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45 things to do and see with a theme of Viewpoint.

This list is places you can go to get a spectacular view over the city of Barcelona or the Catalan wilderness.

For Barcelona the best viewpoints are from Montjuic, Tibidabo and Carmel bunkers. Within the city there are a few building that give guided tourist visits to the roof.

Outside of the city I have some mountain walks that offer amazing panoramic views.

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15 things to do and see in Barcelona with a theme of Viewpoint.

Tibidabo via forest path and Observatory

Tibidabo via forest path and Observatory

EASY 3.44Km forestal path route from Barcelona FGC Av. Tibidabo to Tibidabo Church, viewpoint and parc de atraciones via Observatori Fabra.

Views: 797
Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

Gothic cathedral built in 1383 at the peek of Catalonia's Maritime and mercantile prominence. Free entry but also offers a guided tour including visit to the rooftop.

Views: 555
Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Montjuic Gardens

Montjuic Gardens

Scenic romantic gardens with multiple city viewpoints. Early Gardens built for 1929 International Exposition with more recent gardens for 1992 Olympics.

Views: 463
Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Collserola Caraterra de Aiguas walk or Cycle

Collserola Caraterra de Aiguas walk or Cycle

A great walking, running and cycling route in the collserola foothills with spectacular views of Barcelona city. Accessible from multiple points in Barcelona City.

Views: 458
Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Parc Atracciones Tibidabo

Parc Atracciones Tibidabo

Children's theme and amusement park with a range of modern and vintage fairground rides built within a tree filled enclosure at the peak of the collserola hills.

Views: 423
Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Barcelona Arenas Shopping Centre

Barcelona Arenas Shopping Centre

Bull fighting arena 1900 to 1977, Closed 2000 - 2011 for remodelling to convert it to shopping complex. 360 degree panoramic viewpoint roof terrace.

Views: 415
Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Museo Nacional Art Catalunya MNAC

Museo Nacional Art Catalunya MNAC

Museum of visual art located in The Palau Nacional, built for 1929 world exhibition. Collections include Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern and many more.

Views: 406
Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Fabra Observatory

Fabra Observatory

Historic 1904 fully functional observatory by architect Josep Domenech i Estapa. Observatory offers guided visits and summer evening dinner & stargazing.

Views: 402
Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Miramar to Port Cable Car

Miramar to Port Cable Car

A 1931 cable car that runs from Miramar hotel and gardens to Barceloneta with a mid-point tower at the world trade centre Ferry and cruise ship terminal.

Views: 402
Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Torre Collserola Viewpoint

Torre Collserola Viewpoint

Norman Foster designed Teleco Tower built as a transmission hub for the 1992 Olympic venues. One floor as a spectacular viewpoint open to the public.

Views: 396
Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Montjuic Castle Fortress

Montjuic Castle Fortress

1640 Military fortress, former prison and execution site from the civil war. Army Barracks till 2007 when ownership transferred to Barcelona city council.

Views: 396
Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Sacred Heart Of Jesus Temple Tibidabo

Sacred Heart Of Jesus Temple Tibidabo

Modern Minor Basilica with Romanesque fortress crypt from 1911 and neo-Gothic Main church from 1951. viewpoint at the base of the Crowning Jesus statue.

Views: 382
Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Torre Colom Barcelona

Torre Colom Barcelona

built for the 1888 World Exposition, the Columbus Monument has an elevator to a narrow enclosed viewpoint below the crowning statue by sculptor Rafael Atche.

Views: 378
Updated: Sep 22, 2021

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral

Spectacular gothic cathedral whose current building dates to the 14th Century. The cathedral visit includes access to the secluded cloister and roof terrace.

Views: 367
Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Montjuic Olympic Stadium

Montjuic Olympic Stadium

Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys built by architect Pere Domenech i Roura for the 1929 world Exhibition and extensively remodelled for the 1992 Olympics.

Views: 365
Updated: Sep 19, 2021

30 things to do and see outside of Barcelona with a theme of Viewpoint.

Mola de Colldejou Plateau

Mola de Colldejou Plateau

18km route in Llaberia natural park via forestall paths. Ravine to Moll de Colldejou plateau ruined castle. Panoramic views of coastline and interior landscape.

Views: 701
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Hotel built by Catalan industrialist in 1910. It was used as a field hospital during the civil war and since 1990 has been left abandoned.

Views: 654
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Sant Quirze De Besora Montesquiu Castle Waterfall

Sant Quirze De Besora Montesquiu Castle Waterfall

18km route via Montesquiu castle, through forests to Besora Castle ruin & village. Abandoned water mill complex & giant waterfall. forestall ridgeline to town.

Views: 586
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Collserola La Rierada to Escaletes and El Papiol

Collserola La Rierada to Escaletes and El Papiol

beautiful 12km EASY walking route in the collserola natural park following the vallvidrera river via sheltered forest trail with waterfalls and variety of trees and wild flowers.

Views: 567
Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Tossa De Mar Beach Town

Tossa De Mar Beach Town

Romantic beach town, 12th century castle. Day trip on the bus or a long weekend break. Activities include: coastal walks, scuba diving, boat trips, kayak and cycling.

Views: 563
Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Delta Llobregat Park to Prat Beach

Delta Llobregat Park to Prat Beach

Barcelona Airport, El prat, is surrounded by a wetland nature reserve. Starting in the town and ending at the beach walking or cycling via the nature reserve.

Views: 562
Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Easy Montserrat Walking Route

Easy Montserrat Walking Route

7km EASY circular route from Montserrat Monastery that passes via several abandoned hermitages and viewpoints in the Montserrat Mountain range.

Views: 557
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Taga Sumit from Ribes de Freser

Taga Sumit from Ribes de Freser

17 Km walk from Ribes de Freser to the summit of Taga mountain via cattle grazing hills, pine forests and mountain ridges. Spectacular panoramic views.

Views: 505
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk

Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk

An EASY 1.4 Km route from Montserrat Monatery via Cami de la Santa Cova to Santa Cova chapel via monuments and sculptures with a distinctly religious theme.

Views: 500
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Sant Jeroni from Colbato Via Bus

Sant Jeroni from Colbato Via Bus

17 km MEDIUM route to Sant Jeroni, sumit of the Montserrat mountain range from Colbato via vineyards, rural restaurant & several abandoned hermitages.

Views: 494
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Sant Pere de Martir to Valvidrera Reservoir

Sant Pere de Martir to Valvidrera Reservoir

Easy 7km walking route in Parc collserola to Sant Pere de Martir telecoms tower and along ridge with views of Barcelona terminating at Vallvidrera reservoir.

Views: 467
Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Montserrat Aeri Cable Car Ride

Montserrat Aeri Cable Car Ride

Inaugurated in 1930, It is a short 5 minute scenic cable car ride from the FGC aeri de Montserrat train station to Monserrat Monastery.

Views: 385
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Toses to Planoles via Serra De Montgrony

Toses to Planoles via Serra De Montgrony

13 Km walk from Toses to Planoles via Serra de Montgreny mountain ridgeline giving spectacular 360 panoramic views descending and climbing to each peak.

Views: 373
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Castelldefels Castle and park

Castelldefels Castle and park

Restored coastal castle dating from the 10th Century and last remodelled at end of the 19th century with spectacular Noble floor main hall and Church.

Views: 369
Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Ribes De Freser To Vall De Nuria Via Queralbs

Ribes De Freser To Vall De Nuria Via Queralbs

15 Km walk from Ribes de Freser to the vall de Nuria ski resort via cattle grazing hills, pine forests, a spectacular mountain valley the village of queralbs and waterfalls.

Views: 343
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Puigmal Sumit From Vall De Nuria

Puigmal Sumit From Vall De Nuria

10 Km walk from Nuria resort to Puigmal summit via cattle grazing hills, pine forests and a mountain river to the summit. Spectacular panoramic views.

Views: 334
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Cadaques Beach Town

Cadaques Beach Town

Romantic picturesque whitewashed beach town and fishing village with Salvador Dali house museum.

Views: 316
Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Vall De Nuria Racked Railway and Queralbs

Vall De Nuria Racked Railway and Queralbs

Cremallera de Nuria is a racked mountain railway from Ribes de Freser to Nuria Resort via the village of Queralbs. Nuria Resort is 5km from the French border.

Views: 316
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

The 7 Waterfalls Of Campdevanol

The 7 Waterfalls Of Campdevanol

14km route via grazing hills to get to the torrent de cabana river which has 7 natural waterfalls surrounded by pine forests. Great place to go bathing in the summer.

Views: 305
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

La Garriga Los Cingles De Berti Figaro

La Garriga Los Cingles De Berti Figaro

A 17km route via Puiggracios Church and semaphore, Clascar castle ruin, along the top of a cliff wall. Spectacular valley views, returning via a waterfall.

Views: 303
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens

Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens

Substantial remains of the old roman city wall surrounded by ornate gardens and later fortifications of cannons.

Views: 297
Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery

Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery

An EASY-MEDUIM circular route Montserrat Monastery to Sant jeroni Sumit viewpoint via Santa Anna, Sant Jerioni, Santa Magdalena, Sant Joan and Sant Miquel hermitages.

Views: 293
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Hostalric Medieval Festival

Hostalric Medieval Festival

Easter weekend Medieval festival in walled town with castle. Festival includes a market, street food and displays of arts and crafts.

Views: 291
Updated: Dec 8, 2020

Tagamanent Castle Sumit

Tagamanent Castle Sumit

A 16km circular route from Sant Marti de Centelles through cattle grazing hills and forests to a ruined castle. This route is only 1 hour from Barcelona on the train.

Views: 280
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Cardona Salt Mine And Castle By Bus

Cardona Salt Mine And Castle By Bus

Former salt mine active till 1990. Now open for guided tours and mine museum. Medieval 9th Century castle and luxury hotel. Once used to store the salt.

Views: 279
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Roman Tarragona Pont Del Diable Aquaduct

Roman Tarragona Pont Del Diable Aquaduct

One of two roman viaducts crossing valleys on the outskirts of Tarragona. Preserved in woodland park. Walk up embankment and along the top of viaduct.

Views: 274
Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Montserrat Cremallera and Funiculars

Montserrat Cremallera and Funiculars

A history, some technical details, photos and usefull links about the Cremallera rack railway and funicular cable railways at Montserrat Monastery.

Views: 267
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Montserrat Monastery

Montserrat Monastery

Private monastery complex with main church and museum open to the public. Famous for its statue of the Black Madonna, patron saint of Catalonia.

Views: 219
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Tagamanent castle ruin from Figaro

Tagamanent castle ruin from Figaro

An Easy.Meduim 14km linear route from Figaro to Sant Marti de Centelles going up Valcarquera river valley to Bellver Farmhouse Restaurant and Tagamanent Castle ruin via forestal paths.

Views: 177
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Nuria Winter and Summer Mountain resort

Nuria Winter and Summer Mountain resort

Nuria Resort is a winter and summer hotel restaurant mountain complex with ski slopes, ski lifts and great mountain hiking trails 5km from the French border.

Views: 20
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

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