Sunday, 15 May 2011

Picturesque towns and festivals near Barcelona

BarcelonaCoast is our new sponsor, they suggest visits to picturesque towns and festivals near Barcelona -just north of it- in El Maresme area. It could be a perfect plan for the week-end.

In their website you can find information about leisure, tourism, hotels, restaurants, festivals and videos about these towns. One of the my favourite suggestions is Fundació Palau in Caldes d'Estrac, you can enjoy some Picasso's works there...

Starting just north of Barcelona, the region called Maresme offers a whole range of exciting activities to enjoy the traditonal meditteranean lifestyle. Rich in local history, culture and cuisine, born of legends of many thousands of years.

Lying between the coast and the Serralada Litoral mountains the Maresme benefits from a special “microclimate”, warm winters and great summer temperatures. For that reason it attracts thriving tourism year round, interested in the diversity and wealth of activities that this combination of mountains and coast can uniquely offer. science of navigation , scuba diving, golf, tennis, equestrian and adventure sports ...

To compliment the great sun, sea and beach holiday, Catalunya and especially the Maresme pride itself on high quality and rich local cuisine. The home of the famous “meditteranean diet” - fresh produce often grown locally, fresh fish from its local ports and Girona grass fed Beef, this gastronomy is often called “Cuina de Mercat” literally meaning - cooking from the market.

The pride in great cultural and architectural history, is all around. With architecture from Gaudi, and The Modernist schools these fantastic buildings are recognized on the international modernist route.

Enjoy El Maresme!!!!


  1. I think there's a broken link to reach the video about Vilassar de Dalt :):)

  2. any recommendation about hotels in Blanes?


  3. Well, Blanes is not in El Maresme but maybe someone can recommend some hotel.