Barcelona is known as one of the most creative Cities in Europe to visit and live in. There is a compelling blend of ancient (Barcino was the Roman City upon which Barcelona is built) and modern (Barcelona is an important place for tech start ups and Spanish internet entrepreneurs).
The Barri Gotico (Catalan for Gothic Quarter) materinty is a beautiful mix of narrow streets and unique shops. Because the bright Spanish sun reflects off the warm coloured buildings, the light in the shade in the ‘Calles’ is warmer than other Cities like London; giving a summery feel to photos of Barcelona made there.
Most visitors and tourists will become familiar with La Rambla or ‘the Ramblas’. It’s an old street that joins Placa de Catalunya with the sea (well, the port…). It isn’t a particularly nice place, having been spoiled by rampant tourism and the petty crime that follows.
However, smart photographers will want to check out the ancient Mercat de la Boqueria (the Boqueria Market) half-way up La Rambla. There is a vast array of food on display, and it makes for some of the best photographs in the City.
It is advisable to hire a professional Barcelona private photography guide instead of attending a tour if you want to get the most out of the Market’s varied photographic opportunities. A photography tour guide will usually have too many people to look after his students there.
A photography tour of Barcelona usually includes a visit to the Catedral de Seu (the Barcelona Cathedral) and perhaps the Passeig de Gracia (the best shopping in Barcelona).
Few photography tours visit the peaceful Placa de Felip Neri and most tourists miss this enchanting place. The Placa Sant Felip Neri was featured in an Evanescence video and the excellent art-film Vicky Cristina Barcelona movie.
Barcelona photography courses give visitors the chance to experience Barcelona through the eyes of a resident Barcelona photographer; learning to See, as well as seeing sites that most visitors will miss out on.
Photography classes in Barcelona can also cover everything from people photography in the Raval, to Street photography in the trendy Born area or even Landscape photography in Montjuic or even further afield at Montserrat with private photography tuition.
Barcelona also has several excellent parks, chief among them is the Parc de la Ciutadella near the Port Vell and Barceloneta beach. The W Hotel is one of the coolest of the many hotels in Barcelona, and the park is an easy walk from the hotel.
Those looking to hire a professional photography guide in Barcelona should look on Google for the best options among those offering Barcelona photography courses. Often, the advice given will improve your photography far more than the beautiful location; ensuring an investment is not only fun, but pays dividends even after you have to leave Barcelona.