The holidays in Catalonia are beautiful times you can spend enjoying the culture, folklore, traditions, museums, historical monuments. Barcelona has it all, dining and savoring drinks in Barcelona's tapas bars is a unique experience, the traditional cava is a must. When it comes to shopping in Barcelona, you can look around in the larger malls, also you can stroll along the smaller streets with the numerous boutiques and gift shops in search for your perfect souvenir. Visit museums such as La Pedrera by Antonio Gaudi or the Picasso museum, one of the numerous ones to be found in this city. There area also markets as the monthly flea market the weekly markets, where you'll find both traditional and modern items. But there is more to Catalonia than the beautiful Barcelona. A holiday park in Catalonia can set you either in the unique Pyrenees mountains, or maybe by the sea, in beautiful cities or cosmopolitan places. Be the star of your own perfect vacation this year and choose the theme that best suits your mood for a memorable time in Catalonia.Catalonia – a cultural hub
Holiday parks in Catalonia are a great opportunity for you to get acquainted with this beautiful region. Throughout the region but also in Barcelona you can be the spectator of flamenco shows, the traditional dance of the Spaniards, you can enjoy the famous tapas bars, the unique art of Picasso and Gaudi, the unmistakeable Sagrada Familia, the magnificent mountains and weird formations of Monserrat. In Lleida you can be part of several Catalan parties that take place here, such as the Festa Major and the Fira de Sant Miquel, that have people coming from all over the world to enjoy the typical Spanish fiesta. The Festival of Latin American Cinema in May and Animac, an animation film festival are also great programs to follow. Visit also the Institur d'Estudis ILerdencs historical museum, that was once an old hospital. The Seu Vella cathedral is also worth a stop, completing what it already is a perfect holiday in Catalonia. If you have the time, you can also stop in Figueres, the birthplace of the great painter Salvador Dali, with a great museum dedicated to the artist. Fascinated yet? If not quite convinced, just take a leap and try it yourself...the magic of Catalonia will get to you as soon as you land here.Cities of Catalonia
To spend a family holiday in Catalonia you can either opt for the sea, the Costa Dorada or the Costa Brava with beautiful beaches perfectly suited for children and people of all ages, or you can opt for a city escape where you can take in the local culture and tradition of the area. There is of course the beautiful and unique Barcelona, located at the Mediterranean Sea, a metropole that is hard to compare to any other city in Europe. The works of the architect Antoni Gaudi will mesmerize you here, and the Gothic Quarter is simply amazing as well. Then if you want maybe a romantic escape among steep cliffs, small coves and the sea unraveling its cerulean magic before you, just head over to the Costa Brava. The old Jewish Quarter in the historic city of Girona is perfect for a family history lesson, and to go on the same path, also Tarragona is a unique city of the Roman empire. Here there are the aquaeductus, an amphitheater and the Tomb of the Scipios at the seaside. Close to Tarragona you'll find the monasteries Santes Creus and Santa Maria de Poblet, both of a great historic-artistic interest. And then there is also the city of Lleida, with its cathedral, "Seo", built between 12th and 15th century, a great place located in a mountainous area. So you can tell there is not much to think about when it comes to visiting the beautiful region of Catalonia, just pack up and hit the road, the magic of the place will do the rest.