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Viewpoints of Barcelona: Tibidabo

Viewpoints of Barcelona, landscapes from another perspective

Barcelona is a city full of charm and historical art. Known for the great architectural works of Gaudí and the city’s captivating urban art. In addition to museums, parks and beaches, this Spanish city has other attractions, such as the viewpoints of Barcelona. 

These places are really great to appreciate the city from its best angle. Viewpoints with views that allow you to appreciate from the top some important monuments of Barcelona. For example, La Sagrada Familia, Torre Agbar or Montjuïc Castle. 

There are countless viewpoints in Barcelona that offer spectacular views of the Spanish city. We will tell you about some viewpoints in Barcelona that are our favorites, so take note of them. And when you decide to come to Barcelona, ​​don’t forget to visit these attractions.

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As expected, not everything is free in this great city. There are some viewpoints that you have to pay to enter. But don’t worry, we will also tell you about other viewpoints in Barcelona that are free.

Viewpoints of Barcelona: Tibidabo

Tibidabo is an amusement park that is not very spectacular, but still offers breathtaking views. This viewpoint of Barcelona is a classic, located 512m above sea level in the Collserola mountain range. This being the highest peak, it becomes a perfect viewpoint. 

As mentioned before, it is an amusement park, but it is not necessary to enter the park to go up to the viewpoint. From this place you will be able to see the Eixample and the sea surrounded by the famous Ferris wheel and the merry-go-round. 

In addition, those buildings are also there: the Amusement Park, the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Fabra Observatory. In the case of the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, you can climb it but you have to pay. 

However, from the viewpoints below you already have spectacular views of the city. As additional information, the Tibidabo is open to the public 24 hours a day.

Swing Collserola

Away from metropolitan Barcelona is the typically Mediterranean forest in the Collserola mountain ranges. It is a protected area since 1987, full of pines, oaks and holm oaks, along with a great diversity of fauna.

Surrounded by this beautiful forest is our second favourite viewpoint, the Collserola Swing.

Known for being very instagrammable, as well as being very charming.

viewpoints of Barcelona, Columpio Collserola

We recommend you to go early to the Collserola Swing, because it is very famous and fills up with visitors very quickly. The wonderful views of the city and the sea are highly sought after by instagramers. 

Paid viewpoints of Barcelona, ​​Montjuïc Castle

Within our list of Barcelona viewpoints, is this paid attraction. Montjuïc is one of the highest mountains in the Spanish city and the closest to the sea. 

Montjuïc Castle was originally a watchtower; a fortification that was created at the top of the mountain, to monitor and report possible maritime attacks, in the 17th century. 

Today, this castle is one of Barcelona’s many viewpoints. It has great views of the entire city but also of the sea. On one side you can see the port and on the other the entire city.

viewpoints of Barcelona, Montjuic Castle

Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday: 10.00h – 20.00h

Admission:

  • General admission: €5
  • Entry: € 3 
  • Free entry: Every Sunday from 3pm.
    The first Sunday of each month too, all day long.

Mirador de Horta

This viewpoint used to be a gas station, but now there is a car parking and some benches to rest on that allow you to contemplate the views of the entire city. 

If you look up the mountain, there are two trees that stand out among the bushes. One is higher than the other and a swing is placed on each of them. This is why this viewpoint is also known as the Horta Swing.

Viewpoints of Barcelona paid, Mirador de Colòn

This attraction, like El Castillo de Montjuïc, has an entrance fee. Also known as the Columbus Monument, it is a monument dedicated to the explorer Christopher Columbus in Barcelona. 

The monument is made up of a Corinthian-style column together with the statue of Columbus.

It is 60 metres high and was inaugurated in 1881. It is the first viewpoint with a 360º view.

viewpoints of Barcelona, Mirador de Colon

The monument is located right at the end of the Ramblas, apart from Colón at its top, the eight lions that guard the column stand out.

Hours of operation: 

  • Monday to Sunday: 8.30 am – 8.30 pm

Entrance: 

  • General admission: € 6
  • Reduced entry: € 3

This viewpoint is currently closed due to Covid-19. We recommend you to stay informed of the restrictions in Spain

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