Unconventional things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is a popular summer destination and once you’ve been there you will definitely want to go back. If on your first trip you visited all the famous tourist sites: La Sagrada Familia, La Bouqueria Market and the Gaudi architecture around the city, the second time it might be useful to find some other things to do in Barcelona. So here is a list of alternative fun things for your summer holiday in the Catalan capital.


Get lost in Parc del Laberint d’Horta

The labyrinth is easy to find but it’s not as advertised on tourist information guides as it should be. But it’s well worth the trip. Only a 20 minutes drive to Horta, the gardens will enchant you instantly with their beautiful sculptures, winding paths, pools filled with fish, tadpoles and of course the labyrinth.

Green and greener views make the labyrinth a great escape from the busy, tourist filled city centre and the entry is only €2.23 (there’s free entry on Wednesdays and Sundays). Designed by Domenico Bagutti in the 18th century, the maze will absolutely take your breath away – not to mention bring you loads of fun.

Treasure Hunt is on!

If you are up for some adventure don’t miss the treasure hunting game on the winding streets of the Bari Gotic. Get your adrenaline pumping, unlock cryptic clues and use a compass to find your way around the Bari Gotic to discover the “treasure”. Read more about the game on some Barcelona Treasure Hunt company websites.

Get a pure Ferrari F1 driving experience

For a more luxurious activity try the Barcelona Ferrari driving experience. This could be the perfect gift for a loved one or a thing you just always wanted to do. It’s not like you get to drive a Ferrari 430 on the winding country roads of the picturesque Catalan countryside with no speed cameras around every day. Test the 490 horsepower V8 engine which is capable of doing 0-100km/h in 4 seconds and reaching speeds of up to 316km/h.

Dinner in the dark

Yes, that is right! At Barcelona’s Dans le Noir you’ll get a very unusual and sensory dining experience by eating in the pitch black. When you enter the restaurant you’ll be escorted by blind waiters to a dark room where they will attend to your needs. The food is hands downs one of the best in Barcelona and what can be cooler than learning how to eat without seeing what’s on your plate? Dining experiences don’t get more unique than this!

Montjuïc Cemetery

If you are looking for a peaceful and interesting retreat check out the Montjuïc Cemetery. It sounds creepier than it is as the cemetery is on the sea facing side of Montjuïc and it’s filled with high-rise graves complete with sculpted angels of death and gypsy-kitsch celebrations of love, virtue and virility. In the southern part of it there is also a monument built by Beth Galí on the grave of 4,000 victims of the Franco regime during the Spanish Civil War. The monument is called El Fossar de la Pedrera and it’s probably the most melancholic place in town.


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June 26th 2019, 16:14

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