If you get tired of the hectic life in the centre of Barcelona maybe you want to wander to one of the quieter places surrounding Barcelona for a few days. What’s better than a weekend getaway?
There are so many lovely places to discover and so many things to do. Have Barcelona as a base camp as you discover the rest of its surroundings. Here we give you five ideas for weekend trips from Barcelona. Explore and enjoy!
Top 5 places for weekend trips from Barcelona:
Sitges might be known for its famous carnival in February, but “Barcelona’s little sister” has so much more to offer than the parade. It has both a rich culture and great beaches. Fact is that the city offers 17 different beaches, and the easiest way to transport between them is by bike. Don’t miss out on the wonderful seafood in Sitges or spend the day underground in a cava basement!
How to easily get here: It’s possible to go by bus, but it is the easiest with a train. Barcelona has three main train stations: Estacio de França, Passeig de Gracia and Estacio Sants. You can purchase tickets by either automated machines or tickets desk.
Not everyone has heard of this old fishing town located north of Costa Brava, near the French border. Cadaques is the perfect place for a getaway if you want to leave Barcelona for a weekend. It’s recognized for its whitewashed environment and bohemian vibe. Salvador Dali often came here as a child, and it’s understandable that he got a lot of inspiration from the wonderful environment. Even other creative artists like Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso came here to seek inspiration for their artwork.
How to easily get here: If you have a car this is the best option, it’s a 2.5 hours drive. But it’s definitely worth the ride. Otherwise, the train might be a good option, it runs daily from Barcelona. Many companies also offer bus rides.
If you are looking for accommodation in Cadaques, contact us or visit our website!
#3 Costa Dorada
Costa Dorada is included in the province of Tarragona and is located on the coast of Barcelona. The name means “The Golden Coasts” and it got its name from the golden sand on the beaches and the sun that always is shining. Costa Dorada has a total of 216 kilometers coastline! You also have to experience the lowland between the beaches and the mountains. What’s more peaceful than relaxing on a beautiful village or a farm with a glass of wine in your hand?
How to easily get here: If you don’t have the possibility to rent a car, a train is a good option. It takes about 50 minutes from Barcelona centrum!
If you are looking for accommodation in Costa Dorada, contact us or visit our website!
#4 Tossa de mar
Tossa de Mar is located on the coast of Costa Brava. It’s an ancient fishermen’s village and very popular among tourists. Here you definitely will find the most spectacular landscapes of Costa Brava. Don’t miss out on the wonderful mountainous hinterland or the green valleys, we think you would love it. We also recommend you to visit Villa Vella which is the old quarters that has the ancient walls and towers still intact!
How to easily get here: The easiest way to get there is to take the RENFE “rodalies” train, Line R1, towards Maçanet-Massanes or Blanes. Departures from Barcelona Sants Station, Plaça de Catalunya, Arc de Triomf and El Clot-Aragó. You must get off in Blanes and from there continue to Tossa either by bus or taxi.
If you are looking for an accommodation in Tossa de mar, check out our apartments near Costa Brava!
Castelldefels is a municipality located 12 kilometers southwest of Barcelona. You’ll love the wide and long beaches that never gets too crowded, even in season. A fun fact is that football player Leo Messi has a house here. Castelldefels is also known for inspiring the character “El Neng de Castefa” who used to appear on a famous late night show called BFN. Take a daytrip here and enjoy your holiday and go visit the beautiful beaches of Castelldefels. Bring your friends and family with you!
How to easily get here: The easiest way to get there is by train, it’s only about 20 minutes from the city centre!
If you are looking for accommodation in Castelldefels, contact us or visit our website!