You Must See These Towns in Catalonia, Spain

Girona, Spain. Photo by Mat Reding on Unsplash

Catalonia, a unique region located in the northeast corner of the country of Spain, is most widely known for the stunning capital city of the region, Barcelona.

However, Catalonia is full of smaller towns and cities where you’ll be able to experience the authentic charm of this unforgettable regions. Here are four Catalonian towns that you must visit.

Girona

This gorgeous small city, located on the banks of the Onyar River, has one of Catalonia’s best-kept old towns which includes Roman ruins as well as parts of the former Jewish Quarter of the city.

Stiges

Located just 35 kilometers southwest of Barcelona, this beach town hosts a world-famous film festival and is known as an ideal place to spend holidays for people throughout Europe.

Vielha

The capital of the Aran Valley in the far northwest of Catalonia looks more like Switzerland than anything you’d expect to see in Spain. The backdrop of the Pyrenees mountains and the charming ambiance of Vielha makes it absolutely idyllic.

Lleida

Love cathedrals? Lleida, in addition to its pedestrianized shopping streets and 12th-century Castle of Gardeny, features La Seu Vella, an 18th-century cathedral than is located on top of a hill and is considered to be one of the country’s most impressive churches.