For seven years, Barcelona was my hometown. I used to live in the middle of all its mayhem, right in the heart of El Raval. My memories of the city are full of sunny skies, warm people, and multicultural flavours. A couple of months ago, I had the chance to go back for just a few days and the city is as lively as ever. Sometimes, I feel nostalgic about some of the things I miss about Barcelona: the sea, its multicultural vibe, and some of my favorite places.
Thankfully, Instagram makes armchair travel easier these days. If you are looking for some travel inspiration, search no more. These are some of the best Barcelona Instagram accounts to follow. If you like these, you should also have a look at my posts about the best London and New York Instagram accounts to follow.
Photographer Edu Mur is in love with his home city, Barcelona. His gallery is full of colorful shots featuring some of the city’s most iconic corners. You can also find him on Facebook.
Matias Galeano is a world citizen born in Argentina and based in Barcelona. Featuring some sharp architecture photography and an impressive eye for symmetry, his gallery is an inspiration to see the world with different eyes.
The IG gallery of Fran Caballero features some of Barcelona’s most popular attractions in beautiful vivid colours that give you an idea of the city’s vibrant vibe. He also posts photos from his travels, so you can be sure to find some more great travel inspo here!
Andrés Caldera is a Venezuelan content creator based in Barcelona. His images are like picture-perfect postcards mostly of Barcelona, but there are also plenty of images from his travels to keep you inspired.
Ernesto Freire loves Barcelona and his photos showcase some of the city’s most iconic views and landmarks. I also like how he plays with some unconventional angles and compositions.
Freelance graphic designer Marta Leal just moved to Barcelona a few months ago. In her gallery you will find images of quaint city corners and some nice cozy places to eat or have a coffee. Can’t wait to see what else she discovers in her new home town!
To see the beauty of Barcelona at dusk, check out Sònia’s IG gallery. She has a knack for playing with shadows, light and colours. Plus, she will surely inspire to get to the best viewpoints to capture the best shots of the city.
With a gallery full of creative shots and soft tones, check this Instagram account for some great inspiration to find some of the most beautiful spots to photograph in Barcelona..
In and Out Barcelona is a great local blog where you can find recommendations for places to eat and things to do in Barcelona. Andreu and Stefania like to share their favorite spots in the city, so make sure to check them out.
Irene Pérez Morata is a marketing professional based in Barcelona. Her images are sweet compositions with a certain minimalist touch featuring soft yet colourful tones. She’s definitely one of my favorites!
With a simple yet effective concept, this Instagram account takes us around some of the most photogenic spots in and around Barcelona. It’s definitely a must to inspire you on your next trip :)
If you are into urban explorations and want to see some of Barcelona’s hidden underground places, this is the Instagram account for you. Tag along as @marcvilas shows you the city’s most unusual corners.
With soft tones and a great eye for composition, Miya shows us some of Barcelona’s prettiest corners and some other beautiful places around the city.
If you want to see Barcelona from an insider’s point of view, you should check out Monica Torne’s gallery. It’s a nice window to see what’s happening in Barcelona. Also, she has some great shots of street art; so she obviously scores high on my book :)
Even though photographer Ruben M. doesn’t live in Barcelona but in Vic, a smaller city about 70km away, most of his IG photos feature scenes from the streets of the Catalan capital. Plus, I love his motto: “Never stop learning because life never stops teaching”.
For foodie recommendations about the most beautiful and tasty places to visit in Barcelona, you must follow O Lo Comes O Lo Dejas (meaning “either eat it or leave it”, in Spanish). Their blog is run by a collective of individuals who are passionate about the good things in life, i. e. food!
Architect Roc Isern has a passion for photography and it shows on his images. He likes to play with the colors and textures of Barcelona’s architecture. He also runs the @barcelonafacades account where he regularly posts some of the trippiest facades in the city.
The official Instagram account of Barcelona’s Tourism Board is obviously another great source of travel inspiration. Not only because they feature some really amazing Barcelona shots, but also because they give some useful tips about places to see and things to do.
There are quite a few Instagram accounts dedicated to featuring photos of Barcelona. My favorite is this one, however. I find that they consistently curate some of the best Barcelona photography and it’s a great source to discover local accounts.
Have a look at Albert’s IG gallery to get some inspiration for nice places to shoot in and around Barcelona. I specially love his silhouette and reflection photos.
Originally from Boston, Sam Zucker is a social media professional based in Barcelona. Besides featuring beautiful photos from Barcelona and his travels, he is also passionate about food and offers culinary tours of the city.
So there you have them! I hope you find these peeps as inspiring as I do. For my next round-up, I’m putting together a list of my favorite black & white Instagram accounts. So stay tuned for that one! In the meantime, you can also check out my Instagram profiles (I keep one for mobile-only photos and a second one for my camera shots).
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