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Normally, we relate Barcelona to the great cosmopolitan and dynamic city, where daily activities are combined with the constant visit of tourists to the main attractions and places of interest that the city offers. But in the province of Barcelona not only does it focus on the city, it also has a large territory to discover and with a large number of rural houses.
The area closest to Barcelona has different landscapes where you can make a relaxing stay, without the stress of the big city and in direct contact with nature. One of the areas closest to Barcelona is the Garraf Natural Park, a place where Mediterranean forests are combined with the Garraf coastline, reaching Sitges, the main city in the area, in which we emphasize the festival of cinema Fantastic that is made at the beginning of October.
Near Barcelona, if we go to the interior we find the mystic mountain of Montserrat, a paradise for climbers, and with a monastery famous for its students and the famous "virolai". If you go to Montserrat you have to try the monkey that is made in the mountains, one of the best cheeses in the country! In Montserrat you can reach it by foot, by car, coach or zipper.
In the area we also find the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç de Munt and l'Obac, where Mola stands out, a mountain suitable for all audiences and offers a great view from the restaurant on the top.
If we go to the interior of the province of Barcelona there are different counties such as Osona and El Bages, which have a great offer of rural houses in Catalonia of all kinds, in addition, there are many attractions to be visited should you stay there. The cities such as Manresa and Vic, are very traditional places full of history and charm in its streets, and you can also enjoy the typical food of the interior of Catalonia.
Between the region of Osona and La Selva we also highlight the Montseny Natural Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve for UNESCO thanks to its ecological diversity and the particular area of the area, Turó de l’Home and El Matagalls are the Two taller peaks in the area, where several rivers and rivers that bring a lot of life also create. The villages of the area are also the most enchanting ones like Viladrau, Sant Miquel del Fai, or Espinelves.
One of the counties with a better offer of rural houses in Catalonia is Berguedà, a region located in the Pre-Pyrenees, in which is the Natural Park of Cadí and Moixeró, a mountainous area with rich flora and fauna, which turns out to be the paradise for mushroom lovers. From this area we can see the Pedraforca mountain, which can be seen from all the surrounding villages because it is alone. In Berguedà you can stay at any time of the year, as it has ski slopes and different natural pools. The capital of this region is Berga, which is known by Patum, a festival recently cataloged as an Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Another obligatory place to visit for a rural tourism stay in the province of Barcelona is Penedès, a land of wines and cavas, which means that in all the villages of the area there are small, familiar and cozy wineries to large multinational companies dedicated to the sector. Specialized routes, wine tasting and cavas, and excursions through the many paths that cross the vineyards can be made through the area. The main town in the area is Vilafranca del Penedès, with a great culture of "castells".
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