The Secrets of Barcelona
08 August, 2015
Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and mysterious cities in the world with much to offer visitors. Yet, too many tourists travel to the city, only to frequent the most popular tourist attractions, such as the Picasso Museum or the La Sagrada Familia. Although these are must-see attractions in the city, there are some wonderful secret locations that every tourist should visit.
Icebarcelona, located in Condal City, is the perfect location for a unique and exciting experience when visiting Barcelona. It is the first ice bar at the beach in the world with lighting and sculptures that are renewed twice each year. The bar is designed by internationally renowned artists and is at a temperature of -5?C (20?F). Despite the cool temperatures, visitors normally stay at the bar for about 45 minutes, relaxing on the terrace which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and enjoying an al fresco cocktail. The bar even provides jackets and gloves if necessary.
Bottle Your Own Cava
Cava is Spain’s version of champagne and one of the more unique experiences while visiting Barcelona is to make and bottle your own personalized cava. Spain’s first cava cellar is located just 50 minutes outside of the city and visitors are provided with a guided tour of the winery as well as an in-depth explanation about the elaboration of cava. Once the tour is over, guests are provided tastings of many different types of the wine in order to choose the flavors they enjoy most to create their own version. Once the unique blend of cava is created, visitors take home a bottle of their own personalized cava as a souvenir.
Parc del Labirint in Horta
Parc del Labirint in Horta, which translates to the Labyrinth Park in Horta, is the oldest park in Barcelona and is one of the city’s undiscovered treasures. Located outside of the tourist areas that are best known in Barcelona in the district of Horta, the Labyrinth Park has been called one of the most beautiful in the world. It was built in 1791 by Joan Antoni Desvalls of d’Ardena, the marquis and landowner. It is divided into two gardens which are spread over nine hectares. Inside the older neoclassical garden is an 820-yard long labyrinth with a statue of Eros, the god of love in the center. Above the labyrinth are two large pavilions with statues of Danae and Ariadne while a statue of Dionysus, the god of wine, stands beside the stairs leading to the highest point in the garden. To maintain the park’s beauty, only 750 visitors are permitted per day.
There are many interesting and unique attractions in Barcelona that visitors should add to their “must-see” list. Visitors can also learn the art of street photography, greet Madonna on a magic mountain and learn to speak the local language at other attractions. In addition to the many attractions, visitors can learn more about staying in Barcelona, sail away on a beautiful yacht or enjoy a party on the Seven Seas. Visitors can even learn to make a new drink at the many cocktail classes offered throughout the city. Although visiting the popular tourist attractions in the city is important, taking some time to find the unique and exciting things to do can add to any trip to one of Spain’s most beautiful towns.
This article was written and provided by Fiona Moriarty of Hipmunk, the ultimate platform for all your travel needs.