Top selfie spots in Barcelona

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Holiday snaps make great memories, but the selfie really is the king of the family album at the moment. Keep your Instagram looking fresh, with our guide to the best selfie spots in Barcelona:


For a selfie with an incredible view, you need to head to Tibidabo. It’s a bit of a climb but make it to the top and you’ll be rewarded with a number of excellent vantage points from which to take selfies. For the thrill seekers, you can take a ride on the big Ferris wheel at Tibidabo’s amusement park. Or for the more peaceful explorers, you can climb to the church. This is probably the highest view you can get of the city, so enjoy it!

MNAC – Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Ascend the steps to this magnificent building and not only will you discover the famous Magic Fountain but also the array of rooftops spread out beneath you like a patchwork quilt. If you look closely enough, you’ll be able to spot all the big monuments, or take a cheeky peer through the telescopes to help you.

The Park Güell dragon

The Gaudi Gardens are full of kooky sculptures and patterns that make great photos, but keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous blue mosaic dragon guarding the front steps for an irresistible snap.

Sagrada Familia

A soon-to-be UNESCO World Heritage Site and a church like no other, breaking all possible construction standards. The queue to see the mesmerising monument can be very long, so it’s the perfect opportunity to perfect your selfie pose while you wait!


There’s nothing that says holiday like the gorgeous blue Mediterranean sea, white sand and exotic palm trees as the background for a well posed selfie. Barceloneta is the city’s main beach and a great spot to hang out all year round. With a pleasant mix of tourists and locals enjoying a drink in the bars, relaxing in the sunshine, and going for walks, runs and bike rides, Barceloneta is the place to selfie!

Barcelona is a fantastic holiday destination at any time of year. With flights as short as two hours, it’s a destination not to be missed, so if you’re planning on going, all that’s left to do is brush up on your Spanish, charge your camera and make sure your European Health Insurance Card is up to date!

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Photo: Park Güell by iShot71 licensed under Creative commons 2