Barcelona Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • j.l
    2 contributions
    The kids absolutely loved this place we were there for 5 hours. The were so excited about all the animals and space stuff.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • Aharona S
    4 contributions
    BEST Gaudi house to see, amazing design and guided tour. Kudos to the site for having ample languages for the audio guide, we listened to the Hebrew one which was very well done!!!
    Written 27 May 2023
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  • Apple C
    124 contributions
    Other remarkable Spanish architects remain in the shadow of the brilliant Antonio Gaudi – and above all, Lluís Domènech i Montaner. This statement refers to Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau.., it seems to me that this architectural gem is underestimated. But these buildings are on the UNESCO World Heritage Lists. Moreover, it was included back in 1997, becoming one of the first buildings of the twentieth century there. You need to see this beauty yourself!
    Written 19 May 2023
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  • _elainehindson
    Kent, UK277 contributions
    Our son recommended this place to us. It wasn’t in our guidebook, but it’s very popular with the younger generation especially, who like to go up to the Bunkers to watch the sunset.

    We are in our sixties, so felt like the oldest ones there, but if you take the metro L3 to Vallcarca, and the No.22 bus to Gran Turo de la Rovira (penultimate stop), it’s a short 10 minute walk to the top. There’s a set of concrete steps opposite the bus stop, and from there just keep heading uphill. The concrete bunkers were used for gun emplacements in the Civil War. They’re covered in graffiti now, and there are no facilities there, so take drinks with you. The views of the city are superb, and the 22 bus is very frequent, or you could even take a taxi out there, with a five minute walk to the top. We used our Hola Barcelona card on the metro and bus, and the bus stop is very close to Vallcarca Metro station. Worth a trip out for the views. We probably took an hour and a half out of our schedule to fit this in, but were glad we did.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • meinirann
    Carmarthen, UK3,051 contributions
    Although not quite as attractive on the outside as its next door neighbour, there was far more to see inside. The furniture was laid out as it would have been when it was lived in. I had an audio guide, and a girl came round with me to point out where to go next. There’s a coffee shop there too, which is where you end the tour, and a shop selling their chocolate. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 8 May 2023
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  • leuveen
    United Kingdom1,166 contributions
    Gracia has been my favourite part of Barcelona for many years and I still find it delightful. A part of Barcelona that kept its character of a charming village and offers a welcomed break after the noise and crowds in more touristy spots across the city.
    Written 9 February 2023
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  • meinirann
    Carmarthen, UK3,051 contributions
    I came here during a trip to Barcelona last month and really enjoyed my evening. I upgraded my ticket to include tapas and had a front row centre seat, so I couldn’t have had a better view. The tapas included meats, cheeses and olives, and was a good sized plate - more than enough to fill me up. I’m not normally a huge fan of olives, but these ones were really, really nice! The tapas was washed down with a glass of sangria. One glass was included in the price of my ticket, and there was a bar to purchase more. After tapas, I went inside for the show, and really, really enjoyed. It lasted a little under an hour, so not too long, but enough. I’d definitely recommend.
    Written 8 May 2023
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    Ireland38,726 contributions
    A lovely tranquil (at least at our visit) Plaza has a duo of landmarks.

    Outstandingly, the first is the eponymous great Church. Secondly at the centre is a fine fountain dedicated to life and all its mysteries.

    Written 22 April 2023
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    Ireland38,726 contributions
    Admirably dating from the early 1300s, it is a marvellous legacy in a tranquil area. Terrific Gothic is the hallmark, reflected in superb stone craft.

    A peaceful cloister is a highlight, complemented by the lovely church.
    Written 30 April 2023
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    Ireland38,726 contributions
    In additional to the marvellous maze there is much relaxing greenery and also admirable architecture.

    Arriving early in the bright morning sunshine, it wasn’t at all busy, so perfect for enjoying the experience.

    Happy to negotiate the exciting maze without undue bafflement and false turns, it was grand relaxing in the lovely space for a time.
    Written 5 March 2023
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    Ireland38,726 contributions
    One of the first to be seen is Jose Luis’s Royo from 2017. It depicts an elderly gent with long grey hair and beard and intense expression clutching a half smoked cigarette.

    Still life, landscape and portraits are assembled.

    Another piece with impact is La Sobremesa by Fausto Martin. Showing in monochrome an older woman sitting all alone at one end of an expansive table in an room decorated with wall paintings ad nice furniture, it is a good study in aloneness.
    Written 23 April 2023
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  • Alison B
    Lincoln, UK17 contributions
    What an unexpected gem. We were in awe. Most of the time we were the only people in the room. Hard to explain. A museum full of saved things. We were most impressed by the wooden images of Christ and Mary...thanks to Dissolution of the Monasteries we'd never seen such art. Amazing. Wooden features so original and human. Images of Mary piercing through you.
    Then the toys...theatres....dolls ..fans.
    Then Frederick's own work. Incredible. Don't miss it.
    Written 30 May 2023
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    Ireland38,726 contributions
    It was a superb visit, with no booking or queuing required. Perfect time to visit, in the bright blue sky and sun filled morning.

    Modelled on a medieval castle that occupied the site and commissioned by Jaume Figueres in 1900, Gaudi was advised that money would not be limited. His designs conserved the style of the castle, still beautifully seen today.

    His signature early motif are visible, both inside and out. An ornate staircase leads to fascinating higher floors. A contrast between the lovely plastered walls and the unfinished brick work is great to see. The latter a consequence of Figueres dying before completion and his widow being unable to fund it to the finish.

    In the brickwork it’s possible to see pencil marks made by Gaudi indicating precise placements that he wanted. Evidence of his paramount attention to the detail of his designs.

    Interesting that top windows are not just windows. Ascending to the roof it’s obvious that they also represent the face of a dragon, a creature that Gaudi fell in awe of early in his career.

    Bellesguard means beautiful vistas and these were certainly to be seen from the rooftop and the balcony, out upon which it is possible to step.
    Written 5 March 2023
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  • glennharrold
    Scotland, UK3,112 contributions
    Interesting cemetery with some amazing marble headstones however there were also aggressive seagulls protecting their chicks so was a bit treacherous! Deaths kiss was awesome piece of craftwork.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • Nigel C
    1 contribution
    I don’t know much about street art, but
    Having been introduced to it yesterday (on an also excellent Sandeman tour featuring Andy Pitt) and visited one of the two close by Base Elements Street art galleries, we went back today and saw the other one. We met Roberto - the gallery owner who talked to us in depth about one of the artists featured in his gallery ‘El Pez’ and particularly his augmented reality pictures which are really interesting (pictures you can bring to further life using technology). el Pez was just one of many now famous street artists exhibiting in these galleries, and the quality of their craft just oozes from the canvases. Cannot recommend them enough, and if you are lucky enough to meet Roberto or one of his resident artists, you will have a rewarding and informative vist.
    Written 9 May 2023
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