Viewpoints are elevated strategic points from which we can contemplate a landscape or a city. Have you ever been to one? The views they offer us tend to be very panoramic or even 360º, they are impressive! And what better than trying to go to viewpoints in a city like Barcelona when the sun goes down? From this type of vantage point we will be able to see mountains, sea or city buildings and monuments that will take your breath away!
From Fundesplai we have always been fascinated to discover a city or a landscape from other points of view, and even more so if it is with a spectacular sunset. In this way we have a totally different perspective than what we usually have living in these cities or walking along the mountain trails! Are you ready to know which are the 6 best viewpoints to see the sunset in Barcelona?
1. Gardens of the National Art Museum of Catalonia
The National Art Museum of Catalonia is located on Montjuïc mountain and getting there is very, very easy: from Plaça d’Espanya you will have to walk along Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina until you find the stairs to go up to the MNAC. As you go up you can see the famous Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and the Palau Victòria Eugènia, until you reach the museum. From here you will have impressive views of the entire city of Barcelona. It’s a great time to sit back, relax and appreciate this great landscape with a beautiful sunset!
2. Bunkers of Carmel
More than once we have told you about the Bunkers del Carmel – Turó de la Rovira, and it is a place you cannot miss! This is a viewpoint that is located at the top of Turó de la Rovira (north of the Horta i Guinardó district). It has a height of 262 meters, which allows us to have 360º views of Barcelona. Impressive! true? But the most mind-blowing part doesn’t end there: these bunkers are remnants of what was an anti-aircraft battery during the Spanish Civil War. So it’s time to breathe in history as we watch the sunset from one of the city’s most wonderful vantage points.
3. Migdia Viewpoint
The Mirador del Migdia Park is located on the southern slope of the Montjuïc mountain. It’s a great option if you want to go for a nice walk and end it with breathtaking views. It is an area that has many trails that allow you to walk all over this area of the mountain, so it is perfect for all those families who want to plan a day trip with a final gift: the sunset with views to the sea! There is also a picnic area with several wooden tables and benches if you bring your own sandwiches!
4. Barceloneta Promenade
If you come to Barcelona and don’t visit the beach and the Barceloneta promenade, it means you haven’t seen the city in all its fullness! Being able to see a sunset from the beach is priceless, and that’s why this is one of the must-see places. The Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta is a long path that brings tranquility and spectacular landscapes from the seaside. Take advantage of this spring time to walk in the ideal temperature and see the most beautiful colors that the sky can offer you during sunset.
5. Tibidabo’s Mountain
Tibidabo mountain has a spectacular viewpoint! It is a panoramic area located 500 meters above sea level, therefore the highest area of the Serra de Collserola Natural Park. These privileged views – also 360º – from this mountain will show you the majesty of the city of Barcelona and its surroundings. In addition, you will also find the Tibidabo Amusement Park, a perfect place to spend a whole day with the family!
- How to get to the Tibidabo mountain viewpoint by public transport?
6. Hill of the Three Crosses in Park Güell
The Hill of the Three Crosses is one of the best-known places in Parc Güell. There you can find a viewpoint where you can observe some of the best views of the city of Barcelona! It is the highest point in the park and was a very special place for Antoni Gaudí, as he wanted to culminate his great work with the construction of a chapel on this hill. Finally, Gaudí could not build the chapel, instead he created a monument with prehistoric remains. A very interesting story, right? Don’t miss these great sights full of culture!
On this map you will find all the viewpoints that we have shown you in this entry. This way it will be easier to locate them or stay on track in case you decide to take some other type of transport to one of them!
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