Barcelona is one in all 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 high 10 most visited cities in Europe so it’s secure to say that quite a lot of the superb issues to do in Barcelona is by this level fairly effectively know by quite a lot of travellers.
*If not although, I’ve obtained you lined on this submit right here detailing all the highest locations to go to in Barcelona. And should you actually like free issues, right here’s some fairly superb 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, 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 unbelievable locations that are so price testing 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 type of spots finest visited when there’s an occasion happening right here, working example the Pageant Grec de Barcelona.
If you happen to occur to be visiting round a time the place there isn’t ana exercise taking place right here, it’s nonetheless price testing so do depart 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 identify actually – this lovely inexperienced maze is a beautiful a part of Barcelona and one you would simply spend hours in (in my case, most likely 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 really 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, nonetheless, in the course of the Spanish civil battle within the 1930s (1938, to be exact), the church was bombed a number of occasions by the Spanish Dictator’s armed forces. Until today, 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 battle), the church nonetheless stood, prefer it had for hundreds of years. Once you’re achieved taking within the exterior, make sure to head contained in the church as effectively.
4.) Refugi 307 – Underground Bunkers
As talked about earlier, Barcelona was beneath assault between 1936 – 1939 ( in the course of the Spanish wars) and in consequence, a labyrinth of tunnels have been constructed beneath town as a refuge for the citizen of Barcelona when 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 individuals and is kind of the perception into Barcelona’s historical past.
5.) Mossèn Costa i Llobera – Cactus Backyard
So many guests to Barcelona don’t 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 actual lure right here is the cactus backyard – house to over 800 sorts of cacti!
The views from right here over town are additionally fairly superb 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 need to compromise on a beautiful 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 may as effectively pop into Mossèn Costa i Llobera. 😁
6.) Antic Teatre
Once you’re achieved exploring town, or maybe should 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 assume extra like a bar, with comparatively low-cost drinks. This implies it additionally doubles as an awesome place to get to hang around with locals and simply sink your enamel (figuratively talking, in fact) 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 tip of our journey and having seen many 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 identify. It was, nonetheless, used in the course of the Spanish wars for anti-aircraft weapons.
It had a little bit of a checkered previous in a while as one thing of a shantytown within the metropolis, nonetheless, as of late 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 make sure to pop by whenever you’re in Barcelona.