11 Things You Haven’t Done in Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and one of the world’s most popular destinations. Here’s a list of 11 out-of-the-ordinary things to do in this vivacious and unique city.


1. Spent a day at the Labyrinth Park of Horta–one of Barcelona’s oldest historical gardens.Parque del Laberint d'Horata

Photo by Fen 

2. Dined at a rooftop or ‘terraza’ bar to escape the heat of the streets. This particular terraza is one that belongs to the Ohla HotelOhla hotel terraza

Photo by Jessica Bowler


3. Seen Casa Vicens–a modernist house designed by the famous Antonio Gaudí. It was bought by a bank recently and will eventually be turned into a museum.Facade of Casa Vicens in Barcelona

Photo by Jessica Bowler


4. Taken in the city from above at the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor. It is located at the summit of Mount Tibidabo.Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor

Photo by I’m Out of the Office 


5. Visited the Hospital de Sant Pau. It was commissioned at the beginning of the 20th Century and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona

Photo by Jessica Bowler 


6. Had a drink at Barcelona’s Bar Marsella. It’s supposedly the oldest bar in Barcelona and is known as the ‘absinthe bar’ by locals. Apparently Ernest Hemingway used to frequent the Marsella.Bar Marsella in Barcelona

Photo by Chasing Amber 


7. Viewed W Barcelona from Barceloneta Beach. The clubs and terraces surrounding the W are popular among locals. W Barcelona hotel

Photo by I’m Out of the Office 


8. Taken a stroll through the Parc de Cervantes. It’s home to over 10,000 roses!Parc de Cervantes in Barcelona

Photo by Jessica Bowler 


9. Bought tickets for a show at the Palau de la Música CatalanaPalau de la música catalana

Photo by Ruth Avelis 


10. Packed yourself a sandwich in true Spanish-fashion and picnicked at the Bunkers del CarmelBunkers del Carmel

Photo by Hannah Elders


11. Relaxed and had a drink at a chiringuito (a beach bar). chringuita bar barcelona

Photo by I’m Out of the Office 

Can’t get enough? Here’s an even longer list of Barcelona’s Best.