Barcelonas TOP 7 Viewpoints


Placa de l'Armada_Viewpoint of Barcelona_Recommendations by Barcelona by locals

1) Plaça de l'Armada


From this square on Barcelona’s Montjuïc mountain you have a beautiful view over the old port and city. It is surrounded by a nice garden area and the possibility to have a drink or snack in one of the bars or restaurants.


Tip: Combine it with a walk through the charming neighborhood Poble Sec and get a ‘pintxo’ or vermut on your way up or down! We recommend Taverna Seco 0 km and Blai Tonight

Caseta de Migdia_Viewpoint of Barcelona_Recommendations by Barcelona by locals

2) La Caseta del Migdia


The walk up to this little house called Caseta del Migdia on Montjuic mountain takes around 30 to 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the Bus 150 from T Plaça Espanya. The views are spectacular as they show you the industrial port and the ‘back’ side of Barcelona. It is one of the best places to see the sunset in Barcelona as the sun goes down just behind Barcelona’s local mountain and here you are on top of it!


Tip: There is a laid back bar here serving food and drinks on the weekend. The food is ok - but we recommend to bring your own and enjoy simply a beer! :-)

3) Parc del Putxet


Right next to Parc Güell this hidden gem is mainly frequented by locals having a walk with their dogs. It is a beautiful green area with many benches to sit and you have wonderful views over Barcelona. The best is that usually there are only few people and you can enjoy the beauty of Barcelona by your own :-)


Tip: Bring your own picnic as there is no bar or café inside the park.

Tibidabo_Viewpoint of Barcelona_Recommendations by Barcelona by locals

4) Tibidabo


This is definitely the highest point you can get in Barcelona and you can already see it from the city center. The Tibidabo area does not only offer spectacular views over the city but also a beautiful church and right next to it a small leisure park.


Tip: Although it seems super touristy, take the big wheel - it is fun, not only for couple :-)

Terrassa de les Indianes_Viewpoint of Barcelona_Recommendations by Barcelona by locals

5) Terrassa de les Indianes


Once a hidden treasure it became quite famous, but the Terrassa de les Indianes is still a fantastic space to have a drink and enjoy the wonderful views over the old port of Barcelona during sunset. It is on top of the museum of history - just enter, take the elevator until the highest floor and head to the huge terrace!


Tip: If you have to queue or the terrace is closed for a private event, check these two options close by: the terrace of the hotel H10 Port Vell or the terrace of the hotel H54. Both rather small but with encanto and especially the H54 has very reasonable prices being a hotel in Barcelona with such a nice terrace!


Hotel Grand Central_Viewpoint of Barcelona_Recommendations by Barcelona by locals

6) Hotel Grand Central


The Hotel Grand Central is a beautiful 5* luxury hotel in the charming barrio Born. You have amazing views over the historic neighborhood of Barcelona and especially over the cathedral. The infinity pool makes the perfect spot for a great picture!


Tip: if it is full or crowded, check the hotel H10 Montcada closeby! 

Barcelo Raval_Viewpoint of Barcelona_Recommendations by Barcelona by locals

Barcelo Raval


The terrace of this 5* hotel Barcelo Raval is not only one of the few viewpoints in the old town but it also offers a fully 360 degree view!


Tip: Enter the hotel, take the elevator and enjoy the view but do not necessarily have a drink - we prefer to mingle with people in one of the bars in the narrow streets of Raval or on the very nice boulevard just in front: Rambla del Raval.

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