1. Bunkers del Carmel (Barcelona, Spain)
Located on top of a hill, the Bunkers del Carmel were built during the Spanish Civil War, and today they have become one of the most popular viewpoints in Barcelona as they offer the most spectacular views of the city. From the Bunkers you will be able to see the most emblematic places of the city such as La Sagrada Familia, the Agbar Tower, the Hotel W, the sea and the unique distribution of the streets of Barcelona. To get there, you can take a bus or the subway to the neighborhood and then walk to the exact place where they are. The bunkers are the perfect place to spend the afternoon having a picnic or having a few drinks with friends, and watching the most beautiful sunsets!
2. Primrose Hill (London, UK)
Although the list of things to do and see in London is never ending, be sure to save some time to visit Primrose Hill for a panoramic view of the city’s skyline! You can easily walk from Regent’s Park, Abbey Road or Camden Town, and have a good time sitting on the grass while feeling London at your feet. Also, be sure to keep your eyes open because many celebrities live in the neighborhood and can often be seen around the hill.
3. Sacre Coeur Montmartre (Paris, France)
The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is located in Montmartre, a neighborhood known for being full of art and history. The Basilica stands at the highest point in Paris and offers the most impressive view of the French capital. On top of that, you’ll probably be able to find a lot of artists around, doing all sorts of different performances that will leave you in awe. There are different bus and metro lines that can easily take you there, so make sure you make some time to visit this place!
4. Brooklyn Bridge Park (New York, USA)
Are you looking for a place to get a good view of the New York skyline without having to pay a ticket to access the roof of a skyscraper? Then Brooklyn Bridge Park is the place for you. It is an extensive green area located in front of the East River, next to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The park is divided into 11 different sections and piers, but for the best views of the Manhattan skyline, the best option is definitely Pier 1. There you can lie on the green grass and appreciate the City!
5. Dudley Page Reserve (Sydney, Australia)
Located on the outskirts of the city, near the well-known Bondi Beach, is the Dudley Page Reserve, a green area that offers the most impressive views of Sydney, as well as a children’s playground and a barbecue area. Although this place is well known to the locals who tend to always go there on New Year’s Eve and Australia Day to get the best views of the impressive fireworks, it is still not often listed in many city guidebooks.
6. Griffith Observatory (Los Angeles, USA)
Are you looking for a place to see the endless city of Los Angeles? From the Griffith Observatory, located inside Griffith Park, you will be able to get an amazing view of the southeast part of downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean in the southwest, and the view of the famous Hollywood sign. The entry point to the park is along Los Feliz Boulevard, and there is a free parking lot next to the observatory. You can also get there by public transport or, if you feel like doing sports, there are many different hiking trails you can do!
7. Piazzale Michelangelo (Florence, Italy)
Piazzale Michelangelo offers a breathtaking view of Florence and its art, architecture and history. From there you can see the most important monuments of the city, such as the Brunelleschi Dome, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, the Badia Fiorentina bell tower and much more. There are different buses that can take you from the city center, and also many historical walking routes. Make sure you don’t forget to go!
8. Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa)
Table Mountain is by itself one of the most famous and well-known places in Cape Town, due to its characteristic flat-topped shape. In addition, it also offers the best views of the city and the coast. From Table Mountain you can see places like the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Stadium, Robben Island or the 12 Apostles. Don’t miss your chance to get the most incredible views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
9. Lions Rock (Hong Kong)
If you’re visiting Hong Kong, make sure you bring sportswear because you can’t miss the hike to Lions Rock! Although the hike is not considered easy and may include some difficult parts, it will definitely be worth it once you get there and see the amazing views of the city from 495 meters high. Are you ready for the challenge?
10. Corcovado (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Corcovado is a 710 meter high mountain located in the western part of Rio de Janeiro. At the top is the world-renowned statue of Christ the Redeemer, and the most impressive views of the city and its landmarks such as Copacabana, the beaches of Ipanema, the Maracana Stadium or the Sugar Loaf. To get to the top, you can go by car, train or on foot.