4 Unusual Activities to do in Barcelona

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On the Internet you will find hundreds of articles on Barcelona and all the activities you can do there and on the most beautiful sights to see during your stay, but most of them describe the same attractions and monuments, again and again. Want something new?


So what if you’ve already seen the main sites and done all the classic activities that Barcelona has to offer and really want to try something new and original? Or maybe you just want to escape the hordes of tourists who invade the city in high season and discover places less known to the general public in Barcelona?


If this is not the first time you are visiting the city of Gaudi or looking for something interesting and special to do on your vacation, here is the list of 4 fun activities to do in Barcelona.

1- Learn Spanish in Barcelona

Spanish is the official language of 21 countries, especially in Latin America. Spanish is spoken by almost 400 million people and even in countries like Norway more than 6,000 people speak Spanish as their mother tongue. You can learn Spanish in Barcelona during your holidays and this is a great idea.


In the United States, there are places with large Hispanic populations, especially in California, Texas, Florida and New York.


The Spanish-speaking part of the world’s population is growing rapidly both in number and economically, so one must expect that there will be a growing use for people who are familiar with the language.

2- Columbus Monument

Located in the city center, just in front of Barcelonnette beach, the Columbus Monument is a superb monument in front of which you will probably pass many times if you stay a few days in the Catalan capital.


But did you know that there is an elevator inside the column that allows you to reach the top and enjoy a magnificent view of the whole city?


The main reason why this elevator is relatively unknown is because the entrance to the column is quite discreet, or even invisible if you don’t know it exists.


You will find stairs leading to the base of the monument, but the entrance looks more or less like an information point of little interest. You can of course ask for information and other brochures there, but you will also find there and above all a ticket office where you can buy your pass for the elevator that will take you to the top of the monument.

3- Sant Pau Art Nouveau

Are you an amateur but also very curious about the architectural style of Gaudi, but you already visited the Batllo House and the Sagrada Familia? Would you like to avoid hugh lines of tourists? An excellent solution and way less known is visiting… a hospital.


The site of Sant Pau Art Nouveau is well known by art amateurs as Sant Pau Hospital. Do not worry, this hospital is a real gift for the eyes, you will not suffer any injection and you will surely appreciate this original visit.


The reason why it is suggested to visit the hospital is that it acts no less than one of the most beautiful art nouveau sites in all of Europe. In this place you can admire the domes, rhe façades, the magnificent sculptures and the elaborated vitreous windows.


You can enter the pavilions and admire the exquisite beauty of the decor, in addition to the interior that has the exact composition from debut of the 20th century. You can also descend from the tunnels and learn about Medicine practice in Barcelona at this time.


P.S: You also can presence live music concerts.

4- Carmel Bunkers

If you are looking for the perfect spot to admire an idyllic sunset over the city of Barcelona, ​​look no further, head to Carmel Bunkers!


Even if this incredible point of view is increasingly known by tourists, it is still a real gem where the crowds have nothing to do with the crowds you find at the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell.


The Bunkers offer you a spectacular 360° view of all of Barcelona, ​​a particularly spectacular panorama at sunset.


In reality, these bunkers were originally built as anti-aircraft fortifications during the Spanish Civil War, the location was simply ideal from a strategic point of view due to its position which dominates the whole city.


There is almost nothing left of the bunker itself – just a few concrete remains, but the panoramic views across the city are well worth it! Bring a picnic and your camera, and sit back to watch the sunset!


Price: free!

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