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Experience the Past, Capture the Present: 7 Barcelona Historical Landmarks!
13 Apr 2022INSPIRATIONBY SweetEscape

Can you name another thing that makes Barcelona iconic? Other than the football club, of course. If your guess was historical landmarks, then you're absolutely correct! Barcelona is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe due to an abundance of historical landmarks so well-preserved, that capturing your moments there feels like traveling back in time!

What’s even better is that due to ease of travel restrictions into the country, you can now #Escapeatlast to Barcelona and capture your moments there! Here are 7 recommended historical landmarks in Barcelona for a photoshoot!

Sagrada Familia Cathedral

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They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, & neither was the iconic Sagrada Familia! Considered to be the greatest masterpiece of renowned Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. An interesting fact is that this World Heritage Site’s construction has been ongoing since 1882! Despite that, it’s a marvelous sight to have this iconic landmark with its beautiful modernist architecture for your photo’s background!

Park Güell

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by Lena for SweetEscape in Barcelona

This playful urban park is the work of the same architect who also designed the Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi himself! Visiting Parc Guell is a fun-filled experience with lots of photogenic spots for capturing your moments, as there’s an abundance of peaceful greens, winding paths and many beautiful sculptures and mosaics at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hospital de Sant Pau

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by Sara for SweetEscape in Barcelona

Here’s another historical landmark that’s worth visiting for a photoshoot due to its uniqueness, because it's a former hospital! Hospital de Sant Pau is a former hospital complex built between 1901 - 1930 and happens to be the world’s largest Nouveau Art complex. Here you can explore the pavilions to capture many moments surrounded by its modernist architecture, to give your photos a timeless touch.

Barcelona Cathedral

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by Serena for SweetEscape in Barcelona

Barcelona cathedral is another recommended spot if you’re looking for more photoshoots at the city’s historical landmarks. While there’s an entrance fee for going inside, you can still have a photoshoot to your heart’s content and capture its amazing design from outside! Interestingly as you walk around the cathedral, you can also spot numerous gargoyle statues on the walls!

Gothic Quarter

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After visiting Barcelona Cathedral which is situated within the Gothic Quarter, you can explore this picturesque neighborhood even further! Encompassing the oldest parts of Barcelona, Gothic Quarter features iconic, old-Europe streets & alleys which offers rich culinary experience, plus plenty of spots for a photoshoot just like the Pont del Bisbe bridge!

Parc de la Ciutadella

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Parc de la Ciutadella is a green area located in the heart of Barcelona that was constructed during the 19th century. Much of its iconic spots were a legacy from the 1888 World Expo Exhibition in which this park was the host. A main highlight for capturing your moments would be the Cascada (waterfall or cascade in Spanish) located in the Northern corner of the Park.

Casa Milà

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by Maria for SweetEscape in Barcelona

Situated in the heart of Barcelona, you can also find a classical yet photogenic building called Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera (meaning “stone quarry” in Catalan local language). A unique characteristic for Casa Milà are the organic and natural shapes that are a part of Catalan Modernism style of architecture. So if you’re exploring the central part of the city, don’t forget to pass by and capture your moments in front of its unique exterior design!

Ready for your vacation to Barcelona and capture moments at these historical spots? To complete your #Escapeatlast moments, SweetEscape connects you to local professional photographers in 300+ cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. Let’s #CaptureMemoriesAnytimeAnywhere with SweetEscape!