Introduction: Catalonia is a destination that is perfect for day trips and one of the most famous destinations in Europe. The article will go through some of the most popular day trips from this wonderful region. History and Culture
the historic center of Barcelona, is a Unesco World Heritage site and a must-see attraction. It comprises the city’s most characteristic areas and has been voted one of the most beautiful urban spaces in the world. The old quarter consists of a web of streets bounded by two ancient stone fortresses: the Catedral (CATHEDRAL) de Santa María del Mar and el Palau de la Música Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music). It is a place of contrasts: ancient monuments and modern buildings juxtapose each other, the study and work parts of the city merge with its popular amusements. The architectural gems of the old quarter include La Pedrera, the Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, Santa Eulàlia church, Casa Batlló, Gaudí’s modernist Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Royal Contemporary Arts Centre), and La Sagrada Família (Holy Family Basilica).
the Basílica Sant Pau del Camp, sited on a hilltop in the city’s Poble Sec district (SECONDARY (LOCALITIES)) is one of the most impressive buildings of Catalan Modernism. The complex contains a basilica, hospital and sanctuary, all built by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner between 1902 and 1930. Although it was never completed, the church has become a symbol of Barcelona. The entrance fee is €6 ($8).
The Best Day Trips from Barcelona
Barcelona is a city surrounded by countryside, and it is easy to combine a city trip with an excursion to the region’s most interesting attractions. THE DALÍ MUSEUM (Dalí Museum) in Figueres, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Girona, the beaches of Costa Brava and the Cistercian monastery at Poblet are among the most popular destinations in the heart of Catalunya.
Barcelona, with its 2.2 million inhabitants, is now the second-biggest city in Spain. Visitors find an elegant and lively cosmopolitan city with a Mediterranean climate. As capital of the autonomous region of Catalunya, Barcelona prides itself on being Catalan. Catalan is one of Spain’s five official languages, along with Spanish, and the native language for most residents in Catalunya. The media in this affluent region are published both in Catalan and Spanish. However, everyone you meet will speak some English.
Title:The Best Day Trips from Barcelona
“BARCELONA . . . NO DESASTESE A SUS CONQUISTADORES. LLEVALOS A TODOS LOS MUNDO.” – Visca Catalunya!
The Best Day Trips from Granada
Granada is surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery, which together with the historical center and the Alhambra, are the main reasons for visiting this Andalusian city. Granada’s history dates back to 1071, when it was founded on top of an extinct volcano by Moorish refugees from Cordoba in search of a new home. Today, the Alhambra is the most famous monument in Granada. The Nasrid legacy includes the Alhambra’s palaces and gardens, as well as the adjoining Generalife gardens. About 300,000 visitors come here every year to walk through a maze of cobbled streets surrounded by an almost ever-present Moorish atmosphere. This experience is enriched by the fact that Granada has conserved most of its Christian and Jewish monuments and synagogues.
The Albaicín neighborhood is one of Granada’s most touristic sights, having been the home of many poets, writers and artists in the 19th century. The area, which was heavily damaged during the civil war (1936-39), has been restored to form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic district can be explored on foot or by taking one of the buses (the green one) that connects with Granada’s center every few minutes. The Alhambra entrance and the bus stop are within a 5-minute walk of each other. Not far away, and equally popular with tourists, is the area known as “Carmen de la Memoria” or “La Pedrera”, which is an excellent place for taking photographs. The most famous street in La Alhambra is the “Calle Elvira”, a narrow street which connects the neighborhood’s Plaza de los Naranjos with Granada’s Cathedral. Many of the streets in La Alhamba are lined with shops and cafes. The most famous are “Las Delicias”, “Calle San Miguel” and “Calle Pérez Galdos” (which is also called the “Wall Street of Spain”).
The Best Day Trips from Girona
Girona is a city of different cultures. The main attractions are the walled old town area and the cathedral, which are one and two of the most popular places in Catalonia. Girona Cathedral is a very interesting place for those interested in architecture, as it has been the source of inspiration for many of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Europe. The Girona Cathedral is also one of the main places where you can find “El Cant dels Ocells” (The Song of the Birds) since it is a work by Jaume Huguet i Pons. “El Cant dels Ocells” is a poem so simple that it could be said as a warning: caution, don’t do anything bad, because the birds can tell if you have done things they don’t like! The Avinguda Reina Isabel II is a wide avenue that crosses the city center and ends at Plaça d’Espanya. When you go towards the sea, the Avinguda Reina Isabel II takes a turn and becomes the Avenida del Mar. The new promenade is called Passeig Marítim del Migdia and is a great place for a walk on sunny days.
Conclusion: Where to Go Next?
So that was for today, we will talk about the popular day trip spots from Barcelona, Granada and Girona. I hope you enjoy reading this article. I’m making article on the popular day trip spots from other great cities like Rome, Paris and London too so stay tuned! Additionally if you have any questionscomments please feel free to ask in the comments section below. Thanks for your time and have a wonderful day! Bye! written by: George Sonkin Dzik @ www.travel-destinations.org
The palaces are really spectacular and will give you a tour of the history of this beautiful city. The gardens were created in the 17th century, but there are still some remains from Roman times. Some highlights of the garden is to visit the Zoo and seeing the last original Dodo bird that was found here, in 1701. You can also see one of the best Palm Trees in Europe, called “el ciprés de la mar. It is over a hundred years old.”
“El Ciprés de la Mar” literally means “the pine of the sea”. It is called this because it was brought in from America and was meant to be planted on the coast, but ended up being planted ten miles inland. It has now grown to 110 ft tall.