5 Viewpoints you must see in Barcelona
All citys look more beautiful from the above, and Barcelona is no exception, with innumerable attractions such as the Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, Modernist buildings, Beaches and so many other beautiful places, when you are with feet at sea level, of course . But just up some steps and everything is even more shocking seen from another angle. Below, list the five most beautiful viewpoints that Barcelona has, but there are others. Barcelona has also cable car and the towers of the Sagrada Familia offer a privileged view.
1. Best views from Tibidabo
The mountain of Tibidabo is the best vantage point for a bird’s eye view of Barcelona. A less giddy option is the Torre de Collserola with is transparent lift rising up 288m. And for those who wish to keep their feet firmly on solid ground – cockteil in hand – settle in at the Mirablau bar.
2. Views from Castell de Montjuïc
Montjuïc offers myriad viewpoints. The best is from the castle and gardens with their superb panoramic over the port and the city. Take the cable car up to the castle and walk down through ever-changing views to the Miramar bar for a refreshing drink.
3. Parc Güell amazing views
In the north of the city Gaudi’s monumental modernist park present espectaculars views accross Barcelona and out to the Mediterranean from its various terraced levels. Trees and patches of woodland act as welcome shade from the fierce summer sun.
4. Barcelona Cathedral views from the rooftop
From the heart of the Barri Gòtic, the Cathedral roof offers one of the least changed views in the city. Look out over the ramshackle rooftop, some dating to the 12th century, and the narrow alleys that spill out in all directions. There is small charge for the elevator to the top.
5. Colombus Monument viewpoints
At the top of the monument is a statue of the navigator, which metaphorically points to America.
As the New World is in reality in the opposite direction, the author of the monument preferred the metaphor, after all nobody understood if Columbus was pointing to the Ramblas, not the Sea.
The view from there is incredible. And the best thing is that you do not have to sweat to climb, since an elevator makes the effort for you.
The monument is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., between March and September, the rest of the year the lookout closes an hour earlier, anyway, the last elevator goes up 30 minutes before closing time. It´s closed on the 25th and 26th of December and 1st and 6th of January. The nearest underground station is the Drassanes (line L3) and buses 14, 59, 64, 91, 120, D20 and H16 stop at the door.