Apr 12, 2022
If you're looking for the best Barcelona shots for your Instagram feed that are sure to impress your followers, you've come to the right place. From gothic architecture to beautiful parks and modernist houses, we've rounded up some of the best photo opportunities this city has to offer.
Here are the most Instagrammable spots in Barcelona, recommended by Marc Camps, general manager of Capri by Fraser Barcelona.
Atop Barcelona's highest mountain and with a magnificent view of the city is the Parc d'Atraccions del Tibidabo, Spain's oldest amusement park.
This place offers fun fairground settings for your Instagram shots, or stunning views for cityscape photography.
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Everyone has heard of FC Barcelona, the majestic Camp Nou and the impressive museum inside, but only the super football fans know about the Ciutat Esportiva.
Located on the outskirts of Barcelona, the Ciutat Esportiva FC Barcelona is the place to go to see where future stars are trained, where the first team trains and where the women's team plays.
Whether you're a football fanatic or not supporting a team, the stadium is beautiful and you might even catch a glimpse of a famous star during your visit.
A gothic cloister in the city of Barcelona? It's the Monestir de Pedralbes. A former convent from the 14th century, this gem of Gothic architecture is still fairly unknown to locals despite being the place where Catalan queen Elisenda de Montcada is buried, and where nuns and abbesses have lived for centuries.
With a spectacular three-storey cloister, central garden, church and palace where the queen lived until 1367, there is much to explore and photograph here.
The city's largest cemetery, the Montjuïc Cemetery, is a unique place that is well worth a visit. Montjuïc Cemetery is home to some of the finest examples of funerary architecture and sculpture in the country, created by numerous architects, sculptors and artists.
Many locals use the cemetery to walk around and relax, taking photos of the beautiful surroundings as they go.
The Gràcia district, which was once separate from Barcelona, is now one of the city's most famous.
Stroll through inviting squares, get lost in narrow streets and photograph the stunning architecture on a tour of this beautiful neighbourhood. After working up an appetite, there are plenty of restaurants and bars to relax in until late in the Gràcia district.
Designed in 1791, Horta Labrynth is the oldest park in the city and one of the most Instagrammable. Originally privately owned and opened to the public in 1960, Horta Labrynth is a magical part of Barcelona and a must-see during your visit.
At the centre of the park is the Labrynth, beautifully crafted hedge walls promising fun for all ages. How long will it take you to find your way out?
Photo: Alina Stiba / Unsplash
Whether you visit it at dawn or dusk, the abandoned anti-aircraft fortification Mirador dels búnquers del Carmel offers breathtaking views of the city.
Built in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War, the Mirador dels búnquers del Carmel defended the city against bombing. Today, you can reach the site on foot in just under an hour, or by bike in 20 minutes from Capri by Fraser Barcelona, in the city centre.
The Carretera de les Aigües is also known as the "lungs of the city", and it is easy to see why. Collserola Park is the largest green space in Barcelona. Whether you want to exercise or just enjoy the view, it is a popular place for locals and tourists alike.
The Carretera de les Aigües is the road that crosses the park from north to south, following the old pipeline that carried water to the city from the old cisterns of Sant Pere Màrtir. The water pipes have now been removed and the path is the perfect place to take picturesque and Instagrammable photos of Barcelona.
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We all know about the Sagrada Família and other modernist houses designed by Gaudí, but only a few know about this place.
Restored and opened to the public in 2017, Casa Vicens is a modernist jewel with a unique collection of furniture designed by Gaudí and paintings by famous modernist artists. From the hand-painted mosaics to the breathtaking architecture, the photo opportunities are endless.
Photo: Kristijan Arsov / Unsplash
Is this Barcelona's best kept secret? Costa Llobera Gardens is a hidden gem of the city, where you could easily spend an afternoon taking photos for Instagram.
Located in the Montjuïc mountain, Costa Llobera Gardens is home to a number of plant species from around the world. From the Capri by Fraser Hotel in Barcelona, the park is a 20-minute bike ride away. On arrival, you will find spectacular views of the city, the port and the sea.
By Marc Camps, General Manager, Capri by Fraser Barcelona
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And when you stay at Capri by Fraser Barcelona, Spain, some of the city's most Instagrammable spots are right on your doorstep. Our flats are just a 15-minute walk from the beach and marina and 3 metro stops from the city centre. So where will you explore first?