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>Calella Lighthouse</p>

Calella is the tourism capital of the Maresme region, long renowned for the beauty of its beaches. But the city has plenty of other attractions that make it a must-see place to visit in the regions of Barcelona. This essential guide, listing just seven of them, is just a little taster to whet your appetite for exploring the rest!

<p>Beaches forever</p>

Going to the beach is many people’s favourite holiday activity, and with more than 100 kilometres of seafront, the regions of Barcelona are the ideal destination for beach lovers. However, in order to maintain a clean, well-conserved coastline, it’s essential to be environmentally aware. Here are five basic tips to ensure sustainable tourism on the Costa Barcelona.

<p>Green education</p>

With more than a thousand hectares of protected areas, the regions of Barcelona are the ideal destination for losing oneself in nature. But before you reach for your backpack, let’s talk about the flora and fauna and everything you have to do in order to enjoy an environmentally responsible visit. If you follow the five general rules listed below, you’ll be helping to conserve nature for future generations.

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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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