow you to see the city in all its beauty. In this area you’ll be able to visit some 1992 Olympic stadiums too, like the Plau Sant Jordi or the iconic Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys. 


Tibidabo mountain is another well-known point of interest. It is located somewhat outside the city. In order to get there, you can either take a cable car, a taxi, or a bus (T2A) from Plaça Catalunya. Tibidabo is chiefly known as the place that features Spain’s first amusement park, and one of the oldest amusement parks in Europe. It also boasts a wonderful neo-Gothic church built at the beginning of the 20th century by the Catalan architect Enric Sagnier. And of course, there is this incredible view over the city, with all its streets, parks, buildings and the blue sky over the tender Mediterranean.

Park Güell

In addition to being one of Barcelona’s best known tourist attractions, the famous Parc Güell is the ideal place to contemplate amazing, unique views of the city, with the sea as a backdrop, accompanied by Antoni Gaudí’s modernist architecture. We recommend you to book your entrance ticket to the park in advance, as it gets very busy, mostly during the summer months. You’ll find more information here

Turó de la Rovira (Bunkers)

Some years ago, the Turó de la Rovira was just one of the many Barcelona hills. Its location in a neighborhood rather far away from Barcelona’s city center, apparently without any sights, made it a place where tourists seldom appeared. However, after the city government decided to restore the historic site that was used as an air-raid shelter during the Spanish Civil War, the so-called Bunkers del Carmel has become a major point of attraction for tourists. Once you have succeeded to climb up the hill, you’ll understand why. The view from the Turó de la Rovira over the city is absolutely unique, and the atmosphere is young, lively and multicultural. Definitely a must for any Barcelona visitor.

Turó de la Peira

Turó de la Peira

The Turó de la Peira park is a real hidden gem. Its location in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Barcelona makes it quite an unknown place among tourists. However, the place is really worth it. In fact, the Turó de la Peira is the only spot in Barcelona from where you can see the Mediterranean and the Collserola mountain range. It is also a great place for a family picnic and offers thus a wonderful opportunity to relax.

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Sara Barrio

Sara Barrio

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