Barcelona is one of the most Instagrammable cities in Europe, and no wonder why it is packed with tourists from all around the world.
If you are planning your Barcelona travel and looking for the best places to visit in order to boost the likes of your Instagram account, read on.
I’ve rounded up the best places to take Instagrammable photos in Barcelona, from its vibrant streets and parks to its most photo-worthy sights. I’ve also added some photography and location tips so you can get the best shots for your Instagram profile!
Here is Barcelona’s most Instagrammable places list with some tips;
1- Plaça Reial
Plaça Reial is a square full of cafes and restaurants, located between the famous La Rambla Street and Gothic Quarter. It is recommended to go there early in the morning as the square gets packed with people during the day and night.
2- La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia is a must-visit place during your trip to Barcelona. It is still under construction and planned to be finished by 2026 but don’t worry – you can still get a nice photo of the giant cathedral from the park opposite to it. Go behind the little lake and pose with all the other tourists.
Photo Tip: If you want to take a different shot from Sagrada Familia, head to Ayre Hotel Rosellon’s terrace bar to get the best views of Sagrada Familia. You may need to wait as it gets full too!
3- Park Güell
If you want to go inside, it is strongly recommended to buy your tickets online for a specific time slot as there are almost 400 people getting inside the monument area every 30 minutes.
Tip: Access to the 80% of the park is free and you can still get beautiful photos of the city. If you think 10€ per person is worth to have a picture, go for it and enter.
4- Casa Batllo
Casa Battlo is one of the most beautiful Gaudi designed houses in Barcelona. The local name of the building means House of Bones and I guess you can see why.
Tip: Get off at the Passeig de Gracia stop on the metro, follow the other tourists and you’ll come to this stunning mansion.
5- Bishop’s Bridge
Bishop’s Bridge is in the middle of the Gothic Quarter and no wonder why it is one of the most photographed places in Barcelona.
Gothic Quarter on its own is an incredible area to take photos so I suggest to get lost in narrow streets.
6- El Born Streets
If you want to avoid the touristic crowds just like us, El Born is a great area to hang out especially at nights. Filled with cute narrow streets and trendy bars, this artistic neighbourhood has become our favourite place in Barcelona.
Photography Tip: Mark Carrer dels Banys and Carrer dels Mirallers on your Google Map to find these cute narrow streets.
7- The Kiss Mural “El Beso”
This mural is hidden in a narrow street opposite to the Barcelona Cathedral. Made from hundreds of square tiles, the artwork was created by Joan Fontcuberta. To save it on your Google Maps, search for the name ”El Beso”
8- Barceloneta Beach and the Promenade
La Barceloneta is the most popular beach in Barcelona city. No matter in which season you are there, either rent a bicycle to ride or take a stroll on the palm tree-lined promenade.
Photography Tip: Get closer to W Barcelona Hotel to have the sail hotel on your photos’ background.
9- Brunch & Cake
This is obviously not a sight but a breakfast cafe, and here they serve one of the most Instagram friendly food ever! You may have to wait a bit to get in but it moves quickly. I can assure you that it will worth the wait.
And here are the additional places that you may want to add to your must-visit list. I strongly recommend you to save these spots to your Google Maps so you can plan your trip better;
- Agbar Tower
- Palau de la Musica Catalana
- Hospital de la Santa Creu
- Carmel Bunkers
- Casa Mila
- Casa Vicens
- Jardin De Cactus De Mossen Costa
- Hotel Colon’s terrace to have the best views of Barcelona Cathedral
Additionally, keep in mind that Barcelona is full of Gaudi inspired buildings so don’t forget to look up while walking around. You will be amazed by the colors, architecture and the details on buildings.
Any more questions about Barcelona? Write in the comments below or contact me on Instagram; @damlahase
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