The secret spots of Barcelona
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The Secret spots of Barcelona
Sagrada Familia, Arc de Triomf, Casa Batllo… We all know these typical places in Barcelona that we definitely have to visit ones. However, there is so much more to Barcelona that is unknown to the tourists and even sometimes the locals. In this article, we are sharing with you the secret spots of Barcelona that we know so that you can have the chance to enjoy it as well.
The first one on our list is the Antic Teatre and it is almost impossible to find. It is indeed hidden in an alley, behind some heavy doors. Fortunately, a high up sign we make it possible for you to find it. It is located in the Born district not too far away from the Urquinoa Metro. The Antic Teatre is rich of culture since it was the headquarters of a cultural association in the neighbourhood in the 1950s before the centre closed in the 1980s.
The Antic Teatre is still a cultural centre as it hosts independent shows throughout the year. The performances start at 8 pm on weekdays, at 9 pm on weekends. In their garden, you will be able to find the bar which is accessible day and night. You can enjoy something to eat, drinks but also read a book, get to meet new people. We definitely love the hidden aspect of this bar.
Parc Laberint d’Horta
In the district of Horta, there is a park, which contains at its heart a real labyrinth! You can walk in the shade of trees, passing by small streams and small waterfalls. In addition, there are very beautiful buildings, a pool of coloured carp.
This park is incredibly scenic and very nice. The perfect place when it’s really hot; The sunlight is particularly beautiful at the end of the day. The price to visit the park runs around 2.50 EUR per person since it is taken care of by the city of Barcelona.
This quaint jazz club is unknown to too many as it is hidden in an apartment in Plaça Reial. Ask any local and they will be able to point you to which doorbell to ring on one of the entrances located on one of the corners of the famous plaça.
Once you go up the stairs you will discover a huge flat turned into a bar, with windy corridors, huge cosy couches and depending on the night live music. Often, it is open later than most bars, this place is worth the detour!
El Gato Del Raval
The El Gato Del Raval is a sculpture by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero. It was sold to the municipality of Barcelona in 1987. During the 1992 Summer Olympics, El Gato del Raval stayed at the Olympic Stadium, before being moved to the Raval’s Rambla.
Barcelona is the European capital of skateboarding, you can not miss all the skaters in MACBA or in Barceloneta. When you enter the pub, you will discover a cosy atmosphere, decorated with old skates.
More, the walls are lined with stickers of popular brands of skate culture, you can find a multitude of tags that covers the whole place, as well as tables and chairs in skates form. The most unusual space is a back room in which a skate park was recreated. You can find this atypic bar in Raval, so if you are a fan of skateboarding or just curious to try it out, do not hesitate and head to Nevermind!
Temple of Augustus
Behind the cathedral, inside a medieval building, you will find the most significant remains of the Roman era in Barcelona: the columns of the temple of Augustus. Built during the 1st century BC, the temple was intended for the worship of the Emperor. The columns are 9 m high and bear witness to more than 2,000 years of history.
Only a few remains are preserved: four columns with a Corinthian capital on a podium. This temple presided over the Roman Forum in Barcelona, where the magistracies and the market were held. It is surrounded by a charming garden and was afterwards remodelled in the Gothic period.
Bunkers del Carmel
Barcelona underneath your feet, that’s right. Bunkers del Carmel is one of the places that you get the opportunity your favourite Catalan capital from high above. To get there may be a bit difficult but once you reach the top, you will not remember how you got there. A breathtaking view of the city and the sea. Try to see the sunset from up there and you will not regret it. The ultimate experience for people who love the thrill of heights and the magic of the golden colours that the sun offers to people while getting dark. A location that is known by locals but during the last years is a common secret also among tourists.
Do you know any more hidden spots in Barcelona? If you do, please share them with us! 🙂
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