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Off the Beaten Path

Barcelona Hidden Gems

Unique things to do in Barcelona

You could easily spend days in Barcelona just exploring the tried-and-true tourist destinations. There’s a reason travelers seek out Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, the sights and sounds of Las Ramblas, the views from Tibidabo and the surrealist art at Fundació Joan Miró by the millions each year. Simply stated, they’re world class. But these celebrated attractions only scratch the surface in terms of what makes this city unlike any other. If you’re interested in finding under-the-radar gems and experiencing Barcelona like a local, then we’ve got a few suggestions.


  • Sagrada Familia

  • Casa Batllo

  • Casa Mila

  • Gothic Cathedral

Best Views

  • Castle of Montjuic

  • Tibidabo mountain

  • Cathedral


  • Picasso Museum

  • Cosmo Caixa


  • MNAC

Music + Theatre

  • Palau de la Musica Catalana

  • Liceu

Less Discovered Attractions

  • Casa de les Punxes

  • Casa Vicens

  • Hospital Sant Pau

  • Raval Area

Next to Barcelona

  • Costa Brava

  • Sitges

  • Port Aventura Amusement Park