Catalonia is one of the biggest independent communities of Spain covering around 32000 sq. km of the Kingdom and hosts a population of more than 7.5 million people. Catalonia has Barcelona as the capital city and it locates between Andora and France.
Discover a selection of the best spots and attractions in CATALONIA
Montserrat is known for its Monastery that rests above 1200 meter mountain and boasts of mind blowing scenery. The place beautifully blends a rich culture, nature and holiness. Tourists will be greeted at their journey’s top by the La Moreneta – the Romanesque statue of a black Virgin Mary. If you love adventure, take a cable car and visit the small chapel at Santa Cova to enjoy some picturesque views. If you are lucky to have a clear day, you will see Mallorca! You can reach Montserrat from Barcelona by train.
This place is home to more than 4000 species of plants from around 5 continents, many are threatened with extinction. A research and study center is established in the garden for valuable examination and exploration on rare species. Special bus transportation is available from Blanes that travels through the hair-pins to the gardens and give you some wonderful views.
Located at the center of the Costa Brava, this town is beautifully fenced by pine and oak-filled woods. It has the hermitage of Sant Grau and the Gothic church with the renowned Iron Gate – the Porta Ferrada. If you love to have some splashes, take a visit to the nearby cove of Cala Salions and also enjoy some rare fish and seafood flavors at the beachside restaurants.
This is the eminent marine nature reserve as well as the significant area in the whole Mediterranean area. The Islands resembles a tiny archipelago that includes 7 islets and many reefs a mile off the coast from the Montgri Massif and Emporda. The region has ecological and biological importance. The reserve is home to many varieties of species, as many as 1342 recorded yet. In-depth sea water and the rocky and sandy areas along with the rocky-type seabed contribute to the generation of tunnels and caves, which appeals a variety of species.
This is a peaceful holiday resort located at the southern end of the Gulf of Roses. It is a beautiful fishing village renowned for its mouthwatering sardines. Water sport lovers can do many things at the village since there are two yacht clubs and many marinas. The place is the entryway to the Empúries – the Roman colony and the most visited archaeological site in the community.
This historical lying inland is divided into two by the River Onyar. It has a cathedral that boasts of the culture, history, and style of different periods. The winding streets are shadowed by large stone walls where you will find many shops and small riverside cafes.
This place is world famous as the birthplace of Salvado Dali – the surrealist artist, and also for the Dali Museum. It is the place where the traditional dance of Catalonia, Sardana originated. Some must visit places at this region include the parish church of Sant Pere, the castle fortress of Sant Ferran, the Toy Museum and the Museum of l'Emporda.
The Palau Güell is a chateau planned by the draftsman Antoni Gaudí for the mechanical mogul Eusebi Güell, and worked in the vicinity of 1886 and 1888. It is arranged in the Carrer Nou de la Rambla, in the El Raval neighborhood of the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It is a piece of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".
This autonomous community received its name in the 12th century from the Spanish word ‘Catalunya’ meaning ‘Land of Castles’. History says that the ancient Greeks and Carthaginians were the founders of the region, who colonized the community later. The region was under Visigoth rule for many years after the Punic war. It got its name when the King Aragon I claimed the crown.
As per the latest census status, population of the Catalonia community was around 7.5 million with an average density of 32000 sq. km.
Catalonia boasts a contradictory climate. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate on the coastal area that covers Tarragona, Barcelona and Girona and an Alpine climate in the Pyrenean Mountain region. The community gets hot breezes in the summer season whereas the winters are colder, particularly in the mountain area. The heart of Catalonia is hotter during summer periods when compared to the borders because of the regular inverse air pressure on that area.
Catalonia is home to many holiday homes and apartments that you can rent for a few days for a comfortable stay. Besides this, there are also many hotels and lodging facilities. If you are looking for some fun, adventure and holiness, then Catalonia is the right choice.