The 26 Most Instagrammable Places in Barcelona (and Where to Find Them)

The 26 Most Instagrammable Places in Barcelona (and Where to Find Them)

by George Mouratidis
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A city that has become synonymous with one of the best (if not the best) football clubs in the world, Barcelona is Spain’s second largest municipality. A rich cultural heritage and a buzzing nightlife have made Barcelona a major tourist destination. The architectural masterpieces of Lluis Domenech i Montaner and Antoni Gaudi are just some of the most instagrammable places in Barcelona.

Hotel Ayre Rossellon

If you are not staying there (the prices for the rooms with a view are quite steep), it is still worth visiting this central hotel or a drink on the rooftop terrace with great views all over the city.

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Park Guell

Situated at a hilltop that overlooks the whole of Barcelona, this park is decorated with Gaudi’s work all over. The architect’s former home -now a museum- is located within the park. The park itself is quite big and full of trees, making it a great spot to enjoy a day out and get some photos.

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Hospital de Sant Pau

If you are wondering why we included an actual hospital on the list with the most instagrammable places in Barcelona, check out some of the photos! This architectural gem features grand pavilions and lush gardens that turn it into a place of true healing and serenity for both patients and visitors.

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Bunkers el Carmel

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These abandoned bunkers from the Spanish Civil War were used to install anti-aircraft guns. Nowadays, you can use their strategic position to get panoramic views of the city. You’ll also find many locals having picnics and day trips there. If you are too lazy to walk to the top, you can always take a bus. Visit during the sunset for some amazing moments.

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Catedral de Barcelona

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The Cathedral of Barcelona is an imposing building, filled throughout with medieval cloisters, gardens and geese! Do not confuse it with the Sagrada Familia, since the latter is a basilica and not a cathedral. Save yourself the embarrassment and impress your friends by learning the differences!

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Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens

This 6-hectare botanic garden was named after the famous poet Miquel Costa i Llobera and it is famous for its collection of cacti from around the world! Have fun instagramming around them and beware of the spines!

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Grand Hotel Central

A nice central hotel at the heart of the Gothic quarter. Definitely worth a visit to the rooftop bar and pool for some breathtaking snaps of the city below!

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Park de Montjuïc

This wonderful park by the port is known for its gardens, two museums and a castle, among other things! You can spend a good part of your day just wondering around and taking in the sights. Definitely worth a hike up to Castle Montjuïc!

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La Pedrera-Casa Mila

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One of Gaudi’s art nouveau buildings, with a psychedelic facade and a dazzling interior. The house is frequently used for conventions, concerts and exhibitions. This is one of the most visited spots in the city, so be sure to make a reservation before visiting.

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La Ribera

La Ribera is an area in the quarter of Sant Pere famous for its narrow alleyways and romantic streets. Unsurprisingly it is one of the most instagrammable places in Barcelona and an amazing spot for romantic souls out there!

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Carrer del Bisbe

Another great spot in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Carrer del Bisbe (or, in plain English, the Bishop’s Street) is one of the most popular areas in town. The highlight of this particular street is the Pont del Bisbe (the bridge of the bishop) that connects Casa dels Canonges (Canon’s House) and Palau de la Generalitat.

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Playa de la Barceloneta

A beautiful beach overlooking the Balearic Sea, Playa de la Barceloneta is a great place to relax and unwind. Avoid buying stuff from the street vendors and focus on taking some of your best Instagram shots in Barcelona.

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Camp Nou Stadium

Perhaps the most sacred place in Barcelona after the Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou is the historic grounds of Barcelona FC. The stadium itself has a capacity of almost 100,000 people and you can book a tour around it ahead of schedule. Don’t forget to pick up some memorabilia from the Barcelona museum!

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Allada Vermell

This street is one of the town’s most romantic spots, with a facade covered wall to wall with plants and flowers. Although this street might seem unassuming, it will make a great addition to your Insta album!

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El Nacional

A food court with cocktail bars and local cuisine restaurants, El Nacional is on the expensive side but the quality of service certainly justifies the price. Also, it is a great Instagram spot.

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Casa Vicens

Casa Vicens is the earliest work of Antoni Gaudi, located in the Gracia neighbourhood. The architectural style is distinctly oriental and differs quite a lot of Gaudi’s later works. In this building, Gaudi has mixed oriental, neoclassical and art-nouveau styles. An impressive attraction that launched a mythical career for the Catalan architect.

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Parc De La Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella is one of Barcelona’s most beautiful and large parks, offering plenty of activities to visitors. It was created in the 19th century and features a zoo, museums, a boating lake and countless romantic footpaths.

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Palo Alto Market

Barcelona’s most prominent hipster market with many food stalls and products made by local designers. It’s open every first weekend of the month and it is a great place to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon in the city!

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Placa Reial

This magnificent square in the middle of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is one of the city’s most popular nighttime attractions. The original building on the square used to be a convent until 1835. Now, it is a famous meeting spot right next to the buzzing La Rambla pedestrian street.

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St Christopher’s Inn

A nice little hipster hostel in the center of Barcelona, with a breathtaking modern design.

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Arc De Triomf

Not to be confused with the much more famous Triumphal Arch in Paris, this version was built in 1888 to signify the entrance to the Universal Exhibition hosted by Barcelona.

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Casa Batllo

One of the most characteristic works of Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batllo is a mesmerizing apartment block that looks like it jumped out of a fantasy book. Understandably, it is always packed with visitors so book your tickets well in advance!

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La Boqueria

Located on the busy La Rambla street, this indoor public market has an extensive array of food options, including local produce, meat and cheese.

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Palau de la Musica Catalana

This impressive concert hall was designed by the other great Catalan architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner during the first decade of 20th century. Due to its impressive design and craftsmanship, the Palau de la Musica Catalana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

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Laberint d’Horta

This beautiful neoclassical park is located at the outskirts of town and is known for its cypress tree labyrinth. Perfect spot for hide and seek or a serene picnic away from the noise of the city.

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Sagrada Familia

Barcelona’s crown jewel, the Sagrada Familia is the unfinished magnum opus of Antoni Gaudi and one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Both the interior and the exterior are jaw-dropping. Make sure to obtain your tickets well ahead of time, and book a visit to the tower as well. The design details are so many, that we could write a separate article just for them. Take the time to appreciate this marvelous landmark and snap some photos worthy of its grandeur.

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Where to store your luggage in Barcelona

Obviously, you can’t go out searching for the most instagrammable places in Barcelona if you are dragging your bags with you. Find affordable luggage storage in Barcelona with Stasher and capture all of the city’s beautiful landmarks through the lens of your smartphone!

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