14 Jun Beautiful Places to Visit on a Catalonia Holiday
Catalonia is a beautiful and proud region of Spain which every year sees millions of visitors. The most famous part of Catalonia is Barcelona which is an amazing city. There is a lot more to the region than that, however, with hidden scenic gems. Let’s take a look at the best and beautiful places to visit while on a trip to Catalonia.
An hour’s train ride from Barcelona is the coastal town of Sitges. It is a beautiful labyrinth of beautiful architecture and its coastline has beaches to suit all tastes whether you want something lively and funky or kick back and relax enjoying the sun. There are plenty of hotels in Sitges to suit all budgets and is a great place to stay for any Catalonian trip.
Cadaques natural coastal beauty was enjoyed by Salvador Dali and Picasso who spent many a summer here. The town is an array of white buildings which are contrasted by the green mountain backdrop. It really is the stuff of postcards.
One aspect where the town deserves plenty of praise is that it has not succumbed to becoming awash with tourist bars, cafes, and souvenir shops. This is in spite of high visitor numbers. Make sure you pay a visit to Cadaques. You will love it.
Tossa de Mar
Between Barcelona and France is the coastal town of Tossa de Mar. The most striking thing about the town is the castle which has been converted into a lighthouse. The beach is also a talking point and is enjoyed by many a tourist who spends time enjoying and admiring the Mediterranean Sea.
Siruana is a beautiful Catalonian town that is worth a visit to soak up the natural wonders it offers. It is often used by climbers thanks to its 30 world famous climbing crags featuring 50,000 challenging routes.
Siruana is located in the province of Tarragona.
Castellfollit de la Roca
Castellfollit de la Roca has to be one of the most unusual and fascinating towns in the world. It is perched upon a basalt cliff’s edge and is flanked by two rivers, the Fluvià and the Toronell. At its narrowest point, it is just two houses wide.
If you go inside the buildings windows overlook the rivers which are gushing 50m below you. Quite brilliant.
This town is begging to appear on your Instagram feed.
Head north of Barcelona and you will come to the province of Girona and the town of Monells. This is a medieval village packed with charm and splendour. Most visitors trek around the winding streets which is a little like walking back in time.
The thing to do is to be in the square at sunset enjoying a glass of wine.
In 1966 Besalú was made a historical national property due to the many features that date back to the 12th century. The most impressive of these is the Romanesque bridge that spans the Fluvià river.
It is charming, quaint, and if you get the chance you should take it in.