Barcelona and its surroundings have much more to offer than the usual sightseeing. In Catalunya there are many wonderful villages you definitely have to visit! Amongst these are fascinating medieval towns, beautiful coastal villages and stunning mountain landscapes. Pack your backpack for the next weekend trip around Catalunya and give us your feedback about these great places!
Rupit i Pruit
This little town makes you feel like you are back in the Middle Ages. It’s an old medieval town where time seems to have stopped. It is a municipality formed by two small towns, which until 1977 had been independent. The town is very well preserved. We recommend to take a relaxed walk through its cobbled streets and enjoy the tranquillity. Do not forget to visit the beautiful church and the castle!
Vic is another medieval town, and it actually on the way to Rupit. It is located halfway between the sea and the Pyrenees, just 70 kilometres from Barcelona. Vic is the capital of the Osona region. The quality of its museums, archives and buildings is amazing. A sign-posted route allows you to see 32 buildings of historical, architectural or artistic interest. Here we can find the Roman Temple, the walls of the s. XIV, the Cathedral, the Plaza del Mercadal and many museums and art galleries. We recommend you spend the full day here as there are lots of things to discove
About 30 minutes by car from Barcelona you can find Sitges, one of the most famous town in Spain for its festive atmosphere and its famous film festival. It used to be an old fishermen town and still preserves this magical spirit when you walk the streets and the promenade. It is famous for sea food restaurants at the shore. For summer Sitges is a hot spot with great beaches and a very pretty old town you definitely have to visit. Another important event in Sitges is the Carneval celebration.
Castellar de N´Hug
Castellar de n’Hug is a small town in the Berguedà region, known for being the origin of the Llobregat River: Les Fonts del Llobregat. After a long curvy road you arrive in this town, all made of stone and located on top of a mountain. Be ready for some stunning views and lots of peace and tranquillity. It’s known to be a very quiet place, some days you might even see more cats than people in the streets.
Who hasn’t heard about Montserrat? The most impressive mountain in Catalonia!
It is located in Monistrol de Montserrat, 60 kilometers from Barcelona. Once you arrive on the top, you will find the Monastery of Santa María de Montserrat, a must see for travellers. It can be accessed by car, funicular or cable car. The monastery is a place of pilgrimage for the Catalans, since it contains the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron Saint of Catalonia. La Moreneta is a beautiful carving from the 12th century. If you are in a sporty mood, we recommend you hike up to the very top of Montserrat and enjoy some stunning views!