Tips to get the best selfie in Barcelona

The memories of an unforgettable trip are undeniably linked to its photographs. These allow us to share our experiences with our friends and acquaintances and also transport us to those precise moments in the years to come. To help you have the best memories of the city and share incredible experiences on social media, we offer you a route through the best places to take a selfie in Barcelona.

Girl with camera and the Sagrada Familia behind her

You can get to all of them with the Hola Barcelona Travel Card, which lets you make unlimited trips by public transport in the metropolitan area for two, three, four or five days.

And if you visit any of these places, remember to share your images with the hashtag #HolaBarcelona or by tagging @holabarcelona.travelsolution on Facebook and Instagram.


Tibidabo is, with a height of 512 metres, the highest mountain in Barcelona, which makes it one of the best viewpoints in the city. You can get some great photos at its amusement park, one of the oldest in Europe. Another option to get a good photo is to stand in front of the Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, built between 1902 and 1961.

La Sagrada Familia

The great work of the architect Antoni Gaudí and icon of Barcelona cannot be missing from your tour. Here, there are two ways to get the best perspective of the cathedral: one is from the Plaça de Gaudí, where the Nativity façade, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will appear behind you, and the other from the Plaça de la Sagrada Familia, to frame the Passion façade, which is the most recent, in your selfie.

Carrer del Bisbe

Right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, next to the Barcelona Cathedral (another essential gem for your photos), you can find Carrer del Bisbe, with a curious neo-Gothic bridge that connects the buildings located on both sides. The good thing about this location is that you can take your selfie from two different perspectives: looking towards the Plaça Nova or towards Plaça Sant Jaume, and choose the one you like the most.

Girl with her back to the image with the Sagrada Familia in the background
Couple with their backs to the image watching a sunset

Park Güell

Park Güell is a creation of Gaudí that’s full of colour, “trencadís” (broken tile mosaics) and spectacular shapes and figures inspired by nature. In addition, it has a privileged panoramic view of the city.

The unfinished project of a garden city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, is the ideal place for photo lovers. Every spot in it is a guaranteed success for your selfies, although we recommend the Dragon Stairway and the benches that can be found at its top, with Barcelona in the background.

La Barceloneta

All the beaches in Barcelona are a good setting for a selfie, but the one in Barceloneta especially so, because it brings together the best of the Mediterranean Sea and the city. From there you can take some photos with the W hotel in the background, an already recognizable symbol of the city, and the sculpture of The Wounded Shooting Star, by Rebecca Horn.

Pro tip: Your photos in La Barceloneta will look even more spectacular if you take them at sunset.

Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle is the third location with views that we present in this list, because is there anything better than a selfie with all of Barcelona in the background? In addition, you can take advantage of your trip to visit the castle, a defensive construction located 173 metres above sea level that served for years to control the civilian population. Go up with the Montjuïc Cable Car and take the opportunity to take a selfie flying over the city inside one of its cabins, which offer a unique panoramic view of the city.

Photo of a cell phone screen that, in turn, is taking a photo of Park Güell
Perspective of the neogothic bridge of Bisbe street looking towards Sant Jaume square

Arc de Triomf

The Arc de Triomf (triumphal arch) in Barcelona is a bit peculiar compared to that of other cities. It was created for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair, and doesn’t have a military background, but a civilian one.

You can try different approaches between the Passeig de Lluís Companys and the Passeig de Sant Joan to get the best perspective of the Arc de Triomf. In our experience, the better and more completely the arch can be seen, the better the photo will be. After getting this photo worthy of a professional, you can go to the Ciutadella Park, another magnificent place for your selfies.

Park of the Labyrinth

The Horta neighbourhood hides a real gem: the Labyrinth Park, a neoclassical and romantic garden. After challenging yourself to complete the maze, what better than taking a selfie to show off your feat?

Our tip: Climb the steps located right in front to get a good perspective of the cypress walls that make up the maze.

Girl with her back to the image with the Arc de Triomphe in the background
Reflection of the Charles IV pavilion of the Horta labyrinth in the pond in front of it