Barcelona Treasure Hunts


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Looking for the most fun activity to do with your family or friends? Pick up a bag with a treasure map and magical tools and set out on an adventure with the best thing to do. Along the way, you will: 

  • Follow the treasure map 
  • Solve escape-room-puzzles to find suspects 
  • Unlock a series of locks on a treasure box
  • Walk at your own pace or race against your friends
  • Real materials: no app/telephone required!  

Two Amazing Experiences to Choose from

The Secret of Cerdà

Discover what secrets Barcelona's eccentric architect has hidden in his plans

The Search for the Snake Stone

Explore medieval Barcelona’s rich history of magic and witchcraft


What is it?

Mystery City Games are outdoor treasure hunt adventures based on real stories. You will visit locations in the city, find clues hidden in the city’s architecture, and solve escape-room style puzzles along the way. You can play competitively, but you can also relax and go your own pace, enjoying shops or cafés. Pick up a backpack of tools and set out on a journey – we believe treasure hunts are more fun with real treasure maps, locks, and beautiful pieces.  Come find our why customers say Mystery City Games is one of the top things to do in Barcelona! 

How It Works:

  • You will meet the Game Master at our Secret Headquarters to pick up a backpack containing all of the materials that you need to play: treasure maps, boxes, locks, and magical tools
  • Follow an ancient treasure map as you walk through Barcelona’s city center or old Gothic and Jewish quarter discovering must-see city sites and monuments such as Plaza Catalunya, Palau de la Musica, the Cathedral, Plaza del Rei, Alchemist’s House and much more!
  • Solve puzzles while exploring Barcelona’s top attractions and having fun with your friends or family on a holiday, bachelorette party, or weekend out. If you only have one day in Barcelona, this is the way to see it!
  • Learn true stories from the city’s history 

The Story

We have two adventures to choose from in Barcelona: In The Secret of Cerdà, players follow the path of a mysterious architect as the city grows. In The Search for the Snake Stone, learn about witches, kings, and sorcerers in medieval Barcelona.

Who can play?

Are you a curious and adventurous spirit? Are you looking for fun things to do in Barcelona? Then Barcelona’s best scavenger hunt is something for you!  They are a great idea for a family visit to Barcelona, a date with someone special, a birthday party, or an event with your team.

Can my kids play?

The games were made for adults, but are a very fun thing to do with kids or teenagers too. For kids, we recommend our game The Secret of Cerdà, which is more simple and requires less reading. Kids ages 6 and older can play when accompanied by an adult. 

Why should we play?
These games are the top thing to do in Barcelona! Explore the city at your own pace and learn something about must-see sights and top places all while racing to solve a real mystery. Discover real stories hidden in the city and find out why people call us “the best thing to do in Barcelona!”

Where is it?
The game starts and ends at Maximum Escape 3 in Calle Bruc 9, near Plaza Urquinaona. The route covers approximately 3km and passes by five key sites in the city.


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