Excursions

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Castellfollit de la Roca

With about 1,000 residents, Castellfollit de la Roca is one of the smallest towns in Catalonia. The historic center, perched on top of a cliff ledge between two rivers, dates back to the Middle Ages. The basalt cliff is over 50 meters high and about a kilometre long. It was formed by the erosive action of the […]

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Las Cuevas de Can Riera

The caves of Can Riera are situated close to the town of Torrelles de Llobregat, 17km from Barcelona (roughly a half hour drive). Over time, wind and rain created the attractive shapes on the sandstone walls of these caves, which resemble Antelope Canyon in Arizona. Red dust from the clay covers all the surfaces so […]

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Marimurtra Botanical Garden

The Marimurtra Botanical Garden is situated in Blanes on the Costa Brava, about a one hour drive from Barcelona. The cliff top setting gives magnificent views out to the Mediterranean sea. The gardens are home to over four thousand plant species, from regions including Africa and Central America. The gardens were created around 1920 by […]

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The Three Hills Walk

This is a beautiful walk of about 6km within the city that takes about 2 hours, winding through the districts of Gràcia, Carmel and Horta-Guinardó. The path into Parque de la Creueta del Coll in Gràcia Along the way we pass three hills: El Coll (249 meters), El Carmel (267 meters) and La Rovira (261 meters). They […]

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Sant Jeroni de la Murtra and Puig Castellar

The monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Murtra was built in the Gothic style at the beginning of the fifteenth century. It is situated in the Sierra de Marina park to the north of Barcelona. The monestary belonged to the Catholic order of the Hieronymites and was founded in 1416 by the merchant Bertran Nicolau, on the old house […]

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Santa Pau

The medieval village of Santa Pau is situated beside the Baixa Garrotxa Volcanic Nature Reserve in the Girona region of Catalonia. It was the seat of the barony of Santa Pau and a striking 13th century castle marks the center of town. A 16th century Gothic church dedicated to Santa Maria also stands on the main square. Santa Pau […]

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Masia Freixa, Terrassa

Masia Freixa is situated in the Parc de Sant Jordi, a short walk from Terrassa Rambla. Originally designed as a textile factory in 1896, between 1907 and 1910 the building was converted into the family residence of the industrialist Josep Freixa. The reform was led by the modernist architect Lluís Muncunill i Parellada. The building has a […]

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