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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Remembering modernism

Near Barcelona, you will find many examples of modernist works created at the turn of the 20th century. Urban mansions and summer houses, churches and hospitals, warehouses and gardens, factories and wineries designed by some of the great architects of the movement in Catalonia: Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Josep Puig i Cadafalch. To commemorate this cultural movement and its style, several towns and cities organise festivals and fairs. Would you like to know which ones?

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5 essential human tower building events

Strength, balance, courage and common sense, the four key concepts of human tower building, repeated like a mantra by its practitioners. For spectators, the most appropriate words might be thrills, nerves, suspense and joy. Without a doubt, to experience a human tower building event is to navigate a sea of sensations. So it’s no wonder that UNESCO inscribed this Catalan tradition par excellence on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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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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<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>The Caves of Montserrat in Collbató</p>

A good way to explore the Bages and Moianès regions is to follow the suggestions of the Geopark of Central Catalonia, which unifies the valuable geological and mining heritage of the area. Although it may be hard to believe, this area was ocean 37 million years ago. In fact, the evidence of its presence is there to see in the many spectacular rock formations and natural resources that have survived to this day!

<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!

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It all starts with the sea

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