Surrounded by mountains on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the best cities in Europe for its luxurious viewpoints. Picture 360 degree views, clear blue skies and the depths of the Med in the distance. Get ready to climb above the rooftops of Barcelona and explore the city in style.
Barcelona from the sky with Cathelicopters
Explore Barcelonas sights like a VIP with a helicopter tour over the city. Cathelicopters offer a range of tours including coastal excursions and panoramic city tours, where you can delve into top attractions such as the Sagrada Família and Camp Nou from a truly unique perspective. In fact, Cathelicopters are the only helicopter company in Spain located within a city, so this is a truly unique and luxury experience in Barcelona.
Barceló Ravals unbeatable terrace
This luxury hotel, located within the Raval district of Barcelona, has a 360 degree panoramic terrace at the top allowing for amazing views over the city during summer. Watch the sun drift away over the mountains as this terrace is often open from the late afternoon to the early hours of the morning and you dont have to be a guest to enjoy the views!
With fixed binoculars available, youll be able to get a close look at some of Barcelonas main attractions. Food and drinks are served on the terrace with a selection of cocktails, Cavas and champagnes, as well as an exquisite Asian menu. The terrace can even be rented out for private parties.
La Dulce Vida at Tibidabo
Tibidabo Mountain is part of the Collserola Mountain range surrounding Barcelona, and offers some of the best views over the city. Half way up the mountain, at the bottom of the funicular train, you will find Mirablau a fine dining restaurant serving up Spanish cuisine combined with the most luxurious views over the city.
After some tasty tapas and a cocktail, you can take the funicular to the top for even more spectacular views over Barcelona. Observatori Fabra is a little further up is, an astronomical observatory-come-restaurant in the summer months where you can dine in style amongst the stars. If fine dining with a view sounds like your ideal evening, Tibidabo is the place to be.
See the coastline with SkylineBCN
If heights arent really your thing maybe youll be more suited to a luxury sailing trip along the coastline of Barcelona. SkylineBCN offer panoramic tours from the Mediterranean where you can kick back, relax and enjoy the views of Barcelonas skyline from the seas. With food and drinks available on board, this is one luxury experience in Barcelona not to miss out on! SkylineBCN also offer many more boat excursions including motorboat tours and yacht rentals.
Las Arenas Shopping Centre
A former bull-ring converted in to a shopping centre, Las Arenas offers 360 degree views over Barcelona from its panoramic terrace. Capture the likes of Plaça Espanya, The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and the Sagrada Família all from the top of this stylish shopping centre. Once youve taken in the views, why not dine in style at one of the traditional restaurants atop the arena? We recommend Abrassame – specialists in seafood and Mediterranean/Spanish cuisine.
The Marvellous Hill of Montjuïc
This stunning viewpoint offers great vistas over the port and the city itself. At the top you will even find the Castle of Montjuïc where you can get lost amongst Barcelona’s rich history. If youre feeling adventurous you can walk to the highest point on foot, if not a cable car ride will take you to the very top next to the castle.
There is also a cable car that runs from Barceloneta beach, over Port Vell, to Plaça de l’Armada half-way up the hill. Here you will find a number of bars and restaurants to grab a bite to eat or, if you prefer, bring along your own food and relax in one of the parks many picnic spots.
Art and landscapes at MNAC Palau Nacional
Located at the bottom of Montjuïc hill is the Palau Nacional, home to the MNAC museum (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya). The building itself is a sight to behold, but turn around from the terrace and set your eyes upon the best views over Barcelona. Take a peek inside the museum for a fascinating insight in to art from across Catalonia or at night catch the colourful music and lights show of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc.
Sandra Roig is Marketing Director at Apartment Barcelona.
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