Guide to Valls - visitors guide

Guide to Valls - visitors guide


Updated January 2024


In the heart of Catalonia, Spain, Valls, with its cultural richness and warm hospitality, provides a delightful escape for travelers seeking an authentic Catalan experience. Whether you're drawn to its vibrant festivals, historic sites, or delectable cuisine, this charming town is sure to leave you with lasting memories of your visit to Catalonia.

Getting There

Valls is conveniently located about an hour's drive west of Barcelona. Travelers can easily reach it by car via the AP-2 highway or opt for a bus journey from Barcelona with BusPlana. Valls's accessibility makes it an interesting day-trip destination from Barcelona.

Cultural Highlights

Valls is renowned for its cultural festivities, and visitors should check the calendar for events like the Castells, a traditional Catalan human tower-building competition. Additionally, explore the town's historic landmarks, including the Church of Sant Joan, known for its Gothic architecture.

Gastronomic Delights

Catalonia is celebrated for its culinary offerings, and Valls is no exception. Indulge in local specialties such as calçots (grilled green onions), romesco sauce, and the famous Catalan-style cava. The town's restaurants and tapas bars provide an authentic taste of the region.

Markets and Shopping
Experience the local vibe by visiting the weekly market in Plaça del Blat, where you can find fresh produce, regional products, and handmade crafts. The narrow streets around the market area are dotted with charming shops offering traditional Catalan goods.

Accommodation
While Valls may not be as bustling as larger cities, it offers a range of accommodation options, including cozy guesthouses and family-run hotels. Booking in advance is advisable, especially during peak festival seasons.

Exploring the Surrounding Area
Valls serves as an excellent base for exploring the picturesque landscapes of the Tarragona province. Take a short drive to the nearby Poblet Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or venture into the Montblanc medieval town.



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Last Updated on Monday, 22 January 2024 19:48
 

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