Culture and traditions

Discover a spectacular heritage while strolling around villages and towns in Barcelona's regions. Participate in traditional festivals and let museums nourish your sensibility.

 

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<p>Cemetery of Vilanova i la Geltrú  </p>

Unlike in the rest of the Europe, visiting cemeteries is not a popular tourist pursuit in the regions of Barcelona, which is a shame because the ones in this area contain tombs, vaults and mausoleums that are authentic gems. Not convinced? Take a morning to marvel at the rich artistic, historical, cultural and social heritage of these veritable open-air museums.

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?

<p>Monastery of Sant Cugat</p>

The Royal Monastery of Sant Cugat is a Romanesque jewel that’s highly appreciated by enthusiasts of mediaeval architecture, who single out its magnificent cloister for special praise. Nevertheless, this monastery largely remains an undiscovered treasure, so here’s a list of six curiosities, just to give you a taste of all the surprises that await you in this amazing monastic complex!

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