Catalonia is a region in northeast Spain. And like other regions in Spain, it has its own distinct identity, which locals are proud of. It boasts lovely beaches along the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada. And the Pyrenees are to its north.
But people visiting Catalonia come for culture as much as they do for its landscapes. It helps that the region produced some of the country’s most renowned people. And you’ll find the influence of Dali, Miro and Gaudi most evident in Barcelona, Figueres and Cadaques.
Getting there and around
One of the key high-speed AVE routes from Madrid Atocha connects the capital to Barcelona. And the service also stops at Lleida, Tarragona, Girona and Figueres. If you want to explore the region beyond the bigger cities, it’s easiest with a car. And you can collect a car hire from the train stations mentioned.
Enjoy your time at Madrid-Atocha.