Barcelona & Catalonia



Travel to Barcelona and Catalonia

Do you want to spend some time visiting Barcelona’s iconic sights? Or maybe you want to know which are the best places to visit in Catalonia Spain? What if we told you that we have an expert guide who can explain every detail? Sounds like a perfect plan, doesn’t it?

With its own language and unique local customs, Catalonia feels different from the rest of Spain. It is full of natural splendor from its Pyrenean peaks to its rocky coves border sandy beaches or its serene seaside paths and fertile vineyards.

In Catalonia you will find so many interesting cultural landmarks you won’t even know where to begin: unique buildings in Barcelona (known as “the capital of Modernism”) such as the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Ronda, Girona, Tarragona… some of them declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO. In fact, Catalonia is so rich in colorful culture and fascinating heritage, it’d be a shame to see only a small part of it.

Travel like a local, away from the crowds.

Whether you are looking for some trips to Barcelona in a Spain itinerary, you are wondering which are the Barcelona hightlights (or you are curious about its gothic quarter), or maybe the Montjuic castle sounds interesting, a tour to Catalonia and Barcelona is always a good idea!


Center of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona offers an astonishing look at the culture. This city abounds with landmarks that reflect Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí’s modernist vision, including his famous unfinished basilica, the Sagrada Familia.

Stepping further back in time, Barcelona’s historic Gothic Quarter reveals its origins as an ancient Roman outpost and capital of the Crown of Aragon in the Middle Ages before transitioning into a modern metropolis in the 19th century.

Outside of history and architecture, Barcelona has become famous for its regional Catalan cuisine and celebrated chocolate.

A night in Barcelona

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Either this is the first time you visit Barcelona, or you’ve already been here, we have plenty to propose. This is a fantastic destination, with so much to see and do. Seeing Barcelona in a day can be very challenging, but it is not impossible.

Barcelona never sleeps, from very early at night to sunrise the city offers a great variety of activities to keep you entertained. Whether you are a family with kids, a couple or a group of friends there’s always a Barcelona night for everyone.

Seeing the Magic Fountain, a concert in “Palau de la Música Catalana”, a flamenco show, going clubbing or drinking a cocktail can be good ideas for spending a night in Barcelona.


If you limit yourself to staying within the city of Barcelona, you’re missing a lot of what all the Catalonia area has to offer. Within a couple of hours of Barcelona, there is a myriad of seaside villages, stunning secret beaches, beautiful historical towns, cultural and natural attractions, and even giant theme parks! Barcelona’s surrounding region has so much to offer, from the beautiful Barcelona beach resorts to mystical mountains.

You could spend weeks in Barcelona or in Catalonia and never run out of places to see, things to do, food to try or even bars to hop. We do not limit our tours to the most popular tourist attractions. Our Barcelona private tour guides will be the best local connection of your entire trip. You’ll feel like you’ve made a new good old friend.

Catalonia has so many interesting places to explore which are off the beaten track! Join us for the truly authentic Catalonia experience.

Location on the map of Barcelona & Catalonia (Spain)


Mila House, La Pedrera, Barcelona. Spain

If you are you excited about coming to Barcelona and see its highlights or visit the Gaudi cathedral, you probably though about seeing Sagrada Familia inside, the Güell park, La Casa Battló or maybe the passeig de Gracia.

The Gothic Quarter, Barcelona (Spain)

During centuries, the Iberian Peninsula has been home to prosperous Jewish communities. Even if we don´t know with great accuracy when did Jewish life begun there, there were evidences that date back to the I century A.D. Most of the Jews in Spain were called Sephardic, including those from Portugal, but those living in Catalonia were known by other names.

The Força Vella is Girona´s Cathedral

This tour is a very good option if you want to see some nice Catalan medieval villages and a little bit of history. Luckily, the Spanish geography keeps many memories of the Middle Ages with its towns. These stand out for their impressive castles or the great walled enclosures or their beautiful cathedrals and monasteries.

Day trips from Barcelona: in rural Catalonia

The city of Barcelona is a fantastic urban destination, with so much to see and do. But if you limit yourself to staying within the city, you’re missing a lot of what Catalonia has to offer. Within a couple of hours of Barcelona, there is a myriad of seaside villages, pretty hillside hamlets, stunning secret beaches, beautiful historical towns, cultural and natural attractions, and even giant theme parks!

City Tour in Barcelona

A bike tour is a great way to see Barcelona and it has numerous advantages over traditional walking tours. The most obvious is that being on a bicycle enables you to see much more of the city and those of you who like a little exercise will also appreciate the chance to burn off a couple more calories.

La Boqueria Barcelona Food Market

Everyone knows that Spain is a dream destination for foodies, but not everyone realizes just how varied the cuisine is from region to region. If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona there are all sorts of local must-eat foods to delve into, many of which date back to hundreds if not thousands of years. From the famous La Boqueria to the lesser known Mercat de Sant Josep or Santa Caterina market, Barcelona is full of wonderful food markets piled high with fresh produce.

Penedes: Wineries near Barcelona

Whether it is climate, culture or geography, Spain offers spectacular variety. From rustic to refined, traditional to innovative, red, white, sparkling and fortified, the wines of Spain along with its legendary cuisine, friendly people and spellbinding natural beauty have something very special to offer visitors. A wine vacation in sunny Spain is a feast for the senses you will never forget!

Best spanish red wines

If you are looking for the coolest wine tours to have in Spain, you came to the right place! Can you think of a better way to discover the Spanish wine than by actually visiting their places of origin? Many of Spain’s leading vineyards are open to visitors: many are hundreds of years old, some boast an extraordinary architectural richness, and others even include interesting collections of art relating to the wine culture.

Ski Spain: The Pyrenees

Did you know that after Switzerland, Spain is Europe’s most mountainous country? Skiing in Spain and the Pyrenees seems a good trip idea? The Pyrenees Mountains act as a natural border between Spain and the rest of Europe. It counts on an abundance of vegetation, numerous rivers and many, many villages nestling in the foothills.

Reviews about Barcelona & Catalonia

Carameltrail went ‘above and beyond’ as travel agents during our trip to Spain June-July 2021.
They took away our angst about traveling during uncertain COVID times, keeping us posted on the changing COVID requirements and assisting us at every step of our trip. Examples 1) they texted us when the French border opened for documented vaccinated travelers to drive in without testing to allow our route from Barcelona to San Sebastian that crossed the French border, 2) arranged a convenient, fast COVID test right at our hotel before flying back home (we lost only mere minutes of precious vacation time!). Then of course are the other reasons we choose Carameltrail – Samuel and Paloma’s unparalleled attention to detail, responsiveness, translation assistance, best local tour guides, and clout to make dinner reservations, etc. for access that tourists simply don’t have without their help!
Dino & Alyssa SakkasCupertino, California. USA

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