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>Garraf's beach</p>

We just love the sea and every single one of the beaches along the 100-km stretch of coastline that makes up the Costa Barcelona. To the north you'll find wide and long beaches, such as those of Calella and Santa Susanna. Meanwhile, to the south, fine, golden-sand beaches, such as those of Castelldefels, stand in stark contrast to the sheer cliffs of the Garraf coast and small coves tucked among them, such as La Vinyeta, easily accessible.

<p>Castelldefels Water Sports Centre </p>

Besides sunbathing and lounging about on the sand, Costa Barcelona offers a wide range of activities for you to make full use of your free time. On its beaches and in its marinas, you can take part in sports like kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. And very close by, you will find excellent facilities to play football, volleyball and basketball, go swimming or do athletics. The desire to promote sport is so strong that three coastal municipalities have managed to achieve 'Sports Holiday Destination' status. Do you know which ones?

<p>Time to relax</p>

If your goal is a balanced lifestyle, in the regions of Barcelona there are many ways for you to achieve this. With 100 kilometres of beaches, 16 protected natural areas, five spa towns, three ‘Sports Tourism Destinations' and a cuisine rich in organic and local produce, you have many options within your reach to achieve maximum wellbeing. Would you like to discover some of the most notable?

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It all starts with the sea

The unique Catalan modernist heritage, amazing natural areas and a strong wine tourism tradition make for the perfect cocktail


 

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