Hidden and charming places little known in Barcelona


Little known” does not necessarily mean uninteresting or of lesser quality, and when it comes to places to visit, there are even some value-added features to consider: the absence of endless queues, less crowded spaces and more commonly admission fees. cheap or free.

As expected, Barcelona has its own hidden and charming places, those that most visitors do not know, at least before their arrival. Discovering them is not only a pleasant surprise, but also a wonderful way to do more things for less money.

THE CHOCOLATE MUSEUM (MUSEO DE LA XOCOLATA)

The Barcelona chocolate museum is located on Calle del Comerç, 36, in the Born-La Ribera area of the city. Its objective is to provide a greater knowledge about the production and tasting of this delicacy from the perspective of the artisans. Not surprisingly, Catalonia has a long tradition of manufacturing and manufacturing many different chocolate varieties. As a visitor, you can learn, experiment, taste and feel the world of chocolate for only 5 euros. In addition, visiting the Chocolate Museum in Barcelona is a great idea if you travel with children under 7 years of age, who do not need to pay a ticket.

FIRA DE BARCELONA AT PLAÇA DE ESPANYA

The old “Fira de Barcelona” is amazingly well-situated at the foot of Montjüic’s mountain and only meters away from the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (www.museunacional.cat) and the galleries and conference rooms of Caixaforum Barcelona. Despite it was built in 1929 due to the celebration of the International Exhibition, it still preserves some of its old architecture and has kept busy agenda ever since. While planning your trip, you are advised to check out their website (www.firabarcelona.com) on a regular basis if you want to obtain information on upcoming fairs and events and buy your tickets well in advance.

VISITING THE GOTHIC DISTRICT

Everyone knows the narrow streets of “the Gothic Quarter” what most do not know is that its small streets in the form of a labyrinth, still hide the remains of the Roman and medieval past of the city of Barcelona. Its streets and squares keep alive the essence of an unknown Barcelona, full of emblems and historical details.
Basilica of Mare de Déu de la Mercè, patron saint of Barcelona

This is a small church located near Las Ramblas. The “Basilica de la Mercè” has a wonderful and beautiful statue of the patron saint of Barcelona on its roof protected behind one of the last medieval walls.

The Plaza of Duc de Medinaceli

The Plaza “del Duque de Medinaceli”, is located in the Gothic Quarter, opposite the Paseo de Colón, which was the Muralla del Mar. It is a small square arched with beautiful palm trees, open in the English square style.
It was created after the demolition of the old city walls and a convent in the 19th century. It bears the name of the nobleman who gave the land to urbanize them.
The square of the “Duc de Medinaceli” is classified as “Good of Urban Interest” and its monument to Galceran Marquet, which stands on a cast iron column inside the tiny stone pond. This figure is also cataloged as a “Cultural Asset of Local Interest”.
Foreign and national residents know her because the building of the civil registro of Barcelona (Registro Cívil) is located there. Government office of great importance due to the paperwork that can be managed for any fact of life that happens to citizens and that must be registered by the Registry of the place where they occur. On-site or online procedures at registrocivildebarcelona.com

Fuente foto : Viquipèdia

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