What are the best day trips from Barcelona for visit during your holidays?
Barcelona is a city that offers travelers a wide variety of tourist attractions such as museums, gastronomy, culture, beaches and of course Gaudi, but if you have already visited Barcelona maybe you might be interested in spending a day outside the city and meet the Best tourist attractions near Barcelona.
Top 10 Best Excursions from Barcelona.
- The Montserrat mountain with Virgin of Montserrat shrine
- The fabulous Costa Brava and Tossa de Mar
- The Dali Museum in Figueres
- Cadaques and Pot Lligat – Dali house museum
- The Penedes Region wine and cava region
- The Priorat wine region
- The charming coastal village of Sitges
- The Tarragona Roman ruins
- Medieval Girona with ancient Jewish quarter
- The medieval town of Besalu
Montserrat Day Tour From Barcelona
The Montserrat mountain is world renowned worldwide and one of the main tourist
near Barcelona, the mountain is one hour from the city and is a fantastic place to enjoy nature and spirituality, admire its peculiar Rock formations unique in the world, visit its basilica work of Francisco de Paula de Villar and Carmona and enjoy a recital of L’escolania (Choir boys) and its cloister work of the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Additionally ou can also visit the museum where you will find famous works of Salvador Dali, Picasso, Antonio Tapies or Joán Miro and others, take the funicular of Sant Joan and enjoy incredible views of the coast and the Pyrenees or buy artisan products from the area.
If you would like visite Montserrat with your private guide please check
our Montserrat Day Tour for more information.
Costa Brava Day Trip – Tossa de Mar
Visit the Costa Brava and the beautiful medieval village of Tossa de Mar, on this day trip from Barcelona you will visit one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Brava, just an hour and a half from the city, visit its medieval quarter and its castle and Enjoy a lunch on the beach.
Cultural visit in Tossa de Mar
- The Villa romana dels Ametllers: Roman archaeological ruins located in the center of Tossa de Mar
- Walled enclosure: Medieval wall that defends the town of the attacks of the pirates
- Medieval old quarter: Historical district where you can get lost through its narrow streets and do some souvenir shopping or enjoy the local gastronomy
More information of Tourist attractions in Tossa de Mar.
This is one of the most recommended top excursions from Barcelona if you want to know the fascinating Costa Brava and the beautiful medieval village of Tossa de Mar, if you woulk like to joing this tour please check our Costa Brava Day Trip From Barcelona.
The Dali Museum in Figueres
The Dali theater-museum shows the surrealist art in all its rotundity, in which are exposed works from their primitive artistic experiences to their latest creations, the tour shows the visitor a unique and captivating world where to sumejirse in the work of Salvador Dali.
If you decide to take this day trip from Barcelona you you can complete you trip visiting the Dali triangle as Dali house museum in Cadaques (Pot Lligat) and the Gala Dali house-museum in Pubol, both in the Costa Brava area and Step into the world of Dali in Spain.
For more information about this Barcelona trip you can check our Dali museum tour.
Cadaques and Pot Lligat – Dali house museum
In the small fishing village of Cadaques on the Costa Brava is Port Lligat where Dali took the greatest inspiration to create his works, in this small town we can visit the Dali House Museum and discover the most intimate part of this artist and meet some of the works that are not exhibited in the Dali museum in Figueres.
Additional information: In order to visit the Dali house museum it is necessary to make the reservation in advance as the museum has special schedule for the visit.
The Penedes Region wine and cava tasting
Discover the region of Penedes and learn how the Cava and Wine of Catalonia is made,
Penedes is one of the most important wine regions of Catalonia, in it we can visit many wineries where the cava and wine are made but if we focus on the most Important must be noted Freixenet famous for its cavas, Codorniu also famous for its cava and we can not forget the Torres winery famous for elaborating one of the best wines of Catalonia.
Additionally in the Penedes small wineries that are worth visiting as Cuscó Berga – Bodega – Celler de Vi i Cava – MAS COMTAL – Bodega Jean Leon – Bodegues Pinord – CAVA GUILERA and many others.
If you would like to visite some of this wineries please check our Penedes winery tour.
The Priorat wine region – Tarragona wineries
Priorat is a region of Tarragona that is one of the most important wine regions of Spain, its wines are usually of an intense color and with much flavor to the taste, in this region offers to the tourist A good way to get to know some of its famous wineries, but there are not only wines you can Take advantage of your trip and visit the roman city of Tarragona where to learn about the roman culture in Catalonia, is you would like to visit this region and taste one of the best wines of Spain please check our Priorat Wine tour where you can visit one of the more inportant winerys of Priorat Clos de l´obac and taste their fantastic wines.
Costal Village of Sitges – Barcelona Day Trips
Sitges is a pretty little fishing village about 30 minutes from Barcelona, in this village you can find the best beaches near Barcelona and a nice location for enjoy a nice lunch in the seafront, Sitges also offer some tourist attraction as Its old fishing quarter or Sant Bartume church from where take the best Views of the Mediterranean coast.
How to get to Sitges from Barcelona by train:
Barcelona-Estació de França
Located on Avenida Marqués de l’Argentera, 1 next to the Ciutadella Park between the Barceloneta neighborhood and the Ribera (also known as the Born district)
Metro Line L4
Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia
The underground station of Passeig de Gràcia (train and metro) is at the crossroads with Carrer Aragó, approximately between number 43 and 51 of the aforementioned Passeig de Gràcia, in the Eixample district
Underground lines L2, L3 and L4
Located in the district of Sants (Plaça dels Països Catalans, s / n) is the main national and international long train station. Metro L3 and L5
How to get tp Sitges from Barcelona by bus:
From Barcelona (38km 45-55min, according to stops)
There is the bus company Mon Bus, which offers the service between the towns of Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Sant Pere de Ribes and Barcelona. Not everyone has a stop at the airport.
The bus service in Barcelona starts at the Ronda Universidad, 33, between Calle Balmes and Plaza Catalunya. There is another stop at Calle Sepúlveda and another at Plaza España, In Sitges, the bus stop is in front of Parc de Can Robert, on Avenida Vilanova 14.
We suggest visiting your website for schedules and lines: www.monbus.cat
MonBus Company: www.monbus.cat
Other contact details are:
Tel. Contact: +34 93 893 70 60
See website for ticket schedules and prices.
Tarragona Roman Ruins – Day Trip From Barcelona
The city of Tarragona is arround 100Km from Barcelona, and in it are one of the most important Roman ruins of Catalonia, some of the attracions that can not miss in this day trip from Barcelona will be:
(XII-XIV century), built in the highest part of the city, approximately in the same place as the Roman temple of worship to the emperor.
- Roman amphitheater
A building dedicated to shows such as the gladiatorial fights (2nd century), on which a Visigoth basilica (6th century) and a Romanesque church (12th century) were built.
- Pretorio and Roman Circus
Roman tower of the representation square of the Provincial Forum (1st century) transformed into royal residence (14th century). The Roman circus was intended for horse and carriages (1st century).
- Balcony of the Mediterranean
The most contemporary city discovers a unique corner and of great inspiration in the marine aesthetics that runs through the city, the Balcony of the Mediterranean, a splendid viewpoint open to the sea on the beach.
- Plaza de la Font, Plaza del Fòrum, Plaza del Rei
The modern city coexists with its imperial past, enjoy its terraces full of life in a unique setting, surrounded by history.
- El Serrallo
The typical neighborhood of fishermen, where they auction in the afternoon the fish that is fished throughout the day. It is a picturesque area, with its own personality and charming restaurants, where you can taste the best fish and seafood in Tarragona.
- La Rambla Nova
Tarragona’s main thoroughfare with more than 150 years of existence and the largest number of modern shops, integrated in a unique architectural space for its buildings and history.
- Central Market of Tarragona
If you want to buy fresh and seasonal products in a very typical environment, you have to visit the markets of Tarragona. The Central Market, located a short distance from the Rambla Nova, is an important modernist building (Josep M. Pujol, 1915).
If you would like to meet this locations please check our private Tarragona and Sitges day tour from Barcelona.
Girona and ancient Jewish quarter – Barcelona Day Trips
The Medival city of Girona is about one hour and half from Barcelona city and is considered one of the oldest medieval cities in Europe, best choice for visit the city is lose in the old neighborhood and discover its narrow streets full of history, Girona is very famous for its old Jewish neighborhood located in the old quarter, also you can not miss its Roman cathedral Or their houses hanging by the river Oñar among many other places of this beautiful city.
If you would like to visit this fantastic city you can take more info from our Girona day tour from Barcelona
The medieval town of Besalu
The mediaval town of Besalu is located in the In the region of the garrocha province of Girona, Within the historic area of the X century you will find corners that will remind you of the typical layout of a medieval town in which, in addition, there was a Jewish quarter.
Once you arrive in Besalu you will find your famous medieval bridge of 17th century Crossing the Fluvia river, with two doors of different size, seven arcades and almost 150 meters in length, Once past the gate of the medieval enclosure you will find narrow streets that will take you to the medieval era With typical craft shops of that time, If you are lucky enough to visit Besalu in the first week of September you will be able to immerse yourself in an authentic medieval era, since the medieval fair of Besalu is celebrated where you will be able to see ancient craft markets and even battles of old knights.
Besalu is possibly one of those places that if you visit Catalonia you should not miss it.
If you would like to make the day trip from Barcelona please check our Day trip to Girona and Besalu from Barcelona.