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Barcelona is much more

April 2013 | Места | Barcelona

Barcelona province, between the Cadí mountains and the sea, is rich in contrasts, history and natural beauty.

In the area around the city of Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, curious visitors are sure to make many exciting discoveries and enjoy uniquely memorable experiences.
 

Barcelona province features a wide range of attractions, with over one hundred kilometres of coastline, fifteen protected natural areas, a rich cultural heritage, delicious traditional and avant garde cuisine on the highest culinary level, and a wealth of wines, including three still wine Appellations of Origin and the “cava” sparkling wine A.O.

It also has excellent hot-spring resorts and spas, as well as countless places for the enjoyment of outdoor activities, including adventure ports, motor sports, boating, hiking and ballooning, in addition to entertaining leisure possibilities of all types, such as town festivals and traditional folklore events.

 

Follow the path of Modernism

Right near Barcelona you will find a great many examples of Modernist architecture that the great figures of this movement, like Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner, and Puig i Cadafalch, built all over Catalonia.

 

Modernist Routes:

  • Sitges in the Modernist period
  • Terrassa, industrial and Modernist
  • Summer holiday Modernism in Vallès Oriental
  • Modernism in Alt Penedès. An outing amidst vineyards
  • Modernism in El Maresme. The legacy of Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch
  • Alt Berguedà: Modernism amidst Nature
  • Baix Llobregat: From Gaudí to Popular Modernism
  • Manresa: Modernism and Art Déco
  • Reus, the city of Gaudí

 

Cuisine and local food products

Enjoy good eating with the thirteen Michelin stars that await you at great restaurants in Barcelona province; with delicious genuine traditional cooking and signature cuisine;

with the excellent local food products... Take part in culinary activities to discover what is produced in each place and buy foods at the markets in towns and cities, which form the best showcases of the Appellations of Origin, the Mediterranean fish and shellfish, the inland game, the wild mushrooms and truffles of the Pyrenees, and the fruits of the orchards and vineyards.

 

Vineyards, wines & cava

Close to Barcelona there are ines made from traditional grapes, new introductions and recovered varieties. White, rosé and red wines from El Penedès, Pla de Bages and Alella, with an infinite array of bouquets and aromas. “Cava” sparkling wine from El Penedès, ranging from Brut Nature to Sweet, for all tastes. Internationally renowned labels. An ancestral tradition living on in the daily work at the wineries of Barcelona province, where the doors are open to visitors who wish to see how their wines are made.

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