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Barcelona is one of the most instagrammable cities I have ever seen. I still can’t believe I got to live there as a digital nomad. My Instagram has definitely seen a boost in engagement since moving here. Barcelona has so many amazing and photogenic buildings (thanks Gaudí!) that you can simply go for a walk around the city and run into stuff. Every time I leave my house I find new, instagrammable spots in Barcelona. There are so many spots to shoot in this city that it can be a little overwhelming if you’re short on time. How do you choose?! That is why I’ve narrowed them down to my absolute favorite, instagrammable spots in Barcelona. These spots are proven (through my own posting) to get you the most likes on Instagram 😉

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Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

Neighborhood: Sagrada Familia 

The Sagrada Familia is Gaudi’s most famous masterpiece and the main reason many people come to Barcelona. It is insanely beautiful! You won’t believe your eyes even when you’re inside. This is the most mesmerizing building I have seen in my life. The colors inside even change depending on the time of day. My favorite? Sunset, of course!

Where to get the best shots: 

  • Park – there is a park in front of the Sagrada Familia where you can get the most Instagram-worthy shot. Just beware that it’s always packed and watch out for pickpockets.
  • Rooftop at Hotel Ayre Rosellón –  this hotel has the most prime rooftop! Here you can enjoy a drink and get a shot with the back part of Sagrada Familia (aka the unfinished part; it’s been under- construction for over 100 years!). Talk about an instagrammable view!
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Casa Batlo & Casa Mila

Neighborhood: Eixample

These two Gaudí houses are located right on the popular shopping street- Passeig de Gracia. These are some of the most instagrammable and well-known works of Gaudí. They are definitely worth going by (and entering!). Make sure to also walk around Passeig de Gràcia as this street is also perfect for an Instagram photo!

Where to get the best shots:

  • Right on the street – in order to get a shot of the buildings’ facades, you need to stand on Passeig de Gràcia (with every other tourist). Tip: come early in the morning for un-obstructed views. Photo on the left was right after sunrise, photo on the right was mid-day. See the difference in the amount of people?
  • Inside the houses- both houses are amazingly beautiful from the inside as well. Casa Mila (or La Pedrera) has a mega cool rooftop!

El Nacional

Neighborhood: Passeig de Gracia

This is the absolute most gorgeous spot to get foodie/drink photos. El Nacional is a stunning collection of restaurants and bars located right on Passeig de Gracia. It’s loved by both locals and tourists – you’ll understand why when you visit. Too Instagrammable!

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Park Güell

Neighborhood: Gràcia 

Park Güell is an insanely beautiful park located high above Barcelona. You can get some stunning shots of the city from here. The architecture will have you in awe, as will your mega instagrammable photos. Be sure to take photos from multiple angles; you will want to post more than one!

Tip: come here before 8:30am aka before the park officially opens for tourists. You will get free access and catch the sunrise! Talk about an Instagrammable moment!

Casa Vicens

Neighborhood: Gràcia 

This Gaudí house just opened up to the public in November of 2017. It’s the first time (since it was built) that tourists can access it. Take advantage of this and check out another one of Gaudi’s impressive works of art – they are always Instagram-worthy! Did I mention it’s one of his first works in the city? Pretty cool to see where he started!

Also Read: The Best Vegan-Friendly Cafes & Restaurants In Barcelona

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Parc de la Ciutadella

Neighborhood: El Born 

I’ve spent many mornings at this park as it was right next to my original flat when I first moved to Barcelona (September 2017). Needless to say, this park has a special place in my heart. It’s not only a perfect spot for a morning workout, but also plain gorgeous! The fountain area is so instagrammable you won’t believe your eyes! Come early for undisturbed views.

Arc de Triumph

Neighborhood: El Born 

Located right by Parc de la Ciutadella, this is also an iconic spot in the city, and oh so Instagrammable! Pick up a bike, some friends, or just twirl underneath the arc for the best shot. It’s awesome shooting early with the sunrise colors (and without the crowds).

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Barcelona Cathedral

Neighborhood: Gothic Quarter

Probably the most stunning building in Barcelona (aside from Sagrada Familia). I love walking by this Cathedral. There’s always something going on here – whether it be a market, street musicians, or just flocks of birds chirping in the early morning hours. This cathedral is sooo instagrammable.

Where to get the best shots:

  • Set yourself up infront of it
  • Go inside to the rooftop
  • Head to my favorite side street (just off of Via Laietana) for a unique perspective.

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Pont del Bisbe

Neighborhood: Gothic Quarter 

Did you know this bridge was built not too long ago? It was one of the things that were constructed to “beautify” Barcelona during the Olympics. Nevertheless, it’s a gorgeous addition to the city, and Instagrammable AF. It’s located by the cathedral so don’t forget to shoot here when you visit the area!

Suggested Read: An Instagrammable Guide To Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

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Bunkers del Carmel

Neighborhood: Gracia 

This is by far my favorite spot to catch the sunset. You get insane views of Barcelona from here. You will always find locals having picnics, enjoying red wine, and taking in the sunset colors all around them. Grab some wine, fruit, baguette (& hummus?) and enjoy this instagrammable moment. You will want to come back here over and over again.

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El Born

Neighborhood: El Born

This is not a specific spot, but it is my absolute favorite neighborhood to shoot in Barcelona. El Born is a neighborhood located in between Parc de la Ciutadella and Gothic Quarter. It is full of cute cafes, boutiques, picturesque alleys, and just cute everything. This is where I lived when I first moved to Barcelona and, even now that I’ve gotten to know the city’s neighborhoods better, it’s still my favorite. Just get lost in El Born and you will find some of the cutest instagrammable spots in Barcelona.

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About the Author

Karen Delgado

Karen was born in Lima, Peru, but grew up in Palm Springs, California. She started her travel journey in 2016 with an around-the-world trip that took her through Europe, SE Asia, and Australia. Since then she has created a lifestyle of travel, and splits her time between NYC (her current home base), LA, Barcelona, and Lima. She loves all things wellness, travel, and entrepreneurial, and is always working on new projects while exploring the world.

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