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5 Cool Places in Barcelona


The world heritage of Barcelona City attracts people from all continents. Those who love to travel find everything they need in Barcelona: ancient history, great architecture, useful services, shopping opportunities and amazing food.

These are the most popular things to do and see in Barcelona:

  • La Sagrada Familia;
  • Palau de la Música;
  • Park Guell;
  • Picasso Museum;
  • Casa Batlló;
  • Casa Milà;
  • a magic fountain.

Popular things are definitely a good thing. But what about some really cool places that not many people know about? Here are some hidden gems that you should definitely check out while in Spain.. We’ve consulted locals and tour guides to create this super cool list of top5 places to visit in Barcelona.

El Raval


If you want to spend your time in Barcelona wisely, we highly recommend visiting the Old City, more specifically,the district of El Raval, where you can see the famous Barcelona streets — Rambla del Raval, Nou de la Rambla and Carrer del Carme, which are full of tourist attractions:

  • Liceo Theater;
  • fashion stores of world brands;
  • Museum of Modern Art, Center for Contemporary Culture;
  • The Church of St. Augustine;
  • San Pablo del Campo, a 10th-century monastery;
  • Palazzo Güell, the work of Antoni Gaudi, a UNESCO World Heritage object;
  • the sculpture of the giant cat Gato del Raval, the work of Fernando Botero;
  • find your favorite Spanish restaurant with live music.

Curiously, before the 1992 Olympics, Raval was a taboo place for tourists because of its abundance of cabarets and nightlife. Now it is a powerful cultural city center and it’s always very crowded.

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Private Cannabis Club


Sometimes you just need some crazy and fun activities to do with friends. One unconventional option is a private cannabis club – you can find your favorite club on the website barcelonaweedmap.com

In Spain, you can’t sell marijuana or hashish, you can’t smoke in public, and it’s illegal to take cannabis with you.  Here’s what’s is legally allowed:

  • to grow up to two plants at home (hidden from the public);
  • to join a marijuana association and consume cannabis products on private club property.

To become a member of the Cannabis Social Club, you have to get an invitation or you have to be sponsored by a member of the association. This is a great idea for legal, confidential marijuana use and attending fun events. Getting a permit is easy and only takes a little longer than walking into an Amsterdam coffeeshop off the street.

There are also many cool secret restaurants in Spain like Chi-Ton Souvenirs, KoKun or Secret. So, if you want to surprise your friends and give them an uforgettable experience, you should definitely do this.

Barri Gòtic


Barcelona Gothic Quarter is a great place for walks and photo shoots. It is located in the old town and its buildings have been preserved since the Middle Ages (14-15th century). It has a chaotic layout, narrow crooked streets, no traffic and lots of stores and museums. 

The Gothic quarter of Barcelona attracts tourists from all over the world. Enjoy the magical atmosphere with the Catholic Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, the Royal Palace and square, the remains of the Roman wall, the medieval Jewish quarter El Call, or the iconic bohemian art cabaret “Four Cats” where artists Gonzalez, Rusiñol, Picasso loved to hang out.

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La Boqueria Market


One of the most unique Spain attractions is the La Boqueria Market, and for good reason. From historical documents we know that there butcher shops existed in this location all the way back in 1217.. Nowadays it is a huge building of 2583 m² and is considered to be the heart of Barcelona . The central entrance is decorated with stained glass windows and mosaics, while the rear façade consists of modernist arches.

The market is located in the El Raval district, entering from the Ramblas. Come in and appreciate the largest selection of products as well as the architecture of the historic place. You are guaranteed to leave with tasty purchases.

Private Sailing Boat


Your trip will be much more spectacular if you want to see the amazing views of Barcelona from the sea. A unique walking tour on the water will be remembered for a long time and will give unforgettable emotions to any group – friendly, family, corporate. It’s quite simple to get a private sailing boat by searching offers on the Internet,, booking the date and time, mentioning the number of people in the group and the selected duration of the fun activities.

You can choose your itinerary, hire a sailboat, skipper, snacks, drinks, swimming in the open Mediterranean Sea, and a master class in navigation. Barcelona sightseeing looks great from the sea!

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