turismo barcelona  Barcelona Tourist info Things to do in Barcelona Palau Guell Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona In recent years Barcelona has started receiving visitors eager to learn the secrets of the Catalan capital. While it is true that the cultural and tourist center is almost inexhaustible, Barcelona also has an attractive unknown to many: The Hidden Barcelona.

There are many theories and legends that are originated in this city and there are many mysteries of Barcelona and its many old streets and the layout of the city particularly and the peculiar location of several of the monuments.

In Barcelona organize various tours to learn about these special places and charming city. Different tours can be organized into the following topics:

The Masonic Barcelona

Although during the Franco removed most Masonic symbols, you can still find traces of this famous lodge in various buildings in the city. In the famous street of Commerce can find the old Caja de Reclutas del Convento Sant Agustí, where you can see Masonic origin reliefs on their doors. Other places where we can find Masonic symbols are the facade of number 11 Portaferrisa, in the Gothic Quarter or on the facade of the Porxos d’en Xifré in Pla Palau, next to Barceloneta, where we can find some remains on the facade of the library of the former headquarters of the cooperative La Fraternidad.

Modernist Barcelona

There are many theories on the layout of the city and its meanings. Triangular patterns found among the buildings built by Gaudí (the stairs of Park Güell, the Güell Pavilion,  and the Aribau Square at Parc de la Ciutadella) as well as some very specific alignments to be coincidence, for example, Hospital Sant Pau is clearly aligned with the Sagrada Familia by Gaudi Avenue, but if we extend that line extends directly to the Palau Güell in the Raval, it is rumored that the long avenue Diagonal lines up with the sun in two days in particular the August 15 and April 27. Nobody knows the meaning or reason why these monuments are located in these particular locations, but it seems to be a random result.

The Magic Corners

Barcelona also has some very special spots, and it would be impossible to mention them all. Some of the most famous are:

  • The Plaza de San Felipe Neri, a place very quiet and a very special aura in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, a classic of Barcelona Mitica.
  • Ghosts of the Metro stations, a corner of the Barcelona Urbana, there are a few old and closed stations that can be seen when traveling in this transport. One of the most viewed Gaudi is the old station is adorned and illuminated for the holidays and can be seen crossing the line 5 metro from Sagrada Familia to Sant Pau / Dos de Maig.
  • The number 43 of the street Francisco Giner, in Grace, which was the scene of a famous story of poltergeist in the 30s.

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  1. Tatiana says:

    Hola! A fines de agosto estaremos yendo a grabar nuestro programa de TV ¨Paseos Mágicos¨a Barcelona y estamos buscando lugares dentro de la ciudad que sean escenarios de mitos urbanos, historias o leyendas para el capítulo de MISTERIOS. Cualquier aporte será bienvenido! Gracias ;) contacto@liberamedia.tv

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