Barcelona in photos: 6 places you cannot miss if you are passionate about Photography
Barcelona is a charming city. If you travel to the Catalan capital, you will soon realize that its streets, monuments, buildings, parks, beaches and mountains will take your breath away. In short, visiting Barcelona is a unique experience. And although there is nothing like discovering it with your own eyes, photography helps us keep memories forever. So, if you are passionate about photography, and you want to anticipate the celebration of the International Photography Day (August 19th), we recommend 6 places in Barcelona that you cannot miss.
Felip Neri square
The Gothic quarter of Barcelona is a place from another world: its narrow streets are the stage of magical illumination and its buildings take you back centuries. In a hidden corner of this neighborhood is located the Felip Neri square, a small place that serves as a refuge from the labyrinth of the Gothic’s streets. In the center of it, a fountain is in charge of making music with its water, and three trees create the perfect combination of light and shade. In addition, this square hides stories of the Spanish Civil War, which you can perfectly capture with your camera.
The Bishop’s Bridge
Still in the Gothic quarter, and this time in one of its main streets, is the “Pont del Bisbe” (Bishop’s Bridge), an arch and a balcony that connects both sides of this street. This bridge, built in 1928 and inspired by Gothic shapes, reminds us not to forget that the beauty of this city can also be seen on the heights.
El Carmel Bunkers
If in order to photograph the Bishop’s Bridge we looked from below, in the Carmel bunkers we will enjoy incredible panoramic views of the city. This viewpoint, located at a height of 262 meters, offers 360º views of the city, its streets and its surroundings: wherever you look, you will not find an obstacle that prevents your camera from photographing Barcelona. These bunkers are located in the highest part of Turó de la Rovira. In addition, the landscape changes depending on the time of day and the weather conditions, so choose what time to go up according to your photographic preferences.
We go back into the city and this time in Vila de Gràcia, where we find a work of great cultural value. Antoni Gaudí, the Catalan architectural genius, gifted Barcelona with his talent and his legacy is admired by visitors and residents alike. For the simple fact that Casa Vicens is Gaudí’s first house, it is worth visiting, but, in addition, the techniques and decorations used in its construction are an authentic explosion of colors and natural motifs that anticipate modernism. A UNESCO World Heritage since 2005, you and your photographs will be lost in all their details. Also, if you cannot travel and photograph it in person, now Casa Vicens offers a virtual tour to live a unique experience from wherever you want.
A very important aspect of the city of Barcelona is its food. For this reason, markets have been the true hearts of people’s daily lives for centuries. Among them, La Boqueria market stands out, not only for its offer of quality food, but also for its architectural style. Built in 1836, you can walk through its stalls full of colors and textures and immerse yourself in another reality.
The Ciutadella Park
Finally, we could not forget about one of the most popular parks in the city of Barcelona: Parc de la Ciutadella. Inaugurated in 1881, seven years later it hosted the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona, in 1888. Today, it is home to more than one architectural element that is worth seeing. Among them, the Parliament of Catalonia, a large waterfall, a shade house, a small lake and even the city zoo. Stroll through it and enjoy its natural and architectural beauty, finding perfect corners to photograph at every step.
The magic of photography is in capturing scenes, memories and experiences forever. When you visit Barcelona, don’t forget these impressive sites.