The Sagrada Família is Antoni Gaudí’s best-known work and has become an undisputed symbol of Barcelona. Extravagant, ambitious and controversial, this unique modern temple has been under construction since 1882, and is expected to be completed by 2030.
There are many different sides to Barcelona: the Barcelona with its traditional neighbourhoods, the Gothic, modernista and contemporary city… but there is also a green Barcelona, the Barcelona of parks and gardens. You’ll find them dotted around the city. These green spaces are always interesting, whether it be for their plants, urban design or sculptures..
Tibidabo and Collserola
The rivers Llobregat and Besós mark the geographical boundaries of the Collserola massif with Mount Tibidabo as its tallest point and the omnipresent symbol of the city. Tibidabo is also a metropolitan park with lush green areas, streams and viewing points overlooking the city, such as the amusement park, the church of the Sagrat Cor and the Collserola Tower.More information...
The Parc de Montjuïc is located in the Sants neighbourhood and it occupies a vast swathe of the imposing hill overlooking the port, offering a plethora of green areas and gardens, museums and cultural attractions, sports facilities and Olympic sites. Montjuïc speaks to us about the history and life of a hill that has helped define Barcelona's personality..More information...
Sitges is a relatively small town boasting a grand total of seventeen beaches. In general the beaches are all very welcoming and unintimidating. In general you will find that the beaches that are closest to the city centre are the busiest, whereas those further from town provide a slightly more secluded location. I recomend the Sant Sebastiá beach (familiar).More information...
Montserrat Natural Park
Montserrat is one of the greatest symbols of Catalonia, that from being a religious centre has become a bastion of Catalan identity, without ignoring the natural environment and its characteristic morphology and structure of rounded and abrupt rocks and needles. A very nice place to hiking.More information...
Castellers (the human towers)
A castell is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several colles castelleres or teams often succeed in building and dismantling a tower's structure. On November 16, 2010, castells were declared by UNESCO to be amongst the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Wineries and Cava wineries
The influence of the sun and of the Mediterranean Sea make the Penedès a privileged territory for winegrowing. In this incomparable setting, enjoying the sun in the vineyards, taking a walk around villages and towns and discovering the great wines offered by local wineries, makes for an exhilarating experience.
The Catalan Pyrenees
The spectacular Parks and protected natural spaces of the Catalonia Pyrenees are known for their pristine forests, high peaks and heavenly meadows, rushing rivers, winding streams and thundering waterfalls.