Sant Cugat del Vallès is 15 minutes away from Barcelona, but there are still plenty of people who know nothing about its tourist treasures. Among them are several travel bloggers, experts in roaming the world that came to discover all that Sant Cugat has to offer. What do they recommend after a day in Sant Cugat? This is what was chosen by the select group of bloggers that participated in the #VisitSantCugat blogtrip, which took place on November 12th.
For Viajares, a veteran of the blogosphere of family travel, there are five things especially worth visiting in Sant Cugat: the Royal Monastery of Sant Cugat, the section on Marilyn Monroe at Cal Gerrer Museum, Mercantic, Mercat Vell and the nature to be found in Collserola Natural Park. These same attractions are recommended by Destinos Actuales blog.
Manel and Maeva, from Viajando nuestra vida, add three additional activities that they would like to do in Sant Cugat: have a vermouth and stroll around El Siglo bookstore, refuel at Can Gula restaurant (also at Mercantic) and see a women’s football match. As a matter of fact, they were surprised to discover how many sporting events take place in the city.
Moving around on an electric bicycle, participating in a dramatized tour at Sant Cugat Monastery or hearing the stories about Marilyn Monroe told by collector Federic Cabanes are what most impacted Tonia, the person behind Raconets. During her visit to Sant Cugat, she was also surprised to learn how to make bread at the Bonaparte workshop in Mercat Vell.
In fact, those with a sweet tooth shouldn’t miss Bonaparte bakery, where besides seeing how bread is made you can taste the second-best croissants in Spain. This is one of the recommendations from Xanxano and 3 viajes for those wishing to discover Sant Cugat del Vallès. Manel, author of 3 viajes, marvelled at the fact that Marilyn Monroe fans come from all around the world just to see the collection on the diva housed at Cal Gerrer museum.
“Sant Cugat is the perfect place for a different weekend” declares Victoria, the blogger behind El próximo viaje. For this Argentinian living in Barcelona, Sant Cugat’s picturesque old town and the calm felt throughout the city are perfect for anyone needing a break from the waves of tourists in Barcelona.
All of this is what a few travel bloggers recommend seeing in Sant Cugat. It there anything you would add?