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Many foreign travelers are shocked to discover the cultural diversity within Spain. Everything from the food to the language varies from one area to another.
Catalonia is a province in Northern Spain that feels like its own country. Yet, like the rest of Spain, this region is rich with beautiful scenery, incredible architecture, and wonders to behold around every corner— with no shortage of amazing photo opportunities.
Here are some of the most Instagrammable spots in Catalonia to add to your bucket list:
The Ruins of Tarragona
The ruins of Tarragona were once a stunning feature in the Roman seaside city of Tarraco. While the entire area is worth exploring, the crown jewel is the ancient amphitheater that’s carved into the hillside along the shore.
Once upon a time, this once regal ruin was the stage for Gladiatorial combat. Now, your footsteps will echo as you climb the stone stairs to view the ocean beyond. Stop on the amphitheater floor or pose before one of the arches for a backdrop of the dazzling blue water beyond the ruins. Remember to include unique hashtags for pictures of yourself looking young in front of the two-thousand-year-old ruins.
Dalí Theatre-Museum, Figueres
It should come as no surprise that a building celebrating the world's most notable surrealism artist should be eye-catching and unique. You'll recognize the Dalí Theatre-Museum by its colorful façade, gold accents, and whimsical egg-shaped statues lining the roof.
Not only is the museum located in Dalí’s hometown of Figueres, but his remains are actually buried under the theater. While the exterior of the building is captivating in itself, there are also numerous surreal exhibits within the museum that make for the perfect Instagram backdrop.
Besalú is a stunning medieval town with cobblestone streets, traditional plazas, and an imposing fortress overlooking the town from the hilltop. A town with no shortage of beautiful places, the most iconic is perhaps the bridge spanning over the river.
Colloquially known as the Bridge of Besalu, this breathtaking span will have you feeling as though you’ve stepped back in time. Head to the bridge during the early morning hours for some stunning photos featuring the water or the town behind you.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic
Unlike many of the wonders on this list, The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is relatively new. Constructed in 1929 and located at the base of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, this art installation is a wonder to behold.
While the fountain looks amazing during the daylight hours, it really comes to life at night. Every evening, the fountain presents a stunning light show with each of the 3600 water jets working together to pump nearly 700 gallons of water per second. The lights and dancing droplets are often accompanied by lively music for a spectacle unlike any other.
Park Guell is one of the most popular tourist hot spots in Barcelona, thanks to its unique architecture and endless Instagram-worthy displays. This expanse of land was initially designed to be a private estate, but a series of misfortune ended with the area being designated a public park.
The whimsical architecture is meant to be organic, reflecting shapes that are found in nature— which is why you won’t find any straight edges or lines in the park. The incredible bench doubles as a colorful balcony ledge that overlooks the city beyond, while stone tunnels and arches create an otherworldly backdrop within.
Beyond the artistic architecture lies the natural surroundings that inspired it. Hike the trails and enjoy the natural splendor as you tour the traditionally less crowded areas of the park.
Costa Brava Coast
Ashley Lipman is an award-winning writer who discovered her passion for providing knowledge to readers worldwide on topics closest to her heart - all things digital. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome content through various niches touching the digital sphere.
While in Costa Brava, you’ll want to visit Castell de Peralada, a medieval castle dating back to the 1300s. There are also local wineries to explore and enjoy. The Brugarol Winery, in particular, is known for its incredible underground labyrinth. Best of all, Besalú is in the broader Costa Brava region to make trip planning a breeze.
These are just a few of the many Instagrammable spots in Catalonia. Be sure to check travel restrictions before planning your trip.
Ashley Lipman is an award-winning argumentative essay writer who discovered her passion for providing knowledge to readers worldwide on topics closest to her heart - all things digital. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome content through various niches touching the digital sphere.
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