When you visit somewhere new, you always make a list of everything you just have to take in. You like to check out the main places and visit the most iconic sights and venues. Start making a new list and come and discover Catalonia’s must-sees!
You’ll be amazed by Barcelona’s streets, home to Catalan Art Nouveau buildings displaying the power of the industrial upper middle class. The winding streets of the Gothic Quarter still preserve their medieval past. There are masterpieces by celebrated architects such as Jean Nouvel and Richard Rogers which are symbols of contemporary Barcelona. The city encompasses everything, combining beaches and mountains and boasting a wide range of activities for you to choose from.
Tarragona’s historical heritage means it’s the only city in Catalonia on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is in recognition of its Roman archaeological site, one of the largest and best preserved in Europe. You can tour the Roman amphitheatre while you savour local wines, see how the city walls were built and explore the theatre and an early Christian necropolis.
Lleida’s medieval heritage rises up on the city’s two hills. La Seu Vella, the city’s old cathedral, and the remains of Suda Castle, the former residence of the kings and queens of the Crown of Aragon, stand over the city with their imposing silhouettes. You’ll be blown away by the views of this skyline at sunset.
Experience Girona’s life and cultural diversity. The city has a character all of its own, steeped in the distinctive spirit of the people living on the nearby Costa Brava. The remnants of the past are stunning: you can trace the influence of various cultures from Roman and medieval times through to Catalan Art Nouveau.
Come and discover Catalonia’s must-sees!
Other experiences in Catalonia
The icons of Catalonia
Through the icons you can construct a portrait of the personality of the Catalonians, and the customs and history of Catalonia, and fall in love with this land at the same time.
Cultural tourism in Catalonia
Culture is what makes a people distinct. Discovering multiple cultural expressions of a single territory is what makes one trip different from another.
Experience and Discover Art and Culture (PDF)
Catalonia has a wide array of cultural activities which allow visitors to travel in the footsteps of mankind, from the Neanderthals to present day inhabitants, exploring the Iberian, Greek, or Roman periods.
Where can you find UNESCO World Heritage in Catalonia?
From cave paintings to the architecture of the Romanesque churches of Vall de Boí, from the archaeological treasure of the Roman city of Tárraco to the monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet. Enjoy it!
Modernism en route
You can't understand Catalan culture without the imagination, exuberance, symbolism, playfulness, colours and shapes of Modernism.
Lleida city tour
Guided tour of the historic center, following one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe, going to the hill of La Seu Vella.
The Triangle Dalinià is a route that links the three hubs of the Costa Brava that make it possible to learn all about Dalí's art.
The Roman Route proposes a tour of the monuments that make up the archaeological legacy of Tarragona.
If Barcelona has its own distinctive character, it's down to the style in which architect Antoni Gaudí designed some of his most distinctive emblematic buildings
Grand Tour of Catalonia
The Grand Tour of Catalonia is a journey through the most fascinating landscapes, culture, tradition, gastronomy and architecture of Catalonia.
Observe and get caught up in the essence of our charming cities, towns and villages
If you are travelling around Catalonia to really get to know its essence, you must visit the villages, where the customs and traditions that make them unique are still present.
Cities, towns and villages: discover the treasures of Catalonia (PDF)
We invite you to discover the character, charm and sea air of our cities, towns and villages. Don't hesitate to embark on the trip, there's always something wonderful to discover.