Catalonia´s list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites has been growing tremendously as of late. The sites are protected as areas and events of cultural interest. From concert halls to sculptures to festivals and monasteries, here are a few of the most popular sites to visit as day trips from your Barcelona holiday rental.
This Gaudí masterpiece on Passeig de Gracia in the centre of Barcelona speaks for itself. The event space, museum, and architecture make this one very special World Heritage Site to visit in the city.
Amfiteatre Roma de Tarragona
Close to your Costa Dorada holiday rental lies the glorious and well preserved Roman Amphitheatre in Tarragona, showcasing outdoor events and with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Aqueducte de les Ferreres – Pont del Diable
Devils Bridge and Aqueduct is an unspoiled structure close to Tarragona on the Costa Dorada. Walk across and glance into the valley below and imagine what it was like to live in the time when this aqueduct and bridge was fully functional.
Casa Milà – La Pedrera, Barcelona
Just up the street from Casa Batllo lies another well-known Catalan modernisme piece designed by Antoni Gaudí between 1905 and 1911. The undulating curves, use of experimental materials, and unique design make this one of Barcelona’s most popular and most photographed World Heritage Sites.
Parc Natural del Montseny
Montseny Natural Park has one of the most beautiful landscapes in Catalonia that has inspired poets, writers, and artists for centuries. The park attracts in access of 2 million visitors every year.
Park Güell, Barcelona
This beautiful park is filled with curved structures, colourful glazed ceramic tiles, and monuments and offers incredible views of the park and the city.
The 10-level human towers are a big part of Catalan culture; the festival is held each year in town squares throughout the region where groups of men and women stand on each others´ shoulders creating a human tower as high as 10 people.
Whether you wish to see festivals, Roman settlements, architecture, or natural parks there is always something incredible to see close to your Barcelona apartment or your family villa on the Costa Dorada.