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El Garraf Natural Park and Olèrdola County Park - Barcelona

El Garraf Natural Park, 08870, Sitges
+34 935971819
+34 935970887
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El Garraf Natural Park and Olèrdola County Park - Barcelona
El Garraf Natural Park and Olèrdola County Park. This is the natural park that is closest to the city of Barcelona. The Park is south-west of Barcelona, about a half hour's drive from the city. El Garraf Natural Park and Olèrdola County Park has information centres, facilities and programmes linked to the impressive scenery, archaeology, history, art, gastronomy of the park. There are a many of sign-posted walks (short and long-distance from 6 to thirty km) and guided tours at weekends, as well as specially adapted itineraries for the disabled. Visit the park website for information. Contact for hiking and trekking trips in and near Garraf Natural park.

Garraf park is home to the only Buddhist monastery in Catalonia, called the Sakya Tashi Ling Buddhist monastery Buddhist monastery, which is open to the public on weekends and holidays. The main building, Palau Novella, was built in the 19th century as a family residence for a wealthy "indiano" trader, who returned from the Spanish colonies with his fortune. There are guided tours of the monastery in English, Spanish or Catalan. The tours are not that long, but interesting and offer a glimpse of the buildings itself and the art and culture of Tibet. The monastery also has restaurant, a hostel and a souvenir shop. The Buddhist community organizes one-off conferences every Saturday and additional seminars for those who want to study the religion more profoundly. Other activities include courses on meditation, tai chi, yoga, reflexology, qi gong, chakras and reiki.

How to get to the Garraf Natural Park near Barcelona

By train:
Garraf is the last stop before Sitges, approximately 25 minutes from Barcelona-Sants.
By train (Rodalies) from Sants Estació on line 2 with direction St. Vicenç de Calders.

By car:
Follow the motorway of Castelldefels until the A-16 or taking the Tarragona-Sitges to Costes del Garraf.