With its seaside location, surrounding hills, pedestrian Gothic center, and masterpieces of Modernist architecture, fun-loving Barcelona is an all-round photogenic city. Once you’ve explored the Catalan capital on ground level, why not seek a bit of elevation to admire it from above? Here are five Barcelona attractions that will afford you the best panoramic views of the city.
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If you’re old enough to remember the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics, you’ll probably recall the stunning images of the swimming and diving competitions featuring the whole city as a backdrop. Today, this outdoor swimming-pool is open to everyone between the end of June and the beginning of September. If you’re in Barcelona out of season or don’t fancy a dip, there are plenty other opportunities to catch a bird’s eye view from the Montjuic Hill, including from the cable car on your way up or from one of the terraced cafes at the top.