7 attractions near Barcelona - where to go by motorhome?

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Catalonia is not only Barcelona, and let's agree that it is not the best to drive a motorhome in a big and crowded city. If we have time, it is worth visiting the closer and further parts of the region.

Spain is quite far from Poland, so a good option is to rent a motorhome on site. We can use the Polish four-way rental company (Czterystrony.eu) , which has its branch in Barcelona. The service in Polish will ensure that we will arrange all the details without problems, and the formalities reduced to a minimum will be an additional convenience.


The company has created its offer based on camper vans of the Spanish brand - Benimar . Dethleffs motorhomes are also available. The rental company provides cars that have almost everything on board that can be useful during travel and accommodation. So - we rent and go!

Montserrat mountain

Sixty kilometers southeast of Barcelona lies Mount Montserrat . It is one of the most picturesque places in the area. According to one legend, the builders were angels who, using a golden saw, gave a fancy appearance to the mountain, which later became home to the Madonna and Child (also called La Moreneta, which in Catalan means black). The abbey of the Mother of God is located in this place.


After visiting the monastery, it is worth going on the trail leading to the top of Sant Jeroni . There are great views from the top. Two notes: it's better to go there on a weekday and take plenty of water with you.

Accommodation in the area costs a fortune, as the place is crowded with tourists from all over the world. But having a motorhome, we don't have to worry about it.


Sitges is a seaside town located approximately 40 km southeast of Barcelona. It is an entertainment center, but with a surprisingly calm atmosphere during the day. At the end of the 19th century, artists began to flock there.


The famous Catalan painter and prose writer Santiago Rusiñol i Prats certainly contributed to his intellectual development. Thanks to him, Sitges became a bohemian town, full of painters and writers. It is worth paying attention to the spacious beaches, beautiful views, and also appreciate the delicious cuisine (cheaper than in Barcelona).

In Sitges, you will avoid the crowds of the big city. If you are looking for peace and relaxation, head to the beaches of Anquines, Terrarmar or Aiguadolc .

Caldes de Montbui

Anyone looking for hot springs in Spain? Here is a place famous for the hottest springs in Europe . The water temperature there reaches even 74 degrees Celsius! The ancient Romans already established a spa in this place, fragments of which can still be admired today. In the city center you will find Roman baths.

In addition, it is worth seeing the famous Lion's Fountain and the Thermalia museum , where, among others, drawings by Pablo Picasso and works by local sculptor Manolo Hugue .

The architecture of the whole town is amazing, and there is also a playground and a nice park - perfect for a picnic. To this let's add a beautiful view of the mountains.

Colonia Guell

Are you not enough Gaudi in Barcelona? If so, go to the industrial town of Colonia Guell , located within the city limits of Santa Coloma de Cervelló . It is mainly known for the unfinished work of the master from Barcelona located there - the church known as Gaudí's Crypt or the Crypt of Guell . If the church were to be finished, it might have gained fame like the Sagrada Familia. Antonio Gaudi abandoned the project overnight, never giving a specific reason. Other architects of the time, such as Francesc Berenguer, Josep Canaleta and Juan Rubió , also contributed to the construction of the town.

The main element of Colonia Guell was a textile factory , which operated until 1973. Currently, the entire town has been recognized as a Good Cultural and Historical Interest, and the most important buildings are under protection. The Crypt of Guell was inscribed on the List of Cultural Heritage in 2002.


For a slightly longer trip, we can go to Girona - located about 100 km from the Catalan capital. It is famous for Las casas de Oñar (Onyar Houses). Colorful buildings "grow" out of the river. This view is probably presented on most postcards from Girona, it is so characteristic of it.

Girona is a city of bridges. The most important one, called the red one, was designed by Gustave Eiffel himself, which is why it resembles the structure of the famous tower. A leads straight to the ice cream shop (where you can learn a lot about it).


It is also impossible to miss the walled Barri Vell , i.e. the Old Town. In this district you will find the most important monuments of the city. The largest annual event in Girona is the Flower Festival in May. Huge crowds of people from all over the world come there. If you are interested in gardening, floristry or landscape architecture, it is worth visiting Girona during this event.


The city of Tarragona is located in southern Catalonia and is the capital of the province of the same name. By car from Barcelona, we will get there, depending on traffic jams, in about 1-2 hours. The distance is about 100 km, and the route stretches for kilometers by the sea.

Tarragona is famous for its monuments of the Roman period . It's best to start the trip by downloading a city map at the information desk and choosing the route you want to follow. You can start with the remains of the Amphitheater from the 2nd century BC, erected near the sea. It could hold up to 15,000 people who came to watch gladiators and animals fights. There is a park nearby where children can learn a lot about the properties of plants.


It is also worth visiting the cathedral from the 12th-13th centuries. There is a wonderful garden in its courtyard. It is also impossible to miss the port - one of the largest on the Mediterranean coast. Interestingly, the port, which has mainly an economic function, has been designed in a very modern way, which makes it stand out from the old city architecture. We will see there, among others interesting sculptures showing miniature genre scenes.

Noon for tasting

The south of the Province of Barcelona is the Penedès wine region, famous for producing sparkling wines known worldwide as cava. The main town there is Sant Sadurní d'Anoia . It is surrounded by vineyards and numerous farms where you can observe the process of creating cava and, of course, make a tasting. Some of them also offer agritourism services.

The region is beautiful not only in terms of nature, but also in terms of architecture. The capital of the Alt Penedès mini region, Vilafranca del Penedès boasts a medieval old town and its focal point - the Gothic Basílica de Santa María de Vilafranca . All this is connected with the buildings of Catalan modernism, and the 14th-century palace of the kings of Aragon is home to the Museu del Vi - a wine museum, as befits a wine region.

The charms of the Barcelona surroundings cannot be described. You have to see them. Everyone will find something for themselves there - both nature, architecture and gastronomy lovers, as well as people looking for sun and relaxation. The sea, beaches, streets and views are for everyone and everyone has the right to enjoy them in their own way.

The motorhome seems to be the perfect means of transport to explore Catalonia. And thanks to companies like the Four Corners of the World , organizing a successful trip is easier than ever before.

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