Are you a long-term resident of Barcelona who is looking for new adventures? Although there are countless things to do and places to see in this gorgeous capital of Catalonia, a change of scenery sometimes is what you need. As the second-largest city in Spain, it is a fantastic starting point for some of the best day trips from Barcelona, with one of the best road networks in Europe. Visiting some of the most gorgeous resorts, regions, and historic landmarks has never been so easy.

At CeleBreak, we provide playing opportunities for people who are passionate about football and want to connect with like-minded people. Besides, we also spend time researching and gathering information about other interesting aspects of life, travelling and exploring. For this reason, we have compiled a list of best day trips from Barcelona for your convenience.


Day Trip no. 1: Andorra Sightseeing Day Trip

We start our trip guide with one of the smallest countries in Europe – Andorra. Crammed between France and Spain, Andorra is a fabulous place full of sweeping valleys, ski slopes, and Roman-style architecture that will blow your mind away. In fact, this tiny country is one of the most popular trips among the citizens of Barcelona, who live to discover and explore its remote natural areas and cosy towns.

Andorra la Vella, the capital city, is one of the first places you should visit when planning your trip, being a very popular destination among tourists. Casa de la Vell and Sant Esteve Church are one of the most frequently visited historical landmarks in the capital, with both buildings dating back to as far as the 12th century. Additionally, Escaldes-Engordany, Soldeu, Incles and El Tarter are other famous destinations among tourists and should not be skipped.

The journey from Barcelona to Andorra by car takes a little less than three hours and nearly five hours by bus. You can read more about the trip to Andorra here.


Day Trip no. 2: Girona Sightseeing Day Trip

Located short distance north of Barcelona, the city of Girona is well worth a trip for its striking views and nature. This historic town is best renowned for the unique and distinctive colourful houses and some other historic buildings, including the Gothic cathedral, which has served as a background for several Games of Thrones episodes. A half-day Girona Game of Thrones walking tour is one of the most popular activities among tourists, and you can be part of it as well by booking it here.  

The other must-visit attractions include Girona Cathedral, the River Onyar, the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, and the Girona Art Museum. You will learn a lot about the city’s rich history and admire some of the most fascinating sights and landmarks. A trip to Girona from Barcelona is a relatively short one, a little over an hour by car and around two hours by train or bus. You can find out more about it and even book a guided trip here.


Day Trip no. 3: Pyrenees Mountains Sightseeing Day Trip

The natural border between Catalonia and France, the Pyrenees, is an incredible range of mountains that goes above 3,400 metres of sea level and is regarded as one of the most gorgeous mountain landscapes in the world. A one-day hiking trip from Barcelona will include travelling through the villages of the Pyrenees, the Nuria Valley and the Pyrenees Lake. Additionally, you will be able to try out some of the extreme activities like horse riding or boating. A guided tour will make sure you do not miss any of the main sights and attractions of this mind-blowing mountainous area.

Although the journey to the Pyrenees from Barcelona is not a short one, approximately four hours by car, it is definitely worth your time. You can read more about the trip and the main attraction points here.


Day Trip no. 4: Montserrat Monastery Sightseeing Day Trip

The Montserrat Monastery and its mountains are the perfect way to get away from busy everyday life and to reconnect with nature. A thousand-year-old natural landmark offers many different trails to explore, which can be done either on your own or with a professional guide who will show all the main views of this wonderful historic sight. In addition to the hiking experience, you will visit the 11th-century Santa Maria de Monserrat, an abbey of the Order of Saint Benedict.

An approximately 60 km trip from Barcelona to Montserrat Monastery will take a little less an hour by car. A full group trip to Montserrat can be also booked here.


Day Trip no. 5: Sitges Sightseeing Day Trip

A lovely and cosy fishing coastal town of Sitges is a popular destination among tourists and visitors who want to experience the seafront promenading at some of the most stunning beaches in Spain. Speaking of the sea, Sitges boasts four kilometres of wonderful beaches where you will enjoy sunbathing with a pretty shopping and dining area nearby. Besides, if you are interested in contemporary art, the classic array of the city centre is full of elegant buildings and house museums to visit and admire.

The drive from Barcelona to Sitges takes only 40 minutes by car and 35 minutes by bus which runs every half an hour. You can book a guided tour to Sitges from Barcelona here.


Day Trip no. 6: Tossa de Mar Sightseeing Day Trip

Finally, if you decide to visit the Medieval castle and its fortress, the seaside village of Tossa is a perfect choice. The castle dates back to the 12th-century and was built in 1987 to defend the town. Now it only serves as a tourist attraction place, which delights them with its history and wonderful views. Additionally, Tossa de Mar is a beautiful mountainous land filled with green valleys and natural springs that create a stunning background.

The city is also famous for its stunning beaches that stretch for 14 kilometres and are very well served by necessary facilities like showers, sunbeds, restaurants, kiosks, playgrounds and water sports. The drive to this pretty town is almost an hour and a half by car.  


Before you start planning some of the best day trips from Barcelona, do not forget to check out our pick up football service! You can learn more about playing football and other sports in Barcelona by visiting our website and downloading our app to get started.