Surely you know the typical or popular places in Barcelona that everybody visit. But often you also need to get away from the fast rhythm of the city and relax with a good walk, reading a book or simply listening the silence. In Barcelona it is possible! We will recommend 5 places you can not miss and where you will charge batteries. Follow us!
We start with the Hospital de Sant Pau. Sant Pau, besides being one of the most internationally recognized for its work in the health, it is a World Heritage Pace since 20 years ago. If you want a good walk through the streets of this jewel of modernism and do not hurry, we suggest you to enjoy every detail of its architecture!
Pedralbes Monastery in Barcelona is another place that brings peace. The monastery is a building of Catalan Gothic style that invites you to relax. Why? Because you can stroll or admire its cloister inside the monastery and feel a great respect for the past. It is a place that will surprise you because you will be invited to disconnect from reality.
In the Raval Neighborhood, located in the district of Ciutat Vella, you can also find peace. You can just walk calmly through the streets, meet people from different countries and cultures, buy in alternative shops... Or you can choose to visit around the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) and the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) where the past and the present (and even future) meet. The modern buildings are mixed with older renovated buildings that remind us of our history.
The Horta Labyrinth Park is not just another park. A quiet and idyllic place, superb. You can visit the gardens of neoclassical and romantic style that served as the backdrop for famous movies, such as The Perfume . If you want to discover the paths of the maze, hear the sound of water from the fountains and the waterfall, or just sit and watch people, listen to how birds take flight, this is your place!
The Call or Jewish quarter is one of the neighborhoods that make up the Gothic Quarter and one of the places we recommend you. You can stroll through its narrow streets and somewhat dark places of a very mysterious charm. Sit down and read a good novel, especially any set in Barcelona. Calm is easily found in this neighborhood, rich in tradition and history.
In these places we have recommended you will not find noise, pollution, stress... you will find the peace so necessary to survive on a day to day!