Barcelona is one of the cities that awaits more mystery and fantasy among its streets, something that attracts many tourists from around the world. If you are thinking of visiting the city, in Aerobús we recommend some of the areas of Barcelona that have peculiar stories that will not leave you indifferent. Remember that if you want to reach the most famous points of the city, you just have to check the Aerobus line, since it stops at key points: Plaza España, Gran Vía, University Square, Urgell … If you also come From the Airport, Aerobús makes a stop at El Prat. Remember to buy your ticket online in advance to save queues and avoid unforeseen events with the times of your flights.
In addition to the Gothic quarter and all the aura that surrounds those streets, Barcelona has among its streets great mysteries and stories that play between reality and fantasy. Surely you have heard more than once stories about the most popular mysteries of this city. If you are attracted to such stories, we recommend that you comment on the following mysteries. Do you dare to know the main places?
The Gaudi key
The works of the artist Antonio Gaudí are full of symbolism and mythological legends, which attract the attention of tourists and art lovers. One of the greatest curiosities surrounding his work is that seven of its buildings form the constellation of the Big Dipper seen from the sky: Palau Güell, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Casa Vicens, Parque Güell, Casa Calvet and Sagrada Familia. Will this “Big Dipper” be the result of chance?
The skull of Pont del Bisbe
If you have ever walked along Bisbe Street it is very likely that you were impressed with its bridge, a neo-Gothic work initiated by Joan Rubio and Bellver. This project was not well seen by the Barcelona architects, so Bellver ended up placing a skull with a dagger stuck under the bridge, in protest. Other legends say that when the dagger separates, Barcelona will collapse or bring bad luck to everyone who contemplates it.
The mailbox of the house of Ardiaca
Those who believe in the legend of the skull will also have to visit the Casa del Ardiaca. In the construction there is a mailbox designed by Lluís Domenech i Montaner, which was installed in the building in 1985. This mailbox has carved swallows, an ivy, and a turtle, an animal that has to touch the shell to remove it the bad luck that the skull of the Pont de Bisbe has given you.
This Casino, of which only a lot of ruins remain, has a very curious past. In Sant Cugat del Vallés, a casino hotel was inaugurated in 1899, which became a luxury for the bourgeois of the moment. Legend has it that those who lost all their savings with casino games, locked themselves in a room and disappeared, so the stay ended up becoming a truly mysterious place.
The magic picture of the Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia is one of the great symbols of the city of Barcelona, thanks to its architecture and all the references it houses inside. One of the most curious pieces is the magic painting, a work by Josep María Subirachs: it consists of 16 boxes that add the same figure both vertically and horizontally. 33 is the resulting number, and the legend says that it is related to the age at which Jesus Christ died, according to Catholic tradition.
The Canaletas fountain
The Canaletas Fountain, in Las Ramblas, is one of the corners of the city most visited by tourists. Despite its simplicity, it keeps one of the most curious legends of the place, which ensures that, in the mid-nineteenth century, a spirit was around the inhabitants of the area. Those who came for water were surprised by his presence and ran scared, until a group of men appeared armed to “scare him.” From that moment the ghost did not appear again and today tourists drink quietly from the fountain to fall in love with the city and be able to return.
The ghost subway stations
If you like to visit curious places, the Barcelona metro stations are perfect for you. In addition to those accessible to all audiences, there are also several abandoned stations. The best known are Gaudí, Correos, Ferran and Banc stations, whose legend says it was used to transport money to the Banco de Espala through a network of tunnels.
The walls of the Tinell Hall
The Tinell building is a building located in the Plaza Real. Legend has it that within its walls the Inquisition was in charge of exercising a peculiar torture: if the damned leaned on the walls and lied, the walls would fall on them when not holding the lies. This room was renamed the Hall of Torments and today in one of the most mysterious places in the city.
If you want to visit these corners full of legends, do not hesitate to get the Aerobus tickets. With the service of this bus you can reach the most important points of the city and discover first hand the most curious stories of Barcelona.