Barcelona from above

Walking through the streets of a city is one of the best ways to discover all its most unknown corners and spaces. Even so, we cannot miss the opportunity to climb to a high place and enjoy a unique panoramic view, with which we can get to know, as a whole, its surface and identify the most emblematic places that stand out above the rest in the city’s skyline 

In the case of Barcelona, the city has a wide range of different possibilities from where you can marvel at the urban fabric. Shuttle2Sun offers its shared transfer services and private transfer services, low-cost and sustainable, to move to the Catalan capital, from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station. Remember that you can book your transfer up to 24 hours in advance.  

Gran Hotel La Florida  

Among the best luxury accommodation in Barcelona, we find the Gran Hotel La Florida, which houses one of the most incredible viewpoints in Barcelona.

Its different restaurant areas, such as The TB Bar, the Lobby Bar, the Bistro 1925 Restaurant and, especially, Les Terrasses Bar&Lounge, offer unbeatable views from the top of the Tibidabo mountain, the highest point in the whole of Barcelona.   

It is one of the most sought-after hotels by celebrities and personalities from all over the world, who want to enjoy an exclusive panoramic view of the capital. It was built in 1924, by the architect Ramon Raventós, and founded by the renowned pharmacist Doctor Andreu.

Over the years, it has always been one of the favourite accommodations for the wealthiest families in the area.   

Other hotels that have beautiful viewpoints where you can enjoy different views of Barcelona are, for example, the Hotel Barceló Raval, which has a terrace in its highest area, with a swimming pool and electronic music to enjoy a breathtaking sunset.

And also the Hotel W, with its Sun Deck terrace, with a privileged panoramic view of Barcelona’s port and the Mediterranean Sea. 

Barcelona from above viewpoints city's skyline

The towers of the Sagrada Familia  

One of Barcelona’s most famous monuments, visited by millions of people, is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most outstanding works of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and a must-see if you visit the city. If you want to know more about this temple, don’t miss our post “Sagrada Familia in Barcelona”.  

In addition to visiting its interior, the basilica offers the possibility of climbing one of its towers, the Passion Façade or the Nativity Façade, from where you can enjoy a different perspective of the Sagrada Familia, as well as impressive views of the neighbourhood and L’Eixample.   

On the other hand, another place of worship that offers incredible views is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi, climbing its octagonal bell tower.  

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360º viewpoint of the Glòries Tower  

Another of the most outstanding buildings in the city skyline is the Glòries Tower, formerly known as the Agbar Tower, and popularly known as the Suppository, among other curious nicknames. It stands out for its original shape, up to 145 metres high, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel and built of reinforced concrete and glass.   

Natural viewpoints Barcelona

We recommend you go up to its 360º viewpoint, located on the 30th floor, especially at night, as, in addition to the views of the city at dusk, you can enjoy the light show that fills the entire façade of the tower.

Inside, you’ll also find Tomás Saraceno‘s multi-sensory, interactive and walkable work, “Cloud Cities Barcelona”.  

Columbus viewpoint  

The monument to Christopher Columbus hides a 60-metre-high viewpoint from where you can see the whole of the Rambla and Barcelona’s seafront. And did you know that his finger does not point to America? We recommend you go up and find out where the figure is really pointing.   

The Montjuïc mountain 

At the highest point of Montjuïc mountain is Montjuïc Castle. Since the 11th century, this mountain has had a watchtower, but it was not until the 17th century that it was decided to build a fortification to turn the mountain into a defensive watchtower. Today, it has a large viewpoint from which you can see the port, the sea, Barcelona airport and, inland, Tibidabo.   

On the same mountain, at the end of Avinguda Maria Cristina, stands the Palau Nacional de Montjuïc, which houses the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

At the top of the building are the terraces, from where you can see the entire staircase leading up to the museum; the Four Columns, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch; the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc; and further on, the Venetian Towers and Plaça Espanya 

Natural viewpoints  

Barcelona has several small hills scattered throughout the city. Thanks to their different locations, they offer a wide range of possibilities from which to observe the beauty of the capital from above. 

Some of them are, for example, the Turó de Putxet, 178 metres high, located near Park Güell; the Turó de la Rovira, 262 metres high, where the Carmel anti-aircraft batteries are located; the smaller Turó de la Peira, with magnificent views of the sea; and the highest, the Turó del Carmel, also known as the “Montaña Pelada”, because of its sparse vegetation. Don’t miss the Torre de Collserola public viewpoint, near the Tibidabo amusement park and the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart, on the outskirts of the city, overlooking the Sierra de Collserola mountain range.   

Enjoy the best views of Barcelona, visiting all these viewpoints. Remember that Shuttle2Sun offers its shared transfer services and private transfer services, low-cost and sustainable, from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station. Remember that you can book your transfer up to 24 hours in advance.  

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