Barcelona is a traveler’s paradise and a tranquil place to have a relaxing vacation. You can find coastal hotels in barcelona at surprisingly low rates when you book in advance online. There are so many beautiful places to see in the Catalonia capital of Barcelona, but once you have had your fun in Barcelona there are still several lovely spots you can visit in just a day.
Be prepared to experience luxury at its best while visiting this loveable city.. There are over 50 different attraction to enjoy while in Barcelona, which will make this trip will be a memorable experience.
The five destinations below can all be reached by car for a wonderful day trip, so why not look at hiring a car in Barcelona and get out of the city for a day of exploring.
The Beaches of Sitges
What could be more relaxing than a day drenching yourself in the European sun on the beautiful beaches of Sitges? Sitges is a quick 33 minute car ride from Barcelona making it a convenient fun choice for a day trip. When the sun goes down enjoy a drink at one of the local wine cellars like Freixenet.
These beautiful hills are a relaxing day trip away – the enchanting mountains offer spectacular views and the Royal Basilica complete with a 12th century carving of the Virgin Mary.
Many opt to visit the Royal Basilica in the morning when they can also enjoy the music of one of Europe’s oldest children’s choirs.
The Dali Museum
The tiny village of Figueres seems quite unremarkable except for one special distinction. This small town near the border of France was the birth place of artist Salvador Dali.
Dali has influenced the world of art and lifestyle for many decades, and here you can experience his life in a whole new way when you visit the Dali Museum.
Skiing in Andorra
If you are looking for some cooler fun, then head on up to Andorra, it is one of Europe’s smallest countries. This quaint area offers amazing ski opportunities.
While you are there you can also enjoy one of Europe’s oldest stone built villages in Queralbs.
If you are traveling with children you simply cannot skip this thrilling amusement park. Port Aventura boast itself of one of Europe’s highest roller coasters, the Hurakan Condor.
With all of the historic sites there are to see in and around Barcelona, Port Aventura offers a nice modern break for the day.
If you are visiting during the summer months, you will also appreciate the adjacent Caribe Aquatic Park where the whole family can cool down in a number of wet and wild ways.
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