Barcelona Arenas Shopping Centre mall complex
Visit Las Arenas shopping centre. Former bullfighting arena at Plaza d'España converted to shopping centre with roof top panoramic viewpoint
Barcelona is a city with picturesque streets, great parks and gardens and many museums. The size of the city is constrained by the Collserola mountains and Montjuic hill that surround the city and these places offer many great viewpoints to marvel at the city from above.
On this page I break down the best places to take in the views from within the city, from the hills around the city and some breathtaking panoramic views from hiking trails in the Natural parks outside of Barcelona.
Click on any of the below photos to find out more about each viewpoint.
Barcelona is a built up city that can get very crowded. There are plenty of viewpoints to escape the crowds and enjoy spectacular views over the city from unique vantage points. many of these viewpoints will be churches and cathedrals and they are worth visiting for the roof top tours.
The hills surrounding Barcelona offer multiple viewpoints from Tibidabo, Parc Guell, Carmel, Collserola Natural park and Montjuic. These are green spaces where you can enjoy walking, cycling and running with views of the city.
The most spectacular viewpoints can be found while out hiking in the many natural parks in Catalonia. below is a selection of my favorites that have breathtaking views.