Trips near Barcelona

Everything you need to know to plan getaways outside the city

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‘Indians’, Romans, fishing and donkeys

Take a trip to the Maresme region, with lots of activities on offer that will help you discover a range of new sensations

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Witches and bread in Osona

The location of Lluçanès makes it a place for great views in all directions

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Getaway to Bages

The best of Montserrat and Manresa

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Garraf: ‘Indian’ country

A trip that lets you discover the hidden treasures of Sant Pere de Ribes and Sitges

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Air, Helicopter & Balloon

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Cruises, Sailing & Water

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Cultural & Theme Tours

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Walking & Biking

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Vallès Occidental

Walk part of the ‘Three Mountains route’, and in Gallifa visit an ecologic sanctuary

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Alt Penedès

In Alt Penedès, you’ll walk among the roots of Catalan culture: vineyards, castles and medieval towns

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Baix Llobregat

Head to Baix Llobregat, where sea, sand and sun are found just a few kilometres from the Serralada Litoral mountain range

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Vallès Oriental

The towns of Cardedeu, Santa Maria de Palautordera and Sant Pere de Vilamajor, located in the surrounds of the Natural Park of Montseny, more than merit a visit

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L'Anoia

We visit three towns in the foothills of Montserrat, on the border with the wine world of Penedès and Barcelona’s doorstep

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Amazing cultural venues in the Barcelona region

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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