Photos of Barcelona

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world.

Forget the latest about the horrid influx of tourists and how the locals are seeking balance in their neighbourhoods after feeling the squeeze from Airbnb and real estate speculators. This city is still a vibrant and wonderfully creative place filled with amazing people of all types. Eating and drinking here is superlative and the city oozes cool factor with just enough grit pretty much everywhere you go. 

Simply put, the sights, smells and sounds of Barcelona have kept me coming back here over and over again since 2008 for rest, invigoration and/or inspiration. Usually some form of all of these things. 

Below are some photos I have taken over the years. Please enjoy.

2012 — View of Barcelona looking toward the Sagrada Familia and the port

2012 — View of Barcelona looking toward the Sagrada Familia and the port

April 2012 — Parc Guell 

April 2012 — Parc Guell 

April 2012 — Parc Guell

April 2012 — Parc Guell

2012 — Inside the Sagrada Familia

2012 — Inside the Sagrada Familia

2014 — Barceloneta Beach around midnight on the summer solstice celebration of Sant Joan

2014 — Barceloneta Beach around midnight on the summer solstice celebration of Sant Joan

2014 — Barceloneta Muscle Beach

2014 — Barceloneta Muscle Beach

Can Paixano - aka La Champagneria

Can Paixano - aka La Champagneria

Can Paixano - aka La Champagneria

Can Paixano - aka La Champagneria

2016 — Fireworks at the Plaça Espanya during the Festival La Mercè

2016 — Fireworks at the Plaça Espanya during the Festival La Mercè

2014 — Fashion and evening light near Barceloneta

2014 — Fashion and evening light near Barceloneta

2014 — Breakfast at Federal Cafe

2014 — Breakfast at Federal Cafe

2014 — Donuts and Cronuts at Chök Barcelona

2014 — Donuts and Cronuts at Chök Barcelona

2014 — Fresh seafood at the Mercat de la Boqueria

2014 — Fresh seafood at the Mercat de la Boqueria

2014 — Barceloneta Beach in July

2014 — Barceloneta Beach in July

2014 — Coffee at Beach House Barceloneta (now closed).

2014 — Coffee at Beach House Barceloneta (now closed).

2014 — Between the rows. July in Barceloneta.

2014 — Between the rows. July in Barceloneta.

2014 — El Born Centre de Cultura

2014 — El Born Centre de Cultura

2014 — Mercat El Born

2014 — Mercat El Born

2014 — A couple making plans outside of Ocaña Restaurant in the Plaça Reial 

2014 — A couple making plans outside of Ocaña Restaurant in the Plaça Reial 

Chris Stenberg is a creative director, photographer, filmmaker, and traveller. In his spare time you can find him biking and boarding in the mountains of British Columbia.