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Catalan Tourist Board

By ~~artAuthor~~ Jan 25, 2021

Catalonia is among Europe’s prime tourist areas, welcoming more than 17 million tourists per year!

The region offers extensive opportunities for tourists from culture cravers to family travellers, sports enthusiasts to wildlife wanderers and those just looking to relax.

Catalonia is a Mediterranean destination in north-eastern of the Iberian Peninsula with an ancient history, its own culture and language, a wealthy historical and natural heritage and a population of over 7.5 million people. 

Covering 32,107km, the region is divided into four provinces; Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona. The territory offers visitors stunning scenery, culture, history and cuisine, from the towering heights of the Catalan Pyrenees to the spectacular coastline of the Costa Brava, Costa Barcelona, Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre.

Thanks to its scenic variety, Catalonia has become an appealing destination for many travellers. While the Catalan Pyrenees with their 3000 metre peaks are an ideal place for skiing, winter tourism, hiking and active tourism, the 580 kilometres of Catalan coastline combine steep cliffs with hidden coves, long sandy beaches and a wide range of water sports.

The four Catalan province seats feature a great heritage. Handsome old quarters, buildings from Romanesque to Art Nouveau and a wide range of museums are worth a visit. In addition to the province cities, there are also inland towns with a distinctive character and noteworthy heritage to explore!

Catalonia has recently launched the Grand Tour of Catalonia, a circular route that will allow you to discover and enjoy Catalonia over several days. The itinerary includes Barcelona, Tarragona, Delta de l’Ebre, the Pyrenees, Val d’Aran, the Seu d’Urgell, the Volcanic area of la Garrotxa Natural Park, Figueres and Montseny, and many more fantastic locations.

The Grand Tour of Catalonia takes us along the scenic roads of Catalonia, weaving together the art, history, gastronomy, landscapes, people and traditions of a unique territory nestled between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees.

On our journey: we will meet Gaudí and Dalí, taste pa amb tomàquet and Michelin-starred meals, visit rural villages and Barcelona, one of the most vibrant cities in the world. We’ll experience the adrenaline rush of a parachute jump and peaceful walks along isolated shorelines, and when the sun goes down, we’ll serve wines from a town famous for its extraordinary “human towers”. All this comes from a land that has put sustainability at the heart of its activities.

Check out our website for further information about the current situation in Catalonia www.catalunya.com/info/covid.



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