9 best Instagram spots in Barcelona – make your followers go crazy

Thanks to the city’s unique colour scheme and jaw-dropping architecture and designs, Barcelona is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Europe’s popular city of sunshine therefore makes for an Instagrammable scene. And it shows. Instagram hashtag #Barcelona features nearly 67 million photos. ‘That’s a lot of competition to deal with’, I can hear you think. True. However, here is the good news. Taking pictures in these 9 Instagram spots in Barcelona, will make your post dominate everyone’s Instagram feed.

Now, of course, we haven’t just compiled the city’s most popular locations in this article. Instead, we’ve searched for overlooked places that will make you stand out from other Instagram users. That’s why we left out the most obvious places like La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.

Curious about Instagram-proof locations that truly are photoshoot-worthy? You’ll find out in this article!

 

Instagram proof places in Barcelona

Carrer del Bisbe

This famous small lane, located in the Gothic quarter, instantly takes you back to the medieval times. ‘Boring’ you might think. Well, thousands of tourists think otherwise. Carrer del Bisbe is one of the most iconic Instagram spots in Barcelona. This is due to the fact that, combined with the sunlight, the street and its neo-Gothic, overhanging bridge almost resemble a sacred scene.

Who wouldn’t want to pose for a pic in this spot? The Pont Gòtic and its surroundings feature all ingredients needed for an eye-catching Instagram post!

Magical Instagram spot in the heart of Barcelona

Want to make just that teeny bit more of an impression? Go early in the morning when there are no crowds and the sun illuminates the place in the most beautiful way possible.

Address: Carrer del Bisbe, 1, 08002 Barcelona
District: Ciutat Vella

La Boqueria

At this roofed market you’ll find all kinds of delicious things. Mercat de la Boqueria is well-known for it’s fish, meat, fruit and small tapas. Needless to say, such variety of foods has a remarkable side effect. One that is not hard to guess and makes for the most amazing pictures. Can you guess it? It’s the handsome mixture of colours, of course! The lively atmosphere will undoubtedly be reflected in your photogenic pictures.

La Boqueria is probably one of the most colourful Instagram spots..

Go right before closing time. You’ll find a lot for sale!

Address: La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona
District: Ciutat Vella
Hours: Monday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 8:30 pm, closed on Sundays

Plaça Reial

If there’s one place that really embodies the soul of the vibrant city of Barcelona, it must be this famous plaza. It will almost be impossible to resist taking pictures in this place filled with palm trees, sun and music. Certainly the charming fountain in the middle, invites you to take a shot. The earthy tones will make it all the more visually appealing. It will have your followers totally startled!

Plaça Reial offers many spots to take the best Instagram pictures.

Are you able to spot two fancy street lamps on Plaça Reial? If you did, congratulations, you’ve got an eye for art. The lamps are Gaudi’s first work commissioned by the city.

Address: Placa Reial, 08002 Barcelona
District: Ciutat Vella

The kiss wall

In the mood for more art? Then this quirky piece of street art is bound to captivate your attention. ‘The world begins with every kiss’ is what inspired the artists for making this piece. The outcome is certainly admirable, don’t you think? Another reason why this location might be our favourite is that, once you take a closer look, you realize nothing is as it seems. In fact, it’s a composition of 4000 photographs printed on ceramic tiles. This gave the work its distinctive mosaic effect. Convinced this location deserves to be featured on your Instagram?

Not a lot of people know about this Instagram worthy place.

The location is easy to miss as it’s tucked in a little corner of the Gothic Quarter. So unless you’re looking for it, you won’t come across this lovely mural. It’s a well-kept secret that not many people know of. Something to cherish!

Address: Carrer dels Capellans, 16, 08002 Barcelona
District: Ciutat Vella

Hospital de Sant Pau

Taking pictures in a hospital? Say whaaat! Don’t worry, in 2009, Hospital de Sant Pau was renovated into a museum and cultural centre. Making it an incredible Instagram hot spot with a touch of Catalan Art Nouveau architecture. Pose with impressive brick facades, colourful mosaic ceilings, stunning stained glass and grand staircases! This is for sure going to be one of your most classic, posh posts yet.

Visiting this unusual spot will result in a lot of great Instagram pictures.

Pink lovers, this one’s for you! You’ll probably never see as much pink in a building as in Sant Pau Recinte Modernista. Straight out of a fairy-tale!

Address: Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona
District: Horta-Guinardó
Hours: November – March => Monday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
                                                              Sundays and holidays from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
                       April – October => Monday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
                                                              Sundays and holidays from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Admission: €15 for regular visit, €20 for guided tour

 

Instagrammable parks in Barcelona

Ciutadella park

In addition to magnificent architecture, you will find breathtaking nature in Barcelona as well. In the middle of the city, you can seek tranquillity in Ciutadella Park to escape the bustle for a minute. That tranquillity is worth capturing on camera for your followers! Don’t you think? This green oasis is home to the Cascada Monumental. This ornamental fountain – which was designed with the help of a young Antoni Gaudi – is a real showstopper and will for sure act as one on the Gram too!

This park will get you the best Instagram posts

Try to get creative. Take on the challenge and frame your shot in such a way that no one before ever has!

Address: Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona
District: Ciutat  Vella

Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera

This city garden offers a privileged viewing point. From it, you can shoot panoramic photos of Barcelona’s port and coastline. But Instagram users, beware! There is more to it. Much more. 800 species of cacti and succulents in total, form the setting for your ideal photo shoot. Strike a pose. Don’t get stung though!

This garden in Barcelona is super Instagrammable

Will you go visit this botanical garden located at the foot of Montjuïc?

Address: Ctra. de Miramar, 38, 08038 Barcelona
District:
Sants-Montjuïc

Carmel bunkers

For this hidden gem, we leave the city behind us for a while. Get to the top of the site – once known for anti-aircraft guns – and take in the epic 360 degrees views. Bunkers del Carmel allow you to get a glimpse of Barcelona in it’s full glory. It’s a fun way to catch the landmarks from a different point of view. Go close to sunset to capture the multi-coloured skies over the city’s twinkling lights and assure yourself of an extraordinary picture in one of the best Instagram spots in Barcelona.

This Instagram spot is much appreciated by Instagram users

Are you adventure-minded? Be careful and climb over the railing to get yourself a bold pic.

Address: Carrer de Marià Labèrnia, s/n, 08032 Barcelona
District:
Horta-Guinardó

Mirador de Horta

At the edge of the city, there’s a small treasure that goes unnoticed by many. Not only offers the site an astonishing vantage point, there’s also a swing hanging from a tree. The perfect opportunity to take that dreamy photograph you have been wanting for so long now!

This dreamy Instagram spot in Barcelona is definintely worth a vsisit

All told, now you know how to make sure all your followers are nailed to the ground when they see your Instagram posts. Create your own “Instagram tour” and visit these Instagram spots in Barcelona!

Looking for another way to discover new locations? Keep an eye on our trips organized by Erasmus Barcelona. Plenty of photo opportunities, that’s promised! Stay tuned for other upcoming events – such as parties – on our website. Hope to see you soon!

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