Travel means culture
For you, travelling means culture. You know that culture makes each people unique. Since your children have left home, you and your partner have been getting away more often. One of the places you have in mind is Catalonia because it hosts culturally vibrant towns and cities, villages which still retain their heritage and world-class food and wine.
Come and explore the most cultural side of Catalonia. Trace the past of the Greeks and Romans who left their legacy in Empúries and in the archaeological ensemble at Tarragona including its amphitheatre and impeccably preserved city walls.
If you like to rediscover the medieval past, in Vall de Boí in the Catalan Pyrenees there is a Romanesque ensemble of eight churches and a chapel. The simplicity of form of this artistic movement in Catalonia lends them an exceptional beauty nestled among the valley’s green meadows.
The Art Nouveau buildings sprinkled across Catalonia are a reflection of the Catalan industrial upper middle class’s interest in heritage. The style includes the designs of world-renowned architects such as Gaudí and Domènech i Muntaner, which you can visit in Barcelona, and the wine cathedrals, former wine cellars built by cooperatives.
This is just a taster. Are you up for experiencing culture in Catalonia?
Other experiences in Catalonia
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.
Observe and get caught up in the essence of our charming cities, towns and villages
To really get to know its essence, you must visit the villages, where the customs and traditions 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.
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.
Modernism en route
You can't understand Catalan culture without the imagination, exuberance, symbolism, playfulness, colours and shapes of Modernism.
Where can you find UNESCO World Heritage in Catalonia?
From the archaeological treasure of the Roman city of Tarraco to the monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet. Enjoy it!
Grand Tour of Catalonia
The Grand Tour of Catalonia is a journey through the most fascinating landscapes, culture, tradition, gastronomy and architecture of Catalonia. It is a journey full of journeys.
Taste the best Catalan Cuisine
You will take away countless memories of your stay in Catalonia to savour. Each area of the territory has its own character and long-standing traditions.
Perceive the aromas of wine that linger in the memory
Wherever you are in Catalonia, there is interesting wine tourism on offer awaiting you visit. We are a country of great wines and a great winemaking tradition.