Barcelona's Hidden Gems | Part 2

Barcelona's Hidden Gems | Part 2

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So, we’ve told you where to eat and drink, now it’s time to tell you where you should visit! 
FYI - all of these attractions are totally free (just take a bit of spending money, for snacks, obviously).

Grácia Festival
Grácia Festival

Grácia Festival

Grácia Festival rolls around every August in Barcelona.

This week-long fiesta sees the streets come alive with handmade decorations, all created by the residents of the barrio. 

A theme is chosen by each street, and honestly, the results are stunning. At the end of the week, a winning street is chosen. 

Throughout the fiesta there is live music, street food vendors, and plenty of entertainment - it’s great in the afternoon, or the evening! 

It’s definitely worth a trip to experience this incredible tradition (it’s also completely free - bonus!)

Grácia Festival
Grácia Festival

Parc De La Ciutadella

Open all year, Ciutadella Parc is a beautiful green haven within the concrete jungle of Barcelona city. 

Created in the mid-19th century, Ciutadella is home to The Cascada (a beautiful fountain designed by Josep Fontserè), the city zoo, and the park’s bandstand (Glorieta de la Transsexual Sònia). 

Totally free, and totally worth visiting, Ciutadella is a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona life.

There’s also a little river with some row boats (it’s super cute). 

Parc De La Ciutadella
Parc De La Ciutadella
Parc De La Ciutadella

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria 

Mostly just known as just ‘La Boqueria’, this markets entrance is situated in the middle of La Rambla and is a must-visit for all you foodies out there!

The beautiful metal roof you see when you first enter was constructed in 1914 and the market itself dates back to 1217 (back then they simply installed a few tables to sell meat).

From delicious freshly made smoothies, to every fruit imaginable, to dinner made right in front of you, La Boqueria literally makes food fantasies come true. 

The smells alone will have you drooling…

La Boqueria
La Boqueria
La Boqueria
La Boqueria

Do you have any to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

I need of some food and drink inspiration? Check out Barcelona’s Hidden Gems | Part 1, right here!


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