Instagram spots Barcelona

Looking for some Instagrammable places in Barcelona? On this page I’ve listed the best Instagram spots in Barcelona. From spiral staircases to great Gaudí architecture, every place on this page is very photogenic.

Casa Pere Brias

I love Casa Pere Brias, I think it’s one of the prettiest buildings in Barcelona. You can find it on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, right next to metro stop Rocafort. It has a mint-green color and beautiful details around the windows.

Zona Universitaria

The most Instagrammable subway station in Barcelona is Zona Universitaria. At the subway station you can find a round hall where you can take multiple elevators down. The picture at the top of this page is taken at the ground floor, and the picture here is taken from two floors down.

Cascada del Parc de la Ciutadella

At Parc de la Ciutadella you can find this beautiful pond with fountains. There are stairs behind it that lead to a Venus statue. The stairs around the pond are a favorite Instagram spot for many.

Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol is an open-air museum. It has replicas from streets and houses from all over Spain. There are all kinds of Instagram spots like this street that has a different decoration every season or a cute spot with a yellow bench in front of a white wall with dozens of blue flower spots. You pay an entrance fee and after that you can stroll around this remade village. You can find Poble Espanyol in Poble Sec, at the foot of the hill.

Kiss of Freedom

The Kiss of Freedom is a mural in Barcelona. The official title is ‘El món neix en cada besada’ and it means ‘The world begins with every kiss’. It’s made up from thousands of pictures. Citizens of Barcelona could send a picture of something that represents freedom to them, and artist Joan Fontcuberta made this mural from it. You can find The Kiss of Freedom in the Gothic quarter.

Park Guell

If you ask me, this is the most Instagrammable spot of Park Guell: The Hypostyle Room. With its 86 pilars you can take some great pictures for your Instagram account!
The entrance/exit of Park Guell is also a nice Instagram spot, you’ve probably seen the mozaic lizzard and the two houses next to the gate.

Fabrica Lehmann

Fabrica Lehmann (Lehmann Factory) is a real hidden gem in Barcelona. It’s a courtyard, a bit tucked away, in the Eixample neighborhood. If you don’t know that it’s there, you’ll probably walk straight past it. But it’s a very Instagrammable spot! This old factory is now a nice courtyard with several small businesses.

Cremat Lounge

Restaurant Cremat Lounge has a very Instagrammable interior. I especially love this little spot. The neon ‘Oops! I dit it again’ sign and the light blue velvet chairs make a perfect background for a selfie.

Click here for all top Instagram restaurants in Barcelona.

Palau de la Música Catalana

The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the prettiest concert buildings I’ve ever seen. The concert hall itself is amazing, but I also really loved this balcony with its mosaic pillars. The whole building is very colurful and decorated in detail. You’ll need tickets to get in, but in my opinion it’s totally worth it.

Look up

In general, I think it’s a good idea to look up often when you’re walking around in Barcelona. Many buildings have lovely facades. But at this spot it’s particularly nice to look up. Because of the shape of the buildings you can take this great picture. You can put your phone on the street and take a picture with the timer. You can also use your wide-angle function for the best result. You can find this beautiful look-up at Carrer de Milans.

Cotton House Hotel

One of the most Instagrammable hotels in Barcelona is Cotton House Hotel. It has a beautiful restaurant on the first floor, you can see the interior here. The restaurant has black and white tiles on the floor, some wooden accents and many plants. It also has a part across the hall that feels like the living room of an English mansion with comfortable armchairs and big bookshelves. And the Cotton House Hotel also has one of the prettiest spiral staircases in Barcelona. The black and white checkered floor adds an extra ‘Alice in Wonderland’ effect!

Escola Industrial

This former school now houses the Barcelona City Council, but the most Instagrammable spot of the premesis, this one, is easy to visit. It’s open to the public and often not crowded at all. So you can use your wide-angle function again for this Instagram-worthy picture.

El Callejon

This colorful bar in a small alley is very Instagrammable if you ask me. The colored lights, the party flags and the red entrance make a nice picture on your Instagram feed. The bar is called El Calljon and you can find it at Carrer Ample in Ciutat Vella neighborhood.

Pedralbes Royal Palace

It looks like a location of a Wes Anderson movie; this former palace. Pedralbes Royal Palace is located in a lovely small park. Get out at subway stop Palau Reial and you’ll see the park immediately.

Barcelona Old Town

The old part of Barcelona, Ciutat Vella, has some very Instagrammable streets. The old town consists of the neighborhoods Raval, Gothica and El Born. They are great neighborhoods to just stroll around in and visit one of the many shops, restaurants or bars. And don’t forget to have your phone handy to take some pictures!

Bishop’s Bridge

Bishop’s Bridge, or El Pont de Bisbe, is a crossing between two buildings. It’s located in the Gothic Quarter also known as Gothica. The marble bridge was buit in 1929, connecting two buildings that already existed.

Click here for my vegetarian food guide to Barcelona.

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