Barcelona is one of the most well known cities in Spain, mainly for its gorgeous weather, architecture, and lively social scene. It is by far the perfect city for any photographer as it presents you with amazing streets, beautiful architecture, and beaches that can make any photographer’s dream come true. In this post I will be sharing with you my top 5 favourite photo spots that are perfect for you to recreate on your next visit. Don’t forget to click on any image to be directed to my instagram for more inspiration!
1. Santa Familia
This was one of the most majestic locations in the city by far. It is the largest cathedral I’ve ever seen, and is still in construction. After years of admiring it online I was so amazed to finally see it in person, and it did not disappoint. This location is stunning and presents so many photo opportunities: you can take them directly in front, inside, on the roof, or from across the pont, as I did. Whichever location you chose, you will for sure have a perfect shot!
2. Park Guell
I was also so excited to visit parc guell, and I think it may have been my favourite location in the city. I loved Parc Guell because of how vibrant the colours were and for how unique the tiles in the mosaic were along the walls. It also had such a gorgeous lookout point that gave a view of the city that went on for ages. Another great part of this park was that it had rustic type areas in the bottom area that gave a totally different vibe, and looked like ruins; would definitely recommend checking it out as well.
3. Arc de Triomphe
In every city I’ve visited, I always check out the Arcs; I’ve seen the ones in London, Milan, Genoa, and Paris, but the Barcelona one has by far been my favourite. I found that it really stood out due to its brown colour and moulding; in addition, it also stands at the end of a long walkway that is lined by palm trees on either side. This Arc is a perfect picture spot not only by itself, but looks amazing with the palm trees as well.
4. Parc de la Ciutadella
This location is not as well known as the above three, but is by far a hidden gem in this city. It is located at the east side of the city, and is also really pretty. You can take pictures along the walkways with the palm trees, but my favourite location was the monument in the middle of the park that had stairs on either side. This made for the perfect sitting, leaning, or standing shot.
5. Cathedral de Barcelona
I also really liked this spot because it also offered a few options, depending on what type of picture you are hoping to take. The surrounding streets were really cute and colourful, making for perfect street pictures; my favourite location here was the street directly in front of the cathedral, as you could get a cute Barcelona type street shot with the cathedral in the back, adding a nice touch to the shot. You could also sit on the steps outside the cathedral or stand directly in front to get a close tup shot; whichever you prefer!