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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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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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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On the beach with children

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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Paths next to the sea

If you enjoy combining your walk with a swim, you’re in luck: you’ll find plenty of paths in the regions of Barcelona that are ideal for exploring the coastline on foot. Signposted and waymarked, they often boast information panels listing the characteristics of the route. A great deal of effort has been made with these paths to ensure that no one gets lost and that everyone can discover the beautiful landscape and nature of this part of the Mediterranean region.

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<p>Barcelona from Tibidabo</p>

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!

<p>Sitges</p>

As well as its magnificent light, visitors are attracted to Garraf region by its unique beaches and a particularly mild climate. It is the perfect place in which to relax and enjoy life, and the enormous number of intellectuals, adventurers and artists who have decided to live here is clear proof of that. How about coming with us on a visit to some of the most interesting places this land has to offer us?

Travelling with Rover, Bella, Max, Sasha, Charlie, Trixie, or whatever your pet is called, is becoming easier and easier. If you’ve got a pet, when it comes to planning a holiday or weekend mini-break, you’ll have almost certainly asked yourself, “What shall we do with her?” And maybe you’ve followed that question up with another one, “Shall we take her with us?” If you’d like to enjoy a break without leaving your cat or dog with strangers, in the regions of Barcelona you’re in luck because every year there are more and more pet-friendly establishments.

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It all starts with the sea

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