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Hidden Gems in Barcelona

Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain and this is no surprise. Great food, fantastic colorful architechture and lots of fun to explore!

The city can sometimes feel overwhelming due to the large number of tourists. Therefore, our list of hidden gems can come in handy during your upcoming language school trip!

Jardines De Mossen Costa I Llobera:

This is a must for any botanical lover. You'll find this lovely garden next to the sea where you'll have a magnificent view. What's cool about the garden is that it is full of cactuses among different types of plants. If you are looking for a peaceful destination in Barcelona, definitely make sure to add this to your list.

The nearest metro station is: Paral-lel

The Carmel Bunkers:

Barcelona has many spots where you can enjoy the view of the city, but the Carmel bunkers which is located on the top of MUHBA Turó de la Rovira is still a secret that not many tourists know of. The bunkers were used during WW2, but is now a popular place by locals to relax while appreciating the view of the city.

The nearest metro station is: Alfons X

Parc del Laberint d'Horta:

Get lost in one of the cities oldest and most beautiful gardens, known as the Horta labyrinth. As the garden isn't that big, only 750 people are allowed in each day so make sure to visit early! It's a perfect place to play hide and seek if you are bringing children with you!

The nearest metro station is: Mundet

Museu de la Xocolata:

Are you a chocolate lover? If so, we bet you will love being surrounded by chocolate sculptures in Barcelona's museum of chocolate! During this experience, you'll learn about the history of chocolate and how the treat arrived to Spain while gazing upon different types of art. You can also sample some goodies in their chocolate cafe!

The nearest metro station is: Arc de Triomf

Palo Market Fest:

La Boqueira, the food hall is on the list of most turists visiting Barcelona. Palo Market Fest, previously known as Alto Market is however not very well known by non-locals. Here you can enjoy live music, eat street food and shop clothes and locally made crafts by small businesses.

Concerts and art exhibitions are also arranged here from time to time.

The nearest underground station is: Selva del Mar

These 5 tips are our personal favourites, but as usual, feel free to drop us a message if you are interested in more secret spots in Barcelona!