Places to visit with viewpoints in Barcelona & Catalunya
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44 things to do and see with a theme of Viewpoint.

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Updated: Apr 30, 2022

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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.

Click on a photo to find out more.

Happy Exploring!

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: 952
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: 698
Updated: Oct 4, 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: 634
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: 600
Updated: Sep 18, 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: 585
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: 576
Updated: Sep 16, 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: 574
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: 568
Updated: Sep 15, 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: 562
Updated: Sep 18, 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: 561
Updated: Sep 22, 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: 560
Updated: Sep 16, 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: 556
Updated: Sep 17, 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: 545
Updated: Sep 18, 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: 502
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: 501
Updated: Sep 19, 2021

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

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: 921
Updated: Oct 5, 2021
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: 901
Updated: Oct 13, 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: 862
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: 812
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: 774
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: 755
Updated: Oct 13, 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: 749
Updated: Oct 4, 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: 705
Updated: Oct 5, 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: 699
Updated: Oct 6, 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: 670
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: 654
Updated: Oct 4, 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: 597
Updated: Oct 13, 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: 581
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: 571
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: 542
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: 528
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
The 7 Waterfalls Of Campdevanol

The 7 Waterfalls Of Campdevanol

14km route via grazing hills to the torrent de cabana river which has 7 natural waterfalls surrounded by forests. Great place to go bathing in the summer.
Views: 527
Updated: Oct 13, 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: 517
Updated: Oct 5, 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: 497
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: 482
Updated: Oct 13, 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: 453
Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Cadaques Beach Town

Cadaques Beach Town

Romantic picturesque whitewashed beach town and fishing village with Salvador Dali house museum.
Views: 448
Updated: Oct 6, 2021
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: 439
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: 425
Updated: Oct 5, 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: 415
Updated: Oct 10, 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: 398
Updated: Oct 10, 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: 396
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: 342
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: 187
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

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