Populations around Barcelona offer endless possibilities thanks to the breathtaking diversity of the province of Barcelona and Catalonia. Medium-sized cities and small towns, on the mountain or on the coast, where relax and discover its history, landscapes, gastronomy, or simply enjoy the splendid beaches and nights of fun.
In this section we suggest some sites around Barcelona: Sitges, Montserrat, Castelldefels or the majestic Costa Brava. Villages near the city but far enough so that you can enjoy during your stay 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 kms south of Barcelona, the Sitges town offers a nice visit to what once were the charismatic towns on the coast of Barcelona. The village consists of a splendid restored pedestrian area with a good variety of restaurants, shops, and a good and funny nightlife. It also has a beautiful and maintained beach, interesting buildings, and a healthy cultural life as the village has been traditionally retreat of artists.
Sitges adjoin the Parc Natural del Garraf, a protected natural area of 12,820 hectares. It is a mountain range along the coast, with spectacular views and typical Mediterranean vegetation.
Girona city and its surroundings
History, volcanoes and nature.
The province of Girona offers 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 Pyrenees mountains 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, there is the Circuit de Catalunya, where each year there are the Formula 1 Grand Prix and World Motorcycling Championship Motogp races. Enjoy these races and their great and special atmosphere!
Races 2016 are as follows:
GP F1: from 13th to 15th May 2016.
MotoGP Championship: 3rd to 5th June 2016.
Montserrat monastery - Montserrat
A hung Sanctuary in the mountain.
Montserrat - Barcelona
56 kms from Barcelona, Montserrat monastery is located in the mountains of Montserrat, 720 meters high, in a amazing unique location for its beauty, its scenery and views. It is a very important symbol of Catalonia, because inside houses the Virgin of Montserrat, popularly known as La Moreneta, and is a virtually obligatory excursion for tourists for its great beauty.
It has areas of great artistic value such as the Basilica, the organ, the refectory, the museum and spectacular and vertiginous views from the mountain.
There is a set of two cable cars and a rack railway, who allow access through spectacular views 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 northern Catalan litoral, internationally known for its unique natural beauty and beaches, only 75 km from Barcelona.
From Blanes to the French border, are approximately just over 200 kms of coastline in the province of Girona, there are many small beaches by crystal clear waters surrounded by mountains, and traditional fishing villages, the majority rehabilitated and well suited for tourism. The coast also offers natural and cultural attractions such as the Greek and Roman site of Empuries, the Natural Park of Cabo de Creus, Medas Islands, or the Salvador Dali museum.
Populations of Cadaques, Roses, l'Escala, Begur, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar, among others, will delight you with its beaches and local cuisine.
Discover Barcelona on your own
Car rental offers
Rental Car companies as SIXT, HERTZ, AVIS, BUDGET and Europcar do often promote offers for several days or complete weekends - just perfect to visit Seville and surroundings from its sunny side. Please visit their websites to see current offers.
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