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My favourite place in town to enjoy the views and for free is Carretera de les Aigües, a 16-kilometer path below the Tibidabo amusement park in the Collserola mountain. Accessible with public transportation, the path is very popular to jog, walk, or bike for the locals. If you wish to have a drink there, don't miss the Mirablau Bar.
In town (seaside) my favourite place is the restaurant Torre d'Alta Mar. In the city, my must-see terraces are: La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel, Alaire Terrace at Hotel Condes de Barcelona, above the Ramblas at Terrace of Hotel Bagués (to see what happens in the heart of the city from the posh side) and the rooftop terrace of Grand Hotel Central (to see the old town).
For great views of the Montjuïc Mountain ("Olympic Mountain"), go up to the huge circular terrace at the shopping mall Les Arenas des Barcelona — plus there are plenty of restaurants there too.