Daytrips

The rest of Catalonia is very different from the cosmopolitan and busy Barcelona, it is more peaeful and local. Catalonia is a country with more than 1000 years of history, so it is worth discovering it, its amazing landscapes and ancient villages. There are a wealth of places to visit just not far away in all directions. Here some suggestions:

Northwards:

Girona:

1'15h drive from Barcelona. One of the prettiest towns in Catalonia. It is got an extremely well preserved old town with plenty of medieval constructions and the best preserved medieval Jewish quarter in Europe. Small alleys, cobblestone streets, palaces, ancient churches and monasteries. A trip in time!!

Dali's Museum in Figueres:

30 mins drive from Girona. Summarizes the power of imagination of the artist who was born, lived and died in Figueres. Dive into an entirely surreal world.

Tossa de Mar:

30 mins drive from Girona. One of Costa Brava's gem and one of Catalans' favourites spots. This tiny romantic town is host to a gorgeous beach, excellent restaurants, and even ancient ruins.

Dali's museum Girona Girona Tossa de Mar

Westwards:

Montserrat Mountains:

Just 40 kms from BCN, you probably won’t find a Catalan person who hasn’t visited this site. Literally meaning “sawed mountain”, this Natural Park is a unique geological form of tremendous beauty. This is where Richard Wagner wrote his famous opera Parsifal. There’s a beautiful monastery where monks held secret services in Catalan, while the language was outlawed by Franco. It's also the pilgrimage center to see La Moreneta -Our Black Lady of Montserrat.

Penedés area:

45km from Montserrat. One of the most ancient viticultural areas in Europe. Better-known for its Cava production, a sparkling wine which has had its own Denominació d'Origen since 1991. Visit a cellar and find out about the production processes of Cava. Learn how to recognize differences in taste, smell and texture.

Colonia Güell:

45km from Montserrat and 18 km from Barcelona. It was one of the largest industrial complexes in the country. Its crypt was Gaudi's 'lab' as many of the complex architectural solutions he would latter used in the Sagrada Familia were tested here, in this textile colony full of surprises.

Colonia Güell Montserrat Penedès

Southwards:

Sitges:

We invite you to discover Sitges, a charming mediterranean setting only 35 minutes from Barcelona which has managed to preserve its scenic ambience and its artistic and cultural heritage. The benign climate, the beaches, the picturesque streets and a bustling commercial area make Sitges one of the best places to visit year-round.

Tarragona:

45km south from Sitges. Our Catalan little Rome offers a tangible experience with Roman ruins unmatched in the Iberian Peninsula: ramparts, walls, villas, other public structures and the Amphitheater, Tarragona's jewel, built at the end of the first-century. No surprise Tarragona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sitges Tarragona Tarragona

For last minute bookings call Maica: T. +34 679 948 677. In high season try to book as soon as possible to ensure availability by sending an e-mail to info@get2knowbcn.com. We will get back to you in less than 24h. Asking for further information which will enable us to design the best tour for you. If interested in a tour-lesson write your interests in Spanish, so we will have an idea of your level.

Transportation

Private transport will be arranged upon request. However, taxis are a good way to move around the city and rather inexpensive for European standards. Bus or subway (metro) can also be handy.