Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. It has a little more than 1,700,000 inhabitants and this is why it is the second most important city in Spain.
When we are asked to define it with a single adjective, it always comes to mind, COSMOPOLITAN. Because it is a very varied city, with a huge offer for all tastes: architecture, history, museums, art, gastronomy, beaches, sports, design, shopping… The amount of things it offers is incredible. We dare to affirm that anyone will find something that interests in Barcelona.
Discovering Barcelona is intended as an introductory visit which allows to know, in a general way, the most emblematic places of Barcelona.
Descubriendo Barcelona es una visita panorámica que permite conocer de una forma general los lugares más emblemáticos de la ciudad.
During our visit we will learn the reasons for which Modernism triumphed in the Barcelona of the late 19th Century
We suggest you to spend the morning or the afternoon leaving Barcelona to visit the town of Sitges. Embedded between the Garraf Mountains, its access by land was always complicated
Because Barcelona is just one more city in Catalonia
What do we mean by that? Well, Catalonia is much more than its capital. Barcelona can also be your starting point to visit many other points.
- Vineyards. Because less than 1 hour away, in the province of Barcelona, you can find vineyards. And what vineyards!! Penedès is one of the most important wine regions in Spain. Wines and sparkling wines. Is Cava wine familiar to you? No? Well, you know, take advantage of your visit to Barcelona to change your environment and discover what cava is, and where it is produced.
- Sitges. Sitges is also very close. This is one of those mediterranean small charming towns. Of those who formerly had difficult access and had to seek how to survive. In Sitges they did this by trading with the New World. With their wealth came the Nouveau Rich, and also the artists. So Sitges ended up being a charming little town 30 minutes away from Barcelona. A great place to walk, take a bath, eat a good paella and discover the places where Santiago Rusiñol and his artists friends lived.
- Montserrat. Ah! Don’t forget!! Surely you’ve heard of Montserrat. Hard to define, Montserrat. It is a mountain, and a monastery, and also a sanctuary. But it is not just any mountain, nor a monastery like so many others. Above all, it is a very special sanctuary for Catalans. It is the sanctuary where the Virgin Mary La Moreneta is venerated. Thus we affectionately call, as if it were from the family, Our Lady of Montserrat, our patron saint.
- Manresa. If your interest in Montserrat is religious, we must not forget that it was an inspiring place for Saint Ignatius of Loyola. In 2022, the 5th centenary of Saint Ignatius’s stay in Manresa will be commemorated. Manresa, which is a few kilometers north of Montserrat, is where he retired to write the Spiritual Exercises, the base of what would later become the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The places where Saint Ignatius lived can be visited on a very interesting itinerary prepared to welcome the pilgrims who are waited for the Jubilee Year.
Here you can take a look at some of the proposals for half-day visits that we propose to know Barcelona and its surroundings. But, if you are interested in any other place, even if you can’t find it here, contact us. We can organize a visit for you anywhere in Catalonia.
And if you want to visit other catalan provinces, you can also do it with us.