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Culture of Catalonia. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Cascade of fountains in front of Palau Nacional Through efforts of local residents Catalunya has managed to keep a lot of precious historical monuments attracting thousands of travelers to this picturesque region. Charming ancient towns and beautiful castles, unique natural resources and cultural centers with collections of artifacts make a stay in lovely Catalunya special.
Catalunya is the major tourist center of Spain. There are many popular Mediterranean resorts on its territory. This region is famous for its interesting history, centuries-old traditions, … Open
In the immediate vicinity of Barcelona there is the mountain monastery of Montserrat, which is considered the spiritual center of the region. This is not just a religious object, but the unique cultural center with incomparable spiritual atmosphere. Benedictine monastery has remains an important center of pilgrimage for many hundreds of years. Its walls house the priceless religious artifact, the image of Madonna La Moreneta. According to scientists, the painting was created in the 12th century; Luke the Evangelist is considered its author.
In addition to unique religious sites, Barcelona has a vast amount of museums and cultural centers. Girona is also famous due to an abundance of famous attractions. It was built on the site of the ancient city of Gerunda that has been destroyed. Modern tourists associate Girona with Salvador Dali. The art museum dedicated to its works is located in the immediate vicinity of Girona, in the ancient town of Figueres. Dali Theater and Museum remains the most visited cultural center of Catalunya; there are very interesting cultural events in it. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The contemporary culture of Catalunya is as interesting and attractive, as it was hundreds of years ago. Indigenous people still follow traditions of their ancestors and celebrate beautiful … Open
Excursions lovers will be interested in visiting the seaside town of Cadaqués. It is famous for its amazing natural beauty. It is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Catalunya, Sant Pere de Rodes founded in the 10th century. There are numerous beautiful castles in Catalunya; they are now open to public access. Peralada castle is situated in scenic surroundings of Figueres. For many years, it has remained a permanent venue for the music festival. A part of the medieval buildings is occupied with the winery producing the best sparkling wines in Spain. Curious attraction is the Pubol Castle. Built in the 14th century, it was purchased by Salvador Dali for his wife. Many romantic and mysterious stories are associated with this castle.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion tickets or city discovery tours over Catalonia and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Catalonia and surroundings

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Public palaces near Catalonia
♥   Palace 'Palau Güell' , 59.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya' , 59.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palau Reial Major' Barcelona, 59.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Catalonia and near

Monasterio de Montserrat

From the series “The most remote monasteries and temples in the world”
The monastery borders with a nature reserve and is under state protection. A hundred years ago pilgrims had to go on foot to get to the monastery. Today, many people deter from modern technology and prefer climbing the mountain to overcome themselves. … Read further

Catalunya en Miniatura

From the series “Famous miniature museums of architectural objects and cities”
The most spectacular is the model of the Church of the Holy Family, as well as the model of the Park Guell with its fabulously beautiful "gingerbread" houses. Among the miniature bushes and trees you can see a colorful building of the Salvador Dali Museum-Theater. Football fans will definitely like the model of the "Camp Nou" stadium. The theme park is notable not only for the variety of objects, but also for its geographical accuracy. An artificial sea makes it as realistic as possible, about two million liters of water are required to create its model. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Catalonia

Culture guide to Catalonia. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Catalonia: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Catalonia. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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