Costa Barcelona

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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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It's all going on in August!

In this ancient country we're passionate about protecting and celebrating our festivals and traditions. We enjoy our great Mediterranean climate, sea, landscape and traditions with festive, joyful and infectious enthusiasm! Drop everything and join us as we usher in the main festivals of our towns and cities. In addition to paying homage to the local patron saint, you can enjoy plenty of other activities in these popular and inclusive festivals: street parades, gegants and capgrossos (papier mâché giant and "big head" figures), trabucaires (bandits carrying blunderbuss guns), music, dancing, diables (groups of people dressed as devils who set off fireworks) and spectacular human towers.

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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>Santa Susanna Marine Resort</p>

The Costa Barcelona, with its long coastline and great Mediterranean climate, boasts an offering of amenities and services in keeping with its superb natural attributes. However, the real jewels in its crown are its water sports centres, which make the sea accessible not only to professional or amateur sportspeople but also to anyone who wants to enjoy the water, with no long waits, no problems and with a top-quality experience assured!

<p>Vilanova Park Camping</p>

Waking up in the heart of nature at whatever time you fancy. Strolling to the campsite supermarket to buy some freshly-baked bread. An entertainment team, a babysitting service and all sorts of amenities for kids. A restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, if you don’t feel like cooking. The chance to meet new friends. Excellent value for money. A family camping holiday has plenty going for it. But guess what! You’ll find even more advantages in the regions of Barcelona!

<p>Children love nautical centers</p>

When the good weather arrives, the beach is one of the tourist attractions that everyone likes, especially families with children, since the huge variety of seaside activities on offer guarantee hours of playtime, physical exercise and entertainment. What's more, on the Costa Barcelona there are six towns that hold the Family Holiday Destination seal, which means they're particularly attentive to children's needs. Would you like to know which ones they are?

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