A land of mountains, the Pyrenees, and of the Mediterranean Sea; a land of cities such as Barcelona, whose grandeur, solemnity and character speak for themselves; a land of art and culture, of history and decorum, of virtues and glories... Catalonia is a priceless jewel.
Whether you start your holiday in Catalonia in Barcelona or in Girona, in Lleida or Tarragona, you will be nothing short of impressed by the all so many beautiful attractions in this region of Spain. Barcelona is said to be one of the most beautiful cities on the Old Continent, and its numerous historical and cultural landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia Church, the Palau de la Música Catalana Auditorium and others will charm every visitor. Check out the archaeological site at Tarraco from a holiday home in Catalonia, see the monastery of Poblet in Tarragona, or maybe the churches of the Boí valley in Lleida. Enjoy your every moment in Catalonia!
The culture of this region of Spain is very unique and also very beautiful. You have just so many museums, art galleries, theaters and events you can enjoy that the hardest part will be to prioritize them. From a holiday apartment in Catalonia you should not miss out on visiting the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. Take a stroll on Barcelona's La Rambla, with the numerous shops and cafes, see the Palau Guell while here. Pay a visit to the old town of Girona and see its fortifications, relax for a day in Sitges, an upscale seaside resort not far from Barcelona. Check out the rugged shores, coves and hidden beaches of the artists' village of Cadaques, retreat to Olot, a quiet village at the foot of the Pyrenees. Endless charm leading to endless fascination takes over a holiday in Catalonia.
Spectacular beaches on the Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Costa Barcelona and so on make a holiday in Catalonia that much more special. Resorts such as Tossa de Mar, or Salou, Sitges or Lloret de Mar, Roses and Cadaques and many others are ideal for spending a holiday with the family or a holiday with friends in Catalonia. Another aspect of this fascinating region is constituted of also the Catalan Pyrenees, offering impressive fauna and flora among others. Take a day to see the National Park of Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici, the lakeside Banyoles. Beauty is all around you in Catalonia.
Catalonia is also famous for its wellness and spa facilities, thermal baths and beauty treatments. Whether you wish to enjoy the sea or the fresh air in the mountains, you will find a perfect oasis of peace in which to do so. Massages, baths, saunas, jacuzzis, you can enjoy them all, and much more. Check out the Aire de Barcelona spa, or the Aqua Bliss Fish Spa here, the Nuku Spa in Vielha and many other places that are ready to offer you plenty of pampering and relaxation.
In Catalonia you have access to both the sea and the mountains. Thus, various water sports are certainly an option, from surfing to kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming and sunbathing, followed by days spent hiking maybe in the Catalonia Pyrenees. You can even go skiing in winter in the mountains here, from a holiday villa in Catalonia you will have easy access to various ski and winter sports resorts. Go sightseeing in stunningly beautiful cities such as Barcelona, go cycling or horseback riding in the mountains or at the beach. You have endless fun and entertainment possibilities on a holiday in Catalonia.
Catalonia is an ideal location for a family holiday. It's no wonder, with all the attractions that it has in stock. For the little ones and adults alike, Portaventura in Salou is a great amusement park, and the Aquarium in Barcelona, the Tibidabo, the zoo in the city will bring a smile on anyone's face. Check out the Water World in Lloret de Mar, the Aqua Brava in Roses and many other entertainment venues for both young and old. Take a hike in the Catalan Pyrenees, go skiing with your family in Vielha or Baqueira Beret, in Nuria, Port-Aine and Super Espot which are totally suitable for families, admire the spectacular scenery in the National Park of Aiguestortes. See the works of Antoni Gaudi, the monasteries and museums. A family holiday in Catalonia is just fabulous.
This region of Spain hosts some of the best restaurants in the world, and the local delicacies are simply amazing. Try the pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato), the Butifarra sausage, the Escudella stew, the Fideuas fish dish, the Crema Catalana dessert and so on. A holiday in Catalonia cannot be complete without it being “served” with some of the local gastronomy.
You can surely take your faithful friend along on a holiday in Catalonia if you wish. This way your vacation will really be one in which you have your complete family by your side. From dog friendly beaches such as Playa de la Rubina in Empuria Brava or Playa de Riumar in Deltebre, Playa de la Platera in L’Estartit, Playa de Bon Caponet in Ametlla de Mar and others, to great hiking trails in the Catalan Pyrenees, your vacation time with your pet is all set up. All that is left is for you to enjoy it.
A holiday in Catalonia will be one to remember, one that will dot the "i" and cross the "t" when it comes to fun and entertainment of all sorts. A holiday by the sea, or one in the mountains, a holiday in Barcelona or on a Spanish coast, with sightseeing or with relaxation on a sandy beach, or even both... Catalonia is definitely a place of "having it all".
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