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7 of Barcelona’s Best Kept Secrets

Barcelona is a charismatic destination, but seeing all the sights as every other tourist can get tiring fast. Experience Barcelona like a local with these 7 (secret) destinations.

7 of Barcelona's Best Kept Secrets

By The Culture-ist

  • Gracia

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    The District of Gracia is known for its bold personality and tight, winding streets, which are lined with bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and anything else you can imagine. 

  • Labyrinth

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    The Labyrinth Park is the oldest park in Barcelona. It's located in the district of Horta, outside the tourist radius, which is for the better—only 750 people are allowed in per day.

  • Las Delicias

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    Situated close to Park Güell, Las Delicias is surprisingly free of tourists. The family-owned tapas bar is famous for their patatas bravas, so be sure to arrive early to avoid the lines.

  • Santa Caterina Market

    By The Culture-ist

    Most tourists head to La Boqueria for a taste of a Spanish market, but few know about the Santa Caterina Market. Santa Caterina has similar products, but with half the crowd.

  • Can Paixano

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    Also known as La Champañería by the locals, Can Paixano is an old bar famous for its sweet sparkling wine and sandwiches. Be sure to arrive early if you want a table, it's almost always packed.

  • Parc de la Ciutadella

    By The Culture-ist

    One of the most beautiful parks in the city, Parc de la Ciutadella offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. Take a boat out on the lake, relax under a tree or admire the scenery.

  • Mar de Cava

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    This lively, yet elegant cafe in the Eixample district gives you a glimpse into the mind of an interior designer. If you're looking for an unconventional space to enjoy coffee, Mar de Cava is for you.

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