The most incredible vantage points in Barcelona

Taking a trip to the capital city of Catalonia is always a great idea. With Barcelona being such an open-minded and cosmopolitan city, it receives thousands of visitors year after year from all around the world, who come to immerse themselves in its history, to get to know its streets, architecture and to enjoy its good vibes. A getaway to Barcelona makes for a positive experience, whether you come in winter, summer or during mid season. However, make sure that your planning includes visiting at least one of many vantage points to enjoy the most incredible views of the city from a different perspective. A breath-taking look from up high, as if seeing through the eyes of a bird will make for a unique experience you won’t want to miss. In order to thoroughly enjoy your stay and make the most of your trip, book one of the cheap hotels near Barcelona. That way your thirst for knowledge and your earnest curiosity won’t be obstructed by a tight budget.

A view from the Collserola Tower

This gigantic construction was inaugurated with the purpose of improving communications during the Olympic Games celebrated in Barcelona in 1992. Located at 560 metres above sea level, this is the highest point from which you can see the city. The architect in charge of the idea for the construction of this tower wanted to build a glazed, panoramic vantage point on the 10th floor, offering 360 degree views of the entire city and beyond. On bright and clear days it is possible to see up to 70 kilometres in the distance. You will have to pay a fee in order to get up to the top, but it is undoubtedly a worthy experience.

Views from the Museum of National Art of Catalonia

If you’re looking for a hotel near Barcelona to spend a few days enjoying this marvellous city, another vantage point from which you can enjoy some gorgeous views of the city is the Museum of National of Art of Catalonia. On top of the National Palace building you will find two vantage point terraces. The entry is free with your museum ticket. From here you will be able to behold the renowned Sagrada Familia Church, the Villa Olímpica Towers, the harbour, and the Magical Fountain of Montjuïc, amongst other places of interest.

View of Barcelona

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The Tibidabo Amusement Park

Another legendary place with the most wonderful views of Barcelona is the Tibidabo Amusement Park, located on the top of the Collserola mountain range, at over 500 metres of altitude. Besides being able to spend a fun day at the park, you will be able to get on its most emblematic ride, which is also a vantage point: the Tibidabo Plane. Not only will you enjoy an adrenaline-packed time whilst inside the replica of the oldest plane of Spain, but you will also see the streets and the buildings of Barcelona from a very interesting perspective. This is a highly recommended ride if you’re on holiday with your kids.

A place full of history

The vantage points of the ancient air raid shelters located on the Turó de la Rovira hill have become the favourite place for many visitors and locals to look over beautiful Barcelona. After the Spanish Civil War this area was occupied by many families living in barracks, but subsequently the City Council of Barcelona recovered it to create this wonderful place. The two vantage points are on the top of the Carmel neighbourhood.

La Pedrera, out of love for Gaudí

When you’re spending a few days in some of the hotels near Barcelona, another fantastic opportunity you don’t want to miss out on is to visit emblematic buildings like La Pedrera of the renowned Spanish architect Gaudí. From its impossible terrace you will be able to see L’Eixample. This place combines architecture, art and a bird’s eye view of the city

Now that we’ve taken you on a tour by some of the vantage points with the most incredible views of Barcelona, which one are you looking forward to see the most? Or perhaps you would like to visit them all? Don’t hesitate any longer and book accommodation in one of our cheap hotels near Barcelona to experience the most wonderful getaway.

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