Barcelona Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Teacher91 ❤
    Temple, TX21,798 contributions
    Built between 1902 and 1930 by a contemporary of Gaudi, architect Louis Domenech I Montaner, created an amazing open space, with gorgeous free standing buildings that were set in a magnificent garden setting. The purpose? This amazing UNESCO World Heritage site was a hospital for the poor.

    With some of the most beautiful architecture we've ever seen, we can only imagine the therapeutic benefits of sitting in the magnificent garden complex, and drinking in the fragrance of lavender and orange.

    If you love history and stunning architecture, this site is not to be missed.

    What a treasure!

    *HIGHLY* recommended.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Ilaudj
    Bucharest, Romania876 contributions
    Had a nice couple of hours here. There many fun experiments to try here, the sun expo was interesting but to.get the full experience you must buy some extra activities. The general access is not enough.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • rubydiamond21
    Nottingham, UK61 contributions
    Amazing house with jaw dropping architecture in the beautiful neighbourhood of Gracia. We loved our visit and the audio guide really enhanced our visit.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Lisa B
    County Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
    A great cultural experience, but felt the €45 VIP ticket was a bit pricey for the 1 hour show, even with a drink included.
    As someone else mentioned, people kept walking through the door just to the left of the stage which is a bit distracting.
    The dancers, guitarist and singers are all extremely talented and they really did put on an excellent show. Very intense, emotional, passionate and truly captivating.
    Lovely building and in a nice part of the city.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Wenxiu Z
    8 contributions
    Very well organised tour indeed, they let the small group going with shoecovers like u r visiting someone's house, it makes us feel so real and the chocolate with bread, wow,u will be surprised
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • Chung1234
    Singapore300 contributions
    Nice pace to stroll about for half and hour or so. This place gives the neighborhood Spanish charm. Not touristy at all. But I also saw several graffitis ‘Tourist go home’ sprayed on the walls.
    Anyway, I didn’t feel unsafe unlike the horrific El Post.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • r0landbrunner
    Zurich, Switzerland1,716 contributions
    we had a nice stroll out here to the outskirts of Barcelona, to visit this monastery, and it was worth the walk. there is a very small room with beautiful frescos left, but also else it is a nice compound on two levels, with rooms and exhibits. the church itself is approached from outside, i.e. you don't need an entrance ticket, but it has little to see. for tourists with the Barcelona card, the monastery is included.
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • Jenni
    Tampere, Finland35 contributions
    Nice place for the kids to play on a sunny day. Should’ve brought picnic with us as there is no cafeteria inside the park. Recommend combining the visit to Tibidabo or Cosmo Caica which are in the same direction.
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • Jana C
    Prague, Czech Republic4,446 contributions
    You have to do this with a guide which in a way was great. We had to wait until the tour started and it was only the two of us. Tours in English have certain times so you have to turn up for them.
    The guide was great, his English was excellent and we learnt so many things we wouldn't have otherwise. Like that the top of the tower has 4 dragon faces, each side has one and some are not finished. We took a bus from La Ramblas and it was an easy way to get here with a short walk.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • Carol A
    Potton, UK336 contributions
    Fortunately a friend recommended this place as we have been past on tourist the buses before and ignored it.

    A stunning array of buildings giving a wonderful insight into how the sick were cared for not that many years ago. The wards are amazing with all the tiling and brightness, unlike our current hospital wards.

    The audio tour could have been more co-ordinated as once you get outside the main building it’s confusing, with the pavilions being similar, to pick out which one the commentary is referring to. As a result I found the audio to be repetitive.

    Amazing buildings and theory about what helps the sick recover. A very enlightening tour.

    Well worth the entrance fee.
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • Ms_R33480
    Palm Beach, FL629 contributions
    Very nice small museum with very good quality modern art, really interesting and enjoyable. We only had time to visit two of the three floors but really enjoyed it, one can probably see the entire museum in less than two hours.

    We were there for the opera recital, which was also very nice, one hour of singing by a young opera singer and with that ticket we were allowed to also visit the museum, which made for a great afternoon. Also, if you are visiting the museum you may be able to attend the recital with your museum ticket.

    Please note the opera recitals arec only available during certain days and seasons.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • JJJC_Family
    Virginia504 contributions
    Small and relatively expensive (12 euros) for what’s offered. Having said that, there are some nice pieces of furniture and stained glass. Also, they show work by Gaudi, Puig and another famous guy who I cannot remember right now. Also, we were introduced to some other reasonably decent creators of art deco. So what’s the bottom line? If you are coming to Barcelona for the first time and you are staying no more than 3 days, forget about this place. There are much better options for your time. Hell, the Picasso Museum is vastly superior. On the other hand, if you are coming back for a second or third time, like us, and you have used up most everything else, then what the heck, go. You get to kill 30-45 minutes of your day and if you enjoy this stuff, you will be satisfied with the time spent, if not the money.
    Written 2 January 2022
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  • DD2516
    Geneva, Switzerland61 contributions
    Good Friday and many shops closed. This area is new to me. Stepping out of the metro and it seemed quite. But the vibe is on the rambla that leads to the beach. Pretty happening, lots of locals walking the strip on a hot day, though I arrived at ~11am, so some cafés & restaurants not yet open (plenty were). There’s a side street near the rambla with shops and such but many were closed (most likely the holiday). Definitely need to go back and explore more when it’s not a public holiday time like the Easter weekend.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • ginsengNewYork
    new york1,168 contributions
    During the Spanish Civil War, on January 30th,1938, Franco's allies ( in this case Mussolini) carried intensive and repetitive aerial bombings that destroyed most of this square and killed dozens of children ! The walls of St Filip Neri have not been restaured in order to bear testimony, and still carry the scars of the heavy bombardments.
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • ginsengNewYork
    new york1,168 contributions
    Set on a small charming and hidden plazza next to Plazza de Catalunia, this simple romanesque church, one of the oldest in Barcelona, was built in the 12th century by the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. It was remodeled in the following centuries.The cloisters and the chapter house date from the 15th century and are clearly Gothic in style. The interior has a very clear reference to the design of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. But what makes this church very special is its involvment with the homeless. Volunteers distribute more than 200 meals a day to people who lost their jobs during the pandemia, and to homeless people. Tables are set in the cloisters to welcome them every day. In front of the church, there is a moving sculpture of Christ as a homeless sleeping on a bench. It is not easy to find, but walking along the Angel Gate pedestrian street, there is a small passage halfway into the church plaza.
    Written 9 January 2022
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