Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Castillo de Santa Bárbara

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    One of the largest existing medieval fortresses in Europe, Castillo de Santa Bárbara sits atop 545-foot-tall Monte Benacantil. From this strategic...Read More

  • 2. Catedral de Valencia

    Ciutat Vella | Museum/Gallery

    Valencia's 13th- to 15th-century cathedral is the heart of the city. The building has three portals—Romanesque, Gothic, and rococo. Inside,...Read More

  • 3. Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències

    Museum/Gallery

    Designed mainly by native son Santiago Calatrava, this sprawling futuristic complex is the home of Valencia's Museu de les Ciències Príncipe...Read More

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  • 4. Museo de Bellas Artes

    Trinitat | Museum/Gallery

    Valencia was a thriving center of artistic activity in the 15th century—one reason that the city's Museum of Fine Arts, with its lovely palm...Read More

  • 5. Teatre-Museu Dalí

    Museum/Gallery

    Museum" was not a big enough word for Dalí, so he christened his monument a theater. In fact, the building was once the Força Vella theater...Read More

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  • 6. Casa Castellarnau

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Now an art and historical museum, this Gothic palauet (town house) built by Tarragona nobility in the 18th century includes stunning furnishings...Read More

  • 7. Casa Museo José Benlliure

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The modern Valencian painter and sculptor José Benlliure (1858–1937) is known for his intimate portraits and massive historical and religious...Read More

  • 8. Casa Salvador Dalí - Portlligat

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This was Dalí's summerhouse and a site long associated with the artist's notorious frolics with everyone from poets Federico García Lorca and...Read More

  • 9. Castillo de Dénia

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The most interesting architectural attraction here is the castle overlooking the town, and the Palau del Governador (Governor's Palace) inside...Read More

  • 10. Gaudí Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    This small museum in Reus (a 20-minute drive from Tarragona) showcases the life and work of the city's most illustrious son, including copies...Read More

  • 11. Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM)

    Ciutat Vella | Museum/Gallery

    Dedicated to modern and contemporary art, this blocky, uninspired building on the edge of the old city—where the riverbed makes a loop—houses...Read More

  • 12. Monestir de Sant Pere de Galligants

    Museum/Gallery

    The church of St. Peter, across the Galligants River, was finished in 1131, and is notable for its octagonal Romanesque belfry and the finely...Read More

  • 13. Museo Arqueológico Provincial

    Museum/Gallery

    Inside the old hospital of San Juan de Dios, the MARQ has a collection of artifacts from the Alicante region dating from the Paleolithic era...Read More

  • 14. Museo Taurino

    Museum/Gallery

    In the Plaza de Toros, the Bullfighting Museum is a must for aficionados, with fine examples of matador costumes (the "suits of lights"), bull...Read More

  • 15. Museo Taurino

    Ciutat Vella | Museum/Gallery

    This museum has bullfighting memorabilia, including matador outfits and swords, bull exhibits, and posters. ...Read More

  • 16. Museu d'Art

    Museum/Gallery

    The Episcopal Palace near the cathedral contains the wide-ranging collections of Girona's main art museum. On display is everything from superb...Read More

  • 17. Museu d'Història de la Ciutat

    Museum/Gallery

    From pre-Roman objects to paintings and drawings from the notorious siege at the hands of Napoleonic troops, to the early municipal lighting...Read More

  • 18. Museu d'Història de Sant Feliu de Guíxols

    Museum/Gallery

    The Romanesque Benedictine monastery houses this museum, which contains interesting exhibits about the town's cork and fishing trades, and displays...Read More

  • 19. Museu de Fogueres

    Museum/Gallery

    Bonfire festivities are popular in this part of Spain, and the ninots, or effigies, can be elaborate and funny, including satirized political...Read More

  • 20. Museu del Cau Ferrat

    Museum/Gallery

    This is the most interesting museum in Sitges, established by the bohemian artist and cofounder of the Quatre Gats café in Barcelona, Santiago...Read More

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