Costa Barcelona

It all starts with the sea in this amazing area. Discover its six regions and a whole host of travel ideas.

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Landscapes of wine and cava

If you don’t know how organic, biodynamic and natural wines differ from each other but you’d like to find out, take a trip around the regions of Barcelona. From Alt Penedès to Maresme, passing through Bages, there are many wineries that adopt a green approach to winemaking, producing extremely high-quality wines without harming the environment. Some of the names may well ring a bell, while others will be new discoveries: small, family-run companies with limited production and strong environmental awareness. The seven suggestions below are likely to make you a convert to sustainable wine tourism.

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Ideas for enjoying nature close to Barcelona

If you’re the sort of person who enjoys combining cultural visits in cities with nature excursions, here are four of the routes favoured by Barcelona locals, who also like to get away from it all and enjoy the outdoors, especially when these beauty spots are so close to home. These routes offer something for everyone and, like almost every other route in the country, can be enjoyed all year round.

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Modernista 'souvenirs'

Very close to Barcelona you will find a great many examples of modernista works created between the 19th and 20th centuries. Urban palaces and holiday homes, churches and hospitals, warehouses and gardens, factories and cellars, all with the signature of the great architects of the movement in Catalonia: Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and Josep Puig i Cadafalch, among others. To commemorate this cultural trend, different towns and cities are organizing festivals and fairs to recover their aesthetic quality. Want to find out more about them?

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An unforgettable outdoor shopping experience

Just 40 minutes from Barcelona, discover La Roca Village, one of the eleven luxury shopping destinations in The Bicester Village Shopping Collection. Explore more than 140 boutiques of the world's best fashion and lifestyle brands with discounts of up to 60% off the original price throughout the year, in a safe and privileged environment.

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<p>Catalonian Science and Technical Museum</p>

There are places that inspire. Towns and cities with charming museums, where you can enjoy the rich cultural and scientific heritage of Barcelona's regions without having to contend with crowds and endless queues. If you go alone or with adult company, like a friend or partner, you will, of course, be able to concentrate and take more in. If you decide to take children, you will be able to exchange curiosities and different ways of perceiving. Your perspectives will change forever!

<p>More than 350 species of birds visit the delta every year</p>

At sunrise and sunset, especially in the spring and autumn, the skies of the sixteen natural parks and reserves of the regions of Barcelona are filled with birds in agile flight. Located in the heart of this set of ideal landscapes for bird watching, the Llobregat Delta is the star attraction of the area. A true birding paradise awaits you, much closer than you might think!

<p>A route on horseback in Osona</p>

From the Serra del Cadí in the Pre-Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast, you’ll find a wide variety of impressive landscapes in the natural areas of the regions of Barcelona. The pine forests of Maresme, the wetlands of Baix Llobregat, the cliffs of Garraf, the vineyards of Penedès or the rugged mountains of Berguedà are all magnificent settings that you can explore on foot, by bicycle or —why not?— on horseback. In an area with plenty of waymarked trails and a superb range of equestrian tourism options, what’s stopping you from going for a gallop?

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It all starts with the sea

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