5 non-touristy places to go in Barcelona

You are looking for an authentic experience in Barcelona? You don’t want to discover non-touristy places in Barcelona?

We have the solution! In this article, we will present you 5 places to go both with your family, your friends or even with your partner.


Cosmo Caixa is a science museum situated in Barcelona. This museum proposes various exhibitions, permanent or temporary, that show the environment, nature, science and space.

For children, the museum has also a planetarium, which proposes exhibitions devoted to interaction such as touch and play.

This museum hosts around 3,000,000 visitors each year.


Address: c/ Isaac Newton 26, 08022 Barcelona.

Open hours: From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm.

Entrance Price: 4€ (free entrance for children until 16 years old).


The Bunkers of Carmel offer a viewpoint of the city of Barcelona that, until recently, was not well known by people.

In this viewpoint are the remains of an antiaircraft battery of the Spanish Civil War.

This place is located on top of the “Turo de la Rovira”, in the neighborhood of Carmel.

After climbing the mountain, you will find the remains (Not very accessible due to the absence of stairs). Then, you could enjoy the real beauty of this place. The entire city is at your feet.

vista-de-barcelona-des-dels-bunkers-del-carmel-750x500Address: Carrer del Turó de la Rovira, 61I, 08032 Barcelona.

Entrance Price: Free.


The Museum of Chocolate is a private museum in Barcelona. It opened in 2000 in the neighborhood of “El Born” on the ground level of an old barrack.

Many of the displays are chocolate sculptures, including various well known Barcelona’s buildings and illustrations from Various stories.

The mission of the museum is to provide the community with access to knowledge of the history of this product.


Address: Calle Comerç 36, 08003 Barcelona.

Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm. From 10am to 3pm on Sundays.

Entrance Price: 5€.


The “Parc de l’Oreneta” is located in the district of Sarria-Sant Gervasi. It was opened in 1978 and was restored by Patrizia Falcone in 1993.

For adults, the park, which is an urban wood, is a place to get lost and contemplate the Mediterranean vegetation in all its diversity.

For children, you can ride a steam train or even take a pony ride. 

In the highest part of the Park, a watchtower allows you to discover Barcelona and the surrounding places. The “Parc de l’Oreneta” is a ideally park for walking with children far away from the touristic places of Barcelona.


Address: Carrer de Montevideo 45, 08034 Barcelona.

Opening Hours:

– December, January and February, every day from 10am to 6pm.

– March and November, every day from 10am to 7pm.

– April and October, every day from 10am to 8pm.

– From May to September, every day to 10am to 9pm.

Entrance Price: Free.


The “Laberinto de Horta” is an historical garden in the district of Horta-Guinardo in Barcelona. It’s the oldest garden in the city.

The park comprises an 18th century neoclassical garden and a 19th century romantic garden.

The Park is composed of three levels such as stepped terraces. At the top there is a pool that collects water for irrigation. In the intermediate zone there are temples with domes supported by Tuscan columns. At the bottom there is the labyrinth, the central element of the park.


Address: Passeig dels Castanyers 1, 08035 Barcelona.

Opening Hours: From Monday to Sunday, from 11am to 9pm.

Entrance price: 2€.

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