Holidays rentals in the province of Barcelona
Rural tourism and holiday rentals in Barcelona is growing more and more
Rural tourism in Barcelona is constantly growing. The province of Barcelona is the part of Catalonia that gathers the most inhabitants, almost 5 and a half million in total: its versatility makes it ideal for all types of tourists. Bringing together 311 municipalities, rural tourism is mainly concentrated in the smaller, less populated and more rural areas. It should be borne in mind that the rural houses in Barcelona are a very good option to be able to enjoy everything the province has to offer: from stunning corners of the Mediterranean Sea, to more rural places that are practically unknown.
Touristic Barcelona, a province with a lot of history
The origin of the province of Barcelona
dates back to 1810, and was created by the governor general of Catalonia, Pierre François Charles Augereau. However, in the first proposal, the province of Barcelona included the region of Girona
and bordered the Llobregat river. So, it wasn't until later that it ended up being approved.
In 1822 the new territorial division was approved. The province, which excluded Penedès and included Cerdanya
, was given the restricted name of “province of Catalonia”
. Ten years later, in 1833, the current division as we know it today was approved. However, it was on a tightrope for some time: from 1913 to 1925 during the period of the Mancomunitat de Catalunya, and from 1931 to 1939, which was replaced by the Generalitat Republicana.
What can you do in the province during your holidays in rural houses in Barcelona?
Stroll around the city of Barcelona
You can really find everything in the city of Barcelona: from beaches to forests like Collserola. Its great offer of culture, its good climate, its good gastronomy, the long beaches and the good atmosphere, make a visit to the city is a must for all those who set foot in the province of Barcelona
Climb the well-known mountain of Montserrat
If you are coming to the province of Barcelona for a holiday, going up to Montserrat is an ideal place to spend a day. To get there from Barcelona, you can go by car or, more conveniently, take a commuter train and then go up to Montserrat on the famous rack railway. The most common way is to go up to the Abbey of Montserrat and the Museum of Montserrat, learn about its history and see the famous Moreneta (the black Madonna).
However, if you have more time, from Naturaki, we recommend you to look for other interesting routes and not stay with the most typical one. An alternative is to go up to La Foradada, right next door, where you can enjoy breathtaking views.
Visit Terrassa, an industrial city known worldwide
In the town of Terrassa, about 30 minutes drive from Barcelona, there are several tourist attractions that make a stop here a must. Among some of its cultural highlights are the Romanesque Churches of Sant Pere: the Masia Freixa, the Castle of Vallparadís and the Seu d'Ègara. Apart from this, Terrassa stands out as an exponent of both modernist and industrial tourism on a global scale.
Visit some of the most beautiful towns in the province
is a town of around 200 inhabitants and is located in the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac,
in the Bages region. The small medieval village is a very good option to go and spend a day getting lost in its narrow streets and its authentic rural nature.
Located in the region of Osona
, Rupit is a necessary getaway for any lover of rural villages. Strolling through its streets surrounded by stone houses
, crossing the famous suspension bridge, entering the Church of Sant Miquel or taking a quiet walk to the Chapel dedicated to Santa Maria Magdalena are some of the plans we suggest to you from Naturaki.