Charcuterie and cycle routes in Osona
A bounty of natural attractions, charming villages, activities and gastronomy
Maresme: Arenys de Mar and Mataró in depth
On this getaway to Maresme you'll explore two of the region’s most lively and dynamic towns
Get to know Garraf's Buddhists and ‘Indianos’
Explore a number of charming haunts in Sitges, and see for yourself that there's much more to the Garraf
History, nature and postcard-pretty villages
In Bages you'll visit three villages with interesting historical centres and beautiful natural surroundings
Exploring a working river in Berguedà
Berguedà is the region of the Patum festival, but also of textile colonies and once-working mines you can visit
Baix Llobregat: Vines, wines and Gaudí
See more of the area than most locals as you get to know Baix Llobregat and some of its attractions
A journey to Moianès: the preindustrial past
Visit the massive Moianès Ecomuseum and other places of interest in the region, all of which are related to its past
Explore Anoia: From underground to outer space
Explore everything from archaeological sites and air-raid shelters to an observatory
Alt Penedès: Castles and mill-houses in the land of cava
Visits to Santa Margarida i els Monjos, Sant Sadurní, and Foix Natural Park fill this 48-hour trip
Getaway to Vallès Occidental: Sant Cugat in-depth
Spend 48 hours in a town that's famous for its monastery and has plenty more to offer visitors besides
Discover Vallès Oriental: From hot springs to the sky
Rise up in a hot-air balloon to see some of the most spectacular scenery in the region
Things to do
Air, Helicopter & Balloon
Cruises, Sailing & Water
Cultural & Theme Tours
Walking & Biking
Tours & Sightseeing
Amazing cultural venues in the Barcelona region
Episcopal Museum of Vic
Declared of national interest by the Generalitat Government the museum, especially for the magnificent collection of medieval art it contains, but also for the museum facilities themselves, located next to the Cathedral of Vic. Some 29,000 examples of Catalan Romanesque and Gothic painting and sculpture are on display, as well as pieces of industrial and decorative arts and an excellent collection of woven cloths and liturgical vestments. Among the masterpieces here are the Christ in Majesty from Santa Maria in Lluçà, the Baldachin from Ribes and the the Descent from the Cross from Erill la Vall, all from the twelfth century.
The Catalan modernist-style Aymerich, Amat i Jover factory has been home to the Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia for the last two decades. It features around a dozen permanent and various temporary exhibits that reflect the scientific advances that have changed our lives and document Catalonia’s industrial heritage. The museum collection is also spread out in 25 territorial museums and the Generalitat government is planning to integrate all of them in the new National History Museum.
Kursaal – Espai d’arts escèniques Manresa
The Scenic Arts Centre in Manresa has a busy schedule that includes performances in various genres, as well as education in the scenic arts and a bar-restaurant. It’s set in a noucentista-style building from the 1920s that was closed in 1980 and reopened in 2007 as a theatre and concert hall. The main hall has seating for 8,000 spectators, while the smaller one seats 200. It is managed by the Galliner association and attracts some 75,000 spectators every year.
Castell de Claramunt
Rather than amenities, castles are monuments, and this is one of 13 castles run by the History Museum of Catalonia. With more than 1,000 years of history, Claramunt Castle is one of the icons of the region, one of the most spectacular forts in the country and the main attraction of the region’s Border Castle Trail. Access is on foot, but the 25 minute walk to the top of the hill will be well rewarded. The trail also includes the castles of Òdena, Tossa, Miralles and Vilademàger.
Biblioteca-Museu Víctor Balaguer
Founded in 1884 by politician and writer Victor Balaguer i Cirera, the original nucleus of the Balaguer Library-Museum consists of the books and artworks that he gathered throughout his life, alongside the many donations received from prominent personalities. The museums’ art collection consists of over eight thousand pieces. In the permanent collection special attention is paid to the examples of art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the quality of which led to the museum becoming a section of the National Museum of Art of Catalonia.
On the ground floor here there is the tourism office of Caldes de Montbui, an obligatory stop-off to find out everything you need to visit the town. You can also take advantage of your visit to see everything that Thermalia has to offer, from the history of the town’s spas to an important selection of works by the sculptor Manolo Hugue, who lived in the village for many years, and a number of pieces by his friend Pablo Picasso. The temporary exhibition room also features interesting exhibits.