There are a thousand ways to discover Barcelona, and those who travel as backpackers don’t settle with just doing the typical activities you would find in any touristic guide to Barcelona. Would you like to know a more creative and original side of the Catalonian capital? These are five alternative plans we recommend for your next trip to Barcelona.

Photographic tours around Barcelona

 Do you like photography? We recommend a fun a different way of discovering Barcelona: sign up for one of the photographic tours organized by Barcelona Photo Walk. They will take you around incredible spots of the city where you probably would not go to without the help of your tour guide. There are photographic tours that revolve around different topics: some of them are about architecture, others revolve around history and others attempt to find hidden spots of the city. And, in case you forgot your camera, you can always rent one by the hour.

Photographic book around Barcelona

If you prefer modeling over taking photographs, we recommend the tours organized by Turismo Creativo Barcelona. They organize fun excursions in rollers or on foot to discover the most charming villages around Barcelona, the waterfalls or the main monuments of the city, in the company of a professional photographer. You will also enjoy a very special day while you make the best souvenir of your journey: a professional photo album.

Gastronomic workshops

Are you one of those people who think that gastronomy is essential when it comes to learning about the culture of a country? Then we recommend you the gastronomic workshops by Canela Fina. Learn how to cook with great chefs, come to the best markets in the city so you can get to know local products, try out a wine tour or a paired menu. You can find these and other delicious choices on the web. Bon profit!

Barcelona from the heights

 Would you like to see the city of Barcelona from a different perspective? If you are not afraid of heights, doing an air balloon tour is an experience you will never forget. Ballooning organizes balloon flights around Barcelona and its surroundings for groups up to eight people. Are you up for it?

Staying at a hostel:

Staying at a hostel in Barcelona is the best way of starting your alternative trip. Aside from offering low prices, at a hostel, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a lot of free tours and leisure activities that will allow you to discover the city like a local.