5 day trips from Barcelona that can easily be reached by public transport

Barcelona és molt més, or Barcelona is much more. That’s the slogan of the province of Barcelona. A region that has loads to offer, even besides its cosmopolitan city. We list 5 day trips from Barcelona that can easily be reached by public transport. All within the province, or just outside of it. Showing the unique and diverse heritage of the province and nation.


Sitges is only a 35-minute train ride away from Barcelona’s main train stations. The charming seaside city has loads to offer, from museums to beach, cobbling streets, its carnival celebrations or progressive lgbt-spirit. And some sustainable places as well. Find out more.

Garraf Natural Park

A beautiful natural area, showing the diversity of the Catalan Mediterranean landscapes. An ideal place for hiking, famous for its limestone hills. One can access the Garraf Natural Park from train stations at Castelldefels Beach, Sitges or the town similarly called Garraf. More info.


The Montserrat monastery carries a special place in the heart of many Catalans. And the mountain is located in the geographical heart of Catalonia. It’s a popular place to visit, but also includes unspoiled wilderness. You can visit the area with an interesting guided visit organized by Barcelona Slow Travel, or discover it by yourself, easily to be reached by train. Read more.


Girona is Catalonia’s second hub, after Barcelona. A city that is truly alive, with a very charming and authentic old town. The flower celebrations are a very popular event in Girona, but any moment is good to discover this pretty city. Sustainable places in Girona.

Montseny Natural Park

This is for the real nature lovers. The Pyrenees are Catalonia’s mountainous beauty, but Montseny Natural Park is a bit closer to Barcelona, and equally stunning. Its peaks offer splendid views over the region, and the tranquility might be what you’re looking for if your starting point is Barcelona. More info.

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