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Barcelona, Spain's Most Photo Worthy Locations
Spain is consistently ranked as one of the most popular destinations in the world, and it’s not hard to figure out why. Between the favorable weather and seemingly endless seaside, a trip to Spain is one of the best decisions you could make.
And a stop in Barcelona should definitely be on your list, especially if photography is your thing. There are tons of historical buildings, vibrant markets, and of course stunning scenery. There’s so much to see, making it tough to narrow it down, but we’ve selected a few attractions to up your IG game.
1. La Sagrada Família
La Basílica de la Sagrada Família is a Roman Catholic Church located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. It is the work of Antoni Gaudí, an architect internationally recognized for his expertise in Catalan Modernism. La Sagrada Família is Gaudí’s most famous undertaking for good reason.
Construction began in 1882 and continues to this day, over a century later. The church also has UNESCO heritage site status.
2. Cathedral of Barcelona
This is yet another famous cathedral in Barcelona, in no small part due to its exquisite architecture. The Gothic cathedral with stained-glass windows was constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries and also features a rooftop with stunning views of the city.
3. The World Begins With Every Kiss
This mosaic of tiles, erected in 2014, was only meant to be a temporary mural as part of Tercentenary celebrations commemorating the fall of Barcelona during The War of The Spanish Succession. It was designed by Joan Fontcuberta using photos taken by local residents meant to represent a moment of freedom in their lives.
4. Mount Tibidabo
Mount Tibidabo is the highest mountain in the Collserola mountain range at 1,680 feet. Visitors can expect magnificent panoramic views of the city, in addition to a colorful amusement park, food court, and the picturesque Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon.
5. La Boqueria
The famous La Boqueria market is centrally located in Las Ramblas, right between Gotico and Raval. You can find some of the freshest meats, produce, and juices in this popular market. The smorgasbord of colors is also an ideal backdrop for some fun and attention-grabbing IG photos.
6. The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Just below the Palau Nacional is the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, near Plaça d’Espanya. The fountain comes alive in the nighttime with carefully choreographed sound and light shows using 2,600 liters of water per second flowing through three concentric pools.
7. Park Guell
Walk around Barcelona for a few hours, and you will quickly discover that Antonio Gaudi is a constant presence. His work is woven throughout the city. We single out the exuberantly colorful and quirky Park Guell, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site.