Barcelona is a city full of interesting places that are worth discovering walking its streets or doing e-bike tours. But from within it you can’t get a complete idea of how great and spectacular it is, so this post will tell you some viewpoints to see the best views of Barcelona.
Turó de la Rovira: views of Barcelona with history
More known as the bunkers, the Turó de la Rovira is located in the Carmel district, a neighborhood that is already quite high that offers views of Barcelona that include the city and the sea. The remains of an anti-aircraft battery of the Civil War built to defend the city of fascist aviation remain in this hill. It is a very busy place, both for locals and tourists, and can be reached by bus or metro. Then you have to walk about 10 minutes to the top, but despite the sharp slope that has to be risen to reach it, the reward of the views of Barcelona and the historical legacy is worth it.
Highest views from Tibidabo
In the mountain of Collserola is the highest peak in Barcelona, the Tibidabo. From above you can see the geometry of Barcelona, the industrial port and the sea in the background. An unbeatable city skyline. The only negative point is that getting there is not easy because you have to catch the Generalitat Railways and then the traditional blue tram. From above, you can not only enjoy spectacular views of Barcelona, but also visit the Amusement Park, the Sacred Heart Temple or the Collserola Tower (which, in fact, is a telecommunications antenna) which also has a viewpoint above all.
Shopping and enjoying the views
At the top of the Arenas shopping center, there is a circular lookout point overlooking the interior of Barcelona. Located in Plaça Espanya, it is much easier to access if you visit the mall, but because it is not as tall as the previous ones, from this viewpoint the sea is not seen. But, nevertheless, the views are not negligible, since all the majesty of Avinguda Maria Cristina can be seen to the Montjuïc fountain and the Palau of the National Art Museum of Catalonia. A whole show if it goes away at night, moment in which the nocturnal illumination offers a unique view of the city.
Skyline and gardens in Turó del Putxet
In the district of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi there is a hill that, despite not being the highest in the city, its rise offers a good panoramic view of Barcelona, from the Montjuïc mountain to the Agbar tower and also a bit of sea and already at the top of the lookout, we can enjoy a 360° view of the city. Also, if you like urban gardens, you will find gardens with Mediterranean vegetation in this hill to enjoy a pleasant walk.
Luxury views: W Hotel
If you want to enjoy the best views of Barcelona with glamor you can visit the W Hotel, a luxury hotel located at the end of the beach of San Sebastià. On the 26th floor of this hotel there is the Eclipsi bar, where you can have a cocktail while enjoying views of the city, the beach and the sea. Of course, it is not cheap, but the experience and the views make up for it.