Top 6 Instagrammable Spots in Barcelona
January 14, 2020
Barcelona is a beautiful city and naturally, it offers the opportunity to take some extraordinary shots. Finding these spots can take some time and knowing how precious it is on a trip, we’ve rounded up our top 6 instagrammable spots in Barcelona below.
The Sagrada Familia is a massive and extraordinary structure and is the first of many Gaudi masterpieces that we’re going to mention. Get used to the name because once you go there, you’ll be amazed by his works scattered around the city. The Sagrada Familia has been under construction, or ‘in progress’, since the year 1882. That’s already 137 years!
To get the best shot of the whole Basílica, we recommend heading to Placa de Gaudí (41°24’16.7″N 2°10’32.4″E)
Here goes another one of Gaudi’s masterpieces. He used his inspiration to give this home his signature touch by converting it into a landmark building. And he really did manage to do so!
If you’re going around by metro, make sure to get off at Passeig de Gracia and as soon as you’re out of the station, you’ll see this straightaway. You’ll spend the first few seconds admiring its unusual colours, forms and shapes and contrasting it to the rest of the houses on the same street.
Arc de Triomf
Fun fact – in the 19th century, there had been the tradition of an international fair that was being held to show the talents of different nations and in 1888, it was Barcelona’s turn to host the fair. It was like a 19th century got talent show. The arc was built during that time with the intention to give a welcoming reception to the foreigners visiting the fair.
The closest metro stop would be the Arc de Triomf metro station, obviously. Thankfully the area was not packed and it was a mix of locals going by their day and tourists enjoying the sight. That’s a bonus considering we went there around noon. Also, we assure you that you’ll not go there only for the picture. The amusement in the area is great especially if you go during daylight as you’ll get to see some of the coolest street performers around.
La Boqueria Mercat
As you’re leaving the Arc, chances are it’s either lunch or snack time. To satisfy your appetites, take a 10-minute walk to the La Boqueria Mercat, as this will not only get you a cool insta post of a local market vibe but also a variety of fresh and delicious food selection.
Perhaps this is our favourite out of all Antoni Gaudí ‘s works. It is very imaginative and symbolic for a city park, and it’s open for the public! Unlike the other spots we’ve mentioned, Park Güell requires a €12 per person entry ticket.
But…… there is a way around this with the only downside being that you might have to start brushing your teeth a bit earlier. Entrance tickets are only enforced within opening hours, which is between 08.30 a.m and 6:15 p.m. Therefore, by visiting the park at let’s say 08.00 in the morning, you’ll avoid the entrance ticket and enjoy the sunrise from one of the most beautiful spots in the city.
Finishing off our top 6 instagrammable spots in Barcelona is a sight that was built in 1937 and used during the Spanish civil war.
As soon as hearing of the word ‘Bunkers’, we instantly thought we were paying a visit to an underground dug shelter. Contrarily, this is a spot situated on top of the Turó de la Rovira hill overlooking the whole city.
The closest metro stop to the bunkers would be Alfons X and after reaching the metro stop, it’s a 20-minute walk up the hill. The ultimate best time to visit would be in the morning before sunrise, as it will be undoubtedly one of the most scenic mornings in Barcelona!
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