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35 things to do and see within 1 to 2 hours by train or bus.

There is so much more to Barcelona than the city itself. There are great day trips to the Catalan countryside and coastal areas that are full of overwhelming natural beauty and cultural activities to be enjoyed.

On this page I have listed what to do and see outside of Barcelona city and within 1 to 2 hours via public transport.

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Wolfs Cave and El Torn Beach near El Hospitalet del Infant

Wolfs Cave and El Torn Beach near El Hospitalet del Infant

A Natural cave only accessible by the sea swimming 100m from a small beach. Beautiful long clothing optional beach backed by pine forest and mountains.

Views: 2k
Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Mola de Colldejou Plateau

Mola de Colldejou Plateau

18km route in Llaberia natural park via forestall paths. Ravine to Moll de Colldejou plateau ruined castle. Panoramic views of coastline and interior landscape.

Views: 701
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Hotel built by Catalan industrialist in 1910. It was used as a field hospital during the civil war and since 1990 has been left abandoned.

Views: 653
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Sant Quirze De Besora Montesquiu Castle Waterfall

Sant Quirze De Besora Montesquiu Castle Waterfall

18km route via Montesquiu castle, through forests to Besora Castle ruin & village. Abandoned water mill complex & giant waterfall. forestall ridgeline to town.

Views: 586
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Tossa De Mar Beach Town

Tossa De Mar Beach Town

Romantic beach town, 12th century castle. Day trip on the bus or a long weekend break. Activities include: coastal walks, scuba diving, boat trips, kayak and cycling.

Views: 562
Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Easy Montserrat Walking Route

Easy Montserrat Walking Route

7km EASY circular route from Montserrat Monastery that passes via several abandoned hermitages and viewpoints in the Montserrat Mountain range.

Views: 557
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Taga Sumit from Ribes de Freser

Taga Sumit from Ribes de Freser

17 Km walk from Ribes de Freser to the summit of Taga mountain via cattle grazing hills, pine forests and mountain ridges. Spectacular panoramic views.

Views: 505
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk

Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk

An EASY 1.4 Km route from Montserrat Monatery via Cami de la Santa Cova to Santa Cova chapel via monuments and sculptures with a distinctly religious theme.

Views: 500
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

La Puda Abandoned Thermal Baths

La Puda Abandoned Thermal Baths

Former luxury spa and bathhouse with sulphated water from nearby natural spring for its health properties. Known for its urban graffiti art. Private ruin.

Views: 471
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Ametlla De Mar To Ampolla Coastal Walk

Ametlla De Mar To Ampolla Coastal Walk

17Km coastal walk from L'Ametlla de Mar to l'Ampolla via GR92 Passing beautiful small coves and beaches that are unspoilt by human activities.

Views: 405
Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Montserrat Aeri Cable Car Ride

Montserrat Aeri Cable Car Ride

Inaugurated in 1930, It is a short 5 minute scenic cable car ride from the FGC aeri de Montserrat train station to Monserrat Monastery.

Views: 385
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Olesa de Montserrat Fiesta De Los Miquelets

Olesa de Montserrat Fiesta De Los Miquelets

Musket men encampment recreation during the Spanish war of succession (1705-1714) during the battle in Olesa de Montserrat. First weekend September.

Views: 361
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Cathedral De Tarragona

Cathedral De Tarragona

Roman Cathedral or Moorish temple, cloister and Diocesan Museum, Building dates back to 1154. Open for visits depending on local religious festivals.

Views: 326
Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Torredembarra To Tarragona Coast Walk

Torredembarra To Tarragona Coast Walk

18km costal walk Via GR92 from Torredembarra to Tarragona passing lighthouse, cliff views, roman ruins, watch tower, Tamarit castle, Waikiki beach, Arrabassada hospital ruin.

Views: 316
Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Museo Episcopal De Vic

Museo Episcopal De Vic

Museum of Religious artefacts distributed over 4 floors of space that includes paintings, sculptures, jewelry and iron work.

Views: 312
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

The 7 Waterfalls Of Campdevanol

The 7 Waterfalls Of Campdevanol

14km route via grazing hills to get to the torrent de cabana river which has 7 natural waterfalls surrounded by pine forests. Great place to go bathing in the summer.

Views: 305
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

La Garriga Los Cingles De Berti Figaro

La Garriga Los Cingles De Berti Figaro

A 17km route via Puiggracios Church and semaphore, Clascar castle ruin, along the top of a cliff wall. Spectacular valley views, returning via a waterfall.

Views: 303
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens

Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens

Substantial remains of the old roman city wall surrounded by ornate gardens and later fortifications of cannons.

Views: 297
Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery

Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery

An EASY-MEDUIM circular route Montserrat Monastery to Sant jeroni Sumit viewpoint via Santa Anna, Sant Jerioni, Santa Magdalena, Sant Joan and Sant Miquel hermitages.

Views: 293
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Tarragona to Tamarit and Altafulla Coastal Walk

Tarragona to Tamarit and Altafulla Coastal Walk

An EASY 14Km linear Coastal walk via GR92 from Tarragona passing Abandoned Hospital de Arrabassada, Beaches, coves, watchtower, pine forest trails and Tamarit Castle.

Views: 292
Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Tagamanent Castle Sumit

Tagamanent Castle Sumit

A 16km circular route from Sant Marti de Centelles through cattle grazing hills and forests to a ruined castle. This route is only 1 hour from Barcelona on the train.

Views: 280
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Cardona Salt Mine And Castle By Bus

Cardona Salt Mine And Castle By Bus

Former salt mine active till 1990. Now open for guided tours and mine museum. Medieval 9th Century castle and luxury hotel. Once used to store the salt.

Views: 279
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Roman Tarragona Pont Del Diable Aquaduct

Roman Tarragona Pont Del Diable Aquaduct

One of two roman viaducts crossing valleys on the outskirts of Tarragona. Preserved in woodland park. Walk up embankment and along the top of viaduct.

Views: 274
Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Montserrat Cremallera and Funiculars

Montserrat Cremallera and Funiculars

A history, some technical details, photos and usefull links about the Cremallera rack railway and funicular cable railways at Montserrat Monastery.

Views: 267
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Girona Historic Centre And Flower Festival

Girona Historic Centre And Flower Festival

The Historic medieval city centre of Girona is decorated with large floral displays for three days in May of each year.

Views: 265
Updated: Dec 4, 2020

Santa Pol De Mar Beach day

Santa Pol De Mar Beach day

Small coastal fishing town founded around the 10th century monastery of Sant Pau. Beaches, clear blue water and lunch in a beach bar or a meal in a restaurant.

Views: 264
Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Vic Roman Cathedral

Vic Roman Cathedral

Cathedral dates from 1803 by architect Josep Moreto i Codina in neoclassical style. The visit includes the gothic styled cloisters from the 14th century.

Views: 262
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Costa Brava La Ronda Palamos to Calella de Palafrugell DAY 1

Costa Brava La Ronda Palamos to Calella de Palafrugell DAY 1

Day 1 of a three day walking route along the most beutiful section of the costa Brava via the GR-92 trail known as la Ronda. Start in Palamos and end in Callella de palafrugell.

Views: 260
Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Roman Tarragona Circus And Pretorium

Roman Tarragona Circus And Pretorium

Roman circus (chariot racing arena) and Praetorium building with substantial vaults. Open to the public as part of the Museum of History Tarragona (MHT).

Views: 252
Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Figueres Sant Ferran Fortress

Figueres Sant Ferran Fortress

Vast 1753 fortress that housed up to 6000 troops. Upon ceasing to be a prison in 1997 it opened as a museum. Special visits to the large underground cistern.

Views: 252
Updated: Dec 6, 2020

Costa Brava La Ronda Calella Palafrugell to Aiguablava DAY 2

Costa Brava La Ronda Calella Palafrugell to Aiguablava DAY 2

Day 2 of a three day walking route along the most beutiful section of the costa Brava via the GR-92 trail known as la Ronda. Start in Callella de palafrugell and end in Aiguablava or Fornells.

Views: 244
Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Roman Tarragona Amphitheatre

Roman Tarragona Amphitheatre

Substantial ruins of Roman amphitheatre from 2nd Century and now a museum open to the public as part of the Museum of History Tarragona (MHT).

Views: 244
Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Costa Brava La Ronda Aiguablava to Begur castle town DAY 3

Costa Brava La Ronda Aiguablava to Begur castle town DAY 3

Day 3 of a three day walking route along the most beutiful section of the costa Brava via the GR-92 trail known as la Ronda. Start in Aiguablava or Fornells and end in Begur.

Views: 239
Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Montserrat Monastery

Montserrat Monastery

Private monastery complex with main church and museum open to the public. Famous for its statue of the Black Madonna, patron saint of Catalonia.

Views: 219
Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Figueres Sant Pere Church

Figueres Sant Pere Church

Figueres Sant Pere romanesque gothic Church was the church that Salvador Dali was baptised, attended first comunion and used for his funeral in 1989.

Views: 12
Updated: Dec 8, 2020

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