Barcelona Day Trips – Nearby Places To Visit On A Trip From The City
Whilst it is very easy when visiting this area to spend the whole time in Barcelona there are also some great places to visit that are less than a day away from the city, so you can still base yourself in Barcelona and travel from there. With this in mind, here are some great Barcelona day trips that you may want to consider.Alt Penedes
Around 30 minutes south by train from the Catalan capital is Alt Penedes. This is the region where around 80% of Spain's Cava is produced. Sant Sadurni d'Anoir and Vilfranca del Penedes are two of the areas that produce this sparking aperitif. Nearly all the wineries in these areas (of which there are plenty) are open for tastings and tours.
Trains are regular from the city to Sant Sadurni and here you will find the wineries of Freixenet, Bodega Torres and CordonuiFigueres and Girona
For any lovers of the surrealist painter Salvador Dali then one of the Barcelona day trips worth trying has to be to his birthplace of Figures.
The museum happens to be converted from an old theatre and was one of the first places in the world to display his art work. Dali himself created it in 1960 and it now contains the most extensive collection anywhere in the world.
Travelling time by train from Barcelona to Figures takes around 2 hours and passes through the majestic city of Girona.
Why not stop en route and check out the two Gothic inspired cathedrals, the old walls and the Jewish quarter.
Known as the St Tropez of Spain, Sitges boasts a whopping 17 beaches. It's a great place to spend the day when the city gets too hot and busy.
Sitges is situated only 30 minutes from the city by train and so isn't as time consuming getting to your destination as other Barcelona day trips might be.
There is one main reason that people tend to travel to Montserrat and that is to visit the impressive Montserrat Monastery. Situated around 4000 feet above sea level amidst mountains and rock formations, it makes for a pretty impressive sight. It is a sacred and holy sight for Catholics all around the world and many people make pilgrimages to visit.
Among its treasured possessions are a black Madonna statue which was said to have been carved by St Luke back in 50AD.
Nearby there are a myriad of hiking trails that reflect the awe inspiring beauty of such a place.
Trains run every hour to Montserrat from the city and the journey time is around 1 hour.
As far as Barcelona day trips go, this is a little further afield but it is well worth the time. Travelling time takes around 3 hours from Barcelona by train and when you get here you will find a beautiful country perched in the Pyreneese sandwiched between France and Spain.
The mountain town of Vic is well worth a visit as is Qeuralbs (a stone built village).
So there you have it.. These are some of the best Barcelona day trips that are within easy reach of the city. Apart from Andorra, the remainder are a doodle to and from within a day. So go on push the boat out and explore
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