Catalonia is one of the most famous Spanish regions in the world, being known as Catalunya in Catalan, Cataluña in Spanish, Catalogne in French or Catalonha in Occitan. The Catalan language is predominant in this autonomous region that represents the largest and most important territory of the Catalan culture. This historical region is visited by a great number of tourists every year, giving the fact that it also includes parts of North Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Andorra and a part of Aragon.
It is situated between France and Andorra and it has an amazing coastline that stretches at the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The cultural and historical heritage can be found in the four provinces it includes: Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Lleida. There is archaeological evidence that proves that the first colonies in Catalonia were Greek and Carthaginians, which only makes the entire territory even more fascinating.
Nowadays, the tourists can visit outstanding ancient ruins while touring the region of Cataluña. Over time, the teritorry was conquered and regained many times by different rulers, who tried to implement their own culture, rules and lifestyles. Today, Catalonia is a democratic region, a powerful and dynamic economical centre, a cultural oasis and an important touristic destination that attracts people from the four corners of the world. Catalonia is extremely popular among the travellers from all over the world, thanks to the rich culture, the stunning architecture, the cultural details that are unique and the important entertainment options that anyone has here.
The most popular destinations in Cataluña are Barcelona, Sitges, Salou, Lloret de Mar, Cambrils and Tarragona, but the entire region is considered to be extremely valuable both by historics and those who are looking to have fun in one of the top destinations in the world. The fact that Catalonia is known to be the richest region in Spain, attracts millions of people to visit the most exclusivist destinations from the Spanish coast. There are many historical sites that are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime and that are included on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, such as the Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boi, the works of Lluis Domenech I Montaner, the works of Antoni Gaudi and the archaeological ensemble of Tarraco from Tarragona.
The Spanish coast in the region of Catalonia is spread on 580 km offering its tourists distinguished beaches, the opportunity to practice the most popular water sports in the world, inspiring holiday resorts and impressive panoramas. The complexity of this region stands in the powerful combination between the seaside and the mountainside that includes the Pyrenees, the Prepirineu, the Catalan Pre-coastal Range, the Sierra Transversal and the Central Depression. The beauty of the region is given by the natural environment, the architecture and the historical buildings that have a major importance for the history of the humanity.
The tourists who will reach this prosperous destination and especially the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, will have the opportunity to visit the Palace of Catalan Music, the Basilica Sagrada Familia, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, the Magic Fountain also known as the Font Magica, the National Museum of Arts of Catalonia and take impressive tours, such as the Spanish Civil War Tour, the Food Tours, the walking tours and many more.
The perfect weather conditions in this region allow the tourists to enjoy the exciting adventures in the hot-air balloon flights, the sailing tours, water sports such as surfing, diving, windsurfing, flyboarding, yachting and many more. This destination is suitable for both the adventurers who like to feel the adrenaline running through their blood and for those who want to enjoy the sounds of the nature and the tales of the historical buildings.
Travellers are welcome in Cataluña all year round where they will find extremely welcoming locals and excellent touristic services.