Detail of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona



The spectacular beaches in areas such as the Costa Brava, its world-class gastronomy, and the works of famous artists such as Gaudí and Dalí all make this region one of Spain’s most popular destinations.

In Catalonia you will find so many interesting cultural landmarks you won’t know where to begin: unique buildings in Barcelona (known as “the capital of Modernism”) such as the Sagrada Familia Cathedral or the Palau de la Música Catalana Auditorium, the outstanding archaeological site at Tarraco, the monastery of Poblet in Tarragona, the churches of the Boí valley in Lleida… all declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

What's more you can opt to enjoy a whole range of events thanks to the programme of world-class museums like the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres.Visitors to this area in northeast Spain should also make a point of stopping off at the spectacular beaches of the Costa Dorada, Costa Barcelona and Costa Brava, with such internationally renowned resorts as Salou, Sitges, Tossa de Mar, Cadaqués, Lloret de Mar and Roses. Catalonia also has numerous marine resorts which are ideal for indulging in a whole range of water activities. And if you love mountain scenery, what could be better than an excursion to the Catalan Pyrenees (featuring ski resorts which are tailor-made for snow tourism) or to the National Park of Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici?The fact that this region is home to some of the best restaurants in the world is guaranteed to leave you with a delicious aftertaste. Why not try some of the traditional recipes such as “pa amb tomàquet” (bread with tomato)?

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Paseo de Gracia 105, 3º planta (Barcelona, Cataluña)


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View from Montserrat. BarcelonaSa Caleta Cove, Lloret de Mar GironaOld Lleida Cathedral (Seu Vella)Tamarit Castle. Tarragona

Barcelona (Province)

It is the site of a series of architectural works by the artist and architect Antoni Gaudí, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO.…

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Girona (Province)

The coastal landscapes alternate with the nature reserves of Aigüamolls de L'Empordà, Cap de Creus and the La Garrotxa volcanic area.…

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Lleida (Province)

Its natural surroundings are perfect for adventure sports. Areas of particular interest include the Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, its two nature reserves, and its Pyrenean and…

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Tarragona (Province)

The Cistercian monastery of Poblet is also a World Heritage Site. You can explore it by doing the Cistercian Route, which takes in the monasteries of Santes Creus and Valbona de les Monges.…

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