Saturday, 11 February 2017

Where To Go For The Best Views of Barcelona


Happy Saturday!
Barcelona is a very beautiful city, it is also a very popular city! Which means very busy streets and very congested areas around the popular sights.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there are bound to be lots of articles about which destinations to go and where to find the best view to spend time with your loved one!
One of the best things about Barcelona, is the view that you get from certain areas. So here are the top places, whether your with your loved one, family or friends; to go and find the best views of this spectacular city!


Parc Guell
Also known as, one of the many masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi´s work! Head away from the hustle and bustle of Sagrada Familia and see architecture at its finest and combined with nature! 

Selfie sticks are very handy here, I went to Parc Guell with my best friend and she bought her selfie stick out. Yes we took selfies, but already at a great height, the selfie stick can get higher… which equals better photos of the city! 

The Parc itself is free to enter, but the mosaic section you have to book for.  

If you are feeling really adventurous like I was when I went, younger very easily frightened version of myself is clapping at myself.

We found this crumbling ruin, right at the back entrance of the Park and you have small stairs going around the outside until you stand on the top and just stare at the view.


If any of you want to visit the Monumental Zone the prices are as follows …

Standard Ticket - €7 Online/ €8 Offline
Children 0-6 years – FREE
Children from 7-12 years - €4.90 Online/ €5.60
Over 65 years - €4.90 Online/ €5.60
Disabled Person + Accompanying Person - €4.90 Online/ €5.60

Need more information click the link here for more info!






Mountain Tibidabo
Other wise known as, to dedicated Friends Fan´s, the location that Joey used in his chat up lines to women he wanted to be with.  

However, to everyone else, it is a mountain looking over Barcelona city, and at 512 metres it is the largest mountain across the Serra de Collserola. As well as the theme park for the children and restaurants including a great Churro kiosk, you can find the most amazing views.


This is where the panoramic effect on your phone comes in handy! See below for the pictures I took on my adventure!  


Tibidabo is great for Family Travel, so if your children want something to do whilst you stare at the view, they can enter the theme park.  

Prices 

Entrance – 28.50 
Under 1.20cm – 10.30 
Under 90cm – Free/Gratis 
Over 60´s – 6 

How to get there – I am not going to lie it was a bit of a trek but worth the journey! I suggest you take the funicular, it costs 7.70 euros and you get an incredible taster for the views to come!  

In order to get to the Funicular, you need to take the L7 train from Plaza de Catalunya to Plaza de John Kennedy, which drops you off next to a Tram line. You then take the Tramvia Blau Tram halfway up the mountain to where the funicular starts. A single ticket will cost 5.50 euros.  

After the tram you then hed straight for the edge, here you can take some amazing pictures and learn more about the mountain. 

Need more information click the link here for more info!




Carmel Bunkers
Carmel Bunkers has to be one of the most popular places to take a break and relax, whilst over-looking the view of Barcelona. It offers the best panoramic views and is located on the charming part Turo de la Rovira (Rovira’s Hill).
It is a more remote part of Barcelona, it is a bit more harder to get to, but definitely worth it! As well as resting and watching the views, you can involve yourself into some of Barcelona’s history. The bunkers, were used as anti-aircraft batteries, which were built during the Spanish Civil War.
Don’t forget to grab your camera, take a panoramic shot and upload to your social media and make everyone jealous!
Lucky for everyone, entrance here is free!
In order to reach this amazing viewpoint, via the metro, you can take the L4 or L5 to Guinardo I Hospital de Sant Teixonera or El Coll. This is the closest you will get to the bunkers.
It is a very lengthy walk, or you can get one of the buses from the metro!
Need more information click the link here for more info!



Montjuic
This place is beautiful, especially at night. It makes a very romantic setting with your loved one, looking over the port of Barcelona.
I personally, didn’t go in the castle, as the view was just too pretty and time flew by!
Like the bunkers, Montjuic Hill played a part in the defence of this city in the Spanish Civil War. It has some of the most beautiful architecture in Barcelona, it’s enchanting!
There is only one way to get up to the Montjuic Hill, and that is by the cable car. You have to travel around Barcelona in style (or at least a fun way) in this city!
Now, there are 2 cable cars you can choose from. The one from the Montjuic Funicular exit, or the Barceloneta Cable Car. I would advice you to get the one from Barceloneta.
It only takes 10 minutes, takes you right to the top of the Castle and gives you great views of the coast along the way!
Need more information click the link here for more info!



Magic Fountain
The magic fountain of Montjuic, right in the centre of Plaza de Espana, is by far my favourite place to come. So, technically, it isn’t a panoramic view. Unless your staying in one of the hotels nearby with a window view or go to the top of the lift to the shopping centre.
However, it is such a pretty area of Barcelona you can’t miss it! I stayed in a hotel nearby when I first moved here and I am also staying in a hotel nearby for my birthday and it is great!
First the magic fountain, is obviously a fountain which has a light show that was first performed in May 19th, 1929.
It is so mesmerising, you will be in awe of them. It is also the location where many of the public holiday events are set.
I went there for New Years Eve, it was the most incredible night I have ever had. There was music, light displays and the fountains looked better than ever.
The huge scale of the sight, is enough to make anyone want to visit.
Entrance is free, so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the performance.
Need more information click the link here for more info!


So there you go, get away from the busy tourist traps and busy streets, kick back and relax and be in awe of the city.
Take some pictures and make all your friends and family jealous! If you only have 24 hours in this beautiful city make sure to check out my blog post 24 Hours in Barcelona to see everything in 1 day!
Has anyone been to these spots in Barcelona, if so leave a comment and let me know what you thought and any recommendations!
Next week I am reviewing Hotel Viladomat where I am staying for my 21st Birthday!
M x


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