Discover everything Bages has to offer
Also called the heart of Catalonia
, the Bages
region is a must in the province of Barcelona
. It is known for being located in the centre of the autonomous community, with the massif of Montserrat
and the natural park of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac
at the southern end. The Serra de Castelltallat is to the west of Bages, and a little further north is the famous town of Cardona
In Bages you will find heritage from various eras that also tell the history of the region. Choose the holiday cottages in Bages
to enjoy towns like Sallent
, where you can discover the Iberian town of Cogulló
. In Cardona you will find one of the most emblematic medieval castles in the Catalan lands, as well as those in Súria or Balsareny.
Its capital, Manresa
, can be seen clearly in the middle of the region. It is a vibrant city that will surprise you. Many people think it is different, it may be because it was a great cradle of the textile industry. In it are religious monuments as important as Santa Maria de la Seu
, an important Romanesque and Gothic style temple. Manresa also has a medieval heritage, baroque and small touches of modernism. It's an amazing town!
The nature of the region: a great option to enjoy the days you will spend in your accommodation
The natural beauty offered by Bages is immeasurable
. During your break and stay in the holiday Cottages
, you will have it very easy to visit all these places. You will be very close! In particular, the natural park of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac
, legendary routes, and other outdoor activities stand out. To enjoy the nature of Bages outdoors, we recommend:
- Immersions in the forests: the lush forests of the region are the habitat of many species of animals and plants. Enjoying a walk around Mura, for example, will allow you to disconnect from the noise, connect with nature and see flora and fauna in their wildest state. Don't forget the experiences you can have at the Centre d'Apropament a la Natura a Navàs.
- Activities related to water: in the town of Navarcles there is a lake that you will love. You can discover it with various activities. Go kayaking and feel the sensations it brings you! In relation to water, you can also discover the fountains of Sant Salvador de Guardiola.
- Practice all kinds of sports: from climbing and hiking on the Montserrat mountain to excursions to discover the Timbaler route, in Santpedor, Bages offers you a great natural attraction to move as much as you want.
An enchanting escape in the holiday cottages of Bages
Coming to Bages and staying in the holiday cottages, you will find there will be an experience that will recharge your batteries. Not only will you be able to enjoy the tranquillity of the villages and the nature of the region, you will also be in an area that offers excellent activities. Get to know some of the most charming towns in the region and pack your backpack for excursions!
This municipality is part of the route of the Iberians in Catalonia. The Poblat Ibèric de Cogulló was the decisive factor that made him enter it. In fact, it is one of the most important heritages of Sallent. It is located in the northern half of the county, very close to Manresa, only about 15 minutes by car.
The castle, important in the Middle Ages for its role in battles, and the church of Sant Sebastià del Castell also stand out in this beautiful town. If you like to see religious temples, you will see them in Sallent, as there are several churches and hermitages.
At the foot of the Serra de Castelltallat lies Súria, a small town with a medieval essence that will charm you with its perspectives. Organize an outing from your rural accommodation, you won't regret it! Stroll through the historic core of Súria, its Old Town. You will see that it is a fortified town from the 10th century, and represents a perfect example of the medieval past.
The town has expanded outside the walls, so the old quarter has much of the essence of what it was centuries ago. You will find porches, arches, and facades that will enchant you. In this beautiful town, you can also enjoy the 10th century castle. Apart from that, you can also find the typical oil mill of Cal Planés.
What stands out most about Cardona is, without a doubt, its impressive castle. It was built in 886, although it has been subject to remodelling over time. Today, the Romanesque and Gothic styles predominate. The most important part of this construction is the Minyona tower, erected later, but giving the castle a unique character. In addition to the castle, another must-see in Cardona is the mountain of salt, which was once one of the most important potassium salt mines in the world.
Wine, an important part of Bages' identity
Can you imagine finding wine vats in the middle of the forest? In the Bages region it is possible! Wine is an essential element, without which the area could not be described. These tubs in the forest are part of the memory where there used to be a vineyard. Today, the extent of grape fields is different.
Nevertheless, Bages enjoys the Pla de Bages Denomination of Origin, because the wines that come from this area boast an unprecedented quality. Savour their notes in the cooperatives and family wineries, visit them from the holiday cottage in Bages where you are and do a lot of activities that revolve around the drink, like a wine route.
Enjoy the magical mountain, Montserrat, during your stay in the holiday cottages in Bages
From Monistrol de Montserrat,
take the zip line or take an epic hike to reach the Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat.
This mountain and natural park is magical: it is not a simple geological accident, it is rather the result of the sedimentation of materials in an area that was previously denied water. That's why shell fossils have been found there!
If you like rock climbing, you will have a lot of fun in this natural park. One of the most famous long routes in Montserrat is the Cavall Bernat,
known everywhere. If you are more into hiking, you will find dozens of routes. The most famous are the ones that go from the town of Collbató to the Monastery, and from the Monastery to other parts of the park.
Of course, don't forget to enjoy the Monastery and the Moreneta!
Prepare trips from the holiday cottages in which you stay in Bages to see all these places!