Visit Antoni Gaudí’s 4 masterpieces in town: Park Güell, the Sagrada Família basilica, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. This tour allows you to go inside the buildings and visit their magnificent rooftops. All of them are listed World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
The mountain of Montserrat is a rocky massif that stands out in dramatic scenery at some 4,000 feet on the see level, perched on the Llobregat River. This unique landscape in the world, crisscrossed by several cable cars and funiculars, is a natural park and hosts a millennium year old monastery built to worship the “Moreneta” -a 12th c. wooden carving- in its luxurious shrine.
The Escolania children’s choir is the oldest music school in Europe still in function. Visitors to the basilica can enjoy their angel’s voices five days a week. Not in July and August.
Sitges, located half an hour’s drive south from Barcelona and blessed with a mild climate, offers 2 1/2 miles of beach with a delightful sea-front promenade featuring art nouveau colonial mansions in front of the Mediterranean sea. The enchanting Old Town, perched on a rocky hill surrounded by splashing waves on the coastline and a cozy beach, takes you to a sequence of white narrow lanes where you discover a Gothic or Renaissance building every other step.
Strolling through this reputed upmarket beach town and its well preserved Medieval Quarter will probably seduce you with its charm. Enjoy the beach promenade, the local sea food, its palaces, delicate mansions, museums and exclusive shops. Home to many artists, you need no excuse to visit romantic Sitges.