Cadaques is one of the best weekend trips from Barcelona

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The best weekend trips from Barcelona are varied and offer unforgettable local experiences. Barcelona is a unique and interesting city, but it also has some great weekend trips to continue your explorations. Many of the small towns are within a few hours of Barcelona and have a strong Catalan culture (check out my guide on local experiences in Barcelona for more on this). All have wonderful things to see and do, perfect for a longer stay or just an easy day trip from Barcelona.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][mkdf_banner hover_behavior=”mkdf-disabled” info_position=”default” image=”10587″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Besalú” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]A village that is one of the best weekend trips from Barcelona is Besalú. Besalú is a medieval town 1.5 hrs from Barcelona by car. The town is small but is steeped in history. It still retains old walls and a huge bridge that dates back to the Romans. As it is close to the border with France it has been the stage for several border battles and has belonged to the French at certain times. It is now most definitely Catalan. Besalú is tiny and very picturesque. The streets are perfect for wandering, the small plazas are picture perfect and the souvenir shops have beautiful pottery and photos.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10553″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How To Get To Besalú” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Car” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]How to get to Besalú is pretty simple, especially if you can drive. It’s around 1.5 to 2 hrs drive from Barcelona and there’s a really large car park on the edge of the town. It’s definitely the easiest option for a weekend trip from Barcelona to Besalú.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Public Transport” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If you want to get to Besalú for an easy weekend trip from Barcelona, but don’t have a car you can use public transport. There are no direct trains or buses so it is a little bit more complicated. The easiest option is to take the Renfe train from Barcelona to Girona. Once in Girona you can take the Teisa bus from Girona to Besalú. This is more likely to take you 2 to 3 hrs.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Tour” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If all you can fit in is a quick day trip from Barcelona to Besalú then a tour might be a better option for you. This way you can get to your destination quickly, see all the important sites, and get fed some delicious Catalan food.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_raw_js]JTNDZGl2JTIwZGF0YS1neWctaHJlZiUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGd2lkZ2V0LmdldHlvdXJndWlkZS5jb20lMkZkZWZhdWx0JTJGYWN0aXZpdGVzLmZyYW1lJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctbG9jYWxlLWNvZGUlM0QlMjJlbi1VUyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtZ3lnLXdpZGdldCUzRCUyMmFjdGl2aXRpZXMlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy1udW1iZXItb2YtaXRlbXMlM0QlMjIzJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctcGFydG5lci1pZCUzRCUyMkwzQkhZU0olMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy10b3VyLWlkcyUzRCUyMjU1OTc4JTJDMTk4MzMxJTJDMTU2MDYwJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGZGl2JTNF[/vc_raw_js][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Stay In Besalú” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Casa Marcial” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Adults only hotel centrally located in Besalú. It has an exceptional Tripadvisor rating and breakfast is usually included. There’s a pool, light airy rooms and you can easily check out the medieval town from the hotel.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Els Jardins de la Martana” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Els Jardins is a colourful hotel located on the opposite side of the river to Besalú and right at the beginning of the Roman bridge. Their garden reaches down to the river with views over the beautiful town.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10556″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Eat In Besalú” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Pont Val” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Pont Val is rated one of the best restaurants in Besalú, and has even been added to the Michelin Guide. The cuisine is Mediterranean and Spanish. It is on the pricy side, but if you’re looking for a memorable or romantic experience then this will tick all your boxes.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Taverna Restaurant” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This restaurant is located in the main square of Besalú. The restaurant can get busy, but the food is tasty.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Cal Tronc” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Cal Tronc serves up Catalan and Spanish food in the heart of Besalú. The food is well made and very tasty.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10554″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Add Ons To Extend Your Weekend Trip From Barcelona” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If you’re heading to Besalú it can be really simple to extend your weekend trip from Barcelona and head to a few other beautiful towns in the area. A car would be recommended to achieve this.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Girona” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]The ancient capital of the Girona province and Catalan heartland. A beautiful old town full of Game of Thrones filming locations and cyclists.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Castellfollit de la Roca” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Ancient settlement clinging to a cliff face. If you want to see the most European town imaginable then go here.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Olot” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Olot is the home of hiking, cycling and volcanos. A great place to get back to nature and have the craziest BEST Catalan restaurant experience (Restaurant La Bota).[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10559″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Sitges” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Sitges is a beautiful seaside village just south of Barcelona. It’s one of the easiest places to get to for a weekend getaway from Barcelona, and probably one of the most fun. Sitges is great for boutique shopping, excellent restaurants, beautiful beaches, and fun nightlife. It’s also known as one of the best Gay-friendly towns in Catalonia. Stay in one of the boutique hotels and take a stroll on the Mediterranean esplanade. Make sure to take your bathers in summer; you can relax on the beach, cool down in the water, and have a drink at one of the fashionable beach bars on the sand.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10563″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How To Get To Sitges” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Car” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]You can easily drive to Sitges from Barcelona. It takes roughly forty minutes. There’s multiple parking garages and parking on the esplanade if you’re lucky. Most of it is paid, so it can get quite expensive. If you’ve booked somewhere to stay you can check if they have any discounts or free parking.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Public Transport” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Sitges a day trip that you can do from Barcelona by train. It is super easy to get to by train, it’s usually faster than driving and the train station is very central. Some of the journey is really scenic as it will eventually follow the ocean from Castelldefels to Sitges. Trains depart regularly from Passige De Gracia main train station. Once you reach Sitges the beach is an easy walk from the station.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Tour” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If you want a more in-depth experience then check out these tours of Sitges.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_raw_js]JTNDZGl2JTIwZGF0YS1neWctaHJlZiUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGd2lkZ2V0LmdldHlvdXJndWlkZS5jb20lMkZkZWZhdWx0JTJGYWN0aXZpdGVzLmZyYW1lJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctbG9jYWxlLWNvZGUlM0QlMjJlbi1VUyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtZ3lnLXdpZGdldCUzRCUyMmFjdGl2aXRpZXMlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy1udW1iZXItb2YtaXRlbXMlM0QlMjIzJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctcGFydG5lci1pZCUzRCUyMkwzQkhZU0olMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy10b3VyLWlkcyUzRCUyMjE1NDY1MCUyQzM3MjkxMCUyQzYxNTY1JTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGZGl2JTNF[/vc_raw_js][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Stay In Sitges” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Hotel Casa Vilella” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Hotel Casa Vilella is an extremely popular hotel on the esplanade in Sitges. Luxurious without being over the top it has a pool, bar, and 24hr reception.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Antonio’s House” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This super stylish casa is five minutes walk from the centre of town and almost as close to the beach. It’s set up like a Bed and Breakfast with breakfast served on the terrace.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10562″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Eat In Sitges” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Merci Sitges” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This place is local and cheap. Great for tasting the local cuisine and a good time in Sitges.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Guria Taberna” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This restaurant is your quintessential tapas bar. It’s tiny and usually busy. The tapas are cheap and tasty with some larger plates for sharing. Watch out for the line.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Restaurante Queenz” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.queenzrestaurant.com||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Restaurante Queenz is where you’ll find the perfect Sitges dinner experience. The food is fine dining and Mediterranean. The best part is they put on live drag shows.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10564″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Add Ons To Extend Your Weekend Trip From Barcelona” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Sitges is definitely a place where you can fill the time quite easily. However, if you want to add on more experiences to your weekend trip from Barcelona then Tarragona would be a good idea.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Tarragona” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Another major town in Catalonia, Tarragona is known for its beautiful old buildings and Roman ruins. It also hosts the biggest Castellers competition every two years in September (and if you don’t know what that is, check out my local experiences in Barcelona guide).[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10561″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Cadaques” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Cadaques is one of my favourite towns on the Costa Brava and is at the top of my list for best weekend trips from Barcelona. Cadaques is in a cove on the Costa Brava surrounded by hills terraced by olive groves. The whitewashed town is reminiscent of dreamy Greek villages with golden afternoon light and colourful shutters. There are tiny pebble beaches for sunbathing and boutiques full of beach summer fashion.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Cadaques is where the artist Salvador Dali had a home, and the town has retained his artistic influences. There are amazing art galleries and you can visit his house. If you’ve had enough relaxation you can also take scenic walks or boat rides along the spectacular coastline. This weekend getaway from Barcelona will feel more like a romantic international holiday than an easy trip down the road.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10579″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How To Get To Cadaques” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Car” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Getting to Cadaques for your best weekend trip from Barcelona is most easily achieved by car. The journey takes just over two hours and the perfect idea is to add on some other beautiful stops along the way. Once you reach Cadaques parking is slightly tricky due to the narrow streets. Your best option is to use the large parking centre at the beginning of the town or speak to your accommodation for their suggestions.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Public Transport” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]You can quite easily do a weekend trip to Cadaques by train from Barcelona. At certain times of the day, there is a direct train from Barcelona Sants to Figueres. From Figueres, you will need to take a bus, which will take you directly to Cadaques. This trip will take approximately three hours from Barcelona to Cadaques. It’s quite a long journey, but the destination is one thousand times worth it.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Tour” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Cadaques has many great things to experience. If you’re pressed for time then a tour would be an option to get you there and give you a great day trip experience from Barcelona.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_raw_js]JTNDZGl2JTIwZGF0YS1neWctaHJlZiUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGd2lkZ2V0LmdldHlvdXJndWlkZS5jb20lMkZkZWZhdWx0JTJGYWN0aXZpdGVzLmZyYW1lJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctbG9jYWxlLWNvZGUlM0QlMjJlbi1VUyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtZ3lnLXdpZGdldCUzRCUyMmFjdGl2aXRpZXMlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy1udW1iZXItb2YtaXRlbXMlM0QlMjIzJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctcGFydG5lci1pZCUzRCUyMkwzQkhZU0olMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy10b3VyLWlkcyUzRCUyMjM4ODY1OCUyQzE2NTY5NSUyQzYxNDU3JTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGZGl2JTNF[/vc_raw_js][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Stay In Cadaques” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Boutique Hotel Villa Gala” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This place has the beautiful whitewashed walls and views over the Cadaques harbour. There’s a pool for lazy afternoons if a quick walk to the beach is too far as well as breakfast included. The hotel is modern with a nautical vibe and would be perfect for a romantic weekend trip from Barcelona.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Hostel Marina” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This place is cheap and cheerful, but also super clean and has lovely private rooms. The private rooms have their own bathroom and balcony and are modern with a nautical theme. Great value for money and excellent location.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Hotel Boutique Horta d’en Rahola” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If you’re after luxury in a Spanish style villa then this is the place. Rated as the best hotel in Cadaques it has decor that matches the town and many great facilities.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”10581″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”10572″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Eat In Cadaques” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Restaurant El Barroco” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This place is a dream. The building is three hundred years old and the décor would make any antique collector proud. The best part, however, is the secret garden vibe they’ve created with a vine and plant festooned front patio for dining. With the dim lights and brightly painted colours all around you, it’s a feast of all the senses. Luckily the food matches the décor and is magnificent. It’s Lebanese and Mediterranean and is tasty, fresh and decadent.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Xiringuito de la Mei” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Pronounced Chiringuito, this is a typical Catalan bar on the beach. It serves up tapas and drinks and goes best paired with an amazing sunset.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Talla” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.queenzrestaurant.com||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Talla creates Catalan and Spanish cuisine with a fine dining twist. If you’re after views of the water and seafood then this place will hit the spot.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10576″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Add Ons To Extend Your Weekend Trip From Barcelona” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]There are so many places you could stop in the Costa Brava on your way to Cadaques. Each place will be beautiful and unique and come with different experiences. Here are some of my recommendations to extend your weekend trip from Barcelona.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Pals” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]A tiny village on the Costa Brava full of history and charming pedestrian streets.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Figueres” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Home to the craziest looking gallery and museum that is dedicated to the larger than life artist, Salvador Dali.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10574″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Tossa de Mar” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Tossa de Mar is quite close to Barcelona, so can be an easy day or weekend trip from Barcelona. It’s a super pretty town on the Costa Brava with a beach perfect for relaxing, swimming and sunbathing.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]The most notable part of Tossa de Mar are the large castle walls and castle on the headland. The Costa Brava is called the Brave Coast because of the number of pirate attacks it had to withstand. Many towns have castles for old defences but Tossa de Mar’s is the biggest and the walls are really well preserved.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10525″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How To Get To Tossa de Mar” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Car” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]It’s a quick car ride from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar, which makes it an easy weekend trip from Barcelona. The journey takes 1.5 hours on the major motorway, or a little bit longer along the scenic coast road. Parking is easiest in the paid-for parking garages. It’s very hard to find any free street parking.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Public Transport” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Several buses depart from Barcelona’s main bus station to Tossa de Mar. The tickets can sell out on the weekends, so it is a good idea to book them in advance. An alternative is to catch the train from Barcelona to Blanes and then take the bus from Blanes to Tossa de Mar.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Tour” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Tossa de Mar is a popular day trip from Barcelona. There are several tours that you can take if you don’t have the time for a weekend getaway.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_raw_js]JTNDZGl2JTIwZGF0YS1neWctaHJlZiUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGd2lkZ2V0LmdldHlvdXJndWlkZS5jb20lMkZkZWZhdWx0JTJGYWN0aXZpdGVzLmZyYW1lJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctbG9jYWxlLWNvZGUlM0QlMjJlbi1VUyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtZ3lnLXdpZGdldCUzRCUyMmFjdGl2aXRpZXMlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy1udW1iZXItb2YtaXRlbXMlM0QlMjIzJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctcGFydG5lci1pZCUzRCUyMkwzQkhZU0olMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy10b3VyLWlkcyUzRCUyMjI0NDYxJTJDMjYzNzcyJTJDMTU2MDYzJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGZGl2JTNF[/vc_raw_js][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Stay In Tossa de Mar” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Boutique Hotel Casa Grandos” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This place is lovely with a pool, terrace and is in an old brick building. This is for your romantic couples getaway, or treat yo self moment.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Capri Hotel” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This hotel has beachfront views but doesn’t come with the usual price tag. It’s a cheap and cheerful two-star hotel, but the rooms are clean and the location is amazing. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Hotel Windsor” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This hotel is sleek and modern with a pool and a great looking breakfast included. The rooms are clean, modern and basic. It’s in the centre of Tossa de mar and 150 meters from the beach. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10527″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Eat In Tossa de Mar” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Tapas Portal” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This little place cooks up tasty tapas in Tossa de Mar. During the weekdays they do a menu del dia[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Can Sophia” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This place is a bar, but they also serve up great burgers and pintxos. The price is also amazing for food and drink so your wallet won’t feel the strain here.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Bar Savoy” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.queenzrestaurant.com||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Talla creates Catalan and Spanish cuisine with a fine dining twist. If you’re after views of the water and seafood then this place will hit the spot.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10523″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Add Ons To Extend Your Weekend Trip From Barcelona” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]There are so many places you could stop in the Costa Brava on your way to Cadaques. Each place will be beautiful and unique and come with different experiences. Here are some of my recommendations to extend your weekend trip from Barcelona.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Blanes” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]super-local seaside town at the end of the train line from Barcelona. Lots of beach and mostly frequented by locals not visitors.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Lloret de Mar” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Another beautiful Costa Brava beach town with another iconic castle on the headland.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10524″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Pals” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Pals is on the Costa Brava but is located inland from the coast. Pals is one of the best weekend trips from Barcelona due to its history and beauty. The town is tiny and located on a hill that overlooks the surrounding countryside. There are old walls, an old castle, tower, and a church that has worshipped Roman gods as well as the Christian God. Pals is the perfect weekend getaway from Barcelona. It’s one of the prettiest towns in the region and has a fascinating history.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10547″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How To Get To Pals” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Car” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Getting to Pals from Barcelona is easy by car. The journey can be 1.5 hours or 2 hrs depending on if you take the longer, but the more scenic coastal road. Once you get to Pals you will most likely need to park in one of the large car parks outside and then walk into the town. Most of the streets inside the actual village are not car friendly.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Public Transport” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Getting to Pals by public transport is doable, but it’s definitely not as easy as a car. The best option is to take the bus from the major bus station in Barcelona (Estacio del Nord). This will then take you to Pals without a change, but it will take almost 3 hrs.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Tour” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Pals is always a popular option for people wanting to explore more of the Costa Brava and not just hang out at the beach. There is lots of history and places to explore and photograph. Pals would be the perfect day trip from Barcelona.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_raw_js]JTNDZGl2JTIwZGF0YS1neWctaHJlZiUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGd2lkZ2V0LmdldHlvdXJndWlkZS5jb20lMkZkZWZhdWx0JTJGYWN0aXZpdGVzLmZyYW1lJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctbG9jYWxlLWNvZGUlM0QlMjJlbi1VUyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtZ3lnLXdpZGdldCUzRCUyMmFjdGl2aXRpZXMlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy1udW1iZXItb2YtaXRlbXMlM0QlMjIzJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctcGFydG5lci1pZCUzRCUyMkwzQkhZU0olMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy10b3VyLWlkcyUzRCUyMjc1NjclMkMxOTgzMzElMkMyNDQ2MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmRpdiUzRQ==[/vc_raw_js][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Stay In Pals” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Arkhe Hotel Boutique” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This place is classed as a BnB and looks so sweet. The old stone building is in the centre of Pals. It’s whitewashed and airy inside[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10549″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Eat In Pals” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Restaurante El Pedró” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This place is located centrally towards the top of the Pals hilltop. The building is historic, like everything in Pals, and the food is Spanish and Catalan. The food is rated really well.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Rotisseria Can Padres (only open in summer)” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If you’re looking for cheap, cheerful, and tasty, then this is your place. This is traditional Spanish/Catalan fast food. The menu is basically chicken and chips cooked well.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Vicus Restaurante” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.queenzrestaurant.com||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]This place is your fine-dining restaurant option in Pals.  It’s even been added to the Michelin guide for 2020. Every dish is contemporary Catalan or Spanish and created with elegance and taste in mind. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10550″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Add Ons To Extend Your Weekend Trip From Barcelona” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]There are so many places you could stop in the Costa Brava on your way to Cadaques. Each place will be beautiful and unique and come with different experiences. Here are some of my recommendations to extend your weekend trip from Barcelona.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Palamos” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Pretty beach town with a lovely walk around a headland to a photogenic cove. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Aigua Blava” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]One of the most popular beaches on the Costa Brava. Beautiful blue water in a little cove. The beach gets busy as do the restaurants.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10551″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Girona” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If you’re after one of the easiest and best weekend trips from Barcelona, then Girona needs to be top of your list. Girona is considered the capital city of the region and is the Catalan heartland. The city is full of ancient stairs, tiny streets, and a picturesque river. Girona is such a photogenic city that many parts of it were locations for Game of Thrones filming.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Make sure you check out the coloured buildings that line the river and the pretty bridges that span it. From here walk into the central old-time and explore the tiny cobbled streets and hidden alleyways. Further in you will find all the stairs, which have featured in Game of Thrones. The Girona Cathedral is where many famous scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed so make sure you check it out, warning, there are more stairs.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10531″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How To Get To Girona” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Car” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Getting to Girona from Barcelona is easy for a weekend away. It’s one of the easiest day trips from Barcelona. Getting to Girona from Barcelona by car takes just over an hour and the drive is down the large motorway. Depending on where your hotel is located you may have to pay for parking.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Public Transport” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Doing a day trip from Barcelona to Girona is super easy by train. There are many direct trains from Barcelona Sants to the Girona train station and the journey takes about 1.5 hrs by train.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”By Tour” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Girona is popular for tours because of the gorgeous city and Game of Thrones filming locations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_raw_js]JTNDZGl2JTIwZGF0YS1neWctaHJlZiUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGd2lkZ2V0LmdldHlvdXJndWlkZS5jb20lMkZkZWZhdWx0JTJGYWN0aXZpdGVzLmZyYW1lJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctbG9jYWxlLWNvZGUlM0QlMjJlbi1VUyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtZ3lnLXdpZGdldCUzRCUyMmFjdGl2aXRpZXMlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy1udW1iZXItb2YtaXRlbXMlM0QlMjIzJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1neWctcGFydG5lci1pZCUzRCUyMkwzQkhZU0olMjIlMjBkYXRhLWd5Zy10b3VyLWlkcyUzRCUyMjE0OTUyOCUyQzYxNTEyJTJDMTY0MDA0JTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGZGl2JTNF[/vc_raw_js][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Stay In Girona” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Hotel Historic” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This hotel is historic as the name suggests, located in an old building but subtly modernised. It is in the historic city centre and very close to the cathedral.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Hotel Gran Ultonia” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Hotel Gran Ultonia is located centrally in Girona and is walking distance to all the interesting sites. It’s a stylish and modern hotel with a great rooftop area for drinks.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Hotel Nord 1901 Superior” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This place is for a special occasion. The hotel has a garden terrace with a pool and modern luxurious rooms.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10533″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Where To Eat In Girona” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Federal Café” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Girona is surprisingly popular for brunch (which is not a Spanish thing yet). Federal café was started by an Aussie, bringing the Australian tradition of brunch to Spain. All the food is amazing, and the drinks will please everyone, even hipsters.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Vadevins” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]This is a tiny restaurant serving up good wine and a small selection of tapas and larger meat dishes. Nothing fancy, but the food is tasty and well priced.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_custom_heading text=”El Cellar de Can Roca” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.queenzrestaurant.com||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Have you ever wanted to dine at a restaurant that was rated the best in the world? Well, now you can (if you can get a reservation).[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”10535″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”10537″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Add Ons To Extend Your Weekend Trip From Barcelona” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Girona is a base for northern Catalonia, so you can go to any destination that you would like to from here.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10532″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”SAVE AND PIN FOR LATER” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][mkdf_banner hover_behavior=”mkdf-disabled” info_position=”default” image=”10586″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”SAVE AND PIN FOR LATER” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][mkdf_banner hover_behavior=”mkdf-disabled” info_position=”default” image=”10585″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mkdf_blog_list type=”masonry” space_between_items=”normal” orderby=”date” order=”DESC” image_size=”full” post_info_date=”no” post_info_category=”no” number_of_posts=”3″ excerpt_length=”0″ category=”spain”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]