If you’re ever in Barcelona, you’ll be able to visit hundreds of thousands of places, and gladly for you, you won’t even need to rent a car in order to be able to go from one place to another, as the railway system is incredibly prolific. The FGC railway system proposes a huge variety of places we could visit using just the train, so most people can have the experience of a lifetime at quite an affordable price. Today, we’re going to let you know everything about them:
Sant Cugat del Vallès
If you’re in Barcelona, you just can’t miss on the opportunity of visiting Parc De Collserola, one of the most beautiful historical places for the Catalans from the medieval period, as it’s full or architectonic beauties and gothic art from the XIV Century. In order to get there, you’ll just have to use the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) and take the train to Sant Cugat. You can buy a two-way ticket and even pay a guided tour towards the monastery or rent a bicycle with a GPS that’ll help you complete the Collserola route.
If you’ve already visited Sant Cugat, then Terrassa has to be your next destination, as it’s home to a couple of beautiful places from the medieval period. That’s why the FGC offers a ‘turistren’ ticket, which includes an entry ticket for several historical buildings. One of those buildings is the Castillo Cartuja de Vallparadís, which is next to the mythical Seu d’Ègara. This building features three different temples and is expected to become a UNESCO protected building one day. Here, you’ll be able to visit the Santa Maria Basilique, as well as the Sant Miquel and Sant Pere buildings, three constructions that tell a lot about Spain’s history, going all the way back to the XII Century. Also, if you have some spare time, you can take a tour and visit the halls of the beautiful Terrassa Museum, where you’ll be able to find out and learn about some of the most important discoveries of the region.
A lot of people from all over the world wait until the winter to visit Núria to go sky, but once the snow is gone and the grass is once again green, this beautiful valley is also incredibly entertaining for people of all ages. If you want to go there, you’ll need to take the FGC train all the way to Vall de Núria, where you’ll be able to play all different kinds of sports, play mini golf, go canoeing and even visit the Cau de la Marmota.
You can also go horse-back riding and even ride a pony, let alone the dozens of different activities you can do at Parc Lúdic, where young people go skating, swim, and play a lot of different interactive games. Sitting at the top of a 2.000 mt mountain and completely surrounded by nature, visiting Núria can definitely be a life-changing experience for most people.