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10 secrets of Barcelona you didn’t know
Barcelona still keeps some secrets reserved only for the most intrepid travellers. Some of them are found in the heart of Barcelona and others in little-known corners. Whatever their location, we recommend getting around with your Hola Barcelona Travel Card. Are you ready to discover them?
Port de Barcelona
Barcelona is a representation of the Mediterranean sea and has a seafaring tradition with centuries of history. When the city was named Olympic host city in 1986, it launched an ambitious project to restore its coastline.
Barcelona Bus Turístic in front of Sagrada Família
Since July 2, the Barcelona Bus Turístic buses are rolling again through the streets of the city. Getting on board one of these vehicles is an experience that is not to be missed if you come to Barcelona, and which awaits you again like you've never seen it before. You’ll travel through the most emblematic streets and you’ll be able to see the most special monuments and sites from a different perspective.
Fountains in the Jardins de la Tamarita / Foto: Pere López, CC BY-SA 3.0 via la Wikimedia Commons
If you want to relax in Barcelona and isolate yourself from the urban noise, a perfect choice is to visit the city's parks and gardens. There are plenty to choose from, but here are eight that you may not know about and which are not to be missed.
A close up of one of the species that can be found in the Barcelona Botanical Garden / Foto: Jorge Franganillo CC BY 2.0 via la Wikimedia Commons
Barcelona has green areas, such as parks and gardens, to enjoy nature in the heart of the city, and large natural spaces to walk around and breathe. In the municipality of Barcelona, which includes the Serra de Collserola, there are over 1.4 million trees. The most common are holm oaks, white pines, London planes and stone pines. This information comes from the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications and the Urban Forest Effects Model.
Montjuïc Cable Car and Barcelona sky
Spring is already here, and in addition to enjoying the flowering of the city's flowers and trees, we also have a few days off for Easter, a perfect time to rediscover Barcelona. We suggest you see the city from a bird's eye view with the Montjuïc Cable Car, which is offering discounted tickets to celebrate the explosion of colours of this season.
Barcelona panoramic view
Whether you prefer hot or cold weather, taking in Barcelona while walking around in the open air is always a good plan. The Catalan capital has many interesting open spaces to enjoy culture, exercise or simply let yourself get carried away. Now that due to Covid-19 we must avoid closed spaces and crowded places, we invite you to put on your mask and find out how to have a good time outdoors during your stay in Barcelona.
El Barcelona Bus Turístic circulant per Barcelona
The Barcelona Bus Turístic is temporarily not operating. Soon we will be running the official hop-on hop-off tour service to enjoy the city's most emblematic places and buildings. Meanwhile we explain you why it is an experience you will not be able to miss when we will see you again!
La plaça Sant Jaume plena a vessar durant una jornada de castells
In addition to its rich heritage, Barcelona and Catalonia in general, have important cultural traditions that we invite you to discover. Centuries of history have shaped festivals, traditions and popular celebrations that are still deeply rooted in the territory and its people today. We want to share this with all those who visit us! Currently, the health crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus prevents us from celebrating our festivities in normal circumstances; however, we hope that very soon we will be able to celebrate again as we have always done.