Barcelona is certainly one 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.
12 months after 12 months, Barcelona is ranked as one of many prime 10 most visited cities in Europe so it’s protected to say that numerous the superb issues to do in Barcelona is by this level fairly nicely know by numerous travellers.
*If not although, I’ve obtained you coated on this put up right here detailing all the highest locations to go to in Barcelona. And for those who actually like free issues, right here’s some fairly superb free issues to do in Barcelona.
However, I digress, this put up shouldn’t be about simply the highest locations to go to in Barcelona or certainly, in regards to the free issues to do in Barcelona however as a substitute all in regards to the superb secret spots to go to in Barcelona.
That is all about some unimaginable locations that are so price trying out within the metropolis which 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 figuring out about. That’s to not say it’s not price 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, living proof the Competition Grec de Barcelona.
In the event you occur to be visiting round a time the place there isn’t ana exercise taking place right here, it’s nonetheless price trying out so do go away someday in your itinerary to discover this superb 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 just completely have to go to.
The clue is within the title actually – this lovely inexperienced maze is a beautiful a part of Barcelona and one you could possibly simply spend hours in (in my case, in all probability not by design 😄 – I’m horrible at labyrinths 😆. Bear in mind this one from once we went to Blenheim Palace in Oxford? Was caught in that for ages! 😆).
It’s price noting that the labyrinth isn’t the one factor right here. It’s truly a grand backyard that’s centuries-old so is price 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 essential 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 occasions by the Spanish Dictator’s armed forces. Until at the present time, you possibly can see all of the scars on the church exteriors partitions from the bombing.
Regardless of all this heaving bombing (it was truly the second-worst within the warfare), the church nonetheless stood, prefer it had for hundreds of years. If you’re performed taking within the exterior, you’ll want to head contained in the church as nicely.
4.) Refugi 307 – Underground Bunkers
As talked about earlier, Barcelona was beneath assault between 1936 – 1939 ( through the Spanish wars) and because of this, a labyrinth of tunnels have been constructed beneath the town as a refuge for the citizen of Barcelona when the town got here beneath assault.
Most of them are closed off now however there are nonetheless some you possibly can go to, the very 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 folks and is sort 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 – residence to over 800 sorts of cacti!
The views from right here over the town are additionally fairly superb making it among the finest secret spots to go to in Barcelona if you wish to get away from the busy metropolis crowds however not should compromise on a stunning view when you’re at it.
You’re sure to seek 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
If you’re performed exploring the town, or maybe for those who’re simply in search of 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 straightforward to get to and is one thing of social house and, I assume extra like a bar, with comparatively low cost drinks. This implies it additionally doubles as an ideal place to get to hang around with locals and simply sink your tooth (figuratively talking, after all) into the town.
7.) Carmel Bunkers
I don’t assume I can bear in mind why we even visited Carmel Bunkers within the first place. I feel it was in the direction of the top of our journey and having seen a lot of the main sights in Barcelona, we came upon about Carmel Bunkers and determined to pop in.
What’s it? Effectively, 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 folks dwelling there rehomed and the way has among the finest views in Barcelona.
See, from up right here, you get a 360 view over Barcelona so you’ll want to pop by if you’re in Barcelona.