Stunning beaches from Costa Brava in the north to Costa Dorada in the south, world-renowned cuisine, and countless displays of art from greats like Gaudí and Dalí make the region of Catalonia one of the most visited destinations in Spain.
With innumerable cultural activities, sights, and excursions, it is difficult to figure out where to begin when starting your Catalonia adventure. Known as the unofficial capital of modernism, Barcelona’s architectural gems include the towering Sagrada Familia and the Palau de la Musica Catalana, both UNESCO heritage sites. The hilltop National Museum of Art of Catalonia and MACBA, or the Modern Art Museum of Catalonia, host seasonal events and exhibits that will awaken your inner artist.
Along the Mediterranean Coast lie some of Spain’s most majestic beaches including Salou, Sigtes, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar, and Sant Feliu de Guixols. Take a trip to the Pyrenees for a winter ski trip or hit the hiking trails for picturesque panoramic views of the region.
Enjoy Catalonia’s highly acclaimed cuisine in some of the world’s best restaurants. Be sure to try local favorites like pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato and garlic) and the signature patatas bravas.