Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia region, an area with pyranees in its north and the Costa Blanca in the south-east. However, the great thing with these places is that a day trip is enough to go there and enjoy their beauty. Well, some of the places are distant ones. In such instances, you may well have to get up early in the morning and will return quite late at night, or may well have to stay there at night. On the other hand, there are trips from which you can easily return.
There are several places that you can visit in the day trips from Barcelona. First of all, there is the Montserrat, a mountain famous for its unique rocky formation and the natural splendor. Apart from that, there are a number of other hills as well. For example, there is the Montjuic hill situated near the city. It hosted the Barcelona Olympics in the year 1992. Also, the place is famous for the brilliant display of the architectural variety of Barcelona.
Another big hill in that area is Tibidabo. In fact, you can even call it a mountain and it has a famous amusement park along with the brilliant Collserola Natural Park. In the National park, you can go for different cycling tours that are sure to explore unseen natural splendor.
Just as there are plenty of hills near the city, there are a number of beautiful beaches in Barcelona as well. Among them, the most famous is of course, the Sitges. There are plenty of other means of amusements as well. First, there is the Port Aventura Theme Park. The Hurakan Condor ride there is among the highest ones in Europe. Also, there is the Caribe Aquatic Park.
Barcelona is one of Europe’s most visited cities, attracting tourists from far and wide to experience cultural and historical sites such as Parc Guell and La Sagrada Familia, as well as to experience a taste of Catalonia living in this cosmopolitan city by the sea. A visit to Barcelona doesn’t have to be confined to the city’s main attractions as there are many varied and accessible days out to be had just a stone’s throw from the city.
Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, located on Spain’s north east Mediterranean coast. Its location and good transport links means it is well placed to experience the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada to the south, or the mountainous scenery of the Pyrenees to the north. Many other villages, towns and cities are also well in reach.
For example, less than an hour’s train journey or drive from Barcelona is the wonderful coastal town of Sitges. In addition to some first class beaches and stunning coastal scenery, the town of Sitges is renowned for its architectural and cultural heritage. The celebration of its historical importance can be experienced through numerous festivals held throughout the year. This is one of the reasons why Sitges is known as one of Spain’s party capitals with no shortage of restaurants and bars serving fresh local cuisine.
Further down the coast is the stunning Costa Brava with numerous beaches to explore. One of its most famous and attractive beaches is that of Figueres which is the birthplace of Salvador Dali, one of Spain’s greatest surrealist painters. Visitors to Figueres can visit the Dali designed museum which houses information and work of the great painter, as well as Figueres’ wonderful beach.
For those who want to see a more mountainous side of Spain, day trips from Barcelona include Montserrat and the Pyrenees range. Montserrat is only an hour’s train ride from the city and is popular with walkers and climbers, offering stunning views of Barcelona and the coast on clear days. Further afield, the Pyrenees, which border France and Spain, offer fantastic hill walking and are a great area to visit for winter sports activities.
If you love skiing, Barcelona tours are going to give you a lot of options as well. Andorra may well be one of the smallest countries in Europe, it is a skiing paradise. Another great place to visit is Pyrenees. It has breathtaking scenic beauty and some of the best ski resorts.
Another great thing with the Barcelona city tour is the vineyards. There is a couple of leading wine tour Barcelona in which you will be able to walk through the vineyards, visit the winemakers. What’s more, they will allow you to taste some of the best wines from the cellar, and most importantly, you can even try your hand in manufacturing wines.
Barcelona has a rich and colorful history. And nothing can be truer to this description than Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dali. There is a great museum there dedicated to the surrealistic works of this great painter. Then, there is the city of Tarragona. There you will find some historic roman ruins.
Girona too, is a nice medieval city that you can use as base for your trips to Pyrenees. Also, you have the famous buildings and constructions all over the city. Finally, if you are a bit tired, visit the spa town, Caldes de Montbui, and refresh yourself to start anew.