While living in Catalonia, I had the chance to visit and see a few towns beyond Barcelona and Girona. If you are following my Instagram account, maybe you have seen a few of the cities in Catalonia I have been to. I decided to summarize a little bit of what I have seen, so you guys have a better reference on things to do around if you are ever around. These are my tips and the towns and cities in Catalonia I believe you should definitely see once in your life.
Cities in Catalonia: Barcelona
Most definitely if you’re coming to this region, you will arrive at BCN airport, since is the biggest in the region. What should you see in Barcelona? Everyone will say that the first thing to see is Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Maybe they are right, maybe they are not.
This is my best tip: Find a free tour of the city. When I first arrived, I did a Free Tour and I totally loved it. Most definitely, they will take you around the best landmarks in the city, but also, they will show you other alternatives and this makes it even more interesting.
Another thing I will recommend is doing a Food Tour in Barcelona. There are plenty in the cities but the one I did was from Bitemojo. Trust me, there are way too many things to explore and enjoy your visit while visiting cities in Catalonia, but definitely, you should start your trip and dedicate a few days to Barcelona.
Towns and Cities in Catalonia: Santa Pau
Santa Pau is a small town located in the mountains. The best thing about it is its medieval aspect and how easy is to walk around it. The landscapes, the view, and everything about this town will make you fall in love with it. To get there, you will need to go by bus and it is recommended mostly for a day trip from one of the other cities in Catalonia such as Barcelona and Girona.
Town and Cities in Catalonia: Besalú
Besalu town with a lot of Roman influence. I fell in love with the bridge in this town. It is a perfect place to go for a day trip and to get to see amazing views. The north of Catalonia is filled with amazing views you definitely need to see. Besalú is not an exception to this rule. I heard that this is an important stop for those who travel around the region on a bike and it is easy to reach mainly from cities in Catalonia like Girona.
Towns and Cities in Catalonia: Lloret de Mar
Lloret de Mar is an amazing location if you’re looking for a beach and fun. Is surrounded by many nightclubs, casinos, and hotels that will make your holiday a lot more fun. I have to be sincere: If you’re looking for sightseeing or history, Lloret is not exactly the best place to go. Even though it has a lot of beautiful nature, Lloret is a place to go if you want to have fun. I definitely recommend visiting its restaurants and maybe, sleeping over for a night so you can explore a little bit more of its nightlife.
Cities in Catalonia: Girona
What can I say about the city I used to live in? Even though many people say that it can be dead sometimes, there’s always something to do. Are you a cultural person? There are plenty of things to do in Girona. The city is surrounded by different activities for cultural interests such as plays, music concerts, and exhibitions among others. The best restaurant in the world is located in this region: El Celler de Can Roca. For those interested in trying new food, this is also a great place to visit.
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Many of the scenes have been filmed in this city. While you’re exploring the city you might recognize some of the settings of your favorite series. The other great thing about Girona is that is just a 38 minutes train ride from Barcelona. You can definitely come for a day trip or sleepover to have the chance to get to know a little more.
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