You’ve probably seen photos of all the more touristy attractions in Barcelona like La Sagrada Familia and Arc de Triomf. We’ve put together a collection of photos that shows the city from a different view.
Beautiful shot of the Magic Fountain at Montjuïc. A few days a week, a spectacular display of light, music and acrobatics is put on. It is completely open to the public and should not be missed off your list when visiting Barcelona!
Curious fact: the fountain’s first performance was on May 19th, in 1929 during the Great Universal Exhibition.
The balconies and windows of many of the buildings in Barcelona give the city a picturesque backdrop and the streets a certain charm. When you walk through the city look up (whilst watching your step) and look at the different designs on the façades.
A view from the inside of Casa Mila on the Passeig de Gracia. It’s a modernist building deigned by Gaudí and was the last private residence built by Gaudí.
Barceloneta beach is the main beach of the city where everyone flocks to in summer. It can get very busy during the day but if you’re an early bird and want to see the sunrise you’re in for a treat.
A house along Passeig de Gracia designed by Gaudi. Now a museum, you can visit to look inside up close at the amazing shapes Gaudi used to design it. The roof is made up of many iridescent scales to look like the back of a reptile. It’s certainly one of his most creative works.
The best views of the city are up here. Originally the site was used as bunkers for the Spanish Civil War but now people wander up to enjoy a leisurely sunset picnic. From up here you can see the whole city and even the church and ferris wheel of Mount Tibidabo.
On the same hill as the Bunkers is Park Güell, a beautiful park full of Gaudí’s art and architecture. The site was originally going to be a housing estate but the project failed and so Gaudí transformed it into a public park.
At the end of the beach promenade, next to the Hotel W is Salt Beach Club and their innovative burgers and cocktails. During the summer you can sip on fruity cocktails with your toes in the sand and enjoy live music with a great view of the Mediterranean and Barceloneta.
Port Vell is a seafront port, built as part of an urban renewal plan prior to the olympics. It now harbours over 150 boats including superyachts up to 190 metres.
If you have any interesting photos from your trip to Barcelona we’d love them to see them! Tweet us at @FusterApartment and we’ll feature them in our next “Barcelona in photos” blog 😉