If there is a more than recommended destination to go to in Spain, it is Catalonia, it offers everything, good weather, rural areas, cosmopolitan cities, that is without a doubt the autonomous community of Catalonia. Not surprisingly, Catalonia is the first main destination for foreign tourists arriving in Spain, with 13,6 million visitors followed by Balearics with 10,1 millions and Canary Islands with more than 8,6 million tourists as it has thousands of places to stay between hotels, hostels, apartments and rural houses in Catalonia.
In Catalonia there is so much culture that it is difficult to know where to start: dream buildings in Barcelona such as La Sagrada Familia or the Palau de la Música Catalana, the archaeological complex of Tarraco, the Poblet Monastery in Tarragona, the churches of the Vall de Boí in Lleida...
If we talk about the coast in this area of northeastern Spain, we must mention the beaches of the Costa Dorada, Costa Barcelona and Costa Brava, with towns such as Salou, Sitges, Tossa de Mar, Cadaqués, Lloret de Mar or Roses. And for mountain lovers, there is nothing better than going on a trip to the Pyrenees or to the Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. In these areas it will be easy for you to find holiday homes with private pool from which to make your stay a real wonder.
Catalonia has a lot to see, do and enjoy, it is difficult to specify what you want to do if our margin of days is scarce to be in this land. We leave you below with a few small brushstrokes of those that we consider a basic if you come to visit these lands.
The Roman city of TarracoWalking through its streets is to go back several centuries and transport us to the time of the Roman Empire. We can visit the remains of the Roman amphitheater, the circus, the wall and much more. Ideally, take a guided tour of the city so you don't miss a single detail.
Cadaqués It is a small fishing village bathed by the Mediterranean almost on the border with France. The place that Dalí chose to live and paint his great works of art. Right there you can visit his house-museum in Port Lligat, paying a few euros for the entrance fee.
Montseny It is a gigantic green area near Barcelona, an oxygen lung just 50 kilometers from the great metropolis that preserves a large part of the Mediterranean ecosystem that has disappeared in other coastal massifs. Montseny is home to an incredible number of botanical floors.
Barcelona It is a city that is enjoyed when walking and that is home to many places that are worth a visit. The list is long: the Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum are just some of the essentials in a city that makes you fall in love.
Montserrat It is a mountainous massif that is a true paradise for hikers and nature lovers. The landscapes are dizzying and the Benedictine abbey remains a much appreciated place of pilgrimage.Costa Daurada, We are talking about the beaches of Tarragona, grouped under the generic name of Costa Daurada or Costa Dorada. Among the places you cannot miss, the capital of the province, Tarragona, stands out. Another of its neuralgic points are the towns of Vila-seca and Salou, whose municipalities share the first theme park in Spain: PortAventura World.