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Travel to Catalonia

What you have to know as a tourist in historic Catalonia

March 26th, 2019
Paraskevi Stringa, News from Berlin

Catalonia is a historic region in Spain. This region is comprised of four provinces in Spain : Barcelona, Tarragona, Girona and Lleida. Barcelona is the largest city in Catalonia and the capital city. Depending on which province you choose, you will be able to enjoy a different kind of experience and see numerous sights unique to the region.

The climate in Catalonia is diverse. The coastal parts of the region feature a Mediterranean climate. But when you travel to Catalonia and its inland parts, you will enjoy the continental Mediterranean climate. The Pyrenees mountain range in Catalonia, on the other hand, features an alpine climate. The winters in Catalonia are cool slightly cold with occasional snows. Meanwhile, the spring and autumn seasons get the highest amount of rainfall. In the summer, Catalonia is hot and dry. The temperature could reach 35 to 40 degree Celsius.

The landscape in Catalonia is like a microcosm of the European landscape. It features a variety of soil types and substrates. The altitude and distance to the sea is also greatly varied. All of these combine to make travel to Catalonia quite memorable; there is a lot to see or do even when you only travel a small distance.

In terms of economy, Catalonia has the highest GDP in Spain with the per capita GDP falling second only to Madrid. Tourism is clearly one of the top contributors to the economy of Catalonia. The Costa Brava region offers visits many of its popular ski resorts. In 2012, the government of Catalonia started charging tourist tax to fund the tourism industry and develop tourism- related infrastructure.

References

Berlin Global, News from Berlin