The city of Barcelona is famous in the world for Antoni Gaudi’s beautiful tourist attraction sites like Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and many others. Millions of people visit Sagrada Familia every year for its beautiful design and structure.  But very few know that there are many nearby areas which are more equally interesting as La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. There are many mountain retreats, lovely beaches and towns near Barcelona that Catalonia offers. 

Everyone who wants to visit this city for the first time has the curiosity to know what are the things to do in Barcelona

So, here is the list of places which are within one hour distance away from Barcelona and makes your visit unforgettable. Take some time on your trip to discover these beautiful places to visit near Sagrada Familia, Barcelona. 

Montserrat

Montserrat Hill
Montserrat Hills

Montserrat is a must-see nearby attraction of Barcelona. This lovely monastery is embedded in a beautiful and amazing mountain range. It is the place where Catalonia’s patron saint (Virgin of Montserrat) once lived. 

Girona 

Girona river
Girona City View

It takes one and a half hours to reach Girona from Barcelona. This beautiful and small city is famous for being the location for the hit TV show Game of Thrones. People also come here to explore the ancient historical monuments and dreamy landscapes. Girona is also famous in the world for kept Jewish neighborhoods. 

Sitges

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Sitges Beach

Just at a distance of 40 kilometers from the south of Barcelona, There is a most stunning and incredible coastal town called Sitges. Sitges is considered once as the town of Fisherman. The tourists on the way to their trip to Barcelona, hardly miss visiting Sitges. Sitges offers the number of beaches, Mediterranean cuisine and low rises on the beachfront. The famous festivals of Barcelona, Carnival to Barcelona is celebrated here every year. Sitges also hosts the Sitges International Film festival. 

Dali Museum

Salvador Dalí Museum
Salvador Dalí Museum

The Dali Theatre-Museum is one of the most recommended trips from the city of Barcelona. This famous museum near Barcelona is famous for the collections of Dali paintings. It is located in Figures which is the hometown of Salvador Dali who was a world-famous Spanish and Surrealist painter.  Spend some extra days in luxury hotels in Barcelona and explore the beautiful paintings of Dali. 

Penedes Region 

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Penedes wine

Vilafranca del Penedes or Penedes Region is located in the west of Barcelona. As the name suggest it is the place where the Penedes wines and cava are produced. Visitors come here to see and learned about the Penedes wine which is one of the most famous wines in Catalonia. 

Costa Brava

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costa brava

On heading north to Barcelona we find one of the beautiful places of Catalonia, Costa Brava. The Costa Brava offers the most beautiful and mesmerizing views of beaches and coves. There is an arrangement of coastal towns Palamos, Pals, Calella de Palafrugell or Cadaqués. At this place, the famous painter and architecture Salvador Dali lived here for many years and worked. 

Nuria Valley

vall de nuria
vall de nuria

If you are a nature lover, then this place is for you. Nuria Valley offers the beauty of the Pyrenees to the visitors (A chain of mountains between France and Spain). In the winter season, you can enjoy the ski slopes 

Port Aventura and Ferrari Land

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PortAventura Ferrari land

If you are on the trip to Barcelona or planning a trip to Barcelona, then this is the most recommended for you. Port Aventura is the most famous and most visited amusement park in Spain. The Ferrari Land is a brand new park just one hour away from the city of Barcelona. 

Costa Daurada (Golden coast)

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Costa Daurada

Also famous as a Golden coast, Costa Daurada is located at a distance of 100 km towards the south of Barcelona. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions sites in Catalonia. There is an array of golden beaches and resorts Salou, Cambrils, and La Pineda. 

These are the list of beautiful places to visit near Sagrada Familia Barcelona. So, next time whenever you book online tickets to visit Barcelona, take some time to explore these beautiful nearby places.  

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