“There is no way to completely avoid tourists in most corners of Barcelona, but there are ways to avoid the crowds while still finding quality things to do,” says Nuria Canal, co-founder of Barcelona-based gastronomic tour agency Food Lovers Company. Though Canal’s specialty these days is food and drink, she used to be an art consultant, and that makes her uniquely positioned to tailor bespoke experiences for clients. What follows are her top picks for the lesser-appreciated things to do and see in Barcelona.
Instead of Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and Casa Battló …
go to Torre Bellesguard and Casa Vicens
“Antoni Gaudí is the most famous architect of Catalan Modernism. He worked in the late-19th- and early-20th centuries and today his buildings remain Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions. His main work is the famous ‘melting’ church of the Sagrada Familia, but other well-known creations include La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.
A lesser-known Gaudí construction that deserves a visit is Torre Bellesguard. This house is located in the neighborhood of Sant Gervasi — la Bonanova.
Read more from source: How to Get Your Gaudí Fix in Barcelona — Minus the Crowds