Barcelona is a city which it is a pleasure to walk, look at the rooftops, the details of the buildings … but one of the things that citizens like the most is to see Barcelona from above. In the city you will find several places where you can do it, enjoying the views of an orderly and chaotic city at the same time.
TELEFËRICO DE MONTJUÏC
Estación: L2. Paral·lel
The cable car joins the funicular with Montjuïc castle, which sits on top of a large green zone of the city. The new cabins of the cable car have a capacity for eight passengers and offer a bird’s-eye view of the city. You can check the schedules at the TMB web site: www.tmb.cat.
MONUMENTO MIRADOR de COLÓN
Estación: L3. Drassanes
Plaça del Portal de la Pau, s/nº
Tel. 932 853 834
An elevator covers the 51 metres of height of the column’s interior of this monument, erected in the year 1888 for the World Fair, but don’t worry, the elevator…is not that old!
Estación: L3/L5. Sants estació
(Hotel Torre Catalunya)
avinguda de Roma, 2-4, planta 23
Tel. 936 006 996
A place to eat while enjoying some amazing views of the city of Barcelona. If you can’t afford the tasting menu (45€), you have the choice of having their breakfast buffet between 7 and 10.30 in the morning.
PARC DEL TURÓ DEL PUTGET
Estación: L3. Vallcarca
carrer Manacor, 9
This park is placed at the highest point of the Putget hill, that is why here you will enjoy of a wide view of the mountain chain of Collserola or the city extending until the sea. You can access the park through one of the escalator recently placed in the neighborhood.
SANT SEBASTIÀ TOWER
Estación: L4. Barceloneta
passeig de Borbó, 88
Tel. 934 304 716
From this point you can take the Aeri del Port, a cable railway that carries to Montjuïc, doing a journey that offers beautiful views of the city. Close to the Institut de Ciències del Mar, in the Moll dels Pescadors of the harbor, there is the old lighthouse of the harbor, which is known as Torre del Rellotge and it was built in 1772 and turned into a clock in 1904.
RESTAURANT EL CORDERO
Estación: L3. Trinitat Nova
carrer de Riudecanyes, 5
933 533 419
This Mediterranean cuisine restaurant offers amazing views of Barcelona. You need walk a little bit to get there, through the Camí de les Quatre Estacions.
RESTAURANT DOS CIELOS
Estación: L4. Poblenou
(Hotel ME Barcelona)
carrer de Pere IV, 272-286
Tel. 933 672 070
On the twenty-fourth floor of this hotel, aside from the amazing views, you have a chance to try an innovative cuisine of fresh products by the brothers Torres. Its special feature is that, after your meal, you can take your “sensografía”, a graphic interpretation that is generated from the results of your emotions and sensations while eating your food.
PARC DEL TURÓ DE LA PEIRA
Estación: L5. Vilapicina
passeig de Fabra i Puig / carrer de Beret
This park with a cross on its top offers great views of the city. It has 8 hectares filled with typical Mediterranean vegetation and it has a picnic area where you can eat while enjoying the colors of nature.
CASTLE OF CORNELLÀ
Estación: L5. Cornellà centre
Tel. 933 770 212
It is also called Castell Nou o del Borni and it is located on the top of an hill. We have accounts of this castle from 1204 and it has been renovated in many occasions. It has a gothic style and it is of public use from 1992. It manages the Museum Palau Mercader and the exhibitions hall of Cornellà Castle. It is currently the venue for the Arxiu històric and the Fundaciò Utopia.
MIRADOR DE CIUTAT MERIDIANA
Estación: L11. Ciutat Meridiana
passeig de Vallbona
A place where to gaze at views from another point of view… do you want to try?
TERRASSA DEL ROYAL HOTEL
Estació : L3. L5. Diagonal
Passeig de Gràcia, 84
Tel. 937 370 010
A covered and comfortable terrace, with views to all the district of Ensanche. The cocktails are a little expensive, but you can ask for a coffee with milk…
RESTAURANT EVO (temporarily closed)
Estación: L1. Hospital de Bellvitge
(Hotel Hesperia Tower)
Av de la Gran Vía del Hospitalet, 144
Tel. 934 13 50 30
A fantastic dome-shaped restaurant that now is temporarily closed due to the death of the chef, Santi Santamaria. We will keep you posted…