The most photographed corners of Barcelona

The city of Barcelona heads the world ranking of cities most tagged on Instagram. No less than 33,647,538 publications with the hashtag #barcelona. So, if you are going to walk around the Catalan capital, empty your memory cards because the possibilities are endless.


There are two streets in Barcelona that stand out especially for their attractiveness and their history. The first, Las Ramblas, of course. García Lorca described them as “the only street in the world that he wishes would have no end”. The emblematic promenade that joins Plaza Catalunya (another of the protagonists par excellence among the images to remember) with the sea is considered one of the best streets in the world, with its newsagents, its stalls of flowers and animals and its bustle. The Palau de la Virreina, the Palau Moja or the Gran Teatro del Liceu are some of the facades that we will be able to photograph during our walk. In addition to numerous street artists and human statues. It is essential to enter the La Boqueria market (the current building is from 1836 but it has been a meeting point for merchants since the Middle Ages). Or take a detour to the Plaza Real.

The second, Paseo de Gracia, is elegance personified, the essence of the bourgeoisie of the early 20th century with its wide boulevards, its luxury shops, its tiles designed by Gaudí and its modernist houses. La Pedrera, La Casa Amatller, La Casa Batlló, Casa Fuster, Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Rocamora or Palau Marcet among others… (and a stone’s throw from the Ako Suite).


At the gates of Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished basilica there are always long queues. And that only 20% of those who approach it end up visiting its interior. Although it began to be built in 1882, the central nave, 75 meters high, was not covered until a few years ago and therefore the photos of this spectacular space are more recent. What is indisputable is that its towers and facades have been captured in millions of cameras over time, whether in black and white, in color, in digital format or more recently with Smartphones.


The beaches of Barcelona are one of its strong points today. With a fantastic climate that allows you to enjoy them almost all year round, whether you are sunbathing, walking, skating or playing sports on the sand. Now it is shocking to think that the picturesque neighborhood of Barceloneta and the city as a whole lived with their backs to the sea – the beach was literally separated by a wall until the 90s.


The trencadís dragon that greets us at the foot of the entrance stairs to Gaudí’s park is one of the most emblematic images of Catalan modernism. And it is very difficult to resist the temptation to take a picture with him. This magical park with its forests of columns and fantasy terraces served as the set for the series Emerald City, which recreated the world of the Wizard of Oz.


The Barcelona Football Club Museum is the most visited in the city, so it is not surprising that the Blaugrana stadium is one of the most photographed elements by tourists. Whether you are a football lover or not, there is no doubt that Barça is a symbol of the city.

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