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Barcleona is a city that's rich in culture and has a unique architecture, which can be seem in each of the different neighbourhoods. On this page you will find articles about the most interesting and curious aspects about Barcelona. There are many and can either be defined as 'unusual activities and things to do in Barcelona' or 'unique insights into history, architecture, and culture'.
Every year, millions of tourists visit the Catalan capital for its attractions. In fact, the city offers many activities, you can discover Passeig de Gracia and its luxury shops, stroll down the Ramblas, enjoy the beaches, or admire the city from Montjuic from its famous castle... But that's what everyone does! We show you here alternative activities that you wouldn't have considered.
Things to do in Barcelona that are novel, unconventional, and authentic. To make the most of these activities you can stay in an apartment in the city centre to be able to easily visit all the points of interest mentioned throughout the articles.
Original activities in Barcelona
Activities doesn't just include attractions to see, but also bars, restaurants, and all-round bizarre places. We try to keep the articles about places that not many know about, so your time in Barcelona will be absolutely unique and away from the tourist track, though sometimes there are hidden treasures hidden in plain sight in the more busy areas. Theses articles are all about making your time authentic.
There are weird events to discover around the city, strange celebrations, and also tips you've probably never contemplated like choosing great gifts while in Barcelona.
Curious facts about Barcelona's culture, history, and architecture
There are also things you never knew about Barcelona, like how locals here celebrate Halloween and New Year. Not everything is rosy, so you can also read about the worse aspects of Barcelona that no one else will tell you about, because nowhere is perfect!
In these articles, we help you to look beyond the tourist routes and see that a place like Barceloneta is more than just a beach, Parc de Ciutadella is more than just a park, and Port Vell isn't only a port...
The city has a rich history, and with so many years behind that can only mean lots of interesting things to learn! Does Barcelona have any dark mysteries? Why are there statues of Hermes everywhere? What's up with the amount of dragons around the city? And with so many attractions, each with their own personalities, which one does your own personality most resemble? Well... we even made a test so you can find out!
The most liked of Barcelona:
Infographic & Survey What is most liked about Barcelona? What's the best neighborhood to live? Are Catalans welcoming?
1 in 3 expats criticize mass tourism, & other dislikes
A survey of 850 people from 26 nationalities living in Barcelona for at least 3 months.
The Weirdest Things you can do in Barcelona
Discover the most unique and weirdest things to do in Barcelona to make your holiday super-inte...
20 things that make Barcelona so unique
The tapas, Gaudí's works of art, street festivals... All very characteristic of Barcelona
The dark mysteries of the city of Barcelona
Discover the hidden history of the city through mysteries little known to the general public!
Top 10 secret spots in Barcelona
10 easy to discover secret locations in Barcelona.
8 Activities for Autumn and Winter in Barcelona
8 fun activities for autumn and winter in Barcelona
How to celebrate Halloween in Barcelona
Discover the origins of the "Catalan Halloween" and plans for a terrifying night out in Barcelona!
Why are there so many dragons in Barcelona?
400 examples of dragons that decorate the buildings of Barcelona. Legends, history, and art!
Test yourself: Which BCN attraction are YOU?
Which one of these attractions in Barcelona represents you?
Barcelona - The New Start-Up City
If you have a business idea, Barcelona has everything you need to make it happen.
Barcelona with Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Discover an alternative Barcelona, guided by the novels of Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Ciutadella, Much More Than a Park.
Discover everything this fantastic park has to offer
Barceloneta - A Beach or Museum?
You may think you're walking along a beach, but you're actually strolling through a museum...
Port Vell... Port or Museum?
A port so interesting it's like visiting a museum.
The Dark Side of Barcelona - Part 2
More secrets that the Barcelona tourism board doesn't want you to see...