Wedding Photography in Barcelona
As you’re planning your wedding in Spain, make a stop in the heart of Barcelona. The Gothic Quarter is known for its history, architecture and armies of camera wielding tourists. Early in the morning, however, the streets in Barri Gòtic / Barrio Gótico are relatively quiet, and at times wet— most being washed from the events of the night before. Step off Plaça Sant Jaume into the tones and shadows of the waking neighborhood. The quiet and stillness is perfect for wedding photography.
Gregorio and Nina are Barcelona locals who had recently gotten married in Costa Rica. I was in Barcelona in the Spring visiting a colleague wedding photographer David Griso who graciously connected us. We spent the morning walking through the Gothic Quarter mostly undisturbed, ducking away into a quiet alley once the main arteries and passages filled up. It was a game of chase that lead us deeper into the heart of Barri Gòtic as the sun started to cut away at the shade cast by the buildings. In the end it was a beautiful shoot, romantic, edgy with a sense of calm.
The Best Photography Locations in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter
If you’re looking for the best spots for wedding photography in Barcelona Gothic Quarter, consider the short list below. We started our shoot just off the Metro Stop Jaume I. It is central, easy to find, hard to miss and it’s a fantastic meeting point. From the metro stop, move slowly into the heart of the Gothic Quarter- just know that the plaza and cathedral will fill with visiting tourists later in the morning.
- Jaume I
- Plaça Sant Jaume
- Cathedral of Barcelona
- Museu Frederic Marès
- The Arch at Carrer del Bisbe
- Carrer de la Pietat
- Carrer d’Hèrcules
The key to travel and and photography is patience. Map out your day and plan it out with your photographer. Check out the bigger plazas early and tuck yourselves away into the shadows when you need more quiet.
Planning a destination wedding in Spain or a wedding in Barcelona could be intense and I would love to help. We’ll even build in time for a good hearty coffee.
Jose Melgarejo is a wedding photographer in Brooklyn, New York City. He works in the United States and travels worldwide.