barcelona skyline with the sea on the back

Check out the list of the best city views in Barcelona from the top and have incredible perspective, with tips of places where fantastic landscapes can be seen.

Top City Views in Barcelona

All citys look more beautiful from the top, and Barcelona is not an exception, with innumerable attractions such as the Sagrada Familia with privileged views, the Gothic QuarterModernist buildings, beaches and so many other beautiful places.

Barcelona has also cable car constructed 1929 that connect Barceloneta with Montjuic

1. Best views from Tibidabo

amusement park with the ferris wheel and barcelona on the background

The Tibidabo mountain is one of the best spot, for a bird’s eye view of Barcelona. A giddy option is the Collserola Tower with a transparent lift rising up 288m.

For those who wish to keep their feet firmly on solid ground – cocktail in hand, sitting in the Mirablau Bar.

  • How to get there from Plaza Catalunya?

From Hotel Lloret Rambas  (2 min walk to Plaza Catalunya) to FGC Station catch S1 until Peu del Funicular station. Go down and switch to Valvidrera Funicular Inferior to Funicular Superior. Then, exit the Station, you will see bus stop 111 to Tibidabo. The whole trip around 45 min. (the trip is always with the same ticket).

  • Tips

Inside the station there are vending machine to buy tickets Choose T10, the cost is 10,20 EUR with 10 trips multipersonal.


2. Views from Castell de Montjuïc

Antique port with cruise and modern buildings

Montjuïc montain offers myriad viewpoints. The best view is from the castle and gardens with their superb panoramic over the port and the city.

To get Castell de Montjuic we suggest to take the cable car up to the castle and walk through ever-changing views.

  • To get there from Plaça Catalunya?

A fastest option is to take bus 55 in Plaza Catalunya and get off in Vivers Tres Pins the last stop. From there 20 min walk until Montjuic Castell. The trip is around 45 min.

See it on the map

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3. Parc Güell amazing city views

Barcelona on the background and building on the front in parc guell

In the north of the city, Gaudi’s monumental modernist park (Parc Guell) offer spectaculars views accross Barcelona and out to the Mediterranean from its various terraced levels.

Tips: Trees and patches of woodland act as welcome shade from the fierce summer sun.

  • To get from Plaza Catalunya

Take bus 24 and stop in Ramiro de Maeztu form there 2 min walk to Parc Guell

Another option is to get Metro Green Line L3 just in front of the hotel, La Rambla entrance, and get off in Vallcarca station, then you can walk 10 min approx.


4. Barcelona Cathedral views from the rooftop

People walking on the rooftop of the Barcelona Cathedral and the dome on the background

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.

  • How to go there?

From Plaza Catalunya walk down Portal del Angel street until the Barcelona Cathedral in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. (5 min walk approx).

  • How much is cost?

3 Eur per person.

  • Terraces access and Elevator

Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

5. Colombus Monument viewpoints

Las Ramblas with trees view's from Columbus monument

At the top of the monument is, the 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.


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