Barcelona is one in every of my completely favorite cities to go to not simply in Spain however in Europe as a complete and understandably, I’m not alone in feeling like this too.
Yr after yr, Barcelona is ranked as one of many high 10 most visited cities in Europe so it’s protected to say that plenty of the wonderful issues to do in Barcelona is by this level fairly nicely know by plenty of travellers.
*If not although, I’ve obtained you coated on this submit right here detailing all the highest locations to go to in Barcelona. And in the event you actually like free issues, right here’s some fairly wonderful free issues to do in Barcelona.
However, I digress, this submit is just not about simply the highest locations to go to in Barcelona or certainly, concerning the free issues to do in Barcelona however as a substitute all concerning the wonderful secret spots to go to in Barcelona.
That is all about some unimaginable locations that are so value testing within the metropolis that may have maybe been missed in any other case.
Anyway, sufficient rambling from me! Let’s get began, lets? 😁
1.) Teatre Grec
Up on Montjuïc hill lies a century-old Greek theatre, which, given how comparatively ‘new’ it’s, you’d be simply forgiven for not understanding about. That’s to not say it’s not value a go to although, fairly the alternative.
The theatre is each bit as grand because it’s older counterpart dotted throughout Europe. It’s a kind of spots greatest visited when there’s an occasion occurring right here, working example the Pageant Grec de Barcelona.
When you occur to be visiting round a time the place there isn’t ana exercise occurring right here, it’s nonetheless value testing so do go away someday in your itinerary to discover this wonderful a part of Barcelona.
2.) Horta Labyrinth
That is one spot that appeared to shock even the locals within the metropolis however is one other secret spot in Barcelona that you simply completely have to go to.
The clue is within the title actually – this stunning inexperienced maze is a beautiful a part of Barcelona and one you possibly can simply spend hours in (in my case, most likely not by design 😄 – I’m horrible at labyrinths 😆. Bear in mind this one from after we went to Blenheim Palace in Oxford? Was caught in that for ages! 😆).
It’s value noting that the labyrinth isn’t the one factor right here. It’s really a grand backyard that’s centuries-old so is value setting apart a little bit of time on a sunny afternoon to discover it correctly.
3.) Church of Saint Philip Neri
This church was already an vital a part of Barcelona’s historical past for hundreds of years, nevertheless, through the Spanish civil warfare within the 1930s (1938, to be exact), the church was bombed a number of instances by the Spanish Dictator’s armed forces. Until this present day, you possibly can see all of the scars on the church exteriors partitions from the bombing.
Regardless of all this heaving bombing (it was really the second-worst within the warfare), the church nonetheless stood, prefer it had for hundreds of years. While you’re finished taking within the exterior, be sure you head contained in the church as nicely.
4.) Refugi 307 – Underground Bunkers
As talked about earlier, Barcelona was below assault between 1936 – 1939 ( through the Spanish wars) and in consequence, a labyrinth of tunnels have been constructed below town as a refuge for the citizen of Barcelona when town got here below assault.
Most of them are closed off now however there are nonetheless some you possibly can go to, one of the best one being Refugi 307 within the El Poble-sec neighbourhood of Barcelona (it was one of many largest ones).
It had the capability to shelter as much as 2,000 individuals and is kind of the perception into Barcelona’s historical past.
5.) Mossèn Costa i Llobera – Cactus Backyard
So many guests to Barcelona do not know there’s even a cactus backyard within the metropolis, not to mention one spanning over 6 hectares (60,000 sq. metres). Now though there are many vegetation to take a look at right here, the true lure right here is the cactus backyard – house to over 800 varieties of cacti!
The views from right here over town are additionally fairly wonderful making it top-of-the-line secret spots to go to in Barcelona if you wish to get away from the busy metropolis crowds however not must compromise on a stunning view when you’re at it.
You’re sure to search out your self within the Montjuïc space of Barcelona anyway (which is the place the backyard is) so when you’re right here, you would possibly as nicely pop into Mossèn Costa i Llobera. 😁
6.) Antic Teatre
While you’re finished exploring town, or maybe in the event you’re simply on the lookout for a break in between your gallivant round Barcelona, Antic Theatre is the place you wanna head over to.
Antic Teatre is smack within the metropolis centre so it’s very simple to get to and is one thing of social area and, I suppose extra like a bar, with comparatively low-cost drinks. This implies it additionally doubles as an amazing place to get to hang around with locals and simply sink your enamel (figuratively talking, after all) into town.
7.) Carmel Bunkers
I don’t suppose I can keep in mind why we even visited Carmel Bunkers within the first place. I believe it was in direction of the top of our journey and having seen a lot of the main sights in Barcelona, we discovered about Carmel Bunkers and determined to pop in.
What’s it? Properly, Carmel Bunkers is definitely not a ‘bunker’ per the title. It was, nevertheless, used through the Spanish wars for anti-aircraft weapons.
It had a little bit of a checkered previous afterward as one thing of a shantytown within the metropolis, nevertheless, today Carmel Bunkers has been cleaned up, the individuals residing there rehomed and the way has top-of-the-line views in Barcelona.
See, from up right here, you get a 360 view over Barcelona so be sure you pop by while you’re in Barcelona.