Tips for Trips


    Plaça de Catalunya, Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain .

    Barcelona is an open-minded and vibrant Mediterranean city; it is a perfect city to relax in, stroll around and enjoy the liveliness of its streets and plazas. Barcelona's way of life and cosmopolitan character make of it a unique experience. There are a number of world-famous architectural highlights thanks to the unique legacy of Antoni Gaudí and other modernist architects. Apart from this, it´s a melting pot of art, culture, history and gastronomy. Furthermore, it has a blissful coastline of white sandy beaches, a historic and modern port and a lot of trendy shops, bars/cafeterias and restaurants.


    08199 Monestir de Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain .

    Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain range near Barcelona. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1.236 m), Montgrós (1.120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m). It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary and is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian Myth.


    Girona, Spain .

    Girona is a city on a human scale with all the charm of a larger city. Take a leisurely stroll through the old town, visit the museums and the historic buildings, wander through the streets and squares, and discover the tourist attractions, festivals, restaurants, cultural events, etc. Enjoy it at any time of year and, if you can, come back again and again! This lively city will always hold something in store to delight you.


    Tarragona, Spain .

    On the shores of the Mediterranean, right on the Costa Daurada, former Roman Tarraco offers us an important legacy of monuments amid extensive beaches. Its archaeological remains, forming a World Heritage Site, are one of the points of interest of this Catalan city. From here you can make countless trips, like the one that brings visitors to get to know one of the best-preserved Cistercian monasteries, which is also a World Heritage Site: the monastery of Poblet.

    Tarragona, capital of Hispania Citerior during the Roman empire, preserves many buildings from this period. The walls surrounding the historic centre were built in the 3rd century BC., although they were altered in the medieval period. Beside the sea stand the terraces of the Roman amphitheater which, in its day, (2nd C.), had capacity for more than 12,000 people. Here, they attended combats between gladiators and wild animals. The former Tarraco also had a theatre and a circus. The theatre, outside the walled enclosure and nowadays on the Archaeological Walk, took advantage of the difference in levels in this area to build the terracing.

    Medieval Tarragona

    Tarragona´s historic city centre features the Cathedral of Santa María, a building constructed on the site of a Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter and a Muslim mosque. Also belonging to the Middle Ages are the arcades of the Calle Mercería, although the Calle de Cavallers is considered the main street of medieval Tarragona. In this central part of the city, the Casa del Degà, Casa dels Concilis and Casa de la Ciutat are the outstanding features.

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    Vic, Catalonia, Spain .

    Vic, the capital of the region of Osona, Barcelona, is located on the banks of the Meder river, in the vicinity of the impressive Sau reservoir. Vic has a secluded historic quarter, dominated by the impressive cathedral, which is also the Archbishopric seat. The most remarkable feature of this Neoclassical temple, erected towards the end of the 18th century, is a series of mural paintings by Josep Maria Sert, in its interior. A stroll around the city will also lead us to emblematic landmarks, such as the episcopal palace Palau Episcopal, erected next to the cathedral precinct; the arcaded main square, or Plaza Mayor; the Roman temple; the convent of Sant Domenech, and the church of La Pietat.


    Monestir de Sant Cugat, 08173 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain .

    There is a city near Barcelona where time stands still, where people have space to wander and where they know how to live every moment.

    Would you like to live it too? Then you must come and enjoy our city. We invite you to discover it. There are many things to visit:

    - Monastry of Sant Cugat

    - Mercantic, a small market village of antiques dealers, artisans and artists where different things happen every day. It is a reference in Europe for lovers of collecting and decoration.

    - Breathing fresh air in Park Collserola

    - Shopping and wandering

    - Restaurants. Catalan cuisine, recognised worldwide, is represented in many of the city restaurants, and you will also find good representations of international cuisine.


    17320 Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain .

    The Costa Brava (Wild Coast) is the north-eastern part of the Mediterranean coast. It belongs to the province of Girona. It extends over a length of 214 kilometers from the French border to the Costa del Maresme, which belongs to Barcelona. The Costa Brava offers several beautiful bays and charming small fishing towns. The scenic beauty of the region attracted many artists such as Marc Chagall, Picasso, Rusiol and Salvador Dali.

    Ask at Villa Naranja about the nice spots along the Costa Brava!


    08720 Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, Spain .

    The Penedès region, located just 30 minutes from Barcelona, blessed with wonderful beaches and protected by mountains in the interior, has a remarkable landscape characterised by endless vineyards dotted with country houses, unique historical sites and a host of wineries that have made the Penedès region internationally famous.


    Carrer Claudi Güell, 6, 08690 La Colònia Güell, Barcelona, Spain .

    The path through the industrial Colonia captivates tourists, because of its charm and the tranquility that this vestige of the Modernist era inspires through the palpable 19th century atmosphere kept alive between its streets and buildings. Currently, an important piece of historic and artistic heritage remains in the Colonia Güell.