Catalonia is situated in the north east of Spain, it is a region which has probably been most famous as a result of its capital city Barcelona. Whilst there is very good reason why Barcelona is Catalonia’s most famous destination, there is much more to this incredible Spanish region. The next time you are in northern Spain, consider these fantastic places to spend your time in the beautiful Catalan region.
Montjuic is a large sprawling hill that sits on the edge of Barcelona, this area of Catalonia has been a dramatically changing feature and over the years it has been transformed into a heritage site which offers lots of cultural museums and beautiful views over the harbor. On a visit to this area you can admire the magic fountain of Montjuïc an incredible water feature which is lit up every night by a spectacular and colorful light show.
In the Catalan region of Girona lies a part of the beautiful Costa Brava coastline, the coast stretches right the way up to the French border and tourists can enjoy some of Spain’s finest beaches, a wonderfully hot climate and thanks to its, in parts, rocky coastline, beautiful views and lots of opportunities for adventures. This region has become popular amongst holiday-makers, hikers, climbers, real estate developers and entrepreneurs who are looking at turning the coastline into an even more popular resort.
La Sagrada Familia
The stunning gothic cathedral of La Basilica de la Sagrada Familia lies in the heart of Barcelona just a few corners away from the famous street of La Rambla. This cathedral was the brainchild of the incredible architect Antoni Gaudi, the man who shaped the Barcelona skyline and a man who was unfortunate enough not live long enough to witness the completion of his finest design. The cathedral is intricately designed with gothic touches and details throughout, it has been in construction since 1882 and is expected to be finished in 2023. Despite still being under construction you can still visit the cathedral and even take a tour around its minute detail and learn some history about the design and the construction itself. If you do visit Barcelona, then make the cathedral your first stop.
You may not have thought that you could go skiing in the same region that allows you to relax on the beach in the sun or walk through a hot city center but that is exactly what you can do in the Pyrenees mountain range in Catalonia. The mountain range itself spreads across much of Spain and France but in the Catalan part of the range you can find yourself many ski resorts which offer some award-winning slopes for you to take on. In regions like Vall de Boi you will not only find beautiful alpine villages and tough ski slopes, but you can also discover old-age museums and vintage churches. Within just 2 or 3 hours of Barcelona you could find yourself high in the sky and surrounded by snow.