5 secret places in Barcelona that you won’t find in the guide books

Barcelona is a wonderful city that has become, specially over the past few years, one of the most attractive European cities for tourists. Guide books, travel blogs…. a quick search on Google may bring you thousands and thousands of recommendations.

Here in Alizée Lifestyle we love to present you some different activities, restaurants and places with the aim of making you feel the city as a local, not as a tourist. Here are 5 secret places hidden in the city that you might like to add to your ‘must-visit’ spots.

Petritxol Street


Located right in the centre of the city, very close to Las Ramblas, this small street keeps the spirit of the old Barcelona and it’s very known as the ‘chocolate street’ in Barcelona. Take your time and have a sweet snack at one of its old coffee shops. Totally worth it.

Plaça Sant Felip Neri


This beautiful (and small) square is located at the Born neighborhood, one of the trendiest these days. Specially recommended for all of those willing to know a bit more of the history of the city, since this was a hot spot during the war that took place in the city in 1714.

Carmel bunkers

Vistas desde el Carmel

We can still find bunkers from the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona. They are located at ‘El Carmel’ and they are the perfect spot for getting the best views of the city.


Jardins de la Tamarita

jardins de la tamarita

Even some Barcelona citizens probably haven’t heard about this small gardens, a spot of peace and tranquility located at Passeig Sant Gervasi.

Biblioteca Arús


One of those charming libraries that looks like Hogwarts is Biblioteca Arús. Builded in 1895, it keeps one of the most preserved secrets of the city: its own statue of liberty.

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