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The magical capital of Catalonia is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth – which make Barcelona Instagram spots a true joy to visit. A metropolis with thousands of years of history, Barna has gone from Gothic powerhouse to one of the most colourful Mediterranean places. The most Instagrammable places in Barcelona go from Medieval stained glass to incredible urban parks. This is a camera-ready city to fall in love with!

When travelling to popular destinations like Barcelona, it’s essential to be extra conscious. This beautiful Mediterranean city suffers from over-tourism, which has made its residents less-than-comfortable in their own homes. 

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Get ready to explore Barcelona, my favorite part: The amazing views

There are a few things we can do to be part of the solution instead of the problem. First, travel offseason: the climate here is mild year-round; we visited in December and it was still very nice.

Second, avoid the most touristic places and go for the off-the-beaten-path experience. Third, be conscious of locals when snapping the best Barcelona Instagram spots, choosing less crowded times and not holding traffic. Fourth, walk and bike as much as possible or choose other eco-friendly means of transportations. Fifth: buy local and help the city’s economy!

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Sunset View from my favorite Barcelona hotel @thewittmore!

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Barcelona Instagram Spots in the World of Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí was one of the greatest architects the world has ever seen, and his influence continues to permeate. A century after he was active, many of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona are his creations. His iconic colourful mosaics and curved lines are now a staple of Catalonia, present in so many of the top Barcelona Instagram spots. 

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The no 1 Gaudi Masterpiece – La Sagrada Familia!

The creativity, innovation, and playfulness of Gaudí’s work never cease to amaze. Keep in mind these landmarks are extremely popular, so make sure to wake up early for the best pics. Book your visits ahead and skip the lines!

1. One-of-a-Kind Sagrada Familia

No matter how many times I visit, there’s always something I hadn’t seen before. Nothing else in the world looks quite like this church, and it will take your breath away each time. The best way to get here by metro, as there’s a station just outside – and then have some brunch at nearby Eat My Trip!

Find the best Barcelona Instagram spots here in and around Plaça de Gaudí, and snap the lovely surroundings and this architectural masterpiece from a distance.

See this soon-to-be-finished Catalan modernist landmark by yourself on this Fast-Track Access: Sagrada Familia 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

2. Casa Batlló – An Urban Masterpiece

A fairytale home designed by the master, this is certainly a place I’d love to move into! Located on the city’s main shopping street, Passeig de Gràcia, it stands out among its surroundings. Loved the curves, colours and just blatant creativity. Before being one of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona, this was just a regular building – Gaudí’s genius transformed it. The nearby houses have been updated accordingly and look quite nice as well.

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The majestic Casa Battló

While we didn’t step inside because we hadn’t booked our tickets, everyone’s told us it’s a fantasy world.

You can get inside this amazing house on this Barcelona: Casa Batlló Entrance Ticket with Smart Guide!

3. A Look Into Yore at La Pedrera (Casa Mila)

A Gaudí-designed apartment building, it has his unique wavy style making it pop and turning it to one of the top Barcelona Instagram spots. Once inside, there’s an enchanting introspective of early 20th-century life, an impressive attic, and beautiful staircases. I highly recommend getting the tour, as the whole house is like a museum to the architect’s life. 

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A tour of this place, yes please!

Head to the roof, the main attraction of the building,  during sunrise or golden hour for snaps of the beautiful Gaudí creations and a great view of the city!

Enter this place and see its wonders from the onside on this Casa Milà-La Pedrera: Skip The Line Ticket & Audio Guide!

Get your camera ready to snap those stunning Gaudi masterpieces! Why not treat yourself with a new cellphone with latest camera technology to get the most out of your trip?

Most Instagrammable Places in Barcelona at Ciutat Vella

The Old City, Ciutat Vella in the native Catalan, is comprised of several neighbourhoods, two of which are my favourites: the Gothic Quarter and El Born. The Barri Gotic is the oldest part of town, and as such full of incredible Barcelona Instagram spots. Its narrow streets are full of wonders, with little mixes of the ancient and new.

El Born, meanwhile, is the up-and-coming hipster area, so near the oldest part of town yet with so much pizzazz and a young vibe. Fall in love with the Medieval architecture and hip little boutiques, camera in hand!

4. Barcelona Cathedral, a Gothic Dream

A city landmark tucked inside the Gothic Quarter, the Barcelona Cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries. A gorgeous example of Gothic architecture, it’s a true wonder inside and out. Its façade is one of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona, but you’ll find more gems on the entire block. Go during sunrise for crowdless pics!

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Good Morning Beauty!

See this breathtaking medieval area with this Barcelona: Private Gothic Quarter & Eixample Highlights Tour!

5. A Gothic Bridge to Another Time

Only about 50 meters away from the cathedral stands the Gothic or Bishop Bridge. Located above a small street, the whole area is a throwback to Medieval times. This is one of the coolest Barcelona Instagram spots in the morning, with perfect light!

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This looks like it’s from a movie. True morning glory!

6. Streets of Barri Gotic

My favourite thing to do in Barna is getting lost in the small, ancient streets of the Gothic Quarter. Not only is it one of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona, there’s always something new to explore. 

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The gorgeous square just outside one of the side entrances of the cathedral

The cute boutiques, magical little spots, and even lovely restaurants, all creating a unique atmosphere. Go there early in the morning to have it to yourself – the vibe is so different when empty!

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The popular & gorgeous Placa Reial! Love my flats from @walkon.tijn!


7. Streets of El Born

Nearby and a similar vibe to the Barri Gotíc, it’s less crowded and the perfect place for the evenings. Some landmarks here include the Picasso Museum and the breathtaking Santa Maria del Mar Church. El Born is the place to enjoy the local foodie scene, trying out tapas or cava at El Xampanyet

There are endless prime Barcelona Instagram spots along the narrow streets of El Born. When it’s time to party, Passeig del Born is lined with bars and hip places.

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Exploring the neighbourhood! Found myself a pink house!

Experience the neighbourhood’s foodie culture with this Flamenco & Tapas in El Born tour!

8. Peace and Quiet at Parc de la Ciutadella

A beautiful urban park in reds, this park holds a local landmark: the Arc de Triomf. It also holds some of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona, especially if you just want to leave the noise behind and have a stroll. There’s also a zoo here, if you’re into that.

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Park vibes in Parc de la Ciutadella!

When visiting this beautiful park, remember to take a break at Café Lulu!

9. The Majestic Palau de la Música Catalana

The Palau de la Música Catalana is known worldwide as one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world. It’s not just one of the greatest Barcelona Instagram spots, it’s a gem all around. The outside pillars with flower patterns and colourful tiles are picture-perfect, as is the inside in golden and historic luxury. Everything on this early 20th-century construction is worth a snap!

most Instagrammable places in Barcelona: The Palau de la Música Catalana
Historic luxury at its finest

Take a spin around this beautiful art center with the Palau de la Música Guided Tour!

Barcelona Instagram Spots Around the Harbour & Beach

There’s something special about cities by the sea, and the bright blue Mediterranean reigns supreme. Many of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona face the sea or have it as a backdrop. Head to the beach during the sunrise for an even bigger splash of colour, without overcrowding!

10. The Sea & the Iconic W Hotel

I love big cities with a beach, and Barcelona is one of the best examples of this fun lifestyle. Even if you go in winter, the beach is well worth a visit – we were there in December and just enjoyed the sand and vibe. What makes the beach one of the best Barcelona Instagram spots? The beach hotels lined up in the backdrop, particularly the iconic W Hotel.

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The beach is always a safe card for taking som beautiful instagram photos

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11. Sunset in the Harbour

Once you’ve reached the Port Vell (Old Port), the city life is behind you. The atmosphere is relaxed, with boats and luxury yachts lined up in the harbour. Have a glass of rosé and take your camera out during the sunset to enjoy one of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona.

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Switching the city life to some luxury harbour vibe!

The Sights of Montjuïc 

The birthplace of Barcelona, even before Roman occupation, the Montjuïc hill retains so much of its charm. Head to this lovely small hill to overlook the prime Barcelona Instagram spots!

12. Barna from Above

While not my favourite outing, taking the cable car to Parc Montjuïc offers lovely views. Practically a one-day excursion, it’s a nice respite from the vibrant city and deserves its place among the top Barcelona Instagram spots. If you have a full day, take the cable car from the harbour or if you like me prefer walking, get a nice 30 minutes walk here!

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Let’s have a closer look

13. The Quiet Castell de Montjuïc

A 17th-century military fortress, the Montjuïc Castle is easily one of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona. A peaceful oasis over the city, its lovely gardens are a sight for tired eyes. Take the best pics of the city below at the rooftop. Another photo spot I loved was inside the arches. 

Barcelona Instagram spots: Montjuïc castle
Always in the best mood when exploring places like this!

While lovely, keep in mind it’s also fairly touristic, so you won’t be alone.

See this landmark from a different perspective with the GPS Guided Montjuic eScooter Tour!

The Delicious & Insta-Ready Flavours of Barcelona

Traditionally, the Barcelona foodie scene was focused on wine and tapas, yet the landscape has changed a lot in the past few years. While you can still find many traditional flavours, there’s now a rage of incredible cafés, many of which stand on an organic and healthy premise. The fact that these are some of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona also helps!

Read about my favourite cafés and breakfast places in Barcelona here!

14. Eat My Trip – The Organic Dream

Eat My Trip is a literal dream come true for its founder, and one of the coolest Barcelona Instagram spots as well. A popular place for brunch and cake, it’s a healthy breakfast joint based on the travels of owner Genia. Delicious, creative and organic breakfast – all beautifully presented and Insta-ready! 

15. Bohl – A Scandinavian Gem in the Mediterranean

Urban and industrial in its design, Bohl felt a little like going home – it feels very Scandinavian! It has an earthy palette mixing wood and concrete, creating a warm and sweet atmosphere. 

Once your dish is served, in a cute smoothie bowl with lots of organic ingredients, there’s an extra layer of colour. The combination easily puts it among the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona!

16. Flax & Kale Passage – Balanced Flavours in Dreamy Plating

The first flexitarian restaurant in Barcelona, Flax & Kale is what I think the future of food looks like. Serving mostly vegetarian dishes, there’s also space for some meaty things, in an attempt to create a balanced diet. They have several locations, but the Passage one is their flagship, and one of my fave Barcelona Instagram spots. 

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Thinking about dinner? Flax & Kale Passage has a lot of great options

Creative and healthy, they serve gluten-free Asian fusion, for a fascinating array of flavours. The design is gorgeous, mixing neon and industrial, and their plating is fantastic. As the name would suggest, a passage separates both areas, perfect for picture-taking!

Most Instagrammable Places in Barcelona Hotels & Rooftops

There are many incredible boutique and design hotels in Barcelona, offering fantastic service and photo ops. Some of my favourites also have rooftops and terraces, turning them into the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona. Is there anything lovelier than spending a lazy Mediterranean afternoon having cocktails in a hotel rooftop?

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Quite magnificent view from @thewittmore. Or what do you say?

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17. The Wittmore Hotel – A Luxury Oasis in the Barri Gotic

One of my favourite accommodations ever, The Wittmore is everything I look for in a boutique hotel. From its majestic entrance in black wood, you know you’ll find some of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona here. 

My favourite photo ops were in the rooftop bar, overlooking the nearby University and Gothic Quarter with a cute pool and yellow and white décor. The perfect place to chill in the afternoon!

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Nothing beats a hotel breakfast

You can read all about this perfect hotel in my review. And then book your stay HERE!

18. Hotel Neri Relais & Château – Royal Life at the Castle

Created by the same group behind the Wittmore, Neri Chateaux is a castle dedicated to luxury. A five-star lodging, it makes my list of Barcelona Instagram spots because of its mix of environments, mixing old and contemporary luxury. Stone walls on the outside give way to plants, red and purple inside; with its mansion feel, it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona!

the Neri Relais & Château, Barcelona!
Welcome to the Neri Relais & Château!

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19. Pulitzer Hotel – Conscious Lush

Pulitzer is a luxury chain I truly love, and the Barna location is downright dreamy. One of the most sustainable hotels in town, it has the biosphere certificate and the brand is heavily involved in social projects. Natural lighting and materials take center stage here, creating one of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona!

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Another beautiful rooftop at the Pulitzer Hotel
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My sweet spot, the balcony!

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