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The Barcelona skyline from the sea

3 different ways to discover the Barcelona skyline

Get ready to take some spectacular selfies from up high, from the sea or a from a unique lookout point

By Time Out in collaboration with Desigual
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Tibidabo Mountain in the background, the silhouette of the Hotel W, the picturesque architecture of La Barceloneta, the complex of Port Olímpic with Frank Gehry's golden fish... The Barcelona skyline is magnificent, so we suggest three new and original ways to discover it. Marvel at the exceptional views of the city from on high, from a vista point or from a boat!

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1. Port Cable Car

The historic port cable car was designed in 1926 to link the 1929 International Exposition with its maritime section. Although it never achieved its objective because it ended up not opening until 1931, the cable car's red cabins are a historic emblem of the city. Brave the heights and travel the 1,292 metres that separate the Sant Sebastià Tower in La Barceloneta and the Miramar lookout point, on the hill of Montjuïc, by air.

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2. The Desigual Sailing Experience

A trip on board the 'Karya', an authentic wooden Turkish schooner built in Bordum, is an authentic and different experience that allows you to discover the city from a new perspective. The adventure consists of a circular voyage that starts at the wharf located next to Maremagnum and follows the Barcelona coast until reaching Port Olímpic. You can choose between a 60- or 90-minute journey, and the tour is available until October 31, with regular departures from 11am to 7pm. Desigual customers can enjoy the experience free of charge by making a minimum purchase.

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Bunkers del Carmel
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3. Bunkers del Carmel

At an altitude of 260 metres and with 360-degree views, the Turó de la Rovira has in recent years become one of the most representative spots in the city. At the top of the hill are the remains of the old anti-aircraft batteries of the El Carmel neighbourhood which defended Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. Today it is a museum site that allows you to learn about the history of the city and provides a vista point from where you can enjoy the Barcelona horizon at your feet. A tip: at night, when the city is lit up, it's even more impressive!

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