Trips near Barcelona

Everything you need to know to plan getaways outside the city

Autumn colours in Montseny
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Autumn colours in Montseny

In autumn the forest shows off its colour palette and the mushrooms and chestnuts are in bloom

Alt Penedès: Homeland of enotourism
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Alt Penedès: Homeland of enotourism

Cycling, walks, and of course, vineyards, and wine and cava production

Anoia: Frontier land and natural resources
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Anoia: Frontier land and natural resources

Anoia is a region of contrasts, steeped in history

Vallès Occidental: A walk through history
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Vallès Occidental: A walk through history

This is a region rich in history and with a diversity of attractions

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Osona: Postcards from Lluçanès
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Osona: Postcards from Lluçanès

Discover blacksmithing, a lawless past, craft beer, electric bikes and more

Maresme: Wine tasting and relaxation
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Maresme: Wine tasting and relaxation

There are many sides to Maresme, and this visit sums up the region's diversity

Moianès: Three heartland towns
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Moianès: Three heartland towns

The region of Moianès is small, but it offers more than enough to keep you charmed

Bages: All the secrets of a Designation of Origin
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Bages: All the secrets of a Designation of Origin

Get to know the region's vineyards, its wineries, and the people who make it all possible

Baix Llobregat: Natural parks and fairytale caves
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Baix Llobregat: Natural parks and fairytale caves

Enjoy this natural ride around Baix Llobregat

Things to do

Air, Helicopter & Balloon

Air, Helicopter & Balloon

Cruises, Sailing & Water

Cruises, Sailing & Water

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Cultural & Theme Tours

Cultural & Theme Tours

Walking & Biking

Walking & Biking

Tours & Sightseeing

Tours & Sightseeing

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Amazing cultural venues in the Barcelona region

Episcopal Museum of Vic
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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.

mNACTEC
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mNACTEC

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

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
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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
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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.

Thermalia
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Thermalia

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.

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