Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca Travel Guide
Plan Your Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca Vacation
The long curve of the Mediterranean from the French border to Cabo Cervera, below Alicante, encompasses the two autonomous communities of Catalonia and Valencia, with the country's second- and third-largest cities (Barcelona and Valencia, respectively). Rivals in many respects, the two communities share a language, history, and culture that set them clearly apart from the rest of Spain.
Lodgings on the Costa Brava range from the finest hotels to spartan pensions. The better accommodations are usually well... read more
Catalonia's eateries are deservedly famous. Girona’s El Celler de Can Roca was voted the best restaurant in the world in... read more
Things To Do in Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Pax Girona: Explore a city where the monuments of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic cultures that coexisted for centuries are only... Read more
Catalonia and Valencia share the classic Mediterranean diet, and Catalans feel right at home with paella valenciana. Fish preparations are... Read more
The sardana, Catalonia's national dance, is often perceived as a solemn and measured affair performed by older folks in front of... Read more
No city matches Barcelona for the sheer density of its Modernisme, but it all began in Reus (13 km [8 miles] northwest of... Read more
A good place to begin your stroll through Valencia's historic center is at the cathedral in the Plaza de la Reina (climb the... Read more
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