Catalonia

This category contains all our blog posts about the region of Catalonia (that is, the area around Barcelona). From the best sites to visit in our land, to lists of local beaches, from architecture to natural wonders… We also discuss topics that reflect the personality of Catalan people: our history, our relationship with Spain and the rest of the world, historical facts that have shaped our identity… Make sure to read them if you want to understand at a deeper level the land you’ll be visiting in your next trip of Barcelona, or if you have some extra days in Barcelona and would love to go out of town.

Best Barcelona ski plans

Where To Go Skiing In Barcelona

BEST SKI RESORTS IN CATALONIA When you think about a Barcelona vacation, you are likely to imagine architecture, good food and maybe the beach. But did you know the Pyrenees mountains are close enough to allow you to go skiing for the day? Yes! The season depends a lot on the weather, and it can start …

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Best monasteries in the Barcelona area | ForeverBarcelona

Best Monasteries In Spain: Catalonia

WHAT ARE THE BEST MONASTERIES NEAR BARCELONA? Monasteries and abbeys are an important part of Catalonia history. During Middle Ages, communities of monks were used to repopulate areas that had been taken over from the moors, and new agriculture techniques were developed there. Many of them are great examples of medieval architecture: Romanesque and Gothic …

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Catalan Human Tower tradition

What Are Castellers?

EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CATALAN HUMAN TOWERS The tradition of building human towers in Catalonia has existed for over 200 years: we call it Castellers. Castellers are people who build towers with their bodies and make different constructions called castells (castles). It’s such a deeply  rooted tradition that there are even competitions between teams of Castellers to see who …

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Costa Brava Things to do | ForeverBarcelona

Top Things To Do In Costa Brava

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHAT TO DO IN COSTA BRAVA La Costa Brava is one of the most beautiful sea regions in our country and it’s so worth visiting. Little seaside villages from Blanes to Portbou, 3 Natural Parks, lots of beaches and creeks, medieval villages and hundreds of activities and sites to visit. Sounds awesome, right? But …

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What to see in Tarragona: Roman circus

Top Things To Do In Tarragona

VISIT TARRAGONA AND DON’T MISS ANYTHING IMPORTANT South of Catalonia we find one of the most historical cities in our country: When  you visit Tarragona you travel back to Roman times. The city was founded in the III bc century by the Romans, and there are still lots of evidences of their legacy. The city …

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Things to do in Montserrat (Spain)

What To Do In Montserrat?

BEST THINGS TO DO IN MONTSERRAT Visiting Montserrat is everyone’s first choice for a day trip out of Barcelona. So if you have several days in town, make sure you don’t miss it. The name of the place means “the sawed mountain”, because the shape of its rocks and peaks look like the dents of a saw. …

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Top things to do in Girona | ForeverBarcelona

What To Do In Girona

DISCOVER THE TOP ATTRACTIONS IN GIRONA​ What Girona attractions are included in your tour? That’s what Allison M. wrote to me asking more information before she booked her Girona day trip with us. Girona Catalonia is actually one of my favorite destinations outside of Barcelona. COME TO GIRONA WITH US I love taking my guests there, but it’s …

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Montserrat hikes | ForeverBarcelona

Montserrat Hiking Trails For The Whole Family

MONTSERRAT HIKING IDEAS​ One of the top daytrips around Barcelona is going to the Mountain and Monastery of Montserrat. Most tourists stay around the Monastery area, but visiting the basilica is not the only reason to go! The mountain itself is worth enough the trip. If you are into hiking, don’t miss our favorite ideas for …

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