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This small, charming town is ideally situated in the mountains overlooking the Maresme coast. Vallromanes offers excellent restaurants, countryside excursions, beach days, and endless games of golf. It is also within a 1-hour drive of both Barcelona and Girona, meaning big city attractions are never far away.
If you are arriving by plane, Vallromanes is approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Barcelona-El Prat International Airport.
Vallromanes is not far from Catalonia´s colorful attractions including the fabulous Illa Fantasia and the iconic La Roca Village. Don’t miss L’Adoberia Historical Interpretation Center and Granollers Church.
The tiny countryside village is situated just 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of Coasta Dorada. From Barcelona-El Prat International Airport, Vespella de Gaià is approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers ) which makes it a popular vacation spot for visitors.
Sights such as Tarragona Cathedral, the Plaza de la Font, and the Tarragona Roman Wall are choice places to visit while you’re in Vespella de Gaia. Those with a passion for history will enjoy exploring the Porta de Sant Antoni in Tarragona and the Tarraco Roman Theater.
Beautifully situated at the foot of the Obac Mountains, 75 miles (121 kilometers) southeast of central Catalonia, Vacarisses is a popular destination on the outskirts of Barcelona. It is just 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Barcelona-El Prat International Airport.
Many of central Catalonia’s most interesting sights can be found within a quick drive or train ride from Vacarisses, including Montserrat Monastery and the much-loved L’Enrajolada-Santacana House Museum.
There are plenty of interesting cultural attractions in and around Vacarisses, and if you visit during the summer, try to book tickets to watch the FC Barcelona football team battle at Camp Nou.
Solsona offers many places of interest for travellers who enjoy unique places full of history. The region is the geographical center of Catalonia and is ideally located within 100km of every popular site in the area: Barcelona, Lleida (Alguaire Ave-Airport), Andorra, and France.
Approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast is Sabadell, a regional transport and shopping hub where you can find the Water Tower, Duran House, and Lluch Office. Principal Theater and San Felix Church and Belltower are other notable places to visit.
Catalonia’s churches and other holy sites are worth a visit to view their architectural mastery. For those who like to collect valuable insights as well as souvenirs on their travels, Solsona has plenty of specialist activities, such as city walking tours, Segway tours, and culinary tours.
Experience the real Catalonia from the town of Sentmenat. This small village is a great base for exploring the local countryside while still being within an hour of the city of Barcelona.
In the past, Sentmenat served as a mainly agricultural region, which is evident in the large number of houses and constructions of this type. Historic buildings such as the Castellet de Guanta or the chapel of Sant Miquel de l’Arn or Can Fruitós display modernist features juxtaposed with the classic countryside setting.
Segur de Calafell is 19 miles (31 kilometers) east of Costa Dorada and 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Barcelona-El Prat International Airport.
Segur de Calafell is a large resort town and port with golden beaches, surrounded by beautiful natural parks and golf courses. It is within easy reach of Tarragona, Port Aventura theme park, and the other larger resorts of Costa Dorada.
Calafell is one of Catalonia’s accredited Family Holiday Destinations. The town even holds a special family weekend, which happens normally during the first weekend of May. Calafell has approximately 5 miles of beaches with plenty of water activities and opportunities for sun bathing.
Sant Marti Sarroca is a town situated in the heart of Catalonia’s wine-growing area. This small town is a great location for those who enjoy gastronomy, the countryside, easy access to the beaches of Sitges, and the attractions of nearby Barcelona.
The charming town of Santa Cristina d’Aro is situated in the Aro Valley in Costa Brava in the Catalonian province of Girona. The French border is just 92 kilometers from the town, and Barcelona is 99 kilometers due south.
This delightful village is situated just inland from the larger beach resort of Platja D’Aro, and offers a quiet alternative to the beach resort whilst still being within easy reach from the coast.
There are several interesting archaeological sites and caves in the local region, some dating back to the Neolithic age. Cultural monuments include the ruins of the Solius Castle, Solius Cistercian Monastery, and the Sant Martí de Romanyà Church, which pre-dates the Roman era.
The town is surrounded by mountains, beautiful countryside views, and a stunning coastline.
Sispony is located in Andorra, close to Andorra la Vella, the country’s capital city, and provides easy access to great skiing in winter and glorious mountain hikes in summer.
To really get a feel for Andorra, head to one of its fabulous cultural destinations including Casa Rull in La Massana. Grab your camera and explore the many fascinating attractions Andorra has to offer. Should you feel the need for a little spiritual renewal, pay a visit to the area’s holy places, such as Saint Andrew Church in Andorra la Vella.
Riudarenes is a small village set amidst rolling hills, close to the historic city of Girona and the fantastic beaches of the Costa Brava. This rural idyll is approximately one hour from Barcelona.
Porqueres is located next to the beautiful Estany de Banyoles lake and within easy reach of the gorgeous medieval city of Girona and the beaches of the Costa Brava. The big city attractions of Barcelona approximately one hour away.
Odena is a historic and traditional village located approximately 30 minutes from Barcelona city by car. The town is situated among Catalonia´s cava vineyards and offers a beautiful rural setting for your get-away-from-it-all holiday.
Nearby attractions include Montserrat (Monastery) (16 km) and natural highlights such as lakes, forests, and mountains. The Sierra de Palomas (Mountains) (11 km), Sierra del Clarena (Mountains) (12 km), and Sierra de Puigfred (Ridge) (15 km) are also located a short drive from Odena.
Llambilles is just a short drive from the historic centre of Girona, close to golf courses, the beauty of the Costa Brava, and the glorious hilly countryside.
La Pobla de Claramunt is a small village situated amongst the vineyards of Catalonia´s premier wine making region. The town is ideal for a rural retreat yet still within easy reach of the cities of Igualada and Barcelona.
Espinavessa is a prime location for a holiday getaway. This beautiful village situated in the foothills of the Girona Pyrenees is just 30 km to the beaches of the glorious Costa Brava.
Forty miles (64 kilometers) north of Costa Brava is Garriguella, the perfect place to discover more about the region of Catalonia. Many of Costa Brava’s highlights are near Garriguella, including La Vinyeta and the Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery.
For a tour of the nearby historic sights, be sure to visit the Santa Maria de Castello D’Empuries in Castello d’Empuries. The cultural life and retail therapy of Figueres and Girona are an easy drive from the town.
Creixell is an attractive Catalan beach resort in Tarragona, approximately 35 mies (56 kilometers) from Barcelona-El Prat International Airport.
Creixell is a great place to base yourself while you are exploring Costa Dorada as many of the city’s main attractions are within an easy driving distance. The spectacular Arc de Bera and the iconic Pau Casals Museum are two attractions that are not to be missed.
Nature lovers will adore the wide open spaces in which to breathe deeply and relax. Grab the family and get some sunshine at nearby L’Arrabassada Beach in Tarragona.
Caldes d’Estrac is located in front of golden sandy beaches with glorious mountains and golf courses on the opposite side. The resort is well connected by train to Barcelona and the rest of the Maresme resorts and marinas, making this a prime location for those who wish to travel around the coast by public transport.
Many of Costa Brava’s most popular attractions are within easy driving distance of Caldes d’Estrac. Among the most popular sights is the fabulous Palau Foundation and the remarkable thermal baths of Caldes d’Estrac.
There is ample opportunity to keep in shape while on holiday in Caldes d’Estrac. Tennis, riding, windsurfing, and waterskiing are merely a few of the options the town has to offer. You can also go on a historical walk around the town, sink your teeth into a large helping of tapas, or enjoy a long siesta on the beach.
Together with Segur de Calafell, Calafell forms a large holiday area popular with Catalan families, allowing you to enjoy the real Catalonia and glorious sandy beaches of the Costa Dorada while still being within easy reach of the attractions of Tarragona and Barcelona.
Located on the top of a hill 1.5 km from the Costa Dorada, the town of Calafell blends the charm of its historic legacy with its seafaring tradition.
From among Calafell’s monumental heritage it is worth highlighting the medieval castle with its walled enclosure, and the Romanesque church of Santa Creu from the Lombardic age (11th century) with remains of mural paintings in the apse. Most tourist attractions are concentrated in the old fishing neighborhood, named La Platja or Marina de Calafell, which has restaurants, hotels, apartments and housing developments.
Get away from it all in this tranquil, rural village in the interior of Tarragona province, far from the tourist traps of the coast.
Castellcir is a small village in the hills of Barcelona, ripe with outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, horseback riding, water sports, golf, and opportunities for unforgettable photography. From the mountains to the beach, enjoy this authentic getaway that offers both city and country amenities.
The small village emerged in the 19th century around Amargura Street and, from that location, the current village of Castellcir developed. This municipality, in which nature and human activity coexist in perfect harmony, has become a haven for artisans and rural tourism enthusiasts.
Between the peaks of Cirers, Montcabrer, and Sant Mateu, Cabrils preserves the charm of a rural village of agricultural origins surrounded by abundant pine tree and holm oak forests, a fertile area for mushrooms. The finest example of the forest heritage of this village, now a residential destination, is the Arboretum of Catalonia (Arboreto de Catalunya), with more than 30,000 square metres of Catalonia’s tree species.
Cabrils is a small village in an ideal location surrounded by mountains and overlooking the lovely Marseme coast. Near the larger towns of Mataró and Vilassar, you are only 30 minutes from the centre of Barcelona.
There are plenty of sites and attractions to visit within Cabrils. To get a little closer to Barcelona’s heart and soul, spend some time at the area’s most sacred sites, such as Granollers Church in Granollers.
Can Vinyals is a small country village situated near the towns of Castellar, Sabadell and Terrassa and within an hours drive of Barcelona. Enjoy proximity to the big city while staying in a gorgeous rural setting.
Lloret de Mar is big and brash in summer, quieter in winter. This is one of the classic Costa Brava resorts that offers something for everyone. It is ideally located for trips to the medieval costal town of Tossa de Mar, the historic city of Girona and the glorious countryside of the interior of Girona Province.
Offering spectacular views over the Sant Llorenc national park, Sant Feliu is well situated in mountainous countryside with great trekking and biking, but still only one hour from the city of Barcelona.
Miami Platja is a small, beautifully landscaped resort about 30 kilometres south of the city of Tarragona. This is a great base for families looking for a Catalan beach resort that is more authentic than the big, international resorts further up the coast.
Corbera de Llobregat is situated at the foot of the Ordal mountains close to Barcelona but sufficiently distant to allow for a peaceful and relaxing rural villa holiday. Enjoy walks in the surrounding hills and great Catalan cuisine made from local produce.
Roda de Barà is a small, historic and attractive town on the Cost Dorada. Without the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts, Roda de Barà offers a much more traditional Catalan base for your villa holiday while still being within easy reach of the larger resorts and Port Aventura to the north.
Vilassar de Mar is a seaside resort on the Maresme coast, well communicated with the city of Barcelona and the Costa Brava. This is a fantastic location for people who want a beach holiday within easy reach of the attractions of Barcelona, great countryside and the beauty of the Costa Brava.
Sant Cugat del Vallès is ideally located in green rolling hills just 20 minutes by car from the centre of Barcelona. Sant Cugat´s excellent travel connections make it a great base for those wanting to explore Barcelona Province. Within the town there is a wonderful medieval monastery which dates back to the 9th century, beautiful squares, and great restaurants.
Sant Pere de Ribes is an attractive market town located just inland from the popular seaside resort of Sitges. Sant Pere boasts the remains of a 12th century castle and is a great base for those looking for a countryside holiday that is within easy reach of the buzz and beaches of Sitges.
Torrelles de Llobregat is a beautiful village situated among forests approximately 40 minutes from the city of Barcelona. It is a great base for those who want to enjoy a rural haven whilst being within easy reach of the attractions of the big city and the beaches to the south of Barcelona.
La Roca del Vallès is conveniently situated in mountain scenery behind the Maresme coast just 30 minutes north of Barcelona. This is an ideal destination to enjoy a rural retreat that is near the beach, the city of Barcelona, mountain scenery and the retail heaven of La Roca Village Outlet stores.
Sant Pol de Mar is a small, traditionally Catalan beach town on the Maresme coast. Within easy reach of Barcelona by train or by car, you will enjoy a stay in a lovely traditional town without the crowds and bustle of the bigger resorts.
Salou, If fun, beach days and nightlife are what you want from a holiday, Salou offers all these in abundance. You have glorious beaches, one of Europe’s best theme parks, and amazing nightlife. Tarragona is within easy reach and Barcelona is only 1 hour 30 minutes away.
Foixà is a beautiful small village situated on the banks of the Ter river in the province of Girona. The village has a beautifully landscaped castle and medieval church. This rural retreat is within easy reach of Girona and the attractions of the Costa Brava.
Wedged between glorious beaches and green mountains, El Vendrell is one of the most attractive resorts in Tarragona Province. Ideal for a beach holiday, wine lovers and golfers, and the Roman city of Tarragona is only a short drive for big city shopping.
Caldes de Montbui is a spa resort located on the slopes of the Montseny mountain range to the north of Barcelona. It offers excellent thermal spas, countryside activities, wonderful scenery and the city of Barcelona is less than a one hour drive.
Sant Fost is an idyllic village located in stunning mountain scenery near the city of Barcelona and the coastal resorts of the Maresme. It is a perfect destination for those who want to combine rural activities with days on the beach and big city attractions.
La Llacuna is a small municipality of 884 inhabitants in the comarca of Anoia, in the province of Barcelona. Located in a spectacular setting, nearby destinations include Igualada, the Vilafranca del Penedès wine route, and the Monastery of Montserrat.
Vidreres is a small village situated in lovely countryside between the rugged Costa Brava and the historic city of Girona. Vidreres celebrates well known ‘festes’ or fetes throughout the year. If your visit coincides with one you are sure to enjoy Catalan culture at its most vibrant and traditional.
Oristà is a beautiful village situated in Osona, very near to the historic city of Girona. It is ideal for those looking for a get-away-from-it-all destination for painting, walking in outstanding natural beauty, fishing, and enjoying everything the great outdoors has to offer.
Viladecavalls is very near the city of Terrassa with its wide range of free time activities, restaurants and shops, but sufficiently distant to have a rural air of peace and quiet. This small town is known for its Romanesque churches and the ruins of the Toudell castle. Viladecavalls has good links with Barcelona and Terrassa by car or public transport.
Torredembara is located on the Costa Dorada, near the historic city of Tarragona and surrounded by beautiful mountain village, where our villas are to be found. Wide beaches, historic cities and resorts such as Port Aventura or Salou are within very easy reach.
Sitges is a beautiful seaside town with its own unique atmosphere. Its amazing beaches, great shopping and fun nightlife make it a fatastic base for your Catalan holiday. Its within easy reach of Barcelona, Tarragona, the Garraf Natural Park, Port Aventura and many other attracions. Sitges Carnaval is famous throughout Europe.
A lovely mountain village in the middle of one of Catalonia’s most beautiful areas. It’s the perfect spot for those who love moutains, the outdoors or cycling. Very close to the cities of Sabadell and Terrassa and only 40km from all the facilities of Barcelona.
Sant Llorenç de les Arenes, located in the outstanding natural environment of Foixà is ideal to explore the mountains of the area and the nearby Costa Brava.
From Rubí, it’s short 3km drive to the AP7 highway and you are within half an hour of both Barcelona and Costa Brava beaches, as well as the stunning Sant Llorenc del Munt National Park. The park offers everything from caves to rock climbing while the immediate area surrounding the villa is home to horseriding excursions, hiking, paint ball, restaurants and the world famous night time hiking trail to the most famous monastery in Spain – Montserrat.
Rellinars is located in the middle of the Parque Natural de L’Obac and is the starting point for various trekking and mountain biking routes such as “Las construcciones de piedra seca” and the “Els 3 Monts” routes. Rellinars is known for its Romanesque churches and hermitages and it’s green, rocky countryside.
Platja d’aro – S’agaró is a wonderful Costa Brava beach location surrounded by natural beauty. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Cap de Creus Natural Park, visiting the medieval city of Girona or the modern treasures of the Dalí Museum in Figueres.
The beautiful village of Matadepera is located at the base of the Sant Llorenç del Munt mountain, whose summit, la Mola, reaches an altitude of 1095 m. Matadepera is an ideal base for exploring the hidden treasures and abundant nature of inland Barcelona province.
In addition to the world famous Dalí Museum, Figueres enjoys a superb location between the city of Girona, the wonderful Costa Brava and Cap de Creus and the peaks of the Pyrenees mountains, it’s the perfect base for lovers of culture and nature!
Cunit, on the amazing Costa Dorada is the ideal place to combine a beach holiday with the history of Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco, and the thrills of Port Aventura. It’s also on the “Xató Trail”, a culinary route through different villages of the Pendés and the Garraf with this famous local dish as the theme. The area is well connected to Tarragona, Barcelona, Sitges and the resorts of Salou and Cambrils.
The entire region of Catalonia is at your fingertips. 10 minutes by car to Barcelona, 2km to the beach, and 2km to AP7 motorway which allows you access to Tarragona, Costa Brava and interior Barcelona province.
This is a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of sangria, a beer, or even try out some tapas with fresh local ingredients. Beyond Las Ramblas, you can also walk the Barri Gotic, Barcelona’s old medieval town, or pay a visit to its shops, bars, museums, and free time activities.
Castellarnau is a lovely village located next to the city of Sabadell with its wide range of activities, shops and restaurants. From Castellarnau you have easy access to the Vallès Golf Club and areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the St Llorenç and Collserola national parks.
Castellar del Vallès is a small market town located between the cities of Sabadell and Terrassa approximately 28km from Barcelona. Castellar is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty and provides an ideal base for exploring the area’s natural parks such as St. Llorenç de Munt i l’Obac. Don’t miss a visit to the church of Sant Esteve or the Clasquerí Castle.
Cambrils is an attractive port with more than 9km of beaches of fine sand on which to enjoy the Mediterranean climate! Very near to the attractions of the historic city of Tarragona and the adrenaline of Port Aventura.
La Bisbal del Penedès is located in the world famous Penedès wine making region making this a haven for wine lovers. You will also be located near the beaches of the Costa Dorada and all the facilities the resorts of this coast offer.
Situated near all the public transport links, you are never far from any of Barcelona region’s attractions. In Barberà you can enjoy the real Catalonia from your base in this authentic inland town.