Everything you need to know when you visit Barcelona
There is something that you have to know when you visit Barcelona, and even more so if you have come to live in our residence because this will be your city. We know that the first thing you will see will be the Sagrada Familia, the Columbus statue, The Ramblas, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló… and after that, what? There is more of Barcelona to see. Welcome to the secret Barcelona!
- Carmel bunkers: a well hidden secret, they tend not to appear among the prominent sights in the city, and it’s a shame because you get one of the best views of the city. These are anti-aircraft guns that were built during the Civil War in 1937. At that time Barcelona received daily bombardment of almost 200 bombs.
- Botanical gardens: guys, we have hidden botanical gardens! With more than 14 hectares, this botanic garden cultivates plants of all species in the world, and do you know where you can find it? On Montjuïc; it is an almost obligatory visit.
- CosmoCaixa: it doesn’t appear either in guides of what to visit, which is why we share it with our more adventurous thelofttowners. In this space you will find a world of science, animal science, and technology, which will amaze you. Giant piranhas, aquatic forests, blocks of ice, a room dedicated to matter… awesome!
- Labyrinth of Horta: it is incredible to get lost in the greenest Barcelona. This maze keeps a secret: it is the oldest park in Barcelona; it is an obligatory spot to visit Barcelona for all those who are not reading. Its structure mixes neoclassical 18th century style with the romantic style of the 19th century. Do you dare enter?
Being one of thelofttowners has advantages; if you want to visit Barcelona in all its splendour, we open the doors of the city for you so that you can let your curiosity run wild 😉