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Top Day Trips from Barcelona

Secluded beaches, thriving nightlife, and priceless art are just around the corner from Barcelona.

by Sarah Leonhardt

Sitges

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A scenic and sunny coast during the daytime and an enticing bar scene by night. Sitges offers Barcelona travellers a chance to stick their toes in the sand without giving up the attractions of city life. Visit Museu Cau Ferrat for a classic Spanish-style home with an impressive art collection inside, or enjoy a glimpse of nearby vineyards with a wine tour and tasting. Restaurant Fragata is the perfect fine dining experience to complete your excursion, featuring the best of Mediterranean seafood with tuna tartar and shellfish paella. Once the sun sets, you’ll have no shortage of art lounges, rooftop bars, or poolside pubs to choose from.

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Costa Brava

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Feel transported in time with a trip to Costa Brava. With its lush and rocky natural beaches, historic old towns, and medieval castles and ruins, Costa Brava is an unmissable vacation. Vila Viella, a town of walls and cobblestones built in the 15th century, houses picture-perfect shops and homes for a scenic stroll. The varied coastline offer visitors secluded sandy beaches or amazing hiking and cycling spots, including a national park. Seafood options for dinner are plentiful, such as Compartir, where you can share large platters of rich Spanish flavours with a modern twist.

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Dali Theatre Museum

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Add a dash of surrealism to your Spanish explorations. Prominently displayed in Figueres is the Dali Theatre Museum, a small piece of Salvadore Dali’s universe that was designed by the artist himself and built on the rubble of the destroyed Municipal Theatre. The museum has been open since 1974 and is a must-see for art lovers. It houses not only a large collection of Dali’s paintings and artwork, but iconic objects of his outlandish design style. Figueres was Dali’s hometown (he was baptised at the church right across from the Theatre Museum) and holds not only the artist’s masterpieces, but the seeds of his inspiration.

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