When we landed in Barcelona, we usually spend every day of the trip to the capital. But, Catalonia is something more than the Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter and the Güell Park, so spending a few days traveling through the Autonomous Community, can be a good option.
The best villages in Catalonia will offer you romance jewels, natural surroundings, places that were inspired by great artists and an architecture that defies nature. Today we tell you five Catalan destinations that you can not miss.
Fall in love with Cadaqués in Girona
Almost border to France, in the last part of the Peninsula, the one of Creus, Cadaqués is the easternmost town of Spain and it is not a secret for anyone because it is the muse of Salvador Dalí. Its uniformly white facades and its red roofs contrasting with the blue of the Mediterranean, its fishing spirit and a solid backdrop that separates it from Alto Ampurdán make it an enviable place in Catalonia to go on vacation. You will fall in love!
Dalí, he spent time there with his family and fell in love so much that he painted it, made his own and turned Cadaqués into one of the most visited places thanks to his Casa Museo that opened in 1997.
On the banks of the Ebro in Miravet (Tarragona)
Another place to find tranquility is Miravet. A municipality with little more than 700 inhabitants on the banks of the Ebro, from which it gets part of its beauty. Miravet, in Tarragona, raises his castle on a hill on the banks of the river. A Romanesque monument with Muslim contributions declared Well of Cultural Interest.
You can not go from this beautiful Catalan town without taking a stroll through its pottery workshops, its church and its old town. And to end the day? We propose you a boat trip through the Ebro, you will fall in love with its sunsets.
The heights of Castellfollit de la Roca in Girona
In the region of La Garrocha, in the province of Girona, one of the smallest municipalities in the country, with just 1km square, is located. Of course, a lovely square kilometer. Castellfollit de la Roca is a stone town that stands on a cliff of rock in the middle of the mountains near the French border. Its few 1,000 inhabitants live on a precipice of more than 50m height raised thanks to erosion of the remains of the volcanoes of Begudá.
In a place not suitable for vertigo sufferers, the tower of his church of San Salvador, at the end of the cliff, and reconstructed after its destruction in the earthquakes of 1428. Also, you can also see the remains of its bridge over the river Toronel.
The Romanesque art of Taüll (Lleida)
Are you an art lover? Well Taüll is an indispensable stop on your route through the most beautiful villages of Catalonia. This town is a central point in the Vall de Boí region and the majestic church of San Clemente de Taüll is erected. Its green surroundings with the background Pyrenees will fall in love and make this town an enviable environment.
The main attraction is the Taüll church, which dates from the 12th century and is considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco. As a curiosity, it should be noted, that the area was subject to Muslims until its release in 808. After so much art, what better to relax in the spa of Caldes de Boí?
Lake Banyoles, essential if you go to Girona
Además de ser la capital de la comarca de Pla de l’Estany,Banyoles es conocido por su gran lago, famoso por ser sede de remo en los Juegos Olímpicos de Barcelona 92 y del Mundial 2004, y es una de las ciudades con mejor calidad de vida de España.
¿Y qué hacer en Banyoles? Además de relajarse junto a sus aguas, recorrer su miradores y pesqueras, el pueblo ofrece joyas como la iglesia románica de Santa María, su preciosa Plaza Mayor rectangular y rodeada por 40 arcadas de piedra o el Museo Arqueológico Comarcal situado en la Pia Almoina, en medio de la muralla.
Aerobús makes it easy for you to travel from the Prat airport to the center of Barcelona, from where you can go to the most beautiful villages of Catalonia. In just 35 minutes you can be in the center of the city and every 5 minutes an aerobus is left. In addition, to speed up time, you can buy your tickets from the airport of Barcelona to the online center.