Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world to spend the holidays. With so much to see, it is easy for some of these hidden gems to often be overlooked. Luckily for you, we have made a list of five hidden Gems in Barcelona you can visit on your next trip.
MACBA is a museum dedicated to contemporary art, created by Richard Meier, and open for the public since November 28, 1995. The museum holds three main galleries with a cumulative collection of more than 5,000 works ranging from the forties to the sixties, the sixties to the seventies, and then contemporary. In my opinion, MACBA is an amazing gallery to see in person.
During the day, MACBA is crowded with amateur as well as professional skaters doing what seems to be the impossible. You can also find a plethora of skate videos on YouTube that show you the skate culture and life of MACBA.
- Watch the Skaters!
- Loads of bars around
- Don’t forget to bring your camera
The Park of Ciutadella is one of the most beautiful parks in all of Barcelona, and it’s often overlooked by many tourists. There are countless attractions here to make the trip worth your while. Cascada Monumental, The Zoo, The Museud’Art Modern, and The Catalan Parliament are just a few of them.
Cascada Monumental is an amazingly beautiful two-tiered fountain built by the grandmaster of architecture himself, Gaudi. This mesmerizing fountain is incredibly intricate and green. Palm trees standing on both sides of the fountain will give you amazing experience, and shrubbery encapsulated within the fountain will catch your eyes. There are four stone dragon sculptures that guard the second-tier of the fountain. In this tier, there are elegant stone statues of men, women, and children, topped by golden statues of horses.
Cuitadella Park is the perfect spot to have a picnic, take a sun-bath, and enjoy an afternoon.
- Have a picnic
- Come with friends or family
- Don´t leave litter at the park!
Bunkers del Carmel
The Bunkers del Carmel is a most ignored place by tourists. This place is our favorite place in the whole of this incredible city.
It’s also known as the bunkers barcelona, El Turó de la Rovira, or simply The Bunker. It makes you feel awestruck as you gaze over the terracotta rooftops stretching out seemingly endlessly around you. From the peak, you can see many of the city’s major landmarks. The Sagrada Familia, the Palace of Montjuic are just a few of them. You can also enjoy views of numerous surrounding mountains and the coastline.
If you’re looking to explore something different in Barcelona that won’t cost you a penny then the bunkers barcelona must be on your list.
- Go for the sunset!
- Have a picnic!
- Go prepared for the steep climb of about thirty minutes!
- Bring Some Food And Water!
Labyrinth Park of Horta
The Labyrinth Park of Horta is another most underrated must-see attraction in Barcelona. The hedge maze inside the park covers over 600 meters of tall and beautiful hedges to get lost in. Tall, beautiful, curving arches surround you in the center of the labyrinth where you will see the beautiful Statue of Greek God “The Eros”. In Greek mythology, Eros is known as the God of love and emotions.
- It’s free Wednesday and Sunday
- Get a map of the maze!
- Go early in the morning
Museo de la xocolata
The Museo de la Xocolata is yet another overlooked place in Barcelona that is often ignored by tourists. You’re given a bar of chocolate as a ticket and you scan the packaging of the chocolate to get in! The magical sculptures inside the museum are nothing short of mind-blowing. Museo de la Xocolata has everything from a mini chocolate Messi, to the house from the movie UP!, and even La Sagrada Familia.
Also, what would the museum of chocolate be without amazingly tastier chocolate? Once you finish your journey to the museum, you exit to a counter where you can buy some of the best chocolate Spain has to offer. All chocolates are made in a traditional Spanish way. We highly recommend tasting some!
- Buy tickets online!
- Keep a local guide with you!
- It remains closed on Sundays