When you come in to land in Barcelona by plane you can see the city in all its glory but you may wonder where you can also have this point of view. So I took one full day to cover some parts of the highest points of Barcelona in order to bring you the Top 5 Views of Barcelona from above.
From the rooftop of the Arenas de Barcelona built in 1929 for the International Exhibition we can see the roundabout in Plaza Espanya which is the main junction of different streets in Barcelona: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Avinguda del Paral-lel, Carrer de la Creu Coberta and Carrer de Taragonna.
This particular roundabout is inspired by the Versailles fountains. On the middle ground, we can see the two Venetian towers of Barcelona and in the background the Palau Nacional MNAC which is now the Museum Nacional D’Art de Catalunya.
The first selection of pictures was taken in top of the Arenas de Barcelona, you can go on the roof of this mall for free.
For the second set of pictures, I went to the Palau Nacional MNAC which is just in front of the Arenas, to go up to the top you can use the escalators. If you’ve ever been in Las Vegas it will remind you of the Strip.
When you’re at the top of the stairs you can take time to appreciate the views of Barcelona just in front of you.
For the 3rd photoshoot, I went to the top of Montjuic – to the Castell de Montjuic walking. The teleferic was kind of expensive and it’s much better to go there on foot. You can see lots of things like some stuff from the Olympic Games of 1992, some sculptures or even the old olympic pool. So this set of pictures will be from different views of the parc.
For the 4th photoshot, I took photos of Montjuic from Castell de Montjuic. This Castle is pretty big and really interesting to visit and you can have one of the best views of the city from the top of it. You can see all the city from the beach to the mountain of Tibidabo.
At the bottom of the Ramblas, the Monumento a Colon is raised to welcome boats which are coming to the Port of Barcelona. For 4€ and at least a 20 minute wait you can go to the top of it to see the whole city. If you’re claustrophobic I wouldn’t recommend going there as it is really small and the elevator is so small that you can only have a maximum of 4 people in it. When you’re at the top you will see the city through small windows that you can open but if you want to take beautiful pictures this is not the best place. This place is pretty touristy and if you don’t go you won’t miss much.
The pictures taken in this monument are not the best photoshoot photos I have taken at least you get a different point of view of the city.
Barcelona is a city surrounded by mountains, so there are plenty of other high points of view that you can discover too! Feel free to travel outside the city to see another beautiful side of Barcelona. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
-by Kok Natha HEN. (pictures included)