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There are some interesting cities in the vicinity of Barcelona that lend themselves well to an interesting daytrip. The Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres, easily accessible by train, is definitely worthy of a top spot on your Barcelona activities list. Please find the listing below as well as many other excellent day trips to consider form our Barcelona travel guide.
The Salvador Dali Museum can be found in the town of
Figueres about 75 mi/125 km north of Barcelona. The museum is a must-see because Dali designed the museum himself: It echoes his bizarre personality—look for the photo of the artist going to a bullfight with a loaf of bread for a hat.
For people looking for peace and quiet, a small camping in the middle of a forest and 850m from the beach Cala Montgó: www.campingneus.cat
The small Barcelona with a Firenzian touch. Colorful houses over Onyar river,
impressive gothic churches rising over the urban landscape. The best preserved
arab baths in Spain (Banys arabs). Unforgetable walk over the history through
the narrow streets of the old medieval jewish ward (el Call Jueu). 100 km north
from Barcelona (one hour by train).
Ideal town for just one or two days visit. I recommend to stay in Sant Feliu de Guixols, lovely sea-village at only 25km from Girona, specially Camping Sant Pol more..
Rabbie’s Adventures organizes day trips in Catalunya. We offer tours to the Pyrenees , to Montserrat and Cava cellars, to Tarragona and Sitges, Girona and Costa Brava and we also have special tours. We travel in small groups to give our clients a more personal service and they will have plenty of time to explore. Check our website for more information: www.rabbies.eu.com
Located around 59 miles west of Barcelona, the 1157 Santa Creus is an elaborate monastery that’s well worth the trip. Santa Creus has just been restored and it is open mid-March through mid-September (Tuesday-Sunday) from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-7 p.m.; mid-September through mid-January (Tuesday-Sunday) from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; mid-January through mid-March (Tuesday-Sunday) from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Visitors to Santa Creus typically visit Stiges and Santa Maria de Poblet during this (possible) 1-2 day trip as well. more..
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Sitges is the prettiest and most popular resort in Barcelona's immediate environs and has an excellent beach.
Gay world´s capital. Sitges was time ago a typical peaceful fishing town. Now it is one of the most expensives towns to live in Spain, it has a lively atmosphere (specially in summer) and great nightlife. Anyway Sitges still preserves its charm. In Sitges takes place one of the best carnivals in Spain. In summer you´ll find a beach full of males, no girls within, let´s swim?. 40 km south from Barcelona more..
Only a 15-minute drive from Valls is Montblanc -- an intriguing medieval town filled with vineyards and amazing period architecture. Visitors come here to engage in activities such as historic walks and tours, and hikes that will take you through the woods and to tranquil waterfalls. In addition, visitors to Montblanc can take a hike up a mountain to enjoy views of the entire area. Once at the top, visitors can stay overnight in a serene mountain refuge.
Montblanc Tourist Site: www.montblancmedieval.org, Rail: more..
If you are an amusement park fan stop by Port Aventura a mega theme park at Salou (60 mi/100 km south of Barcelona). Owned in part by the Anheuser-Busch Co. the park is designed with Catalonian Chinese Mexican Polynesian and Wild West motifs (the Catalans love amusement parks). 315 mi/500 km northeast of Madrid.
Montserrat Monastery Garden
photo by: Don Spencer
Montserrat is a breathtaking 9th-century monastery in a mountain setting with surrealistic rock formations. A monastery located at the
top offers unforgetable views and contain the sacred image of la "Verge de
Montserrat" (Montserrat Virgin, who is black). Great trekking possibilities.
Mythic place for catalans. 40 km west from Barcelona.
Learn about Spanish wine, travel to the top of the famous mountain of Montserrat and explore cosmopolitan Sitges. The Catalunya Turistic Bus will allow you to experience the best of Catalunya on a semi-independent day trip from Barcelona.
Tarragona you can see Roman ruins and is about an hour’s drive south along the coast.
The ancient Tarraco, Hispania Roman capital. It preserve some impressive roman works like the amphitheatre, the 10 m high walls, some circus segments, and the aqueduct (2nd largest and well preserved in Spain). It also have a nice gothic cathedral, and a medieval center. Their Roman past did of Tarraco one of the World Heritage cities. 100 km south of Barcelona (1 h,20m by train).
Considered off the beaten path, the town of Valls is known as the “Cradle of Castles.” At roughly 62 miles from Barcelona, this is an excellent day trip for visitors interested in exploring attractive streets, monuments, sculptures, churches, and castles without the crowds. Valls’ historic center features a 30-foot-high monument in the shape of a human castle. Valls also has two museums – The Museum of Valls and the Museum of Carts and Tools. Excellent for kids, the Museum of Carts and Tools features 4,000 exhibits dating back more than 250 years. Museum of Valls more..