If you’re looking to get off the beaten path and experience a different side of Barcelona, be sure to check out these fun and unexpected places.

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Note: for some other original places, take a look at part 1 in our series.

El Bosc de les Fades

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If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in Barcelona, look no further than El Bosc de les Fades. This whimsical bar is like stepping into a fairy tale. As soon as you walk in, you’ll be enchanted by the twinkling lights, life-sized trees, and magical decorations. It’s the perfect place to escape from reality and immerse yourself in a dreamlike atmosphere.

The drinks are just as delightful as the ambiance, with an impressive cocktail menu that’s sure to please. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic gin and tonic or a more elaborate concoction, the skilled bartenders have you covered. But the real star of the show is the atmosphere. The attention to detail is remarkable, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world. It’s the perfect spot for a date night or a fun night out with friends.

Passatge de la Banca, 7



El Born Cultural Center

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Get ready to step back in time at the El Born Cultural Center. This former market has been transformed into a cultural center that offers a fascinating look into Barcelona’s past. It’s a must-visit spot for history buffs and anyone interested in the city’s rich cultural heritage. What makes the center so special is the way it seamlessly blends the old and the new. 

You’ll find fascinating exhibits that showcase the city’s medieval architecture and history, alongside modern technology and interactive displays that make learning fun and engaging. The underground tunnels that were once part of the market have been preserved and are a major highlight of the center. Walking through the maze of tunnels is like stepping back in time and offers a unique glimpse into Barcelona’s past.

Plaça Comercial, 12


Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera

If you’re looking for a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera is the perfect spot. Located on the slopes of Montjuïc, these botanical gardens offer breathtaking views of the city and a peaceful oasis in the heart of Barcelona. The gardens are home to a vast collection of cacti and succulents, making it a unique and unexpected attraction. As you wander through the gardens, you’ll be amazed by the variety of colors, textures, and shapes on display. It’s a true feast for the senses.

But what really sets the gardens apart is the sense of serenity and calm that pervades the space. It’s the perfect place to unwind and recharge, and you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Whether you’re a plant lover or just looking for a peaceful escape, the Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera is a hidden gem that’s well worth a visit.

Carretera de Miramar, 38,


Sant Pau Recinte Modernista

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You will  be transported back in time to the early 20th century at Sant Pau Recinte Modernista. This modernist complex was designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and it’s a true masterpiece of Catalan Art Nouveau. The complex was originally a hospital, but it’s now been transformed into a cultural center that offers a unique look into the history and architecture of Barcelona. 

The intricate mosaics, stained glass windows, and ornate details are sure to impress even the most seasoned traveler. Visitors can explore the gardens, walk through the underground tunnels that connect the different buildings, and admire the stunning architecture. It’s a hidden gem that’s off the beaten path but well worth a visit for anyone interested in art, architecture, or history.

Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167



Plaça del Diamant

Plaça del Diamant is a charming square located in the heart of the Gracia neighborhood. It’s a hidden gem that’s well worth a visit for anyone looking to experience a different side of Barcelona. What makes it so special is its vibrant local atmosphere. The square is surrounded by picturesque buildings, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can sit and soak up the ambiance.

One of the highlights it has is the fountain, which is a popular spot for locals to gather and socialize. It’s a great place to people-watch and get a sense of daily life in Barcelona. If you’re lucky, you might even catch one of the many cultural events that are held in the square throughout the year. From live music to traditional festivals, there’s always something happening in Plaça del Diamant.

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All of these places offer a unique glimpse into the city’s culture, history, and architecture, and are sure to leave a lasting impression. Remember to book our Montjuïc Segway Tour for the full experience and see Barcelona from a different point of view!  You won’t be disappointed!