This is the very best spot in the city to get the very best eyeful of the city.
You’ll likely recognise the view from here as the site has been used as a location for dozens of pop/rock videos and TV ads.
The place has a curious history, which you can read about on several interpretation boards distributed across the site. The History Museum has inserted an interpretation centre into the site. When you view the exhibition you’ll learn that the site was originally an anti-aircraft battery during the Civil War and later colonised by several families in the 1940s. Yes, this place was once a village called Los Cañones, with a population of 600 inhabitants. The villagers were encouraged to move out in 1990 during the build-up to the Olympic Games in 1992.
It was left abandoned for years, becoming an observatory for the curious. It’s now a popular spot, consequently there are now too few moments during the day or night when you can genuinely feel alone with the extraordinary view and your thoughts.
Nevertheless, it’s an excellent spot to gaze and gawk at our City of Marvels, especially as the sun sinks and the streets and sights below begin to twinkle.
Perfect spot for a picnic and panoramic holiday photo.
To get there take the number 24 bus from Passeig de Gràcia and get off at Carrer Muhlberg, or the V17 bus will drop you at the entrance to Parc del Guinardo from where it’s a 5/10 minute stroll through the trees.