About Kim H
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
Since Jun. 2014
25-34 year old female
I am born and raised in the Netherlands, but love to travel. I have lived in different cities around the world, such as San Francisco and currently Barcelona. Add Amsterdam and you have my list of favourite cities! I am always on the lookout for new remarkable places where ever I go.
Other Outdoor Activities
Theatres, Architectural Buildings
Flea & Street Markets
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Speciality Museums, Architectural Buildings
Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
The oldest park in Barcelona, this space is a true undiscovered gem. Built in 1791 by landowner Joan Antoni Desvalls of d'Ardena, it served as the center of many cultural events during the 19th century. The park extends over 9 hectares, with many hidden corners to explore, including waterfalls and sculptures of mythological figures. Plus, the park was named after its beautifully maintained maze (or labyrinth), which is a great place to literally get lost!
Located on a mountain, the Bunker Del Carmel offers an astonishing 360-degree view of Barcelona. Due to its remoteness, it is also a quiet and romantic spot to watch the sun going down, replaced by the mellow glow of the city lights.
This astonishing concert hall was designed by Lluís Doménech i Montaner, one of the pioneers of Catalan Modernism. Finished in 1908, the building remains an important Catalan symbol today, and its unique and extravagant beauty makes it a must-see!
At one of the oldest markets in Europe, and nowadays the biggest flea market in Barcelona, you can find an astonishing variety of products at competitive prices. From clothes to furniture, antiques to modern art, technology to jewelry, there's something sure to delight every type of bargain hunter. And even if shopping isn't on your agenda, this is a wonderful place to simply wander around and experience the excitement of the locals in this buzzing marketplace.
Named after its patron, who helped finance the building, this hospital is a stunning example of Catalan Modernism. Designed by Lluís Doménech i Montaner. It consists of 30 different pavilions that are connected by underground hallways, and the philosophy of the architect — that beauty and tranquility will speed up the healing process — is clearly demonstrated by the extravagant decorations, green space and light.
Renovated in 2005, this beautiful market is a stunning example of modern architecture, with its ceramic multi-colored, wave-like roof. The delights that lie inside — many stalls selling incredibly fresh and authentic Spanish produce — are an added bonus.
An extension of the famous and busy Las Ramblas, this enchanting tree-lined boulevard houses many high-class restaurants and shops. Up the Ramblas past Plaza Catalunya, this distinct street provides a quieter, quainter and chicer vibe, and makes for a great place to wander, browse or enjoy a drink or meal on one of the many terraces.
This impressive monastery from the early 14th century is truly one of a kind, and a perfect example of Catalan Gothic architecture. Today the building functions as a museum that contains both a church and the monastery, where you can see first-hand what the everyday life of nuns was like. The beauty of this monastery makes this a great place to visit for anyone who enjoys history.
Known for its art galleries, bars with live music, and good nightlife scene that mostly takes place on the streets or on the vibrant plaças, Barri de Gracia is a great area to mingle with the locals. And for fashonistas, Gracia houses a large variety of special boutique stores, too!
Kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing ... this beach is a must for everyone who likes water sports, as well as for those who enjoy a relaxing stroll or a quiet day on the beach. This beach is a little further out from the city center, and you will soon notice the difference with its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.