Barcelona, as a city, is the main tourist destination in Spain and is known worldwide. There are millions of tourists who arrive every year and who visit the Ciudad Condal. So many, that many of its inhabitants begin to complain about the human tides that form in the Gothic Quarter or in the vicinity of the Sagrada Familia. The Cathedral of Barcelona, the Basilica of Santa María del Mar, the carrer del Bisbé, the Casa Batlló … there are so many things to see in the city, besides the sea and the port, which eclipse the destinations to be seen in the surroundings of Barcelona.
Barcelona Sagrada Familia Gaudí
After visiting some of those places, we published a short summary to organize the excursions from Barcelona and not miss anything.
BADALONA AND THE MONKEY ANISE FACTORY:as say hotel passeig gracia Barcelona
At such a short distance from Barcelona that it is almost possible to get there on foot -vale, exaggerating a little- is Badalona. Few know, although it is clearly stated on the label, that the Anis del Mono factory is located there. But it is not only that, but also the remains of the Roman town of Baetulo or the Pont del Petroli, a perfect place to dive or snorkel.
I told you everything in the article dedicated to Badalona.
Barcelona Badalona Pont Petroli Anis del Mono
MARESME, FAMILY TOURISM
Following the coast to the north, but also very close to Barcelona, is the Maresme region. Here, in addition to the handicap of the proximity of the Ciudad Condal, have the Penedès. Your D.O. Alella in addition to the palate, also come in the form of visits to custom wineries.
Barcelona Winery Alta Alella Vides Tierra
In El Maresme, specifically in Santa Susana, there is one of the two nautical stations in Barcelona: jet skis, catamarans, kayaks, inflatable castles … family tourism at its best.
I told you everything in the article dedicated to the Maresme region.
Much more than a fantastic film festival. Sitges is a destination for the whole year. Did you know that the founders of Bacardi and de Brugal, Facundo Bacardi and Andrés Brugal Montaner respectively, were from Sitges? And that here, as in Copenhagen and Warsaw, there is also a little mermaid?
I told you everything in the article dedicated to Sitges.
Barcelona Sitges Little Mermaid
And, what happens if you do not like the sea?
The Vallès Oriental offers you the Natural Park of El Montseny with hiking trails, on horseback, on a segway … and almost any adventure activity that you pass through your imagination: from archery to paintball through the yellow humor tests. If you prefer relaxation, its thermal waters are waiting for you.
I told you everything in the article dedicated to Vallès Oriental.
Barcelona Valleys Oriental Daema Adventure Archery
A small exception among all the places around Barcelona is Montserrat. Something more known, receives many visitors – quiet, you will not have to make queues as in the Sagrada Familia. To more or less one hour in public transport of the Plaza Catalunya is the sanctuary of the Moreneta. If religion is not among your interests, the serrated mountain is also your destination with its hiking trails.
I told you everything in the article dedicated to Montserrat, the monastery of the mountain
Barcelona Montserrat Mirador San Miguel
TERRASSA, THE CAPITAL OF THE VALLÈS OCCIDENTAL
If Casa Batlló or La Pedrera are a claim for architects and lovers of modernism in general, in Terrassa there is the work of Lluís Muncunill i Parellada: Masia Freixa and Vapor Aymerich, Amat and Jover, current Museum of Science and Technology Technique of Catalonia, two masterpieces.
Barcelona Terrassa Masia Freixa
Golf lovers are also in luck, in the surroundings of Barcelona there are ten courses in which to practice. The oldest is the Real Club de Golf El Prat which is on the outskirts of Terrassa.
I told you everything in the article dedicated to Terrassa.
VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS
The Penedès wines and the proximity to Barcelona, make invisible the medieval, and modernist, heritage of the Capital of Vi, the wine capital. Although, it could not be otherwise, one of its biggest claims is the VINSEUM, the wine museum.
I told you everything in the article dedicated to Vilafranca del Penedès.
Barcelona Vilafranca Penedes Capital of the Vi
THE GÜELL COLONY IN SANTA COLOMA DE CERVELLÓ
If in Barcelona city is the Güell park designed by Gaudí, in Santa Coloma de Cervelló there is also the Güell colony. A town created for the workers of the textile factory of the “master” in which we find another modernist jewel: the Gaudí Crypt.
I told you everything in the article dedicated to the Güell colony.
Barcelona Colonia Guell Crypt Gaudi
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