Charming houses in Catalonia and its surroundings
The natural heritage of this territory is very extensive, with large expanses of wooded and mountainous areas. It also has a large extension of charming coastal beaches and villages. Its Mediterranean climate, soft in winter and warm in summer, makes it a very attractive place as a tourist destination
The Catalan land has also always been recognised for its gastronomic offer. Some Catalan chefs are recognised worldwide, such as the Roca brothers, with El Celler de Can Roca, or Ferran Adrià, who ran the restaurant El Bulli, now closed, with his friend Juli Soler, who were the pioneers in offering a different and risky cuisine which was a source of inspiration for many other chefs. Also, we can not forget the traditional restaurants which are the legacy of the authentic Catalan cuisine. You can discover it scattered throughout the territory and where you will enjoy different dishes depending on the area you are visiting.
The 4 Catalan capitals cities and their charm
If you come to Catalonia, you can not miss visiting any of the four capitals cities. Each one has its particular charm
, and visiting them you can enjoy many things to do with friends, family or with your partner, since tourism is one of the main engines of the the Catalan economy, and year after year, the leisure offer has been improved throughout the Catalan territory and in all its areas, since the experiences destined to tourism are very extensive in each town.
Land with history, where you can get lost in its old town, you can cross its bridges on the Onyar river with the characteristic coloured houses that border it or you can kiss in the buttress of the Lioness statue. We recommend you visit the Cathedral of Girona
, where you will have to climb 90 steps until you reach its door, next to it, you will also find the church of Sant Fèlix.
The cultural offer of the city is also extensive, with its municipal theatre, La Planeta theatre or the Auditorium, among others.
Girona region also hides magnificent coves and beaches on the Costa Brava
area, where you can discover its Medieval villages and churches and hermitages. This territory has been source of inspiration for many artists over time. And if you prefers the mountains, we suggest you discover the Cerdanya, right next to Andorra, with a great natural wealth that abounds in its valleys and rural areas
, where pure air is breathed in every corner.
Check our guided tour
of the city of Girona.
The cosmopolitan and the most international Catalan capital, but it still having a particular charm. Many of those who visit it come back or even stay there for a long time.
In the Catalan capital you will find a great cultural offer
: theatres, museums, exhibitions, concerts, etc. The city of Barcelona will also offer you great areas to walk, such as the Maremagnum area, the beaches of Barceloneta and its small but lively streets, Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas. There is also a great offer in commercial, night and gastronomic entertainment, and in summer several neighbourhood festivities can be found, such as in Gràcia or Sants neighbourhood, where the adorned streets are crowded and you can find concerts all around. We also recommend the visit to the Sagrada Familia, the most ambitious and spectacular modernist work designed by Antoni Gaudí, currently under construction, which began to be built in 1882 and it is one of the most visited monuments in Spain.
With great cultural and artistic heritage, where you will find the well preserved ruins of the archaeological site of Tarraco
, declared Unesco World Heritage Site and which was the capital of Hispania Citerior at the time of the Roman Empire This site can be visited along with its amphitheatre, the Roman circus and many other remains of that time that are conserved in the same city and that you can complement with the National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona visit.
This province is also known for the calçot
, typical food in the area, now common throughout the Catalan territory. Here also the human castles, or castellers
, were born, also Unesco World Cultural Heritage.
If you are a wine lover, here you will also enjoy great DO Priorat
wines, a certificate of origin highly appreciated by the wine experts.
The city of western Catalonia, where the historical legacy is also very present in all the streets, as evidenced by the great Romanesque style cathedral of La Seu Vella, visible from all over the city and one of the most emblematic monuments of the Lleida capital. In this same area you can find the old town with the commercial axis, which groups different shops along its streets.
There are also different museums to visit, such as the Regional Diocesan or Morera Museum where you can enjoy exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. A visit to its two castles,
the one of La Suda and the Templar Castle of Gardeny, can be a good option to complement this historical route.
If you want to rest in the shade of a tree or picnic, do not miss the Parc de la Mitjana, where you will find a large green area, rest area and the pool of La Bassa Gran, from where you can see the Segre river that crosses the city.
20 places that you can not miss if you visit Catalonia
We are aware that in each Catalan region will discover many places that you will like. In each city, in each town there are sites to discover in a magnificent rural setting
. We want to provide you with a list of top sites, which we particularly believe that have a special charm or worth visiting:
In Naturaki we have 101 country houses
spread throughout the territory of Girona
and Costa Brava
, a magnificent place in Catalonia
that we encourage you to visit. To do this and live the authentic essence of the Catalan towns, we offer you any of our houses that we have exclusively and where the welfare of our clients is the main objective, offering quality county houses
and all the necessary services.