Barcelona views

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Views of Barcelona from the Montjuïc Cable Car. (Photo by Ivan Mlinaric)

Great panoramas and viewpoints around Barcelona

Aeri del Port (Teleférico del Puerto) - A gondola thrill ride dangling over the port of Barcelona and its historic downtown. Nice, close-up views of the harbor, La Rambla, and the Ciutat Vella (Old City).

Telefèric de Monjuïc - Another cable car ride, this one over Montjuïc Hill to the 18th century castle. Lovely views over gardens and glimpsing the wide Mediterranean beyond.

Park Güell - Gaudí designed this hilltop park and its amazing Art Nouveau buildings, staircases, fountains, and benches, with low-level panoramic views over the city.

Sagrada Familia - Skyscraping views over the exacting street plan of Eixample—and, more importantly, the amazing details of the basilica itself—from one of the towers of this work-in-progress cathedral designed by Gaudí.

Mirador de Colom - A 51m (167-foot) high view over the port and the start of La Rambla pedestrian drag from the top of the Columbus Monument.

Fundácio Joan Miró - A museum filled with the 20th century master's whimsical works—and with peekaboo city views from its perch atop Montjuïc Hill.

La Pedrera - A close-up view over the rooftops of the Eixample district from the rooftop of its most famous apartment block, the Gaudí-designed Casa Milá.

Tips & Links

Useful links & resources


Barcelona tourist info: (info office), (events mag); (regional info),

Sightseeing passes: Barcelona Card (20+ sights; transport; discounts), Museum Pass (6 sights)

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Trains: (throughout Europe), (within Spain), (throughout Europe),

Public transport: Barcelona Card (free transport; sightseeing); Search all public transit:; Metro/Bus:; Tram:; Light rail:; Taxi:

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This article was by Reid Bramblett and last updated in September 2013.
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