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Montserrat – the mystical mountain at the heart of Catalonia

Within easy reach of Barcelona, Montserrat, the mountain at the heart of Catalonia, offers an excellent day trip from the city. A visit to Montserrat monastery and a walk among its steep crags is an unforgettable experience.

Girona – a confluence of cultures

Step back from the Costa Brava coastline to wander through Girona. Discover the mix of influences that has shaped this beautiful and historic city and explore the impressive attractions before relaxing by the river with drink or enjoying tapas in one of the squares.

We’ve Tried: Barcelona Hot Air Ballooning

Barcelona ballooning provides an unforgettable experience for anyone. It is number 7 on the “must do during your lifetime” in a survey of the British. It's an experience that will never be forgotten and you'll want more of.
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Discover the beaches beyond Barcelona

Summer's just round the corner and it's time to dust down that beach towel! If you fancy getting away for a day, Barcelona offers loads of options - from the Costa Brava in the north to the Costa Dorada in the south. Spoiled for choice? We talk you through some of our favourite beach spots, all within easy reach by train from Barcelona. Mediterranean sun here we come...

Port Aventura Theme Park

The story of a Sunday in Port Aventura, Barcelona’s theme park, spent with friends on the hunt for some real thrills and spills. A different way to spend the day in company whilst in the Catalan capital...

We’ve Tried: Barcelona Helicopter Tours – A Bird’s Eye View

Whether you are visiting Barcelona for 3 days or have been here 3 years, a helicopter tour will give you a whole other perspective of the Catalan capital. Its great skyline makes Barcelona the perfect city to experience from on high.

Places to go kayaking around Barcelona

Are you a fan of water activities? Ever wanted to explore random coves and narrow passages of marine life and vegetation? Barcelona kayaking provides…