Barcelona’s best viewpoints for amazing Instagram shots

At the end of 2017, Instagram, the most notorious photography-based social network, announced that it had already exceeded 800 million active users per month and 500 million users per day, confirming it as one of the most visited platforms in the world and the fastest growing social network in recent years.

Their biggest contribution was focusing in something that was already part of most people’s lives: the photography. Besides, the use of hashtags is also one of their main strengths. Thanks to these, people can post anything at any time and become popular without the need of having a big audience like in other social networks, without much effort.

The latest study by IAB Spain reveals that the hashtag #Barcelona is the most used by users of this social network with more than 31 million shared photos. And it’s one of the 5 most shared destinations in the world! If you want to have a boost on your Instagram account, check this selection with Barcelona’s best viewpoints for spectacular Instagram shots. You will get surprised of how many likes you get!

Top places in Barcelona with panoramic views to take a photo

Carmel Bunkers

Located in the Horta neighborhood, this viewpoint is famous for being one of the few where you can see a panoramic view of the entire city. In addition, it is a place surrounded by some of the most tragic, yet interesting, history of the city. In the spot, we find the remains of anti-aerial bunkers that were built in 1937 to protect civilians from bombs during the Spanish Civil War. These bunkers were also known as the anti-aircraft guns of Carmel, and they stayed in the same spot until the fifties, when they were removed. The visit is free and has no schedule, so you can visit them whenever you want. Grasp the opportunity and take a gorgeous photo for your Instagram of the Barcelona magnificent skyline.

Castell de Montjuic

Located a few minutes away from Plaza España, the Castle of Montjuic is one of the most popular places in the city for its beauty and the panoramic views of Barcelona. Its privileged location is the result of military planning since it used to be a fortress from where they were able to control the city, the port and every sea access. The top of the castle allows the visitor to enjoy unbeatable views of the city and its surroundings. The courtyard terrace of the Castle is the best possible viewpoint of Barcelona from where you can see the port, the Mediterranean Sea, the Barcelona beaches and coast, and the Baix Llobregat.

Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens

If you don’t want to go up to the castle, you can also enjoy a views from the Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens. These gardens are well known for the variety of cactus and plants, which make up a unique biosphere reserve in Europe. Located in the Montjuic mountain and facing the Mediterranean Sea, the gardens are a great landscaping work of art, perfect for visiting on a sunny day. In addition, the rehabilitation that has been done recently has greatly improved access for visitors. Inspiring and bucolic, the gardens have a unique viewpoint from where you can take incredible pictures of the Barcelona skyline that won’t be unnoticed on your Instagram follower’s timeline.


The Tibidabo is – with 512 meters above sea level – the highest peak of the Collserola mountain, in Barcelona. From this spot you can enjoy beautiful views and a great landscape to add to your Instagram pics. In addition, you can visit the Tibidabo Amusement Park, a centennial park that combines great new rides like Dididado or the Roller Coaster with the most emblematic, such as the Plane or the Atalaia. And do not forget to take a photo in El Camí del Cel, the promenade with some of the best views of the city, where you will find historical attractions such as the Automaton Museum and others that the whole family would enjoy during your tour in Barcelona.

La Sagrada Familia

The Expiatory Temple of La Sagrada Familia, also known simply as Sagrada Familia, is a Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. The construction works started in 1882, and even today it’s still a work in progress. It is an impressive work of architecture and one of the most notorious monuments in the Catalan capital, to the point of being the most tagged Instagram monument in Spain. There are amazing viewpoints in the towers of the church, from where you can take awesome pictures of the city to impress your Instagram friends.

Columbus Monument Viewpoint

The monument of Christopher Columbus, located at the end of La Rambla, that has become one of the symbols of the city is as involved in mystery as the explorer itself. Is also one of the most photographed places in the city, but is there a viewpoint on the top of the statue? Yes! There’s not so much space, but the views are awesome, especially on sunny days. Opened every day from 8.30 AM to 8.30 PM, the Columbus statue is a great, relatively-unknown viewpoint of the city. We would recommend you not only take pictures from the top of the statue, but also the escalator ride too. The price is 6€ per adult, 4€ for children with ages between 4 and 12 and free for kids under 4 years old. It is worth it!


The Las Arenas Shopping Mall is one of the unique shopping malls you will ever visit in Spain and probably in the world. Why? Well, it is built on an old bullfighting arena. And, if that’s not enough, it has a great viewpoint on its rooftop, from where you can have a great view for taking a cool picture of Barcelona or a fun Instagram story. It has 360 degrees open space, so from this great viewpoint you can see Plaza España, the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), the Joan Miró Parks with its famous statues and the Puig and Cadafalch four columns, representing the Catalan flag.