If you’re looking for all the instagram locations in Barcelona, search no more. Here you have the most complete guide with all the instagram spots in Barcelona – with exact locations!
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- Instagram spots in Barcelona
- Sagrada Familia
- Palau de la Música Catalana
- Casa Batlló
- La Pedrera – Casa Mila
- Barcelona Cathedral
- Pont del Bisbe
- Parc Güell
- Parc de la Ciutadella
- Arc de Triomf
- Casa Vicens
- Barceloneta Beach
- Carrer de l’Allada-Vermell
- Carrer Padua
- Boqueria Market
- Cofradía de Pescadors
- Tibidabo mountain and amusement park
- Casa de les Punxes
- Carmel Bunkers
- Barcelona from a rooftop: Hotel Ayre Rosellón
- Barcelona from the sea
- All these locations (and more) in the map
- Tips on visiting Barcelona
- Where to stay in Barcelona
Instagram spots in Barcelona
Carrer de Mallorca, 401
If you could visit only one place in Barcelona, that must be Sagrada Familia.
Sagrada Familia is the most visited monument in Spain, a UNESCO heritage site and an outstanding architectural gem. It’s an inspired by nature work of art and its only imperfection is that it’s not finished yet! Its completion is due in around 10 years, when the cranes won’t be around anymore.
But let’s talk about photos. The best picture you can take of Sagrada Familia is from Plaça de Gaudí, a garden with a pond that is perfect to play with reflections.
However, there are infinite angles to photograph this masterpiece. Be creative and also, do yourself a favor visiting its interior: the light coming through the stained-glass windows is something you need to see by yourself.
Tip: book the ticket in advance to avoid the queue and take the audioguide service to discover all the symbolism in Sagrada Familia.
Palau de la Música Catalana
Carrer del Palau de la Música, 4-6
Palau de la Música Catalana is the only concert hall that has ever been declared an UNESCO heritage site and it’s another modernist architectural jewels in Barcelona. Its colors and motifs of nature can recall Gaudí’s works but it was designed by Domenech i Muntaner as a commission for the Catalan Orfeo. The concert hall is beautiful at every level: sound, colors and light.
At the Palau de la música Catalana you will also find one of the most popular Instagram places in Barcelona: its colorful balcony. The interior of the building is also very insta-worthy. Let yourself fall in love with the colors!
*Tip: the balcony is usually closed for concerts, being the only way to visit it joining an organized tour. It’s often sold out, so you better buy your ticket in advance here.
Paseo de Gracia, 43
Casa Batlló is Gaudi’s masterpiece.
The best Instagram spots in Casa Batlló are the windows in the main living room, the white hallway that leads to the storerooms and its colorful rooftop. Plus, its beautiful facade, one of the most iconic images of Barcelona.
Tip: if you want to take a picture alone with the windows, remember to bring a bag full of patience! It’s nearly impossible unless you buy your ticket to access the house before it opens to the general public (only available online). Click here to buy your ticket.
La Pedrera – Casa Mila
La Pedrera is another epic Gaudí creation. A huge building with a surreal rooftop in Passeig de Gràcia. I wish I lived there!
Pla de la Seu s/n
Barcelona Cathedral – also known as La Seu – is located in the Gothic quarter and every day thousands of people gather in front of its facade to enjoy their time.
As for instagram, if you want a photo alone in front of the cathedral you need to go there for sunrise. However, my favorite picture here is from the rooftop!
Tip: pay €7 and take the elevator inside the cathedral to get this view!
Pont del Bisbe
Carrer del Bisbe, 1
Gothic Quarter and La Rambla are two must-see places during your visit to Barcelona. Unfortunately there are always tons of tourists so it can be hard to get the perfect instagram photo!
The most iconic street in Barcelona is the Pont del Bisbe at Carrer del Bisbe – it’s the most photographed street in the Gothic quarter.
Tip: Photographing this street without people is not an easy task. You can read here my tips for taking photos without people, try to use them all for this location! The best option is to visit it at sunrise and you can combine it with the cathedral as they are very close.
Parc Güell is also one of the most important works of Gaudí’s legacy in Barcelona.
The most popular image on the social network? In the Nature Square, sitting in a trencadís bench and overlooking Barcelona from the top.
Tip: book your ticket in advance so you can skip the queue. My advice would be to combine this visit with the Carmel bunkers – it’s just 20 minutes walking distance apart.
Parc de la Ciutadella
Passeig de Picasso, 21
Ciutadella Park is not just your average park. Centrally located, it’s perfect for peaceful walks, sport acticities and of course, photographies!
Arc de Triomf
Passeig de Lluís Companys
Arc de Triomf is a red brick monument that stands majestic right in front of Ciutadella Park. It’s another icon in Barcelona that you shouldn’t miss!
Tip: go there for sunrise to get a magical light and also avoid the crowds.
Carrer de les Carolines, 20
Casa Vicens is another technicolor house designed by Gaudí. Located in Gràcia neighbourhood, it has many stories to tell and many surprising details. It’s UNESCO Heritage Site and it’s been recently opened to the public.
Passeig de la Barceloneta
Barceloneta beach is a must in every trip to Barcelona, it doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter: this beach and the W Hotel skyline are one of the most emblematic images of the city.
Tip: if you’re visiting during summer, you can practice SUP with a view!
Carrer de l’Allada-Vermell
Carrer de l’Allada-Vermell, 12
Close to Born area, carrer de l’Allada-Vermell is a pedestrian street with a great vibe. You’ll find cool cafes and eateries and lots of trees.
One building, the number 12, stands up with its vertical garden with loads of plants: it’s already become an instagram spot in Barcelona.
Carrer Padua, 75
When I first posted this picture on instagram I got loads of comments and messages asking for its location: even from Barcelonians! Truth is, it’s not easy to find – unless you’ve got the address that I just gave you!
If you’re reading this before your trip to Barcelona, I’ve got you covered. Having its exact location you won’t miss it! It’s one of the most instagrammable places in Barcelona.
Tip: bring a wide angle lense to get the perfect shot.
La Rambla, 91
Located in the busiest street in Barcelona, la Rambla, Boqueria Market is the most famous market in Barcelona and the first local market in the city. It’s charming and delicious, and also very photogenic!
Tip: if you go right before they close you’ll find the fresh fruit for sale. If I were you, I’d go!
Cofradía de Pescadors
Moll de Pescadors
Close to Barceloneta beach, the Fishermen’s Guild features a beautiful clock tower that originally was the first lighthouse in Barcelona. If you go inside, you can open a little window in one of the numbers.
Tip: you can join the Barcelona Fishermen’s Guild tour to know more about them and right after have dinner by the beach at Xup Xup restaurant. Recommended 100%!
Tibidabo mountain and amusement park
Plaça del Tibidabo, 3
Tibidabo mountain is one of the highest points in Barcelona and it has one of the best views to the city. There’s also a very beautiful church and a photogenic amusement park atop it.
Tip: you can ride up there on the funicular!
Casa de les Punxes
Avinguda Diagonal, 420
Casa de les Punxes is one of the most incredible builduings in Diagonal Avenue. Designed by Puig i Cadafalch, it reminded me to a medieval castle because of the towers in the rooftop. It has many different details that you won’t get to discover. 100% worth the visit!
Carrer de Maria Labernia, s/n
Good news: the best viewpoint of the city is free! It’s located at Carmel bunkers, at Turó de la Rovira park. From there you will enjoy the panoramic views over the city, its skyline and its most emblematic buildings:
- Sagrada Familia
- Hotel W
- Torre Agbar
- Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts
- Montjuic Castle
- Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón (Tibidabo)
Tip: this place is very popular during sunset – it’s actually one of the best places in town to enjoy it. If you want it all for yourself, go there for sunrise. Otherwise you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of people. It’s relatively close to Parc Güell so it may be a good idea to combine both visits.
Barcelona from a rooftop: Hotel Ayre Rosellón
Carrer del Roselló, 390
Hotel Ayre Rosellón has one of the most incredible views in Barcelona – it’s a must. Most of hotel rooftops open to the public from 7 p.m. in Barcelona: visit as many as you can!
Tip: Hotel Ayre Rosellón is just 5 minutes away from Sagrada Familia, do not miss it while in the area.
Barcelona from the sea
If you want to avoid the crowds, there is one way to enjoy Barcelona like no other: from the Mediterranean Sea.
Get yourself a private boat, sail the Mediterranean and enjoy the sunset. There’s no better way to end the day in Barcelona.
Recommended company: we went for sunset with cocktails with Sail District and I can’t recommend them enough.
All these locations (and more) in the map
Tips on visiting Barcelona
If you don’t have much time in Barcelona try to make the most of it with a little bit of planning. Places like Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Parc Güell are quite popular so you better book your tickets in advance through the Visit Barcelona official website.
Beware of pickpockets, especially in touristy areas as el Born and Gothic quarter: that labyrinth of alleyways makes it easy for them to disappear with your belongings. There’s always undercover police watching over your safety, but still, stay alert at all times.
Where to stay in Barcelona
After many visits to Barcelona and after having stayed in a few hotels, I can totally recommend H10 Cubik as my favorite. Centrally located in Via Laietana, it had me with its unique design, top service and especially with that rooftop with a pool and a view to Barcelona Cathedral. A perfect place for a glass of cava!
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