The most beautiful towns in Catalonia

Besalu
When it comes to choosing a vacation destination, we often make the mistake of not thinking about what we have within our country. Logically, throughout the planet you can find really wonderful places (the beautiful towns of France, the wonderful beaches of Sardinia, any of the Caribbean islands ...); however, within our borders we can find even more wonderful corners.

Today we want to stop in one of the communities that receives the most travelers throughout the year. We refer to Catalonia, which has a lot to offer: art, culture, history, good gastronomy, nightlife, spectacular beaches, mountains ... Anyway, everything you are looking for in a vacation destination is here. Today, however, we want to focus on one of its main charms. And then we are going to talk about some of the most beautiful towns that you can find in this complete autonomous community.

Besalú

Besalu1
We want to start talking about what, for us, is the best town in all of Catalonia. This is Besalú, located at the crossroads of Alt Empordá, Pla de l’Estany and La Garrotxa. Its charm lies in its beautiful streets and in the cobblestone facades. In addition, you will be enchanted to pass over the Romanesque bridge built in the 12th century that crosses the river Fluvià.


Cadaqués

Cadaques
Cadaqués is, without a doubt, another of our favorite towns. Internationally known for being the people of Dalí, It has a beautiful old town and a beautiful bay. In addition, here you will find the house-museum dedicated to the painter, a visit that is really worth it. As if this were not enough charm, it is the easternmost town on the Iberian peninsula and nearby is the Cap de Creus Natural Park, a truly magical place.

Banyoles

Banyoles
Capital of Pla de l’Estany, Banyoles is characterized by its pond, flanked by the Rocacorba mountain range. You will enjoy looking at the gardens, the fisheries and the passages that are near the shore. If you visit Banyoles, in addition to the pond, you cannot miss the Plaza Mayor, the monastery of Sant Esteve, the church of Santa María and the Museo Arqueológico Comarcal.

Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar
Tossa de Mar, a town located in the heart of the Costa Brava that preserves practically all its medieval walls, which surround the old town, could not be missing from our list. Also noteworthy are its towers, which can be seen from anywhere in the town. In addition, in this little town you can find some truly paradisiacal beaches and coves.


Rupit

Rupit
Returning to the mountain we find Rupit, a small stone town that is incredibly preserved. Above all, its bridge stands out pendant and the old town, which is made up of houses of Romanesque origin and stone streets dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Montblanc

Montblanc
Another town that we want to mention is Montblanc, in the province of Tarragona, which stands out for its sharp walls, its stately towers, its impressive gates and its bridge. Romanesque. Of course, we cannot forget to mention its perfectly preserved old town. If you visit this town, you should go to the Church of Santa María la Mayor.

Petal

Petal
We also want to talk about Peratallada, a small town in the province of Girona that has stone as the main protagonist. It is another of the corners of Catalonia that best preserves its architecture medieval. And although the town is small and has not expanded beyond the wall, it has an excellent gastronomic offer and good rural accommodation.

The Vall de Boí

Vall de Boi
Finally, we did not want to forget the Vall de Boi, where there is a group of villages Romanesque worth knowing. Among them, Boi, Tahull, Barruera or Durro stand out. Its charm lies in its incalculable artistic and historical value, although its green surroundings, the mountains and its silent streets should not be underestimated either.

Below you can see a map with the location of all these towns that are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.

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