If you haven’t been to Barcelona yet, it should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Europe. Its creative architecture, relaxed atmosphere and warm weather make it the perfect vacation spot close to home.
Due to Gaudí‘s influence in the city, Barcelona is bursting with creative shapes and bright colours, thus making for gorgeous holiday photos.
We cannot help but mention this beautifully designed – yet incomplete – building. The Cathedral remains unfinished even decades after the architect’s death. From the outside you can photograph the intricate towers reflected in the lake if you head to the Placa de Gaudí which is a little park across the road. We recommend that you enter at sunrise or sunset to catch the perfect warm light passing through the stained glass windows and reflecting off of the stone. Make sure to bring a wide angle lens to catch as much of its beauty as you can!
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Another famous Gaudí design, this location gives you incredible views across the city and brings you many photography opportunities. If you and your friends are looking for an iconic shot of Barcelona, this is the place to go!
You can also find the infamous colourful dragon stairway of Park Güell here. If you want to access the inner part of the park you will need to get tickets, which is best if you do it in advance. You can even get tickets for the Park Güell museum which is attached to the park and used to be Gaudí’s home, but beware that these are two different ticket types. Be sure to go in the morning for the best light and this is also the time when the park is at its emptiest.
A beautiful architectural masterpiece, the Casa Batlló is a must-see location when in Barcelona. You will be able to take unique photographs like nowhere else, as Gaudí’s Catalan modernist spirit can be felt in every detail and surreal-looking structure of the building. It was built between 1904 and 1906 on the Passeig de Gràcia. The building was originally built by Emili Sala i Cortés who was one of Gaudí’s professors. He then proceeded to completely refurbish it.
Whether it is a crazy night in the touristic Las Ramblas, a cultural photo trip around Gaudí’s Catalan Modernism or an evening of Spanish wine and tapas, Barcelona makes an amazing group travel location. Take your best friends and a camera and go explore this wonderful city!