Barcelona is full of great places to watch the sunset, and there’s no better way to finish a long summer day than to watch the sun go down over this beautiful city. If you love a good sunset as much as we do, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our top picks for the perfect sunset places in Barcelona.
The first is Montjuic- and your’e in for a treat because this location has two perfect areas to watch the sunset.
The first is the historic Montjuic castle. The stunning fountain in front of the castle is breath taking any time of day but the view at sunset is extra special. However, if green spaces are more your thing then the Jardins de Miramar is also a great option. And, If you enjoy films, Sala de Montjuic is just round the corner. This is an open-air cinema where you can watch films whilst the sun goes down, does it get any better?
The next spot is a locals favourite: The Carmel bunkers. These old military bunkers now provide a stunning 360° viewpoint of the city. They have a great atmosphere, filled with people picnicking, drinking wine and playing music. We think that visiting the Carmel bunkers is the perfect end to a busy week and one of the best sunset views the city has to offer.
The next place is a little pricey, but we think it’s worth every penny. The beautiful Skybar Barcelona, complete with pool and modern décor has a stylish and unique sunset vibe. Entry is after 9pm and costs 20€ including your first drink. If you’re looking to do something a little more luxurious, we think this would be the perfect place.
Let’s bring things back down to earth, quite literally – because these iconic Barcelona sunsets aren’t limited to high up spots. One of our favourite places to watch the sunset is the beach. We especially love Bogatell seeing as it’s a little less crowded than Barceloneta but you still get a great view of the promenade and W hotel
in the background. We love to go for a run and a refreshing dive just before sunset to end the day off.
If your’e looking for something magical, Tibidabo with its historic theme park and the famous Sagrat Cor church looks like something straight from a fairy-tale. Its breath taking view of the city is even better at sunset and is mainly due to the fact that at 500 metres tall, Tibidabo mountain is the highest point in Barcelona. You can access it by the little tram that runs daily from the base of the mountain to the summit.
For those of you not scared of heights, another great way to see the city at sunset is to take the cable car. If timed right, you will get a spectacular view of the city at sunset as you travel over the port. Your cable car journey will begin at Torre Sant Sebastià, cross over Port Vell, and end up at the Miramar Jardims viewpoint in Montjuic. If your’e going in high season, remember to arrive early in case of queues.
If historic sites are more your thing, there is great sunset view from the Bell Tower of Santa Maria del Pi church. This 14th century Bell Tower is the tallest building in the ancient el Gótico area from which you get a stunning view over the old city. Tickets to visit the church and tower are just 4€ but, like the cable car, remember to arrive with plenty of time in case of queues in the summer season.
Our last sunset favourite is the famous Hotel W Barcelona. This hotel is home to the stylish Wet bar with stunning views over the whole city of Barcelona. The Wet bar opens to external guests at 8pm, and this summer is hosting the coolest summer party series on Sundays, also open to the public. Feel like watching the sun go down on a Sunday evening with house music and a cocktail in hand? This one’s for you.