Barcelona surrounding is equally beautiful as the city itself. There a lot of places to visit that tourist and locals find very interesting, such as the city of Tarragona, Gaudi's Crypt and Montserrat. You will get to know the broader culture of the Catalan region and see more traditional Spanish towns. What we offer is complete tour guide to these places. You will not regret if you decide to visit them. You can discover the reasons for that on this page.
Montserrat - According to impressions you will hear about the monastery and Monserrat mountain region, this is a place you should not miss and it seeks a special kind of attention. The Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, offers untold experiences. The view is only one of the reasons why you should choose Monserrat for your trip. At the height of 720 meters, the monastery that erects among rocky mountains represents a pilgrimage spot for the believers. It is also a holy place for Catalonia – there are over 300.000 books and important documents from the 12th century. The monastery is also famous for the children’s choir, the oldest in Europe.
Gaudi’s Crypt was built thanks to the artist Antonio Gaudi. He intended to build a church, but due the lack of funds, only a crypt and access to the church were built in the period between 1908 and 1914. Nowadays, the crypt is of utmost importance because it is believed that Gaudi put to test many techniques and ideas. The crypt is considered very significant and specific owing to that belief, the works are very complex, and it was constructed prior to the construction of Sagrada Familia.
The city of Tarragona is the capital of Tarragona province, and it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the Roman ruins of the city of Tarraco in 2000. If you have a day to spare in Barcelona, we recommend you pay a visit to this small, beautiful, and traditional city with its beaches and cultural heritage. If you want to relax and fully enjoy in peace, Tarragona is your perfect choice. It is 100 kilometers away from Barcelona, and it takes approximately an hour’s drive by train.