Welcome to Catalunya
Bordered by the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Catalonia is a traditional region of Spain that is fiercely proud of its unique culture. Barcelona is the most-visited destination. This colorful seaside city is full of attractions and things to do, with a captivating medieval quarter, surprising modernist architecture, and a vibrant urban culture.
Rivaling Barcelona in historic importance are Girona, with its medieval heritage, and Tarragona, a former Roman capital. Further afield, in the idyllic countryside of verdant valleys and gently rolling hills, tourists can discover quaint medieval towns; picturesque seaports; and quiet country villages, where chirping birds and church bells are the loudest noises.
The Catalan coast delights sun-worshippers with seaside destinations such as the upscale resort of Sitges and the secluded coves of Cadaqués, on the Costa Brava, and the calm waters of the Costa Daurada. Every stop along the way, the local gastronomy will tempt visitors with local specialties like Esqueixada, a salad of peppers, tomatoes, and salt cod.
Plan your travels through this captivating region with our list of the best places to visit in Catalonia.