After 11 years of living in Barcelona, we decided to reveal the top 5 secret places which you won’t find in classic travel guides.

Yes, we spend many years in this amazing city, we have seen many places and we did a lot of sightseeing.

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Imagine that the first years in Barcelona, we had many visitors and were doing tour guides for them so I would say that we have seen Sagrada Familia like 100 times (but we still love it!)

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In Barcelona, there is a lot of history and many things to see so we would recommend at least 3 days visit. During these three days, you will be able to see the popular monuments like La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Casa Milà – La Pedrera, Las Ramblas street and city beach.

To make sure you can see all monuments, we recommend catching Hop On/Off Busto see all the main attractions in a few days.

 




If you have a chance to come for longer, you will be to able to explore the city more and even find secret places in Barcelona.

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When we were living in Barcelona, we discovered the top 5 secret places which might not be even known by locals.

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The Carmel Bunkers

If you want to see the whole city of Barcelona, this is a place for you. Carmel Bunkers are placed on the top of the hill Turó de la Rovira and you have an amazing 360º city view. This place was originally used as antiaircraft warfare during the Spanish Civil War. You might think that according to the name, you will find bunkers here, however it was always used only as antiaircraft warfare and its facilities. Nowadays, it’s a great viewpoint and we recommend spending sunset here, it’s just beautiful!

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Labyrinth Park of Horta

Located on the north part of the city, Labyrinth Park of Horta is one of the hidden gems of Barcelona. This park is actually the oldest garden in Barcelona and it has a long history. The best element of the park is the labyrinth, a series of tall hedges that link together in a maze formation. It is the best place to lose yourself in a real-life labyrinth and forget everything. It is opened 7 days a week and there is a small admission fee of 2.17 EUR (2018 price).

Antic Theatre

Antic Theatre is a totally hidden urban place located close to the popular Palau de la Música. The Theatre is attached to the stunning terrace where you can sit surrounded by the classic buildings of the old part of Barcelona. It is a perfect secret place in Barcelona for refreshment in the summer far away from the city noise. Every time we visited this place, we found a great vibe so we totally recommend it!

 

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Greek Theatre Gardens (Jardins del Teatre Grec)

Greek Theatre Gardens are located in Montjuic Hill and they were built for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona. Nowadays, the place is used for the Grec Festival during the summer months. The rest of the year, the gardens and theatre are both opened to the public and it is a great place for reading a book and escape from the city.

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The Chocolate Museum (Museu de la Xocolate)

Our favourite secret place in Barcelona if you like chocolate:). The Chocolate Museum is located in the historic part of the city and beside the fact that you can taste delicious chocolate, you can also discover the chocolate history and its origins in Europe. This museum is actually one of the smallest museums in Barcelona and many people don’t know this place, that’s why for us it is the 5th secret place in Barcelona which we would recommend.

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As mentioned at the beginning of the post, there are many places to visit in Barcelona and we had a hard time to chose the Top 5 secret places, however, for us, these are the ones we really love and recommend.

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Where to eat in Barcelona?

As we mentioned that we were living in Barcelona for about 11 years, and we are real foodies, so we wanted to make it easier for you. We created a personal list of 35 AMAZING RESTAURANTS WHERE YOU HAVE TO EAT in Barcelona.

This list includes where to eat Paella, Tapas, or traditional Spanish food in Barcelona. Believe us there are so many places to eat in Barcelona which don’t serve very good quality food so it might be hard to avoid scams. Check our Food Guide list to not make any mistakes.

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Where to go for One day trip from Barcelona?

If you are staying more days in Barcelona, we recommend going to Monserrat for one day trip. This is a full day trip (7-9h) visiting not only Monserrat Monstery, but also winery located in Castle and Food tasting of Spanish delicatessen. You will see a beautiful view and an English guide will be available for you. It is a very popular tour so check out the availability, while it is still available!

If you don’t want to go by bus as an organized tour, you can also rent a car and explore Catalonia differently. Renting a car give you more flexibility and freedom when going for one or more day trips from Barcelona. Read our 11 unique tips on How to get BUDGET CAR RENTAL in Spain.

 

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Después de 11 años viviendo en Barcelona hemos decidido revelaros la clasifica de los 5 sitios secretos en esta hermosa ciudad que difícilmente vas a encontrar en una guía de viaje convencional.

Hemos vivido muchos años en esta bellísima ciudad, hemos visitado casi todos los rincones y hemos acompañado un montón de amigos y familiares a mostrarles esta hermosa ciudad que fue nuestra casa.

Imaginaos, los primeros años en esta ciudad hemos tenido muchas visitas y hicimos de cicerones para ellos, igual vimos la Sagrada Familia mas de 100 veces (para nosotros sigue siendo espectacular 😜).

En esta ciudad hay un montón de historia y cosas que ver, por eso es recomendable visitarla por lo menos 3 dias. Durante estos 3 dias puedes hacer los clásicos tours de los monumentos que todas guías recomiendan como La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Casa Milà – La Pedrera, Las Ramblas y las playas de la ciutad.

Si teneis la posibilidad de quedar mas dias en la ciudad o ya habéis estado en pasado, probablemente vais a tener tiempo para explorar sitios secretos o poco conocidos de Barcelona.

Como hemos vivido ahí mucho tiempo, hemos preparado una lista de los 5 sitios secretos🤫 que ni los locales conocen (o casi😝) .

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Los Bunkers del Carmel

Si quieres ver la inmensidad de la ciudad condal, este es el sitio justo para vosotros. Los Bunkers del Carmel están situados en la cima del Turó de la Rovira y ahí vais a tener una vista a la ciudad en 360 grados. Este sitio estaba originalmente usado como batería antiaérea durante la Guerra Civil Española. Como ya podéis percibir desde su nombres vais a encontrar ruinas colmas de historia. Desde su construcción han sido usados como punto estratégico de protección de la ciudad. Ahora mismo es uno de los lugares con mejores vistas de la ciudad y si hace un buen día os recomendamos ver la puesta de sol, es maravillosa!!

Parque del Laberinto de Horta

Situado en la parte norte de la ciudad. El Parque del laberinto es unos de los tesoros escondidos de Barcelona. Este parque actualmente es el jardín mas viejo de Barcelona y como podéis pensar tiene un montón de historia y preciosidades. La cosa mas bonita del parque es su laberinto (claro 😝), una serie de setos altos que se unen y forman esta bella parte del jardin. Es el mejor lugar para perderse por algunas horas de la monotonía de la vida real y olvidarse de todo. Está abierto los 7 días de la semana y hay una pequeña tarifa de admisión de 2,17 EUR (precio 2018).

Antic Teatro

El Antic Teatro es el típico lugar urbano totalmente oculto a los turistas y casi a los locales. Este bonito sitio está ubicado cerca del popular Palau de la Música (Palacio de la Música) zona metro Urgell. El teatro es actualmente un Centro Social y Cultural autofinanciado sobretodo gracias a su bar que ademas de una parte interna tiene una impresionante terraza donde puedes sentarte a tomar algo rodeado de plantas y edificios urbanos clásicos que caracterizan el centro de Barcelona. Es un lugar secreto perfecto para refrescarse en los calurosos veranos lejos de los ruidos de la ciudad. Cada vez que visitamos este lugar, encontramos un gran ambiente propio de Barcelona. ¡Lo recomendamos totalmente!

Los jardines del Teatro Grec

Los jardines del Teatro Grec se encuentran en la colina de Montjuic y se construyeron para la Exposición Internacional de 1929 en Barcelona. Hoy en día, el lugar se utiliza para el Festival Grec durante los meses de verano. El resto del año, los jardines y el teatro están abiertos al público y es un gran lugar perfecto para leer un libro y escaparse del caos de la ciudad.

Museo del Chocolate (Museu de la Xocolata)

El Museo del Chocolate es unos de nuestros lugares secretos favoritos en Barcelona y también será vuestro si os gusta el chocolate 😋. El Museo del Chocolate está ubicado en la parte histórica de la ciudad el Born. Además de poder degustar un delicioso chocolate, también podeis descubrir la historia del chocolate y sus orígenes en Europa. Este museo es en realidad uno de los museos más pequeños de Barcelona y muchas personas no conocen este sitio. Por eso para nosotros es el quinto lugar secreto de Barcelona que recomendaríamos.

Como mencionamos al principio del post, hay muchos lugares que ver en Barcelona y nos costó mucho elegir los 5 mejores lugares (Barcelona esta llena de cosas que hacer).

Sin embargo, para nosotros, estos sitios son los que realmente tienen un hueco en nuestros corazones y recuerdos.

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No dudes en comentar debajo de este post tus lugares secretos en Barcelona para que podamos descubrir otros lugares cuando regresemos en la ciudad Condal.

Síganos para obtener cada semana interesantes consejos de viajes basados en los lugares que visitamos, recetas de cocinas fáciles y resultonas y reseñas de restaurantes que hemos probado y nos han gustado.

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20 Comments

CarolCooks2 · July 2, 2019 at 4:06 am

A great guide to Barcelona and what to see 🙂 Thank you for the follow 🙂

    FunFoodTravelling · July 2, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Thanks a lot!!💓

Marcus Peterson · April 3, 2019 at 12:43 am

Sounds like a perfect trip!! I’ve never been to spain a few of the surrounding countries. I’ve got a flight booked for june tho. Really hyped 😀 Do you recommend any store selling travelling accessories? I’ve searched for quite a while but most of them seems quite overpriced. I talked to the owner of a quite new store selling a few key items and i’m thinking of buying from them as they’ve got a spring coupon of 15%, the code is like SALE or SALE15 i think. Ever heard about https://discountbeaver.com/ ? 🙂

    FunFoodTravelling · April 3, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Hi Marcus, thanks for the comment, we don’t really know any store but I will check this one for sure, thanks again!

Seeking Wonderful · January 27, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Chocolate museum is definitely my kind of thing. I am thinking about visiting Barcelona in spring so I am now on a hunt to find all the hidden gems. The Greek Theater Garden also looks stunning. Thank you for sharing!

    FunFoodTravelling · January 28, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Springtime is perfect for visiting Barcelona! Let us know if you go so we can give you more tips, thanks a lot!

Andrew Comte · January 27, 2019 at 8:03 pm

The Labyrinth Park of Horta looks like it would be fun running around .

    FunFoodTravelling · January 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Yeah true we actually got quite lost!😉

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