As impressive as Barcelona, Spain, is, you probably would like to add some variety to your visit to this charming city. One of the best ways to do so is by taking a day trip to some of the nearby destinations and tourist attractions. Check out our recommendations below.
Girona is a Catalan city renowned for its architecture from the medieval period, as well as Força Vella fortress, which was built by Romans in the 1st century BC. You can also enjoy all sorts of other activities here, including paying a visit to Cinema Museum Girona, exploring some of its beautiful parks, or simply enjoying one of the comforting Catalan dishes like Escalivada.
It takes less than an hour to reach Montserrat from Barcelona, so you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity. This mountain range is most famous for Santa María de Montserrat, a Benedictine monastery that houses the Virgin and Child wooden statue, which was supposedly carved by St. Luke.
If you want to enjoy beautiful beaches and stunning nature, then head to Cadaqués. Due to its quiet nature, this small town was popular among various Spanish artists, including Salvador Dali, who lived and worked there from 1930 to 1982. His house was turned into a museum and is open to visitors.