13 Incredible places to take the best selfies in Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the most tourist filled cities in the world. The numerous famous buildings that is has, the climate, the nature or the beach are some of the powerful reasons why it is so desired by visitors.
In this article, we tell you 13 incredible places so that you can fill your social media accounts and family albums with the best selfies.
High up Mount Tibidado
One of the best viewpoints in Barcelona can be found in Park Tibidabo, that you can find at the top of the Collserola. Here there are various perfect places to take incredible photos, such as the theme park – the oldest in Spain, or from the Tibidabo church, where you will have the pleasure to have all of Barcelona at your feet.
In front of the Casa Batlló
The Casa Batlló is one of the most symbolic and photographed buildings in the city. The house designed by Antoni Gaudi is a symbol of Catalan modernism and greatly deserves a visit both inside and outside.
It is told that the façade is made to appear like a dragon skin, with wave like green, blue and grey scales.
Here you can take a selfie from outside which captures all of the façade, or from the terrace, showing the original chimneys the surround the house.
In Park Güell
Park Güell is another of the works designed by Gaudi in Barcelona. In this impressive park you can find hundreds of places where you can take an incredible photo.
The staircase of the salamanders, the tower of Calvary or the passageways and viaducts full of columns are some of the best places. Walk through the park and find your favourite corner.
The mountain of Montjuic is one of the most beautiful viewpoints, together with Tibidado and the Carmel, for watching the sun set over Barcelona.
On Motntjuic you will find different places to take incredible selfies. The magic fountain, the viewpoint, the palace or the Olympic Ring situated only a few minutes walk away.
If it is your first time there you can´t miss one of the light, sound and water shows that take place regularly. When the sun goes down, the magic fountain is illuminated and the water shoots out choreographed to the sound of music. Without doubt the perfect place for incredible photos.
Arc De Triumph
In the centre of the city one can find the impressive Arc de Triumph of Barcelona. Created for the Universal Exposition of 1888, it is not associated with military triumphs, as is often the case, but with civil character.
It is situated between Paseo Lluís Companys and Paseo San Juan, and a little further up you can find the Park de la Ciutadella. Here, taking a good selfie will depend on your ability to take in the whole Arc de Triumph.
The viewpoint of the Carmel bunkers
Viewpoints are always a great pace to take photos. The bunkers of Carmel can be found on top of Turó de la Rovira hill in the Carmel neighbourhood.
To get up you will probably take public transport and then walk until the highest point. The place deservers visiting to see one of the most spectacular sunsets over Barcelona. Put on your best pose and take a photo with all of Barcelona at your back.
Whether you come in summer or at another time of year, la Barceloneta is an unmissable place in this list. One of the great advantages of Barcelona is that it has a beach in the city, so you can take advantage and take a photo with the sea at your back.
Additionally, in Barceloneta there are various sights you can photograph, like the Hotel W that forms part of the city skyline, the famous sculpture of La Estrella Herida, also known locally as ‘los cubos de la Barceloneta´ (the cubes of Barceloneta).
If you want to take a selfie with this backdrop, the best thing you can do is to come at sunset to get a spectacular photo.
You can´t leave Barcelona without first getting a selfie in front of the Sagrada Familia. The most famous monument in the city is the most visited by tourists and for that reason there are always large queues to enter the Basilica.
Because it is a monument that was begun in 1882 and is still in construction, the Sagrada Familia presents two different faces: the new part and the old. So don´t forget to take a picture in both parts and not just one!
And if you want the most spectacular selfie, WEBarcelona offers a 360 tour above the Sagrada Familia.
You will be able to see it from up high, on board a helicopter and flying over the area in order to see it like you had never imagined.
And for football lovers, the Camp Nou is a must see. Barcelona´s football stadium is the ideal stage for a selfie whilst you watch one of the best teams in the world play football.
It has been the field of players such as Maradona, Ronaldinho and currently Lionel Messi, so don´t miss out on the chance to take a legendary photo.
Food markets are always a source of inspiration for photographers and instagrammers. The Boqueria market is the best known in Barcelona, for its age and for the variety of foodstuffs and stands that you can find there.
It is one of most visited locations for tourists, who always want to see local gastronomy. And if you want to try and taste typical dishes like Paella, you can´t miss our tour, in which a chef will teach you how to make it yourself.
The Gothic Quarter
There are certain neighbourhoods in Barcelona that seem like they are out of a movie. This is the case in the Gothic Quarter, full of alleyways, hidden corners and medieval churches full of magic.
Some of the places where you can take a great selfie are the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, the Cathedral of Barcelona or the Bishop´s arch. The best thing you can do is spend an afternoon wondering the Gothic Quarter and find the place you like best to immortalise it.
For lovers of nature and of the mountains, Montserrat could be the best choice. This impressive rock formation hides an abbey that is still in use today.
A horse ride, mountain hike or visiting the monastery choir are on some of the routes that you can take.
The Costa Brava
And going out of Barcelona, a few kilometres away, we can find the Costa Brava. If you are coming in summer it is compulsory to sail or dive around the coves of crystal clear water in this coast.
Here you have complete liberty to take a great selfie, whether it is aboard a sailboat, in the beach sunbathing or visiting the house of Salvador Dali in Cadaqués. You decide.