Barcelona is surrounded by hills and mountains making it easy to get a bird’s eye view of the entire city – for free! So, pack your snacks and your wine, and don’t forget your picnic blanket. You’re going to need some time to take in the impeccable sights; better get comfy.
Here are my top 3 go-to’s:
3. Turó de Tres Creus – Park Guell
Yes, we’ve all seen the iconic mosaic lookout on multiple travel postcards… but perched on an adjacent hill is a little stone hill with 3 stone crosses. It’s a short walk from the major sites in Park Guell. Usually, there is a musician playing just around the bend, at the foot of the stone hill. Follow the music if you feel lost. Once you see the stone hill, you’ll notice the spiral steps – well, you know what to do next.
2. Mirador del Poble Sec
There are multiple lookouts in Montjuic but the viewpoint near Hotel Miramar offers a wide view of the city ranging from the harbour to the mountains in the west. It also offers a more industrial perspective of Barcelona when looking down at the Poble Sec neighbourhood.
1. Bunkers del Carmel
Built as a tactical spot for defense, the bunkers offer an unparalleled 360-degree view of Barcelona.
There’s something special about finding a spot on the ledge and letting your feet dangle as you admire the sweeping views of the city. When the skies are clear, time your visit for either the sunrise or sunset. Some days you can even watch the regatta from all the way up there.