The most amazing viewpoints in the world
When visiting a new city, there is nothing like finding a good viewpoint to get the best panoramic view of the place. However, these viewpoints aren’t often included in tourist travel guides, so here is our list of 10 of the most amazing views in the world that you need to know about!
- Bunkers del Carmel, Spain
- Primerose Hill, UK
- Sacre Coeur Montmartre, France
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, USA
- Dudley Page Reserve, Australia
- Griffith Observatory, USA
- Piazzale Michelangelo, Italy
- Table Mountain, South Africa
- Lions Rock, Hong Kong
- Corcovado, Brazil
1. Bunkers del Carmel (Barcelona, Spain)
Located at the top of a hill, Bunkers del Carmel were built during the Spanish Civil War, and today they have become one of the most popular viewpoints in Barcelona since they offer the most amazing view of the city. From the Bunkers you can see the most famous landmarks of the city such as La Sagrada Familia, Agbar Tower, W Hotel, the sea and the unique distribution of Barcelona’s streets. To get there, you can either take a bus or he metro to the neighbourhood, and then walk to the exact spot where they are located. Bunkers are the perfect place to spend the afternoon having a picnic or some drinks with friends, and see the most beautiful sunsets!
2. Primrose Hill (London, UK)
Even though the list of things to do and visit in London never ends, make sure you save some time to visit Primrose Hill to get a panoramic view of the city’s skyline! You can easily walk there from Regent’s Park, Abbey Road or Camden Town, and spend a lovely time sitting on the grass while feeling London at your feet. Moreover, make sure to keep your eyes open because many celebrities live in the neighbourhood and can often be spotted around the Hill!
3. Sacre Coeur Montmartre (Paris, France)
The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is located in Montmartre, a neighbourhood known for being full of art and history. The Basilica can be found at the highest point of Paris and it offers the most stunning view of the French capital. In addition to that, you will probably be able to find many artists around, doing all types of different performances that will leave you amazed. There are different buses and metro lines that can easily take you there, so make sure you make some time to visit this spot!
4. Brooklyn Bridge Park (New York, USA)
Looking for a spot to get a good view of New York’s skyline without having to pay a ticket to access a skyscraper’s rooftop? Then the Brooklyn Bridge Park is the place you are looking for. It’s 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 to get the best views of the Manhattan skyline, the best option is, without any doubt, 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, close to the well-known Bondi Beach, you can find the Dudley Page Reserve, a green area that offers the most amazing views of Sydney, as well as a playground for the kids and a barbecue area. Even though this place is well known for the locals that tend to always go there on New Year’s Eve and Australia Day to get the best views of the breathtaking fireworks, it is yet not usually included in many tourist guides of the city.
6. Griffith Observatory (Los Angeles, USA)
Are you looking for a spot to see the never ending city of Los Angeles? From Griffith Observatory, located within Griffith Park, you will be able to get an amazing view of the southeast part of Downtown LA, the Pacific Ocean on the southwest and the view of the famous Hollywood sign. The entrance point to the park is through Los Feliz Boulevard, and there’s a free parking lot next to the observatory. You can also get there by public transport, or if you are feeling sporty, there are many different hike routes you can take!
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 city landmarks, like the Brunelleschi Dome, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, the bell tower of Badia Fiorentina, and much more! There are different buses that can take you there from the center of the city, and also many historic 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 known places of Cape Town, for its characteristic flat-topped shape. Moreover, it also offers the best views of the city and the coastline. From Table Mountain you’ll be able to spot places like the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town stadium, Robben Island or the 12 Apostles. Don’t miss the opportunity to get the most amazing views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
9. Lions Rock (Hong Kong)
If you are visiting Hong Kong, make sure you take with you some sporty clothes because you cannot miss the hike to Lions Rock! Even though the hike it’s not considered to be easy and may include some difficult parts, it will definitely be worth the sweat once you get there and see the breathtaking views of the city from 495 meters high. Are you up for the challenge?
10. Corcovado (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
The Corcovado is a 710 metres high mountain located in the west part of Rio de Janeiro. At the top of it, you can find the worldwide known statue of Christ the Redeemer, and the most amazing views of the city and its landmarks such as Copacabana, Ipanema beaches, the Maracana Stadium or the Sugarloaf Mountain. To get to the top, you can go by car, train or walking.
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