General: Catalonia - Holiday paradise in the northeast of Spain
At the very north of the Iberian Peninsula lies Catalonia, an autonomous community of Spain. Together with the Basque Country and Galicia, Catalonia forms the three historic Autonomous Communities of the country.
Pure nature and culture
The region of Catalonia offers its visitors an extremely varied and extensive range of possibilities for organising their holidays. Here there are not only cultural highlights to discover, but also, for example, mountain hikes to beautiful destinations.
The cities of Barcelona, Gerona or Tarragona invite you to individual tours and visits. Follow in the footsteps of the architect Gaudís, the ancient Romans or Spanish history and enjoy the extensive cultural offerings of the entire region.
On the other hand, Catalonia's diverse nature is just waiting to be discovered by you. Explore Catalonia on a guided hiking tour and be amazed by the mountain ranges of the Pyrenees and Montserrat and the inactive volcanoes of Garrotxa.
Holidays for the whole family
And also families, beach holidaymakers and sun worshippers will get their money's worth in Catalonia. Because the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada with their wide, white beaches are real tourist magnets in this respect
Facts & Figures: The territory of Catalonia has about 7.5 million inhabitants and covers a total area of just over 32,000 km². Catalonia also includes the Catalan "countries": the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Roussillon in France, Andorra and Alghero in Sardinia.
Catalonia sights: There is a lot to see in Catalonia, including both natural and cultural attractions. Special highlights are the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Montserrat mountains, the archaeological treasures of Tarragona, the Dalí Museum in Figueres or the Grotte de Lombrives
Specialities: Culinary highlights from the cuisine of Catalonia are Anchoas de L'Escala (anchovy bites), Allioli (garlic mayonnaise), El chocolate suizo (hot, thick chocolate) or La crema catalana (caramel cream)