Unknown spots to visit in Barcelona?
Looking for lesser-known things to do in Barcelona? We found 10 most unusual places to visit in Barcelona.
This Catalan city is one of the most visited places in Spain. There are so many tourist attraction to see in Barcelona, but we think that what makes a trip epic, are the unique experiences.
You’ll love these 10 most unusual places to visit in Barcelona.
Unusual places to visit in Barcelona
Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli
Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli is a square in central Barcelona. It is part of Barri Gòtic, in the Ciutat Vella district.
The square was projected after the disappearance of the old city walls and the convent in the 19th century. Places to stay in the area
In contrast to the restaurants and ethnic shops, travelers can see buildings dating back over 200 years which have been converted for other purposes. An important building is the Palau del Marquès de Alfarrás.
The square stands close to the La Rambla, the medieval shipyards, the Drassanes, and the old harbor, the Port Vell.
The Columbus monument (Mirador de Colom or Colon monument) is a memorial to the great explorer Christopher Columbus.
Barcelona Colom monument is a giant building towering 60 meters into the sky with the statue of Columbus standing proudly at the top pointing out toward the sea. Places to stay in the area
A cool thing about this spot is that there is a lift at the base of the tower that will take you to the top of this tower where you will have a breathtaking view along both the famous La Rambla and the port area.
The Torre Bellesguard
Bellesguard (“Beautiful View”), also known as Casa Figueres, is a modernist manor house designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Places to stay in the area
It is located at the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi and was inspired by the medieval castle where King Martin the Humane once lived. Travelers can still see some of the medieval structure in the gardens of the estate.
This unique building was used by Gaudí as test bed for the architectural solutions he would later apply to the Sagrada Familia.
Hash Marihuana And Hemp Museum
The Hemp Museum Gallery is an unsual place to visit in Barcelona.
It is located in the centre of Barcelona in the Palau Mornau, a stunning edifice built in the 15th century. Places to stay in the area
It offers a unique permanent exhibition, on the development of the cannabis plant as a versatile source for industrial, nutritional, medicinal, sacramental and recreational purposes.
In this stunning setting travelers can experience cannabis culture and history through paintings, photos, videos and unique items. One can see live hemp plants on the museum’s balconies during growing season.
This unusual attraction is definitely worth a look.
The Carmel Bunkers
The bunkers of Carmel is a viewpoint from which visitors can see the whole city of Barcelona (360º city view). Places to stay in the area
It is located at the top of Turó de la Rovira in the Carmel neighborhood with a height of 262 meters.
The Bunkers Barcelona is a real hidden gem and a cool spot for those who want to enjoy the amazing 360-degree panorama.
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Barcelona’s China Town
Barcelona’s China Town is a great place to visit if you are looking for exploring the Chinese cuisine. It is one of Barcelona’s coolest area. Places to stay in the area
It is located in the area of Dreta de l’Eixample. It’s not touristy and well worth a visit, especially at Chinese New Year when parades and other activities take place in Eixample, Born and near the Arc de Triomf.
The Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site
Sant Pau is the world’s largest Art Nouveau complex and the most important work by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the architect of Modernisme, the Catalan Art Nouveau. Places to stay in the area
It is located Very near the Sagrada Família and comprises an architectural complex of 12 pavilions set in green space and interconnected by a kilometre of underground galleries.
It was Declared World Heritage by the UNESCO in 1997 for its singularity and artistic beauty.
Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site is one of the most interesting and unique architectural and historical attractions in Barcelona.
Barcelona Erotic Museum
Another unsual attraction is The “Museu de l’Eròtica”. It offers a surprising amount of erotic history, from illustrations, objects, and even works of art make, all these make the small exhibition interesting. Places to stay in the area
The museum is situated in front of the famous market La Boqueria, on Las Ramblas.
Skip the line and visit this unusual place.
Here you can admire a collection with more than 800 pieces of art that represent the erotism’s history, discover unusual paintings, erotic photographs, sculptures and the most surprising inventions in the 14 different rooms or explore the erotic garden of the museum.
Plaça Sant Felip Neri
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri is a small square in the Gothic Quarter in the district of Ciutat Vella . The architecture of the square and surrounding buildings is in the medieval Baroque-style. Places to stay in the area
Plaça Sant Felip Neri is something that you should visit in the Gothic Quarter. Presided over by the baroque church from which it takes its name, the square features a number of historic elements that make it particularly attractive.
This enchanting and unique square is the perfect place to find a spot of peace and quiet in the Gothic Quarter.
La Escocesa is one of the most innovative and unusual locations.
La Escocesa was a hub of manufacturing for chemical products used on textiles in the rest of the city’s factories. Nowadays, this place is a unique corner of creativity and art street.
The La Escocesa building is just one of the buildings in the space.
It has two floors, a terrace of about 500m2 and a third intermediate floor of about 100m2 where the centre’s offices are located. Most of the exterior walls of La Escocesa are full of graffiti that give an urban and eclectic style.
It is a unique space that worth visiting.
Summary of “10 Most Unusual places to visit in Barcelona”