Catalonia is a historic region of Spain located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula. This is full of exceptional places that are well worth a detour. Among these places, there is Barcelona. This metropolis with an area of about 100 km² is the second largest city in Spain. It is located on the Mediterranean coast. In this vibrant town, globe-trotters are invited to discover Park Güell. This urban space was created by architect Antoni Gaudí between 1900 and 1914. It is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This site is known for its unusual style where nature and architecture mix and complement each other. The Sagrada Família is also a must in Barcelona. This other masterpiece by Antoni Gaudí is one of the emblematic monuments of the city. Its construction began in 1882 and works are still in progress. Moreover, a stay in Barcelona is an opportunity to explore Montjuïc Hill. The latter is home to fascinating places like the Botanical Garden of Barcelona, the Olympic facilities and must-see museums.
Montserrat, a remarkable mountain of Catalonia
Montserrat is a must during a trip to Catalonia. This huge mountain range 18 km long and 2 km wide is located about sixty kilometers from Barcelona. It is a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers in search of a strong sensation. Indeed, this geological formation has more than 5000 climbing routes and small trekking tracks where athletes can enjoy memorable holidays. By venturing into this place, nature lovers will have the opportunity to observe various specimens of birds, like the wood pigeon, the white-tailed swift, the wallcreeper and the rock swallow. . Tourists will also see many species of mammals such as Iberian ibex, wild boar, wild goat or weasel. In addition, globe-trotters visiting the Montserrat have the opportunity to discover the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. This Benedictine monastery is a high place of the Catholic religion in Spain. According to the stories, it was built in the year 1025.
Tarragona, a historic city in Spain
Tarragona is an address not to be missed during a stay in Catalonia. This city of more than 133,000 inhabitants is on the Costa Daurada, a stretch of coastline along the Mediterranean Sea. It is a popular destination for history buffs for its archaeological ensemble which is listed on the World Heritage List. In this metropolis, tourists can go to the Roman quarry of El Mèdol. This place has made it possible to extract the limestone blocks used in the construction of the remarkable buildings of Tarraco. Holidaymakers also have the opportunity to have fun at Port Aventura Park. This leisure complex is one of the most visited sites in southern Europe. It is home to no less than fifty attractions that will delight young and old such as roller coasters, logs (Flume ride), buoys (River rapids ride) or airplane rides. Moreover, a trip to Tarragona, is an opportunity to relax on beautiful white sand beaches.