Vicky Cristina Barcelona Film Locations in Barcelona and Oviedo, Spain

Cristina walking down Las Ramblas in Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

I visited Barcelona way back in 2013 and I watched Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) over and over again before my trip. I remember writing down all the top tourist attractions featured as Vicky Cristina Barcelona film locations and using the film as a guidebook. It’s probably the first time I ever used a film to help plan a trip. So, you can understand why this film is quite special to me and was key in expanding my love of film into a love of travel.

In fact, you could probably do the same with any of the three ‘Ode to Europe’ films Woody Allen directed around the same time: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Midnight in Paris (2011) and To Rome with Love (2012).

Vicky Cristina Barcelona follows two young American ladies (hint: their names are Vicky and Cristina) as they head to Barcelona to enjoy summer in the capital city of Catalonia. They’re very different women, but both of their lives get turned upside down when they meet the charming and intoxicating Juan Antonio. Thanks to this chance meeting, the ladies are also treated to a trip to Oviedo in the north of Spain.

I’ve got a whopping big list of 35 Vicky Cristina Barcelona film locations for you. You can look through the list and follow along with the film and use the locations map when you visit Barcelona (and maybe Oviedo) for yourself!

Vicky Cristina Barcelona Film Locations in Barcelona and Oviedo

Vicky Cristina Barcelona Film Locations in Barcelona

1. Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 08820, Barcelona

Vicky and Cristina arrive at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport for their summer in Spain. Just as they put their suitcases in the car, we can see the huge mural designed by surrealist artist Joan Miró on the side of the airport building. Miró and the architect Antoni Gaudí are probably Barcelona’s most revered creative minds. 

2. C-58 Highway, 08291, Ripollet, Barcelona

Despite the airport being on the other side of Barcelona, Vicky and Cristina’s taxi drives them down C-58 in Riu Sec. Which is a highway to the northwest of Barcelona whereas the airport is to the south of the city.

But you can quite clearly see ‘C-58’ above a road sign to Barcelona. You can’t get anything past me, Allen.

3. La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013, Barcelona

After the women settle into Judy’s utterly stunning house in Barcelona, they head out to explore the landmarks of Barcelona. I have no idea where Judy’s house is set but it’s gorgeous!

One of the most iconic Vicky Cristina Barcelona film locations is also one of the top tourist attractions in Barcelona. La Sagrada Familia is the Basilica designed by Gaudí which is still being built. Construction began in 1882 and has continued long after Gaudí’s death in 1926. The church opened to the public in 2010 and it’s due to be finished in 2026… But we’ll see if that actually happens!

4. Joan Miró Foundation, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038, Barcelona

Continuing the montage of top Barcelona art/tourist attractions, the ladies are briefly seen taking pictures of the sculptures at Joan Miró Foundation, an art gallery in Barcelona.

I hope you like art because Vicky and Cristina sure do! This list will feature one or two more art galleries.

5. Casa Milà/La Pedrera, Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008, Barcelona

Next, Vicky, Cristine and Judy visit Casa Milà (otherwise known as La Pedrera) which is essentially an apartment building designed by Gaudí. I’m not sure how much of the interior is open to the public, but the three women head to the roof which is definitely open to visitors. The chimneys are notable because they look more like abstract sculptures than a functioning part of the building.

Casa Mila or La Pedrera in Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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6. Can Travi Nou, s/n, Carrer de Jorge Manrique, 08035, Barcelona

After a fishing trip on Mark’s boat and a visit to a restaurant by Vicky, the girls head to a bar. In the courtyard, Vicky is ‘moved’ by a man playing traditional Spanish guitar music.

The restaurant is Can Travi Nou and has a beautiful, secluded courtyard and is located just outside of the city centre away from the hustle and bustle.

7. Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Carrer d’Aragó, 255, 08007, Barcelona

Our second art gallery which features as a filming location in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. This time it’s Fundació Antoni Tàpies and is apparently a cultural centre as well as a museum. Judy and Mark take the two ladies to the opening of a friend’s art gallery.

This film location is of course where Cristina notices the man in the red shirt which is, of course, the fiery painter Juan Antonio.

The top floor of this art gallery also stands in as a library when Vicky is back in Barcelona and throwing herself into studying for her masters in Catalan identity.

8. Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003, Barcelona

Cristina and Vicky leave the art gallery and head out to a restaurant. The church they stroll past is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar AKA the main cathedral in Barcelona. Some kids are letting off fireworks or sparklers just outside which seems awfully dangerous to me. I don’t care if they are celebrating something!

9. Els 4Gats, Carrer de Montsió, 3, 08002, Barcelona

The restaurant the women dine at is Els 4Gats in the Barri Gòtic neighbourhood of Barcelona which is known for hipster bars and clubs. The restaurant first opened in 1897 so it’s amazing it’s still going strong! It’s a popular place for artists and creative types to hang out. Or, as Judy would say, a ‘bohemian’ crowd.

Vicky and Cristina at Els 4Gats Restaurant in Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona Film Locations in Oviedo

10. Eurostars Hotel de La Reconquista, Calle Gil de Jaz, 16, 33004, Oviedo

Juan Antonio invites the ladies to travel to Oviedo with him for the weekend to see a sculpture. He describes Oviedo as a ‘very short flight’ which is suspicious considering Ovideo is approx 500 miles away from Barcelona on the north coast of Spain and he’s piloting a little propeller plane in stormy skies.

After surviving a near-death plane ride, Juan Antonio and the ladies check into Eurostars Hotel de La Reconquista in Oviedo. The fact that Oviedo is a Vicky Cristina Barcelona filming location isn’t a coincidence. Apparently, Woody Allen flippin’ loves the city. He stays in this exact hotel whenever he’s in town. 

In fact, there’s even a Woody Allen statue in the middle of Calle Milicias Nacionales, 1, 33003 in Oviedo for crying out loud.

Vicky and Cristina in Hotel de la Reconquista in Oviedo, Spain as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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Hotel de la Reconquista in Oviedo, Spain as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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11. Church of San Julián de Los Prados, Calle Selgas, 2, 33011, Oviedo

Juan Antonio takes Vicky and Cristina to see the sculpture he loves to visit when he’s in town. It’s situated at the Church of San Julián de Los Prados which is one of the top attractions in Oviedo.

The sculpture is literally an interpretation of Christ on the cross inside this church.

Church of San Julian de Los Prados in Oviedo, Spain as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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12. Colegio San Nicolás de Bari, Calle San Francisco, 12, 33402, Avilés

While still claiming to be in Oviedo, the production swiftly moves to the nearby town of Avilés right on the coast for this scene. The three are having lunch on a square just outside of the church-turned- school Colegio San Nicolás de Bari on Calle San Francisco. They all take photos on this street in the next scene.

Cristina, Juan Antonio and Vicky eating lunch in Oviedo, Spain as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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13. Calle Fontán, 33009, Oviedo

And would you look at that, we’re back in Oviedo! Cristina takes a photo of Juan Antonio and Vicky on a street called Calle Fontán, which is right next to the Mercado El Fontán fresh food market.

Cristina taking photos of Vicky and Juan Antonio on Calle Fontan in Oviedo, Spain as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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14. Camilo de Blas, Calle Jovellanos, 7, 1 BAJO, 33003, Oviedo

Continuing their jaunt around Oviedo, the threesome head into a local confectioner for chocolates. The sweet shop is still there and is called Camilo de Blas.  Perhaps Juan Antonio’s way of trying to sweeten up the ladies in preparation for his plans that evening back at the hotel…

They bought candy and cakes at a charming sweet shop which were homemade and delicious. – Narrator, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Juan Antonio and Vicky in Camilo de Blas Confectioner in Oviedo, Spain as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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15. Church of Santa Maria del Naranco, Monte Naranco, s/n, 33012, Oviedo

With Cristina in bed with a bad stomach ulcer, Juan Antonio continues to show Vicky around Oviedo. They head to a small secluded church called Santa Maria del Naranco.

16. Faro de Avilés, 33401, Avilés

Next, the paid really do travel to Avilés on the coast and visit Faro de Avilés which is an old lighthouse. Apparently, Juan Antonio grew up here and they go and visit his father who lives nearby.

17. Restaurante La Corrada del Obispo, Calle Canóniga, 18, 33003, Oviedo

After their jaunt to the coastline, Juan Antonio and Vicky dine together in the glow of candlelight at the very romantic Restaurante La Corrada del Obispo in Oviedo. Unfortunately, the restaurant closed down in 2014!

18. Ferrera Park, Calle Marqués, 19, 33402, Avilés

Juan Antonio is clearly trying to get into Vicky’s knickers despite knowing she’s engaged (classic Spanish stereotype: the bad boy heartthrob who doesn’t fully button up his shirt). He knows she adores listening to Spanish guitar so takes her to Ferrera Park where he almost certainly wants to seduce her.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona Film Locations in Barcelona

19. Carrer dels Banys Vells, 08003, Barcelona

Back to Barcelona and back to reality. Cristina throws herself into her newfound love of photography and is seen taking photographs down this street, Carrer dels Banys Vells. She’s stood on Carrer dels Sombrerers and looking down the narrow back alley.

20. Bar Marsella, Carrer de Sant Pau, 65, 08001, Barcelona

Cristina is delighted that she didn’t ruin things with Juan Antonio and agrees to meet him. After inviting her to his house and walking around the city, the pair head to Bar Marsella for lunch.

Bar Marsella has an incredible history. Supposedly it’s Barcelona’s very first bar, opened in 1820. And the likes of Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway frequented the bar back in the day and it still attracts musicians and artists.

Juan Antonio and Cristina in Bar Marsella in Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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21. Dragon Stairway, Park Güell, Carrer d’Olot, 78, 08024, Barcelona

Vicky, buried in her work, drops by another one of the iconic Vicky Cristina Barcelona film locations, Park Güell. She happens to bump into Juan Antonio in front of the Salamander fountain on the Dragon Stairway. Fun fact: they turned down the fountain because the sound drowned out the actors’ conversation (drowned out, fountain, lol).

But really, a Barcelona local would not be caught dead in the tourist cesspool that is Park Güell. It’s another Gaudí hotspot and very popular with every single person visiting Barcelona. 

Vicky chatting to Juan Antonio in Park Guell, Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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22. Intripid.fun, Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, 08002, Barcelona

The two couples (Christina with Juan Antonio, Vicky with Doug) meet for an awkward lunch at Intripid.fun in Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

23. Tibidabo Amusement Park, Plaça del Tibidabo, 3, 4, 08035, Barcelona

Next item on the agenda of a very awkward double date is the Tibidabo Amusement Park. Situated on top of Mount Tibidabo just outside of Barcelona, this is a film location in Vicky Cristina Barcelona I would love to visit.

The views of Barcelona and the surrounding countryside from Mount Tibidabo look just incredible! And don’t worry, there’s a funicular to take you to the top.

Cristina and Juan Antonio at Tibidabo Amusement Park, Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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24. Consolat dels EUA, Passeig de la Reina Elisenda de Montcada, 23, 08034, Barcelona

Not wasting another moment, Vicky and Doug get hitched at the US Consulate in Barcelona.

Probably one of the only Vicky Cristina Barcelona filming locations you probably can’t visit without good reason! Vicky and Doug then head to Seville in Andalucía on a mini-honeymoon.

25. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Carrer de Sant Quintí, 89, 08041, Barcelona

Back from Seville, Vicky starts taking language classes at an old hospital called Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau. I guess the old UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau) is a pretty good choice of stand-in for a college or school. Largely because it’s got a perfect view of La Sagrada Familia just outside its doors.

26. Serra de Collserola National Park, Ctra. de l’Església, 92, 08017, Barcelona

With Maria Elena back in Juan Antonio’s life, the two of them make the trip out to Serra de Collserola National Park with Cristina. It’s a huuuge national park to the north of Barcelona and I’m not sure of the exact location.

Elena wanted to pick fresh blackberries for dinner which seems odd ’cause how many dishes have blackberries in them?

Cristina riding a bike in Serra de Collserola National Park, Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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27. Ciutadella Park, Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003, Barcelona

Maria Elena, as an artist is very supportive of Cristina’s new foray into photography. So, the two take a walk in Ciutadella Park in Barcelona to take photographs. They even head to Park Güell and take photos of children there under an archway.

Maria Elena taking photograpsh in Ciuidadella Park in Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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28. Café Vienés @ Hotel Casa Fuster, Passeig de Gràcia, 132, 08008, Barcelona

Vicky catches Judy in a compromising situation. Judy explains what happened over coffee at Café Vienés. It’s a five-star restaurant and jazz club in Hotel Casa Fuster.

It’s on this street, Passeig de Gràcia, where Vicky and Doug run into their acquaintances from New York.

29. Carrer de Ferlandina, 08001, Barcelona

Cristina meets up with Vicky and Doug for the first time in a long while. They start walking at an intersection between Carrer de Joaquín Costa and Carrer de Ferlandina and continue down until they sit at a table near Plaça dels Àngels.

Vicky, Cristina and Doug walking down the street as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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30. La Flor de la Rambla, La Rambla, 65, 08002, Barcelona

Still serious about her photography, Cristina walks down the very busy thoroughfare of Las Ramblas. She stops at a florist, La Flor de la Rambla, to take pictures.

Cristina walking down Las Ramblas in Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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31. Port Olímpic, 08005, Barcelona

Cristina begins to doubt her relationships with Juan Antonio and Maria Elena and heads down to Port Olímpic marina in Barcelona harbour to contemplate her predicament.

Cristina at Port Olimpic, Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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32. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038, Barcelona

This is the last art gallery featured in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Judy and Vicky leave Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) discussing Vicky’s one night stand with Juan Antonio. Another viewpoint which offers breathtaking views over Barcelona!

33. Carrer de Sant Ramon, 08001, Barcelona

Without Cristina to keep their relationship civil, Juan Antonio and Maria Elena have a big blow out in the middle of the street. They’re seen storming out of Bar Marsella and continue onto Carrer de Sant Ramon. 

Carrer de Sant Ramon in Barcelona as seen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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34. Dragon Gate, Güell Pavilions, Av. de Pedralbes, 7, 08034, Barcelona

Juan Antonio picks up Vicky for one last afternoon together at a slightly lesser-known Gaudí architectural creation, the Güell Pavilions. There’s an iron gate shaped like a Dragon at one of the entrances and this is where the two meet again.

35. Restaurant Taller de Tapas, de les Flors, La Rambla, 108, 08002, Barcelona

Vicky confesses the true extent of her relationship with Juan Antonio to Cristina at Restaurant Taller de Tapas, a chain restaurant in Barcelona. This is the scene just after Vicky gets shot, of course. I’d probably have to eat a hundred plates of tapas after a trauma like that.

Vicky and Cristina’s summer in Barcelona comes to an end. Of course, neither of them have changed at all and are still the same stubborn, self-absorbed women they were before.

And those are the top Vicky Cristina Barcelona film locations in Barcelona! Have you visited Barcelona or watched the film? Let me know in the comments below!


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