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Updated: Jul 2
Unique Alternative Experiences You Must Take in Barcelona, Spain
When we talk about Barcelona, most people think about its Mediterranean beaches, hipster lifestyle, and delicious food. But who wants to be a typical tourist? Perhaps you have already visited the popular attractions of Casa Battlo and Sagrada Familia. If you are not visiting Barcelona for the first time and want to do something new and unique, here are a few top suggestions.
Climbing the Columbus Monument
Located right in front of the Barceloneta Beach in the city centre, you must have seen Columbus Column several times before. But did you ever thought about climbing up it? Did you know that it has an elevator inside that can take you to the top and give you a wonderful aerial view of the city?
Many people seldom have any idea about this unusual thing to do in Barcelona, perhaps because it has quite a hidden entrance. When you go to the column’s base, it looks more like a help desk where you can seek information. Although you can seek help there, it also has a cash register from where you can purchase your tickets and enter the elevator. The best thing is that it is quite affordable and solitary.
Visiting the Sant Pau Hospital
Have you ever thought about visiting a hospital?
Being one of the most art-nouveau sites of Europe, its domes, sculptures, stained-glass windows, and facades are worth admiring. This masterpiece will quickly remind you of the hospital where Harry Potter was admitted after his battle with Voldemort. Enter its pavilions and see them exactly as they were designed at the beginning of the 1900s. Getting down the tunnels will give you an idea about popular medical practices of that time. Live music events are also organized during summers, which you must not miss.
Watching the Sunset from Bunkers del Carmen
If you love watching sunsets, then no place can be better than the Bunkers. It is a local gem that remains far from crazy crowds of tourists. Walk up to the Bunkers from Parc Guell for 15-20 minutes and get 360° spectacular views of Barcelona. In fact, the reason for constructing these bunkers was to get strategic views of the city during the Spanish Civil War. When you see Barcelona from the Bunkers, there is almost nothing else left to see. Grab your picnic and stay there to wait till sunset.
Going Aboard a Catamaran Boat
While most people are busy enjoying the city of Barcelona, why not take a getaway to the Mediterranean Sea? Booze cruises depart every day for amazing sunset parties. However, if you are looking for something relaxing to do, take a catamaran boat trip and watch the sun while it is setting behind the mountains. Grab cava in your hand and lie on a comforting net while enjoying the music.
Undoubtedly, Barcelona is a city of Picasso, Miro, and Gaudi. But here are a few new alternatives that may not have heard about, but are worth enjoying.
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