Like most trips, when you go out to discover a city you will want to go off the beaten paths and uncover the secrets of your destination. Barcelona is a city full of mysteries and hidden spots to be uncovered.
Whether it’s a bar only locals know about or a sight few know to go see, at Barcelona-Home we have uncovered some of this cities hidden gems so you can make the most out of your trip!
# Turo de la Rovira
A first must-see is the Turo de la Rovira. while we consider it a hidden spot, in reality, it is quite the opposite as it is out in the open. Often overlooked it is one of Barcelona’s best viewpoint to have a panoramic view of the city. It can easily be reached when visiting the nearby Parc Guëll. It is perched up at 850 feet so you can admire the city like never before with the possibility of seeing 15 miles up and down the coast on a clear day. Worth every minute of the hike up.
# Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
If you’re a history buff in Barcelona we encourage you to check out Plaça de Sant Felip Neri located in El Barri Gòtic. It is a hidden spot of the civil war you are still able to see the scars of bombing in the walls of the old church. It is even said to be the square that Antonio Gaudí was traveling to the night he died in 1926. It is a calm square now featuring hotel Neri with a restaurant and a terrace also recommended. just have a seat for a few minutes next to the fountain and relax with the sound of water. And if you’re looking for a place to stay, check out OUR ACCOMMODATIONS in this area.
# Laberint d’Horta
An odd attraction that’s often forgotten would be the park of the Laberint d’Horta. is a historical garden in the Horta-Guinardó district in Barcelona it includes the oldest conserved garden in the city. Born as a neoclassical garden with a touch of Italian influence. It is set up as an intricate maze, walking through it you are constantly shown with a new point of view. Think about it while trying to unravel the maze made of wide and domesticated cypress walls. At the entrance of the labyrinth, there is a marble bas-relief depicting Ariadne and Theseus and in the center, a statue of the god Eros. There are plenty of GREAT APARTMENTS ready to be rented near here.
# El Bar Mariachi
In regards to a more nighttime activity, we’ve noted El Bar Mariachi is a bar owned by the famous band Manu Chao. Though the location of the bar is in the heart of Gótico at the corner of Carrer dels Codols and Carrer d’en Rull, it’s still pretty hard to find.It’s a tiny, unique and colorful bar that is known for its relaxed and quirky atmosphere. If you’re lucky, you might even get to experience a live jam-session with Manu Chao himself! This place is popular among the musicians of Barcelona and one is usually one of their favorite spots to hang out. There are plenty of cool bars you can check out! To find the perfect accommodation near El Mariachi, check out our APARTMENTS IN EL GÓTICO.
If you want a unique postcard of Barcelona to hang on the wall of your memories check our article and discover other 12 secrets spots that you probably don’t know!
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