Travel & Vacation in Catalonia, Spain: Part 2

Girona (Gerona) is one of the oldest cities in Catalonia. Figueres is the Salvador Dali Museum. The charming fishing village Cadaqus can be reached by bus from Figueres has made in 30 minutes Ampurias impressive Greco-Roman ruins.

Resorts on the Costa Brava Rosas, San Pedro Pescador, San Martin de Ampurias, La Escala, Estartit, Bagur, Palafrugell, Palam, Playa de Aro, Sagaro, Sant Feli de Guixols (with remarkable market), Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar and Blanes.

The Costa Dorada stretches south from Barcelona to Tarragona. The beautiful sandy beaches are often separated by roads or railway lines from the hinterland.


The lively resort of Sitges is only 40 km south of Barcelona. A selection of interesting museums invite you to visit, in Cav-Ferrat Museum hang two El Greco paintings. The A2 motorway in the direction Lrida leads past two monasteries – the Cistercian monastery of Santa Cruz (1159) and the monastery of Santa Mara Poblet, near the medieval town of Mont Blanc. Lrida is the capital of the province with its wild and romantic mountain scenery.

The coastal city of Tarragona is a rare example of an almost perfectly preserved Roman aqueduct and city with an impressive amphitheater. The church of the town of Manresa in the 14th Century built and is provided with an interesting stained glass. 60 km north-west of Barcelona is Montserrat. The world-famous monastery is the home of the legendary Holy Grail and the world-famous Black Madonna. It is 1135 m high above the ro Llobregat. The view from here is breathtaking, as well as on the mountain path from the San Jeronimo-hermitage.

Resorts on the Costa Dorada: Calella de la Costa, Arenys de Mar, Castelldefels, Sitges, Calafell, Comarruga, Torredembarra, Tarragona, Salou, Cambrils, Miami Playa, Hospital del Infante and San Carlos de la Rapita.

The Pyrenees: Catalonia also has numerous winter sports resorts in the Pyrenees, some have six months of snow. More information under winter sports resorts.

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