Barcelona is a picture-perfect city, and springtime is one of the best seasons to experience it. That is why we at El Principal del Eixample have prepared a tour through the best places to snap pictures in Barcelona and enjoy the outdoors. So grab your camera or cell phone, put on some comfortable shoes and let’s get going!
Mirador d’Horta: This wonderful scenic outlook over Barcelona is located on the road from Cerdanyola to Horta, at kilometer 9.5, on the southern slope of the Collserola mountain range. If you go there in the evening, when the sun begins to set to the West, you will be rewarded with a clear and beautiful view of the city.
Torre Glòries: Barcelona’s skyline changed significantly in 2003 with the inauguration of this emblematic 144-meter tower, created by Jean Nouvel for the Plaza de las Glorias, and which has become one of the symbols of modern Barcelona, and it often plays a starring role in photographs of Barcelona.
Mirador de Colom: Located at the end of the Rambla de Barcelona, close by the sea, the Mirador de Cristòfol Colom provides you with a splendid panoramic view of Barcelona from a height of 60 meters. On the inside, an elevator will take you up the 51 meters’ height of its Corinthian-style iron column to the viewpoint at the top, from which you will have a bird’s eye view of Barcelona.
The paseo del Born: Located between the former Born market and the Santa Maria del Mar church, the paseo del Born exudes life at all hours. Indeed, this charming promenade, which is reminiscent of the Medieval times, is nowadays one of the most important entertainment areas in the historical city centre.
The Sagrada Familia: Nevertheless, if there is one monument that stands out when it comes to taking snapshots in Barcelona, that is undoubtedly the Sagrada Familia. It is the finest example of the Modernist architecture created by Gaudí, and thousands of tourists flock to it each day. There are even couples that have decided to hold a 100% urban wedding and have chosen it as the backdrop for their wedding albums.
Casa Batlló: And how about a photograph in front of the historic façade of Casa Batlló? Located at number 43, Paseo de Gracia, this building is a veritable vindication of joy, a maritime-inspired canvas, a dream world that conjures up images of nature and fantasy.
After this photographic tour through some of the most remarkable places in Barcelona you are bound to have worked up an appetite. If you’re feeling hungry, we at el Principal del Eixample are waiting for you with a menu packed with appetizing suggestions. Moreover, our indoor patio is the ideal setting to conclude your photography route through Barcelona against the finest backdrop.
Irresistible, is it not?