Must-See Sights in Barcelona Spain – Barcelona has one of the most famous cityscapes in the entire world. Historic architecture, high fashion, and perfect weather abound along this city’s coastline. But beyond the usual sights and attractions, there are some out-of-the-way gems you can find if you know where to look. There’s an entirely secret side to Barcelona. These are some of the best places to discover on holiday in Barcelona.
Spain in 1938 was a scene of a war – the Spanish Civil War brought about the need for massive, impenetrable shelter for locals and soldiers alike. The Carmel Bunkers were the answer to this need. Built into the side of a mountain, these fortifications kept Spaniards safe from aircraft attacks. The cannons used during the war are long gone, but the views from the mountainside offer a panoramic view of Barcelona and the ocean beyond. This is one of those spots you must have your camera ready for. The best time to visit is early morning – you can watch an intimate sunrise before the tourists arrive.
There’s just something about mazes that ignite the fire of the human imagination and curiosity. The world’s first original corn maze, the Labyrinth at Park of Horta has allowed guests to get lost – or, rather, be entertained – since it opened in 1791. This maze is full of fun and history that you can only learn at this incredibly unique location. But if you decide to venture out to Park of Horta, you should arrive as early as possible – the park only allows 750 guests each day in an effort to preserve this historic landmark.
And, of course, you’ll need lodging during your stay in the city. The Ayre Hotel offers luxurious rooms and some of the best views of Barcelona, including Sagrada Familia, a temple built in the 1600s. if you’ve already got your accommodations booked elsewhere, stop by just for the views and enjoy a sangria at the rooftop lounge.
Barcelona is full of hidden places than even locals don’t even know exist. Consider these stops next time you visit. You’ll be happy you did.