If you only have a short time in the city, don’t leave without visiting the Monastery. Get some perspective and admire the monastic complex from the big plaça d’Octavià. Then go to the Tourism Office or the Monastery itself and rent the audio guide and, at your own pace, immerse yourself in stories, legends and curiosities. If you want to know more, the Monastery houses the Monastery Museum dedicated to the history of the monument and the Benedictines.
Another essential space is Mercantic, a small vintage villa of 15,00 m2 with more than 100 shops. Mercantic is a small market village of antique dealers, artisans and artists where different things happen every day. It is a reference in Europe for lovers of collecting and decoration.
If you still have some time, you have several different options very nearby: you can visit Cal Gerrer ‒ House Museum with the Marilyn Monroe exhibition, the Modernist Wine Cellar, El Mercat Vell food market or you can wander around the pedestrian area full of shops and restaurants.
The city also offers other options. Download the brochure that will inspire you to enjoy an afternoon of nature, shops, flavours or culture, as you prefer.