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A few catalonia facts for you - one of Spain s most popular regions.

Bordered by the French frontier to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the east, and the region of Aragon to the west, Catalonia - with its fine beaches and resorts - is one of Europe s playgrounds.

Made up of the provinces of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona, it has the sophisticated second Spanish city of Barcelona as its capital.

Barcelona is all things to all people.

Culture vultures will relish the Gothic Quarter and Antoni Gaudi s works.

Artists will delight in the Picasso Museum.

Pleasure-seekers will adore Las Ramblas convivial atmosphere, and the city s sizzling night-life.

But Catalonia has a wide variety of other things on offer ...

Its pretty Costa Brava coves - province of Girona - with popular resorts such as Lloret de Mar, Roses, Tossa del Mar ...

Its Costa Dorada - or Golden Coast - renowned for long, flat beaches of golden sand.

Ski fanatics will love the Pyrenees ski resorts at Baqueira-Beret - popular with the Spanish Royal Family.

Not far inland from Barcelona city is the inspiring Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat - such magnificent scenery.

Figueres is birthplace of painter Salvador Dali - visit the museum showing his brilliant works.

History buffs will enjoy the historic city of Girona. Whilst Tarragona is packed with monuments from Roman times - but also boasts the more modern Port Aventura Theme Park.

Something for everyone in fact!


catalonia facts - popular places

  • Barcelona
  • Costa Brava
  • Costa Dorada
  • Montserrat
  • Baqueira-Beret
  • Tarragona
  • Girona

  • popular sights

  • Church of the Sacred Family - Barcelona
  • Guell Park - Barcelona
  • Las Ramblas - Barcelona
  • Picasso Museum - Barcelona
  • Monastery - Montserrat
  • Port Aventura Theme Park - Tarragona
  • Salvador Dali Museum - Figueres
  • Further information about Barcelona and its surrounds ...


    catalonia facts - where to stay

    What are your accommodation options?

    Click on the following links to find out ...

    travel spain barcelonahotels in the center
    Learn how to find and book a hotel in central Barcelona ...
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    Some suggestions for budget hotels and hostels ...
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    Your guide to holiday apartment rental ...
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    Economy apartment rentals for those on a budget ...
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    travel spain barcelonaholiday lets in the old town
    Affordable rentals in Barcelona's old town ...
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    travel spain barcelonaholiday lets in el borne
    Holiday rentals in El Borne District ...
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    catalonia facts - sightseeing info

    What are the main sights to see? ... Who was Antoni Gaudi? ... What will the weather be like? ...

    Discover the answers on the following pages ...

    travel spain barcelonasightseeing
    All about the most popular sights to see in Barcelona ...
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    Follow the Antoni Gaudi trail ...
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    Will the weather be good? ...
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    travel spain barcelonafast facts
    A few fast facts about Barcelona ...
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    catalonia facts - travel and tours

    travel spain barcelonabarcelona sightseeing tours
    Superb choice of Barcelona tours ...
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    travel spain barcelonatravel guide barcelona
    Your Barcelona travel guide ...
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    travel spain barcelonabarcelona airport
    In-depth information on Barcelona Airport ...
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    remaining regions

    Check out the other, wonderfully varied, regions of Spain at the links below.

  • Andalucia
  • Aragon
  • Asturias
  • Balearic Islands
  • Basque Country
  • Canary Islands
  • Cantabria
  • Castile and Leon
  • Castilla La Mancha
  • Extremadura
  • Galicia
  • La Rioja
  • Madrid Region
  • Murcia Region
  • Navarra
  • Valencia Region


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