We do not know if Barcelona can ever get bored, but in order to fully experience the color of such a multifaceted Catalonia, we recommend going outside the city. Very close to there are amazing sights, beaches, pretty towns and villages, highlands and cultural monuments. What is not the reason to ride a car in the neighborhood?
The old part of Girona is an ancient arcade of buildings, a cathedral and churches, streets, paved with stone. It takes several hours to walk around this place. Before the Jewish community was expelled from here in the fifteenth century, it led an active life here, which can be found in a specialized historical museum. Even lovers of interesting old monuments, it is recommended to look at the Arab baths, built in the twelfth century. Then, after visiting the Romanesque monastery, take a walk along the embankment and admire the colorful buildings that stand near the river. New part of Girona & ndash; these are bars with good drinks and snacks, restaurants with fine cuisine.
Another interesting place in the suburbs of the capital of Catalonia. Upon arrival, boldly climb the funicular to inspect the monastery, standing on the mountain with the same name. This is an important shrine for the Catalans, where you can listen to the famous singing of the choir throughout Spain and see the unique statue of the Black Mother of God. After you examine the monastery, climb to the top of San Jeroní to enjoy the panorama that opens from it.
There are beautiful architectural buildings of the Art Nouveau period, a fortress of the eighteenth century called Castel de San Ferran. If it were not for the contribution of Salvador Dali, Figueiras was lost among the numerous Catalan towns. The most famous landmark is its museum, which is still known as a toy museum. When it was a theater that radically changed Dali, and now visitors can look at the surreal paintings, installations and decor developed by the artist.
It is famous in the region, thanks to unique clean beaches, including nudist, pretty white-washed houses that adorn the coast. In warm weather, when the sun is shining, there are a lot of people here. During the walk, choose a good restaurant to try fresh seafood for lunch. Lovers of modern art are advised to enter the old center of Sitges. Among the exquisite buildings there is a huge number of home-format museums that are uniquely worth visiting.
Vilanova and la Geltru
Tourists combine a visit to Sitges in Vilanova-i-la-Jelttra, because they are separated by only five kilometers. Once it was a fishing village, which has preserved to this day an unusual Spanish flavor. In addition to southern air and large beaches, you can visit cultural locations.
Another historical town near the coastline. In size, it reminds Girona. The main attraction is considered to be the ruins of the Roman amphitheatres and the site for viewing the coast. If you love antiquities, visit the Archaeological Museum. There is also an amazing Cathedral, near which there are suitable for lunch restaurants. In addition, nearby in Tarragona there is a popular park today PortAventura.
Ideal for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, as well as enjoy the harmony of nature. Parc de Collserola is not far from Barcelona. Here you will find farm restaurants, various interesting itineraries for travel.
When it was a working settlement for the textile enterprises of the industrialist Guell, who patronized the legendary Gaudi. The Temple of Crypt in the settlement was commissioned by Guel at the architect, who, during his lifetime, completed only the crypt. He was opened for visits. Vaults of the crypt are supported by twisted columns made of bricks, which have a special slope, and therefore resemble trunks and branches of forest trees.
It is a medieval place surrounded by a strong fortress wall. Montbélan is ideal for traveling by car and traveling along the "Cistercian way", but also visiting the wonderful monasteries in Poblete, Vallbona de la Montges, Santes Crevés. If you are going to look at all the monasteries, start traveling early in the morning.
Another nice town in the southern part of the Pyrenean region. Here is a wonderful historical center and restaurants with local and European cuisine. Acquainted with Vic is recommended from the Plaza Catalunya, where there are beautiful mansions from different eras & ndash; from Baroque to Art Nouveau.