Costa Daurada is graced with a quintessentially Mediterranean climate, marked by mild winters and warm summers with little rain. In winter, this is due to the mistral wind, which blows in from the northwest, and the garbí, which blows from the southwest; in summer, the region’s low humidity prevents the formation of fog. The region’s mountainous geography likewise contributes to its stable climate, making it an optimum place to enjoy outdoor activities.
Come and taste the delicious typical Mediterranean cuisine based on high-quality produce and be amazed by the innovative restaurants of this area. In addition, the fishing town of Tarragona is surrounded by beaches and coves where you can lose yourself and enjoy the good weather and the warm waters of the Mediterranean. In the main streets of the town you’ll find plenty of nightclubs to enjoy a delicious cocktail.
This seaside area on the Costa Dorada offers visitors a wide variety of leisure and sports activities and delicious cuisine. La Pineda combines tourism with conservation of the coastal area and its ecosystems. The beaches of La Pineda are almost 4 kilometres long and are bathed by crystal-clear waters. In addition, the cuisine and nightlife offered by this coastal area is virtually unmatched and complemented with concerts and outdoor festivals in the town of Vila-seca during the summer.
Its location on the shores of the Mediterranean, in the heart of the Costa Dorada, home to beaches with warm, clear waters and centuries-old historical and artistic traditions make Tarragona a major tourist attraction. The archaeological remains that make up the Roman ruins of ancient Tarraco were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 and turn any stroll through the town centre into a journey through time. As a Mediterranean port, the city has a wide gastronomic offer sustained mainly by produce from the sea and rich agriculture.
Dive into the bustling streets of the historic centre of Reus, transformed into a vast shopping centre with something for everyone, in one of the leading cities for the various cultural movements that emerged during the nineteenth century. Walk the city streets and soak up the vitality exuded by the shop windows of the modernist buildings in the birthplace of the popular architect Antoni Gaudí. Complement your PortAventura World holiday with a visit to this huge outdoor shopping centre offering a unique array of items.
It is a land of steep vineyards, harsh cliffs and imposing rock-faces, hidden valleys and cool ravines. It is a place of flatlands and mountains, crystal-clear streams, sunny and ordered cultivated areas. It is a world of small but resilient villages which have survived plagues, severe frosts, conquests and floods. This land has been inhabited since men lived in caves; since they started to work the land and build dry-stone walls to support the slopes. They cleared the forests and planted their crops; they constructed bridges, hermitages and castles.
The sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat, has its historical origins in the hermitage of Santa Maria, which Count Guifré el Pelós gave to the Monastery of Ripoll in the year 888. In 1025, Oliba, Abbot of Ripoll and Bishop of Vic, founded a new monastery at the hermitage of Santa Maria de Montserrat. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today, Montserrat has been modernised to continue attending to the needs to pilgrims one thousand years after it was originally founded.
Poblet is an impressive architectural complex and one of the largest monasteries in Europe. Declared World Heritage, it is home to a large monastic community that maintains the spirituality of the place. Is the biggest monastery on the Cistercian route and the only one of the two monasteries that has a community of monks. In 1991 it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
SANTES CREUS is an Spectacular stained glass and royal tombs amidst the characteristic purity and austerity of the Cistercians.
Nestling between the sea and the mountains, the city manifests its powerful spirit in the form of outstanding buildings, cultural centres, charming nooks and crannies, parks, and lots more. All year round, from January to December, Barcelona hosts countless cultural, social and festive events, unmissable occasions for locals and visitors alike. Barcelona at its most multifaceted and intense unfurls at night, the time for theatre, drinks with friends, music and dancing. If there is an architect associated with Barcelona, that is Antoni Gaudí. His mature works such as La Pedrera, Park Guell and Sagrada Familia are internationally known icons.