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Best photography spots in Barcelona, which are not tapas

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Barcelona´s fascinating architecture showcase medieval, modern and contemporary stunning pieces of art. Throughout the city, everyone wants to record amazing sites with the camera shutter, sightseeing Barcelona calls for it. Barcelona pictures are abundant on the web, and besides world-renowned monuments built by Antoni Gaudi that you will easily spot in the city or find at any touristic guide, we compiled our own quirky and lesser-known city beauties. With this list, you will take a unique picture of Barcelona for your own personal collection, whether you are a professional or a selfie addict.

FINCA SAN SALVADOR

Uncover romantic grottos and unique modernist details of this estate that is managed by Taller de Historia de Gracia. Open doors with a free tour each second Saturday (in Catalan) and the last Sunday of each month (in Spanish).

(photo credit: modersnistespunt.com)

Passeig de la Mare de Deu del Coll, 79

PEPE AT BAR LA PLATA

Pepe is the person with the most perfect technique to drink wine with porron, and one of our favorite vendors in our Barcelona food tours. Go to Bar La Plata, eat like a local and capture an amazing picture!

Tapas tour Barcelona

Carrer de la Mercè, 28

THE PLANT WALL

This array of plants hanging on a wall is where local’s like to take selfies and post them on Instagram. It is the charmest corner of Barcelona, and it is located in El Born district, a fantastic area for eating and shopping locally.

Carrer de l’Allada-Vermell 12

PASTISSERIA LA COLMENA

Get a glimpse of day to day life during the days of Modernism, when Catalonia’s culture was at its splendor and when everyone wanted to be part of it, bakers inclusive. This shop is open since 1863, and sweets and pastries are delicious!

Placa de L’Angel 12

EDITORIAL MONTANER I SIMON (FUNDACIO TAPIES)

When modernism was transitioning to something more conservative in the late XIX century, can you imagine a piece of art, which actually it is a building, with a bunch of wires could be conceived? Great thing to see in Barcelona. Find your best angle!

Carrer Aragó, 255

AERONAUTICAL CULTURAL CENTER

As with any cultural center, there is a recreational space for the use of the public. A perfect spot for a unique Barcelona picture that portraits the city vanguardist approach to life.

(photo credit: architezer.com)

El Prat de Llobregat, Spain

MERCAT DELS ENCANTS 

There are too many flea markets in the world, but none has a roof plane that reflects the city from the market interior. This is by far one of the best photography spots in Barcelona as it offers hundreds of options to shot with your camera, including yourself without the need of using the selfie stick.

Calle Castillejos, 158

THE FRIENDLY WINE LOVERS

Get to any Barcelona wine shop, drink a glass of Catalan Wine and spot a group of wine lovers, they are friendly and chatty. You might fall in love!

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CAIXA FORUM TERRACE

An old factory reconverted into a cultural center is one of the most visited places in Barcelona, especially by the locals, but not many know that when getting to its terrace another perspective of the city can be captured. Just go up from the entrance located in the middle hall, close to the ticket office. Fantastic thing to see in Barcelona.

Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8

THE MONTJUIC MAGIC FOUNTAINS

Yes, this is a cliché and you already found this tip in other tourist guides, but it doesn’t matter. The place is beautiful and perfect to take pictures overlooking Barcelona, the magic fountains or the Palace.

(photo credit: experiencebcn.com)

Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1

CARRER DE MILANS

Get to the iconic Manchester bar and talk to the bartenders about this particular spot in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, stare at all those tourists picturing the spot, and shot at them!

Carrer de Milans

THE HUMAN TOWERS

One of the most authentic Barcelona celebrations. Check for events happening in town, go and see it by yourself!

THE BARCELONA WHALE!

Frank Ghery´s legacy at the Barceloneta beach, and amazing piece of art in Barcelona!

Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta – Port Olímpic

THE MITIC ORXATERIA SIRVENT

The most precious gem of Barcelona’s foodies’ district: Sant Antoni. This is the place where locals pilgrimage to get their glass or orxata or artisan ice cream.

Carrer de Parlament, 12

EL RAVAL BUILDINGS

El Raval district, where also delicious food haunts and boutique shops await the curious wanderer, has plenty of nice photography spots in Barcelona. I really like its buildings, colorful and full of life.

THE SUPER TOURIST

I love them! Easy to spot in front of any famous building around Barcelona’s Golden Quarter.

And for the adventurous, we recommend you head Sant Just Desvern and uncover mastodontic pieces of art by Ricard Bofill

LA FABRICA

And old cement Factory rebuilt in the 1970s as a workshop for artists, it has a captivating oddity and invites you to take your camera and dream while to spot unique areas.

(photo credit: Ricard Bofill)

Avinguda de la Indústria, 14 Sant Just Desvern

WALDEN 7

Entering this Futuristic building built in the 1970s will surprise you with an infinite number of hallways and stairs. Just ask neighbors to let you get to its terrace, you will be delighted and probably won’t remember how many photography spots you counted on your way up. And you are still, within Barcelona confines.

(photo credit: Ricard Bofill)

Reial, 106  Sant Just Desvern

Would you like to contribute with your favorite spots for the best Barcelona Pictures? We are usually welcoming curious foodies into our culinary walks in Barcelona!