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hidden cities • 7 days, 6 nights

Barcelona Behind the Scenes: Music, Mystery and Modernist Treasures

hidden cities • 7 days, 6 nights

Barcelona Behind the Scenes: Music, Mystery and Modernist Treasures

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  • Group Size 14 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Style
    Urban Exploration
from $3,345 USD per person
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  • Implemented expansive new safety protocols
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  • Made it easier than ever to reschedule your trip

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Trip Overview

Join us for behind-the-scenes perspectives and special access to stunning sights and hidden wonders in this Mediterranean capital city. During a week of new and unusual experiences, you’ll be intrigued, entranced, and surprised at every step. Wandering through Barcelona’s historic streets and cobblestone squares, we’ll discover marvelous locations such as a Baroque anatomical amphitheater, a former Masonic Temple, and a subterranean bomb shelter. We’ll celebrate this festive season with shows inspired by Barcelona's golden age of classical music and cabaret, and don our best outfits for a private Carnival-inspired Gala inside a Belle Époque atelier. Whether it will be your first time in Barcelona or your fifth, this adventure is an extraordinary opportunity to fully immerse yourself in one of the most diverse and breathtaking cities in Europe.

  • Live music and performance
  • Down the rabbit holes of history
  • Private Gala at a Belle Époque atelier


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Trip Leader

Felipe Trigo
Felipe Trigo is a historian, trip guide, and events whiz with a degree in History from Barcelona University. He curates immersive, dynamic itineraries that explore history through the most surprising and hidden elements within the city, such as visits to normally off-limits private collections and houses, hidden bunkers and shelters, and performance events, theatrical tours, concerts, and dinners in the most unusual locations. Inspired by a special devotion to stage arts, Felipe has directed the underground cabaret company Kriminal Kabarett since 2011. For the past five years, he has served as co-director for Hendrick’s Congress for Curious People in Spain. He has been creating and leading trips for Atlas Obscura since 2018, welcoming travelers to discover the myths and mysteries of Barcelona, Rome, and soon Andalucia and Tuscany.

Additional Info


The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you: 

Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $485 ($570 for May & Oct 2022 departures). After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance. 

Activity Level

Travelers should be comfortable staying on their feet for long stretches at a time and walking up to six miles over the course of a day. We'll be out and about most of each day, with time to rest at lunch and dinner, both of which take place on the later side in Barcelona. 

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive in Barcelona by 3 p.m. on Day 1 and depart anytime on Day 7. If you'd like to spend a few extra nights in the area, we'd be more than happy to recommend places to stay and things to do in the city on your own.

If you are booking on the October 2022 departure, consider adding on some time in Catalonia on our Ancient Tradition and Avant-Garde Winemaking trip!

  • Six nights of hotel accommodation.
  • All meals described in the itinerary.
  • The company of two expert guides, with a great depth and breadth of knowledge about Barcelona, its elaborate history, and its vibrant arts and culture.
  • Admission to all proposed activities and events.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers, excited to explore all that Barcelona has to offer!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue.
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences.
  • Transportation to and from Barcelona.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
  • Airport transfers (recommendations for travel between the airport and our accommodations will be provided).
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations.
  • Applying for a Spanish visa, if applicable.
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Trip FAQ

Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.

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