From bustling markets to remarkable architecture, Musement shares ten of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona.
With the magnificent combination of modernist architecture, Mediterranean beach, and Catalan food that Barcelona offers, it isn’t difficult to portray the magic of Barcelona on social networks. Despite this fact, the Catalan capital also hides truly picturesque places that let you up your Instagram game. Here’s a look at ten of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona.
1. Palau de la Música Catalana
Located on a narrow street in the Sant Pere neighborhood, Palau de la Música Catalana is a gem of Catalan modernism designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner between the years 1905 and 1908. As the only UNESCO-protected concert hall, Palau not only stands out for being a first-class establishment with incomparable architecture but also as an emblem of the city. The colorful facade will afford you enviable photos, although the best part is the interior dome!
2. Bunkers del Carmel
For panoramic photos of the city, climb to the abandoned bunkers in the Carmel neighborhood where the air defense was stationed during the Spanish Civil War. You can get there on foot or by bus, and a sunset picnic is especially recommended. It will be a unique experience, and you will be able to immortalize the moment in very “likable” photos.
3. Park Güell
Another place for capturing sweeping city views is from Park Güell. In addition to Antoni Gaudí’s nature-inspired architecture, the park, which is located on a hill, provides a unique view from the winding broken-tile mosaic bench in the central plaza. Don’t forget to post with the salamander at the entrance of the Hypostyle Room.
Another place for enjoying Barcelona from above is Tibidabo, which is a mountain of the Collserola mountain range. Accessible by gondola, Tibidabo is home to the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a popular amusement park. See historical attractions and snap some pics for the view from the overlook. Spending the day here will bring back happy childhood memories!
5. Sagrada Familia
We’d never skip Sagrada Familia, the city’s most visited attraction. Antoni Gaudí’s most modernist work offers countless photos ops, both inside and out, that you won’t know where to start. Don’t miss the Nativity facade visible from the park across the street to the interior chapels.
6. La Pedrera
Without straying from the Gaudí-style modernism, we move over to La Pedrera, the nickname for Casa Milà. We love everything about this building—its hypnotic stone facade with metallic elements, an enchanting interior pastel courtyard or the magical rooftop riddled with chimneys. The only challenge will be dodging the hordes of visitors to take the exact picture you have in mind.
7. Carrer del Bisbe
You have probably seen more than one picture of the bridge on Bisbe Street on Instagram. In fact, it is one of the most immortalized spots in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona. From here, you can see the beautiful bridge that connects Palau de la Generalitat with Casa dels Canonges and that was constructed in 1929 for the International Exposition. The motif of a skull pierced by a dagger protrudes from the bridge, which is cloaked in legends. Check it out from underneath the overpass.
8. Plaça Reial
Plaça Reial is one of the most enchanting spots in Barcelona. Neoclassical in style, this elegant plaza is the ideal place to relax with a glass of wine at one of the multiple outdoor patios located under its arches. Those who like to party will also find some tempting nightlife options.
9. La Boquería
Not very far from Plaça Reial, the Boquería central market does not leave anyone indifferent. It’s not for nothing that it’s one of the world’s most photographed markets. With a huge number of booths exhibiting fresh high-quality products in a very appealing way, a stroll through this commercial place is a pleasure for the senses and a true paradise for foodies. The area also has well-known places to eat where you can stop for delicious tapas.
10. Laberint d’Horta
The picture-perfect Laberint d’Horta park is especially exquisite from above. Barcelona’s oldest preserved garden, this incredible plant maze constructed with cypresses is of neoclassical style with Italian touches, emanating a captivating romantic air. If you enter the maze, you should know that if you find your way to the center, you will experience something very special.