Barcelona Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Andrea Middleton
    Auckland, New Zealand47 contributions
    Possibly one of my favourite Gaudi properties. Every surface was so beautifully decorated. The audio guide was very good. I would recommend this museum.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Brimbo
    Chesterfield, UK5 contributions
    This place is amazing! A huge building with umpteen exhibits to suit all ages. The museum has a dinosaur section with some fantastic skeletons, a wildlife area recreating a rainforest with fish/birds/reptiles/mammals and flora. Other areas include the evolution of man, how the human brain and body works and tens of interactive displays from Newton's cradles to sound waves to how volcanoes form. We didn't go in the planetarium as didn't realise it was extra €6 each. The cafe was reasonably priced. The only negative was the half hour queue to pay and the walk up the steep hill to get there (there is a tram/bus though). We spent about 4 hours there and still didn't see it all.
    Written January 5, 2024
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,271 contributions
    This building was formerly a hospital until 2009 and built between 1901 and 1930.

    The new hospital is built beside this building.

    The architecure is unique and amazing Art Nouveau) and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

    It contains 12 pavilions connected through underground galleries.

    It really is a historical and architectural masterpiece and offers offers workspace to high-profile social organizations such as the WHO, Banco Farmacéutico, Barcelona Health Hub, EMEA, UN-HABITAT and more.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,271 contributions
    Casa Amatller Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó-Morera make up three interesting buildings showcasing Gaudi's works.

    Casa Amatler was originally constructed in 1875 for an archaeological enthusiast Antoni Amatller. He passed away in 1910 but his daughter kept this place until 1960 when she passed away.

    As the original family kept this building for so long the interior remained original.

    Its role now is that it serves as a historic house, museum, café, and anda an Institute for Hispanic Art.

    Scheduled tours are available.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,713 contributions
    This is the place to go in BCN for authentic atmosphere, lots of narrow streets full of cool bars and restaurants. Lots of young people hanging out. This is where I would live if I were a native.
    Written October 4, 2023
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  • Philip_Bolster
    Groningen, The Netherlands884 contributions
    Ironically now a peaceful square only a few metres from the crowded alleys of the old town. During the civil war a bomb exploded which you can still see at the walls of the church.
    Written November 4, 2023
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  • Robert J
    2 contributions
    Amazing city! The old quarter has all the history and charm and the shopping district , further out, has all you need. We stayed just off la Ramblas but anywhere from Cataluniya square down puts you within walking distance, in the heart of it. The hop on hop off bus is a must and you can plan a good day around this as of course is the unique Familia Segrada and Park Guell if you are up for a lot of walking. To eat, step off Ramblas and search the side and back streets around the Cathedral much better and more authentic food. Be warned though, Barcelona is not cheap.
    Written February 1, 2024
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  • meinirann
    Carmarthen, UK3,067 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 May 8, 2023
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  • Tim G
    4 contributions
    The park is quite easy to get to on the metro. About a 10 min walk from Mundet on L3 the green line. The park is pretty with a lot of shade. The highlight is the Labyrinth. It is the real deal. We did the maze when the park opened up at 10 am. It was pretty confusing getting to the center and even worse trying to find our way out. Some of the maze has been replanted in the last year or two which made it a bit easier. Don’t do this if you are claustrophobic.
    Written September 23, 2023
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  • Janni G
    21 contributions
    Great Art. 3 stocks alot of Different artists. 12 Euro is a good price for so much artwork. A bit diffucult to find. Had a great time.
    Written December 29, 2023
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  • permia
    Ireland40,800 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 March 5, 2023
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  • TTNG1
    Martock, UK4 contributions
    Wonderful eclectic mix of collections, as an artist, it is perfect for design inspiration. A fascinating collection.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • Joe T
    Chicago, IL69 contributions
    Really enjoyed this neighborhood away from all the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas. We walked around the neighborhood and then headed to the beach to stroll back to the main part of the city. Definitely recommend it for a chill day
    Written December 23, 2023
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  • N..
    2 contributions
    Very nice view. Went by accident, planned to see Parc Guell and this was a close bus stop. Very difficult to find anything without mobile internet:). In the end found Parc Guell. Come early because police won't let people to stay later
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • DublinerinDevon
    Devon, UK41 contributions
    We visited the Carrer Avinyo, 31 Barcelona space, one evening last week. Ended up meeting the very lovely artist behind the work we fell in love with and bought. Go check her out on IG @ivanafloresart .... Really funky modern space packed with really interesting modern and street art from Barcelona and around the world. Very passionate owner. Highly recommend a visit.
    Written February 19, 2024
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