Travel guide to Catalonia

Facts

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Local name
Cataluna
Inhabitants
6.200.000

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

You can visit Catalonia all year round. In the winter many people are drawn to the region when it offers the ski trails in the Pyrenees or sightseeing in Barcelona and many other cities. In the summer you can enjoy the fabulous beaches at Costa Brava. In fact you can enjoy beaches at the entire coastline. The year round you go for lovely walks in the fabulous landscape up north.

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12 am in England it is 1 p.m. in Catalonia

Culture and entertainment

The region offers plenty of sport activities. The Costa Brava coast offers good possibilities to dive and snorkel and the Pyrenees offers good walks. Barcelona has many cultural offers and Girona is a good place if you want to explore the nightlife. If you prefer wilder sports like white water rafting you should go to Riu Noguera Pallaresa at Llavorsí.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are plenty of possibilities to spend the night in Catalonia. You can find both luxurious hotels and humble private boarding houses. Several places also rent out cabins or apartments. The region has several hostels. If you prefer camping, the camping sites are usually of a very high standard. If you want to camp outside in the nature you have to get a permit from the local police first. Book your hotel in Catalonia here

Local transport

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Taxi

It is not difficult to get a taxi in the cities in Catalonia. In big cities like Barcelona you can get one on the street anywhere. In other cities you can call a taxi or get one at one of the taxi stands. It is cheap to drive in the taxis where charges are decided by a metre.

Other transport

The connection of trains in Catalonia is excellent. The trains reach even the smallest towns. The bus connections are also good both between cities and locally. The region also has several domestic airports. Ferries to the islands sail among other places from Barcelona.

Special conditions

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During the winter in the season you can ski several places in the region like Núria.
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