The very well known city of Barcelona has over 100 kilometres of coastline sprinkled with cities and charming fishing towns. Nature reserves, breathtaking historical buildings, nightlife, popular festivals and great cuisine are some of the attractions of this part of the Mediterranean.
The perfect plan in Barcelona is spend a 3 or 4 days in the city and save another 2 days for day trips. You can visit the Montserrat mountain and/or explore the beaches outside the city.
The train system can get you there. Plenty of service. There are local trains that run along the seashore. Just the trip it is worth it. Try to find a window seat.
The places along the Catalan coast are more that sun and beach tourism. Art lovers will find examples of Modernism such as the Colònia Guell in Santa Coloma de Cervello, designed by Gaudí.
Sun, sand, gastronomy and architecture
Those seeking quality flavours can enjoy a cuisine with typical dishes such as mongeta del ganxet (beans) from the Maresme area and wine tourism routes like the wine and cava route in the Penedès region. Don’t forget about the Valencian paella, also available at the beach open air restaurants in Cataluña.