Barcelona is a big city, so you’re definitely excused if you don’t know some of its secret places that are way more fun than regular tourist attractions. Forget Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas - these are some of the unusual places in Barcelona not even locals know about!


Hidden bar behind a fridge

Alot of hidden bars in Barcelona have closed over the years, but there’s one that remains. El Paradiso is a secret bar, but it’s also one of the most popular mystery bars in Barcelona. You enter it through the fridge of a pastrami shop - yup, you heard that right. Just that alone is enough of a reason to give it a try!

14711594_1208794389194493_7590209593538742008_o Photo Credit: El Paradiso Facebook page

Address: Carrer de Rera Palau, 4, 08003 Barcelona

Baby Drop Off Turntable

Say what? You can find this strange hole in El Raval - and it’s very easy to just walk past it if you don’t know its history. This is a wooden turntable, used in the late 16th century to drop off babies to the orphanage located in the building. Yup, you heard that right. And no, it’s not functioning today.

Address: 17 carrer Ramelleras Barcelona, 08001 Spain

Tequila ice cream Shop

Being a seaside city, Barcelona has a plethora of ice cream shops. But one stands out from the crowd. You can conveniantly find it close to the beach, but that’s not what’s special about it. La Heladería Mexicana features Mexican ice cream you've never tried before - including the tequila flavour!

600158_398237593561961_1585550619_n La Heladeria Mexicana Facebook page

Address: Carrer de la Mestrança, 49, 08003 Barcelona

Labyrinth Park

This might be the oldest garden of the city, but it’s one of the most underrated Barcelona attractions. The place looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale book. The adorable maze is a perfect romantic destination. The reason it’s so well-hidden it’s because they only let in 750 people per day and the entrance is either €2.23 or free on Wednesdays and Sundays.


Address: Passeig dels Castanyers, 1, 08035 Barcelona, Spain

Supercomputing Centre

Located inside a chapel, the supercomputing centre consists of, well, supercomouters. It’s Europe’s largest centre of its kind and a perfect place to see what was the world’s once most powerful supercomputer ever.

Address: Torre Girona Building Barcelona, 08034 Spain

Barcelona’s Sewers

Tired of exploring above ground? Then go underground! Sewers of Barcelona are alive and well and you can actually explore them with a guided tour through La Fabrica del Sol. Don’t forget to plug your nose!

La Puntual Puppet Theatre

A puppet theatre? Sign us up! La Puntual is a family theatre that often gets overlooked by other flashy things you can do in Barcelona. While its language is mainly Spanish and Catalan, you can also find some shows where no text is required. A perfect choice for families who want to see a puppet show.

LaPuntual_Pres_S1 Photo Credit: La Puntual Website

Address: Allada Vermell 15 08003 Barcelona

Barcelona’s amphitheater

Did you know Barcelona has an amphitheater? Well, technically, it’s not located in Barcelona - it’s in Tarragona. It’s called the Amphitheatre of Tarragona and it’s located at the end of Rambla Vella. The amphitheatre has a capacity of 13000 people and a fantastic view of the ocean. It’s truly an unusual sight for Barcelona, but absolutely remarkable!

Barcelona's street art

This one is a must-visit for any photography geek that’s looking to spice up their Instagram portfolio. Joan Fontcuberta’s installation is called ‘The world begins with every kiss’ and it represents a large photomosaic made of 400 smaller photos. It’s one thing to look at it from up close, but a whole different thing to see it from far away! You can find this particular piece at Plaça d’Isidre Nonell.

Barcelona is full of exciting street art that's well-worth walking around the city for. You'll be surprised at what you can find!

37013158_10156540499887370_5308453370242007040_n Photo credit: Irene Lopez Leon @ Facebook

Ferarri rental

Did you know you can rent a Ferrari in Barcelona and drive around? There are plenty of places in Barcelona that allow you to rent luxury cars and take them for a spin! Perfect for those of us who’ll never get a chance to own one of these in this lifetime. sigh

Did you ever find any unusual places in Barcelona? Come let us know in the comments!

Check out our other articles on Barcelona:

Quick Facts: 4 Important Historical Events in Barcelona
Best Websites for Freelance Work in Spain
5 Things to Do as a Local in Barcelona
7 Jobs in Barcelona for English Speakers
5 Best Kept Secrets in Barcelona: Don't Tell Anyone
How to Make the Most Out of Your Summer in Barcelona