Natural places near Barcelona that are worth visiting

Beaches full of services, museums, monuments, modernist jewels, charming streets and neighborhoods, hundreds of restaurants and bars, all the leisure options you can imagine, important football fields, markets, squares, amusement parks … Yes, we are speaking of Barcelona , a city that has everything a tourist and any citizen could wish for. Even moving away from Barcelona you can enjoy more than one hundred thousand hectares of protected areas.

If you live in Barcelona or in the surroundings of the city, we recommend that you do not miss anything that we tell you below, since today in Vuela Viajes we are going to talk to you about six natural places in the province that are worth visiting. Can you come with us?

Montserrat Mountain Natural Park

First of all, we want to talk about the Montserrat Mountain Natural Park, which is located in the Bages region. It is an emblematic mountain of Catalonia that has religious, cultural and political connotations . Without a doubt, the most surprising are its rock formations, which present rounded and steep shapes at the same time. In addition, it is important that you keep in mind that here is the Benedictine sanctuary and monastery of Montserrat.

Montseny Natural Park

Of course, we must also talk about the Montseny Natural Park, a mosaic of Mediterranean and Central European landscapes that has an extraordinary biodiversity. Highly appreciated by lovers of hiking and mountain biking, this park was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO at the end of the 70s. The Turó de l’Home, the highest peak in the park, deserves a special mention. In addition, we want to highlight the gastronomy of the area, since here you will find a good range of restaurants in which to try exquisite Catalan dishes.

Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park

Sant-Llorenc-del-Munt-i-l-Obac Natural-Park
We also want to tell you about the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park, a unique landscape formed by cliffs and reddish monoliths, which contrast with the green of the trees. Here is the Sant Llorenç del Munt monastery , built on top of La Mola. It is the most emblematic monument of the massif, where you will also find archaeological remains. Other points of interest are the Cueva del Frare, the Cueva de las Animas, Collado de Eras, medieval buildings and churches.

Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park

The Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park is located between the provinces of Barcelona, ​​Girona and Lleida. The park is made up of the two great mountain ranges of Cadí and Moixeró, which are linked by the Col de Tancalaporta. They form a spectacular mountain barrier . Pedraforca deserves a separate mention, one of the mountains with the longest mountaineering tradition in Catalonia, as it offers a beautiful and risky place to climb. In addition, you should know that here you will find a great biodiversity.

Garraf Park

Another place that we want to highlight is the Garraf Park, which is located in the region of the same name, although it is true that it begins in Castelldefels, in the Baix Llobregat region. In this corner, the calcareous rock has formed an exotic landscape rich in karst forms and its own vegetation. The park offers many options for nature lovers, such as hiking or biking to admire the southern Mediterranean landscape.

Collserola Natural Park

And although there are many other natural places in the province of Barcelona that are worth visiting, we are going to end by talking about the Collserola Natural Park, which stands in the middle of the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona. It is a magnificent massif with more than 8,000 hectares of protected natural space, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the city from its viewpoints.

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