Sant Pere de Ribes

Sant Pere de Ribes is a town in the center of the Garraf comarca, near Sitges. It is famous for its vineyards, farmhouses and the remains of the Castell de Ribes, dating back to the 10th century.

Gósol

Gósol is a village situated within Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, to the west of Pedraforca mountain. The ruins of the former town and castle, dating from the 11th century remain on a hill next to the town. Gósol has a museum dedicated to Pablo Picasso, who lived in the village from the spring to August of …

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Weekend Escapes: Cardona

If you’d like a weekend that is a little different and not your typical seaside trip, consider a visit to nearby Cardona. Situated about 90km northwest of Barcelona, the historic town sits beside the river Cardener, a branch of the Llobregat. There are two major attractions in Cardona; the striking medieval castle and the nearby …

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Prettiest Towns in Catalonia

If you feel like you need a break from the city, in just an hour or two from Barcelona you can find yourself in a gorgeous natural setting, whether by the coast or inland.

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Day Trips from Barcelona

Montserrat Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain range about 50km north-west of Barcelona. It is most famous for the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. It is also a popular destination for hiking and rock climbing. You can get to Monserrat by train by going to Plaça d’Espanya and …

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Castellfollit de la Roca

Castellfollit de la Roca is a town of about 1,000 residents in the province of Girona, Catalonia. The old town, perched dramatically on a narrow cliff ledge, dates back to the Middle Ages.

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