Spain is a wonderful country with a lot of charm and Catalonia in particular will surprise you with sun, sightseeing and more. Catalonia borders France, Andorra and the North Pyrenees, and is made up of Girona, Barcelona, Lleida and Tarragona. The popular tourist area of Costa Brava lies within the region of Catalonia, offering stunning beaches and amazing views. Home to Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, a holiday in Catalonia is, however, definitely not just limited to the beach, but in fact offers a cultural experience very different from the rest of Spain. With its two official languages, Spanish and Catalan, Catalonia has a distinct history and culture that makes it a unique holiday destination.
Make a trip to Barcelona during your stay in Catalonia villas
Go for a holiday in Barcelona to explore all this beautiful, culturally enriching city has to offer. Go shopping in the markets, visit the museums and churches - and of the course the Gaudi architecture - including the famous La Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882, standing tall over Barcelona. If you enjoy walking, head to La Rambla, where people enjoy walking through the flowers sellers and street performers, and of course visit one of the restaurants to try the local Spanish food.
Catalonia villas – your starting point for excursions to Girona
Another city to explore is a Girona, a very historical and beautiful city with cobbled streets and ancient buildings, which you can reach easily from your holiday rentals in Catalonia. This city is much quieter and has less tourists than in Barcelona, so take time to visit the city, before heading to your villa in Barcelona or holiday home in Costa Brava, where you will find sandy beaches and rocky coves. Or if you feel like skiing during your stay in a holiday rental property in Catalonia, the Pyrenees mountains are where you can ski or snowboard any time of year.
Get a taste of Spanish cuisine in Catalonia
Catalonia has a variety of traditional dishes to try during your holiday, including bread with tomato, paella and of course tapas, all washed down with some Sangria or wine. Catalan wines are some of the world's most famous, from Penedes to Priarat. Book your cheap flights to Spain, and rent equally affordable holiday homes, beachside villas or self catering apartments in Catalonia for a varied holiday between the city and the beach.