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Things to do and see in northern Spain??

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Things to do and see in northern Spain??

We will be visiting Barcelona in mid-August and are wondering what other places and things to do in the northern area of Spain - and possibly southern France or Portugal (we have about 10 days)

Favorite places to stay and eat are also appreciated :)


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1. Re: Things to do and see in northern Spain??

You can take a look at the March and April newsletters from Iberian Traveler (iberiantraveler.com/it_newsletters.html) for some information on this area. They also have an interesting travel blog with much of the same information.

Have you checked Maribel's Guide to Barcelona? You may find it useful in planning your visit (http://maribelsguides.com).

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2. Re: Things to do and see in northern Spain??

With only 10 days, I would skip Portugal this time.

You don't say if you are hiring a car. If you are, I suggest heading up the Costa Brava via the scenic coastal route. Info here - http://en.costabrava.org/main/home.aspx

www.viamichelin.com will help you plan your route. A couple of years ago we took the route from Roses into S. France (Collioure, Argeles sur mer), making a small detour to Cadaques & Port Lligat where Dali lived (there is also a Dali museum in nearby Figueres). The road is very steep & winding, but has spectacular views. You could visit a couple of places in S. France, maybe Carcassone. Lynda, LE for Barcelona, always recommends Ceret. You could possibly return through the Pyrenees for more spectacular scenery.

Try to include Girona in your trip, a beautiful medieval walled city, worth staying a night if you can. http://www.ajuntament.gi/turisme/index.php

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