This plain – bounded by mountains – impresses with its unique natural areas and its outstandingly preserved architectural heritage. The richness of the Vallès Occidental region is so great that it is hard to believe!

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Monastery of Sant Cugat

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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Just a stone’s throw from Barcelona, the Vallès Occidental region is a treasure trove of surprising natural and cultural heritage. In addition to two natural parks, it boasts a restored river and hugely valuable elements of Catalan modernist and industrial heritage. If you find that hard to believe, come and find out for yourself! Here are some key tips to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible.


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Catalan Modernist Fair in Terrassa
Culture and traditions

Every May, Terrassa travels back 100 years in time to revive the essence of the city during the Catalan Modernist period.

Stone and Blood Show in Sant Cugat
Culture and traditions

Combine an escudella (stew) and cannelloni feast with the Stone and Blood show. Relive the tragicomedy about the murder of Abbot B...


Rediscover Vallès Occidental

The Vallès Occidental region boasts an almost unbelievable wealth of attractions!


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Cities and towns. Choose where you want to go!

Where to eat?

From Michelin-starred restaurants to small mountain inns who serve hearty traditional breakfasts

Catalan cuisine

Slow food

Local Products

Culinary associations


Where to sleep?

A romantic weekend, a family holidays or a business meeting – in Barcelona's regions, you can find accommodation for all occasions!

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Rural tourism




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