For decades, the wild beauty of Catalonia has captivated travelers from around the world who are drawn to the breathtaking Mediterranean beaches, the cosmopolitan Barcelona and the many established resorts of both Costa Dorada and Costa Brava. Catalonia is quite diverse, having a unique culture and language that set it apart from the rest of the country. No matter if you come here in order to taste some of the famous Catalonian dishes or want to visit some of its most popular tourist attractions, Catalonia will certainly not disappoint you regardless of how picky of a traveler you may be.
At the S of Barcelona lies the Roman city of Tarragona which is brimming with culture and charm within its beautiful plazas, churches and the famous Roman Coliseum. Since it is very close to many Mediterranean beaches, Tarragona is a place that offers the best of both worlds.
For instance, if you want to have fun with your friends, then you should certainly visit the Port Ventura water park and theme park. On the other hand, if you’d like to know more about the history of the place, visiting the site of roman remains to see the well preserved Coliseum, an impressive aqueduct system and the massive amphitheatre is an experience that’s going to stay with you for a very long time.
If you didn’t know, the Boi Valley is a UNESCO world heritage site that’s 3h to 4h away (by car) from Barcelona. While driving through the wonderful countryside road, the high temperatures will start to go down and soon enough you’re going to find yourself surrounded by snowy peaks. This valley is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful scenic place that is dotted with structures such as the Saint Climent the Taull church that has the power to take you back in time with its ornate church tower and fresco paintings.
Lying at the doorstep of the Pyrenees, the inland province of Lleida offers you the chance to enjoy some of the most thrilling adventure activities in the country. Hiking, white water rafting and skiing are just a few of the activities you can enjoy in the lush Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. However, if you want, then you can also spot endemic wildlife (including golden eagles, roe deer and marmots) and even tackle the Besiberri Sud peak that rises to a height of more than 3000m.
However, the fun doesn’t stop there. There are two hundred various lakes in the park and you can choose on which you would like to either raft or kayak. Better yet, the city itself has some pretty amazing sights you can see, including the fabulous castle of Castillo de Gardeny and the medieval Cathedral Turo Seu Vella which is also the highest point in the city.
Whether you’re looking for some fun or want to break away from the noise and busy pace of the big city, Catalonia offers some exquisite opportunities for you to have a good time and create beautiful memories.