Populations around Barcelona offer endless possibilities thanks to the breathtaking diversity of the province of Barcelona and Catalonia. Villages and small towns, mountain or coast, to relax and discover history, landscapes, gastronomy, or simply enjoy splendid beaches and fun nights.
In this section we suggest some sites around Barcelona: Sitges, Montserrat, Castelldefels or the majestic Costa Brava. Villages near the city but far enough away so you can enjoy during your stay of tranquility, excursions and beaches, with beautiful views and surrounded by nature. Enjoy the surroundings of Barcelona!
Getaway hotels in the surroundings of Barcelona
Sitges and Parc Natural del Garraf - Barcelona
Sitges and Parc Natural del Garraf
A charismatic village near Barcelona.
Sitges - Barcelona
38 km south of Barcelona, the town of Sitges offers us a nice visit to what were once the charismatic coastal towns of the coast of Barcelona. The town consists of a splendid restored pedestrian zone, with a good offer in restaurants, shops, and nightlife with good fun. It also has a beautiful and well-kept beach, interesting buildings, and a healthy cultural life since traditionally the town has been an artist's retreat.
Sitges borders the Garraf Natural Park, a protected natural area of 12,820 hectares. It is a mountain massif that borders the coast, with spectacular views and a typical Mediterranean vegetation.
Girona city and its surroundings
History, volcanoes and nature.
The province of Girona hides numerous attractions. The city of Girona and its old town, the region of La Garrotxa and its volcanic natural park, or the medieval town of Besalú are some of the tourist icons of Catalonia. An area full of history and spectacular landscapes within walking distance and well connected to each other, and with the mountains of the Pyrenees in the background.
Circuit de Catalunya F1 GP and MotoGP - Montmeló
Circuit de Catalunya
F1 GP and MotoGP in Barcelona.
Montmeló - Barcelona
In the town of Montmeló, 39 km from Barcelona, is located the Circuit of Catalonia (Circuit de Catalunya), where every year are held the races of Formula 1 Grand Prix and World Motorcycling Championship Motogp. Enjoy these races and the great and special atmosphere!
Races 2020 are as follows:
GP F1: from 8th to 10nd May 2020.
MotoGP Championship: from 5th to 7th June 2020.
Montserrat monastery - Montserrat
A hung Sanctuary in the mountain.
Montserrat - Barcelona
At 56 kms from Barcelona, the Montserrat monastery is located in the mountains of Montserrat, 720 meters high, in a amazing unique location for its beauty, landscape and views. It is a very important symbol of Catalonia, because inside houses the Virgin of Montserrat, popularly known as La Moreneta, and it's a must-see excursion because of its great beauty.
It has places of great artistic value such as the Basilica, the organ, the refectory, the museum, and spectacular and vertiginous views from the mountain.
A set of two funiculars and a cog railway surrounded by spectacular views allow access to the Monastery and other fabulous places of pilgrimage in the mountains.
Costa Brava - Province of Girona
Splendid beaches and sleepy villages.
Litoral - Girona
The Costa Brava is an enclave in north of the Catalan coast, internationally known for its unique natural beauty and spectacular beaches, only 75 km from Barcelona.
From Blanes to the French border, there are approximately more than 200 kms of coastline in the province of Girona, with a small crystaline beaches surrounded by mountains and traditional fishing villages, most of them rehabilitated and well adapted for tourism. The coast also offers cultural and natural attractions such as the Greek and Roman site of Empuries, the Natural Park of Cabo de Creus, the Medas Islands, or the Salvador Dali museum.
The villages of Cadaques, Roses, l'Escala, Begur, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar, among others, will delight you with its beaches and its local gastronomy.
Discover Barcelona on your own
Car rental offers
Car rental companies as SIXT, HERTZ, AVIS, BUDGET and Europcar often launch offers of several days or weekends, just perfect to visit Barcelona and surroundings from its sunny side. Please visit their websites to check current offers.
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