25+ Best Instagram spots in Barcelona

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!

Scroll down to find them all!

25+ Best Instagram spots in Barcelona

All photos taken with Canon 80D and Canon 10-18mm f/4 and Canon 50mm f/1.8

Sagrada Familia

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.

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!

The insta-famous balcony is usually closed for concerts, being the only way to visit (and photograph it) by joining an organized tour. It’s often sold out, so you better buy your ticket in advance here.

Casa Batlló

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.

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

Provença, 261-265

La Pedrera is another epic Gaudí creation. A huge building with a surreal rooftop that is a must visit in Passeig de Gràcia. I wish I lived there!

Barcelona Cathedral

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!

Take the elevator inside the cathedral for one of the best views in Barcelona! Tickets cost 7€.

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.

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.

 

Sant Pau Recinte Modernista

Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167

This Art Nouveau complex is the former hospital designed by Domenech i Muntaner. A collection of colorful buildings inspired by nature around a garden.

100% recommended.

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!

Go there for sunrise for a magical light and avoid the crowds.

Arc de Triomf instagram spot Barcelona

Casa Vicens

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.

Palau Güell

Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5

In between la Rambla and el Raval, this mansion designed by Antoni Gaudí is another must during your trip to Barcelona.

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 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 l'allada Vermell

Carrer Padua

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.

Use a wide angle lense to get the perfect shot.

Instagram Spots Barcelona

El Born

Get lost in el Born neighborhood to find the narrow streets with the colorful pennants and street art.

Boqueria Market

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!

Go right before they close you’ll find the fresh fruit for sale. It’s so good!

Famous Boqueria Market Barcelona

Parc Güell

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.

If you go for sunrise before it opens, entrance is free for all!

Book your ticket in advance to 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!

Jardins del Teatre Grec

Pg Santa Madrona, 38

These gardens nearby Montjuic are a beautiful green space. The views from the pergola are amazing!

Jardins Mossen Costa i Llobera

Ctra. de Miramar, 38

These gardens feature more than 800 types of cactus and plus, they have an amazing view to Barcelona and the Mediterranean sea.

Barceloneta Beach

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.

If you’re visiting during summer, you can practice SUP with a view!

 

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%!

Cofradía Pescadors Barcelona

França Railway Station

Av. del Marquès de l’Argentera, s/n

This historic and monumental railway station, designed in a modernist style, is another must visit when in Barcelona.

Carmel Bunkers

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 the most incredible view to Sagrada Familia – it’s a must when visiting Barcelona!

Most of hotel rooftops open to the public from 7 p.m. in Barcelona: visit as many as you can!

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.

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.

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!

You can book your room here.

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Originally posted on 15/12/2017 and continuosly updated. This post contains affiliate links.

10 Comments

  1. 12 January, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous post! Now I want to go back to Barcelona!

    • dianamiaus
      Author
      12 January, 2019 / 1:39 pm

      Do it

  2. 12 January, 2019 / 1:16 pm

    Your photos are always so whimsical – like a fairytale, just beautiful! Barcelona was the first city my boyfriend and I ever visited (8 years ago!) so it will always be a special place to us and you have captured its charm beautifully 🙂

    • dianamiaus
      Author
      12 January, 2019 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks so much Lauren! Barcelona is a pretty special place to me too. I think one day I’ll move there!

  3. 12 January, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    Fantastic guide and so many beautiful places! You actually inspired me to go to Barcelona, which I was never interested in before 😀

  4. 12 January, 2019 / 7:59 pm

    Another reason to go back to Barcelona!

  5. 13 January, 2019 / 4:04 am

    Your photos are amazing as always! I’ve to Barcelona two times and loved it so much! Barcelona was actually the first foreign city I’ve ever visited! Hope to be back sometime!

  6. 13 January, 2019 / 11:21 am

    Such a great post! Going though Barcelona all the time these days as I’m staying in Andorra this winter season! I’ll be sure to check out some of these spots next time I go though

  7. claudia
    17 July, 2019 / 1:32 pm

    I love your inspiring posts <3 but just wondering is it possible for non-hotel guests to visit rooftop of Rosellon hotel to see the city panorama? 🙂 thank you :*

    • dianamiaus
      Author
      17 July, 2019 / 1:33 pm

      Hi Claudia! Yes, you can access the rooftop at Hotel Rosellón. Just make sure to order your drinks in the lobby bar before going up – enjoy!

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