Barcelona has all the attractions of the great Mediterranean cities, plus one that makes it unique: its surrounding region. The cultural, gastronomic and sports offer of Barcelonès hides secrets you need to discover without fail.

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Fascinating heritage, very close by

Did you know that you can explore a world of fascinating heritage in the towns of the metropolitan area of Barcelona with the same travel card you use to get around the city itself? Well, you can! There are plenty of tourist attractions close to the capital and they can all be easily be reached by metro, bus, tram and train

Irresistible Badalona

Stroll along the refurbished seafront of Badalona on a sunny day and you may well end up wanting to move to the city! With five kilometres of beautiful beaches under the shade of palm trees, a seafront dating from the modernista period and several terraces on which to sip a cold beer, the city will draw you in. It's no illusion, Badalona is the real deal. Embrace it!.  

Essential Barcelonès

Barcelonès is probably the most surprising region in Catalonia. It has sea and mountains, art-packed museums and sports venues that have become secular cathedrals, not to mention basilicas with a great future ahead of them and archaeological remains that recall times past. Here’s a basic guide for discovering the smallest region in Catalonia... which also happens to be the most populated!


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Strolling around Badalona

The Barcelonès area has plenty of cultural, culinary and sporting secrets worth discovering. Badalona, the third most populated municipality in Catalonia, has historically been a welcoming place that has managed to combine its charming town atmosphere with a city spirit.

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Plan your stay

Cities and towns. Choose where you want to go!

Where to eat?

From Michelin-starred restaurants to small mountain inns who serve hearty traditional breakfasts

Catalan cuisine

Slow food

Local Products

Culinary associations


Where to sleep?

A romantic weekend, a family holidays or a business meeting – in Barcelona's regions, you can find accommodation for all occasions!

Hostels and refuges


Rural tourism




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