Anyone who lives in Barcelona knows well that the city is not oriented northward or southward, eastward or westward, but it is according to whether the views are directed towards the sea or the mountain. Having said that, it is very easy to start looking for the most beautiful views of Barcelona. However, it is a large city, so it is not as simple as it might seem. But don't worry, the Engel & Völkers Barcelona realtors will select places in the capital of Catalonia that have the best views for you.
First: the Mediterranean Sea. We cannot forget that Barcelona is a port city. Throughout its history all its people have lived by the sea, or directly by the sea. And it is not just any sea either, but the cradle of our traditions, food and culture: the Mediterranean Sea.
To see the sea in Barcelona, you will not need to climb up high. Simply having a high rise apartment in Barceloneta (almost surrounded by the entire Mediterranean) or on the slopes of Montjuic overlooking the sea will be all that you need. Another option is the coastal area of Poble Nou neighbourhood which is somewhat away from the centre but has increasingly become culturally booming.
If you are looking for a good viewpoint, you can not miss the harbour view from Montjuïc Castle, the historic defensive bastion of the city, nor the Teleferico Port, which is ten metres by seventy meters high above port and sea, starting from the tower of San Sebastian in La Barceloneta, to the viewpoint of Miramar de Montjuïc, through to Jaume I tower. If you want something quieter, we recommend you spend time in the Eclipse bar, Hotel W, which rises above the sea levels, offering views of both the Mediterranean and the entire city.
Second: the mountains surrounding the city of Barcelona. Barcelona has it all: sea, countryside as well as being an urban and cosmopolitan centre. If you are one of those people who enjoys the heights and tranquility of the mountains, in this city you can easily find a flat or even a house located in one of the mountainous areas where Barcelona sits. The best mountain is just minutes away from the large and vibrant city.
We mentioned the Montjuïc (do not miss the view from the Museum of Catalonia, at the top of Plaza de España), but we can not forget the Tibidabo, the highest mountain of Collserola. From the top of this mountain you will see the whole city and beyond the sea. If you still want more, you can take the funicular and get to the amusement park and then you will have a spectacular panoramic view. Other hills with great views are the Tres Creus and Carmel, where, in addition, you can enjoy tapas and pinchos at the best prices. And a little beyond the Güell park, in a quiet and peaceful environment, you will find the gardens of Turó de Putxet in Horta-Guinardó, Turó de la Rovira, with other less known but equally breathtaking views over the city skyline and the remains of bunkers built during the Civil War that are already part of the recent history of Barcelona.
And last but not least: the views of neighbourhoods and modernism. It is one of the main identities of Barcelona: its unique architectural style, unique in the world, represented by geniuses like Gaudí, who has made Barcelona the biggest tourist attraction in the world. However, the modernism of Barcelona is not only the Güell or La Pedrera park or the houses of Gaudí, but in almost every neighbourhood you walk around you will find wonderful facades and anonymous exponents of modernism, especially in neighbourhoods like Eixample or Sants. who knows, if you lived in one of these districts, upon leaving home every day the first thing you see is the architectural beauty that has dazzled millions of tourists each year.
In the centre, on the other hand, there are also terraces with very different views of the city, more close to the ground but also interesting for its flush rooftop views, such as the terrace at the Santa Maria del Pi church in the Gótico, views of the indoor mall Las Arenas, Plaza de España, views of the Tower Agbar, or, in the Raval, Barceló Raval Hotel.
Finally, we remind you that in the Real Estate Engel & Völkers Barcelona you can receive advice to help you choose the best apartment or town house with incomparable views. We value our customers' quality of life and we know the importance of opening the window to see the sea instead of a dirty wall or an empty, abandoned building lot. Also, if this is your case, we can help sell your property taking into account all these features and revalue the property according to its views and location in which the potential buyer may find interesting. We hope this little guide about the most beautiful views of Barcelona has been helpful to plan your next visit or help you start thinking about where you would like to move to.