Barcelona is one of the most amazing cities in the world. They are lots of places to visit within the city making it an excellent place for day trips. The city lies between the mountains and the ocean. This gives you the opportunity to check out both sides of nature. Barcelona is among the Catalunya Province in Spain. Along the coastlines of Barcelona lie plenty historical towns, green hills, vineyards and old monasteries. So they are a lot of ways to have fun in Barcelona. From taking in the captivating views of medieval towns to exploring all the vineyards for some sweet wine, there is a lot to do. And this informative guide will help prepare you for a fantastic day trip to Barcelona.
You can start off your trip by visiting one of the rugged mountains in Barcelona, Montserrat. This mountain will take your breath away with its incredible landscape. There is a monastery at the top of the hill that makes it look more mysterious. Lots of tourists visit the mountain on a pilgrimage to see the black Madonna, a patron saint of Catalunya.
From the mountains, you can step down to one of the most fantastic beach south of the city. The city is known for its bustling day and nightlife, its distinct architecture and as the gay capital of Europe. You can visit this place to enjoy water sports, have fun taking in the sun on the beach and meet new people. You can also visit the city at night to enjoy its beautiful nightlife with lots of parties and carnivals during the festive periods of February.
Catalunya is one of the extensive producers of wine in Europe. They produce both reds and whites wine but are famous for Cava, which is a special wine that can compete with the best champagne from France. Cava is smooth, tastes greats and cheaper than champagne. The wine is produced most parts of Catalunya, from Penedes, Alella, and Priorat. These are some of the best places for a day trip if you are looking to get some good wine.
Girona is another unique medieval city with lots of history. Most visitors often ignore the city, but this is just one of the best places for a day trip. You can visit this place and take a walk on its medieval walls. The city is well preserved and still maintains most of its’ historical features. The city ranks as one of the best gastronomic cities in the world. One of it’s the best restaurant; The Celler de Can Roca has been voted as one of the best restaurants in the world for over a decade now. If you wish to dine here you have to make reservations a year before, then pray you get lucky. The city its self is an architectural masterpiece, with so many amazing buildings. You can’t afford to miss out on Girona.
This city is located just a few kilometers from Barcelona, but we had to include it on this list due to its excellent features. If you love art and want to check out the coastlines of Barcelona, this is just the right place for you to be. The town is a small fishing village that is renowned as one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Lots of artists frequently visited this place to draw inspiration in their lifetime. Artists like Miro, Picasso and even the famous Spanish Surrealist artist Salvador Dali owns a house and studio here.