Catalonia became an autonomous community on December 18, 1979. Its government consists of Generalitat (an executive council led by a president) and resides in Catalonia’s free-spirited capital, Barcelona.
Encompassing the lovely provinces of Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona, and Lleida, Catalonia occupies a triangular area in the northeast of Spain. It borders with the Mediterranean Sea to the east; France and Andorra to the north; Valencia region to the south; and Aragon region to the west. The Pyrenees standing guard on the border with France will impress you with their voluptuous greenery and the sandy beaches of the coast will disarm you with sunshine and a blue horizon full of possibilities.
Since the coastal towns are more industrial, they have dominated the economic development of the region. However, Catalonia's agriculture is not any less successful. The region boasts with production and export of quality wine, almonds, olive oil, grapes and much more. The hot dry summers and mild winters create perfect conditions to produce these Catalan staples as well as welcome millions of curios travelers.
One thing is sure, wherever you find yourself in Catalonia, you will be surrounded by tempting activities, artistic masterpieces, flamboyant culture and succulent gastronomy.
The remarkable beaches of Costa Brava, the works of famous architects and artists such as Gaudí and Dalí, and the world-renowned gastronomy, make Catalonia one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain. Traveling around the region, you will come across so many exciting things to do in Catalonia, you won’t even know where to begin. Just Barcelona alone can overwhelm you with landmarks such as Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, or Camp Nou… However, there is much more! Check the suggestions below for tours and activities all around Catalonia!
Book Sagrada Familia Tickets online and avoid hours of standing in lines. Also, check out Sagrada Familia opening hours and Experience this marvelous modernist masterpiece at your own pace!
Park Güell, one of the major works of Antoni Gaudí & the most original park in Barcelona. Don't miss it, Book your Barcelona Park Guell Tickets online right now!