For as much as there is to see and do in Barcelona, there's plenty more to check out outside the city walls. If you're here for more than a few days and want to switch things up, there's definitely a few day trips that are worth the trek, most of which are no longer than a few hours outside of the city. Hands down, our number one pick for things to do around Barcelona, is Cadaques. About two hours drive from the city, this is not only one of the most visually beautiful places to visit, but it was also home to Salvador Dali. You can check out the house where he lived and there's also a small museum and gift shop which sell some nice Dali souvenirs. Even if you're not into Dali however, Cadaques is a gorgeous, quaint little town with trendy bars and restaurants. It's also about 20 minutes from Cap de Creus, a mountain top with panoramic views of the coast, easily accessible by car or even by foot if you're up for a short hike. If you're not into art, but into wine, our number seven pick is perfect for you. Spain is known for its wine and there's no lack of day trips you can take to a few private bodegas and family owned wineries. Most wine tours come as complete packages with a tour of the bodega, a tasting and a lunch. You can either rent a car and do this on your own or go with a private tour. Slightly off the beaten path, but very worthwhile, especially if you're into Gaudi, our number nine pick is really cool. Colonia Guell, about 30 minutes outside of Barcelona, is where Gaudi's famous crypt lies. The Crypt is the only Gaudi piece in the colony, however the whole area is worth seeing, for its history and architecture. It's a nice day trip or even half day trip outside of Barcelona.
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