Stargazing: Astronomical Observatories in Barcelona & Catalonia (With Maps)

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Stargazing in Barcelona: Best Astronomical Observatories

Astrophysics, astronomy, physics, and simply stargazing are amazingly interesting.

Catalonia offers fantastic conditions to explore the universe, particularly beyond Barcelona, where light pollution is a problem.

Discover the main astronomical observatories in Barcelona and Catalonia.

Observatori Fabra (Fabra Observatory), Barcelona

Barcelona’s famous astronomical observatory is open for day-time visits on Sundays and holidays (except August).

There are also daily night-time visits and sky observations on Fridays and Sundays from October to June.

It is also possible to combine the visit with a gastronomical dinner, just RSVP.

Location: Barcelona (35min by car from Barcelona)
Public Transportation: 55min by public transportation
Entrance fee: 3/15EUR daytime/nighttime
Official Site fabra.cat

Parc Astronomic del Montsec (Montsec Astronomical Park), Ager

The Montsec Astronomical Park is a public astronomical observatory is probably the single best place to observe the stars in Catalonia.

The location is optimal and was chosen due to its low yearly rainfall, high percentage of clear skies at night, as well as stable conditions due to its altitude and distance to the Mediterranean Sea.

Location: Ager (Lleida) (2h15min from Barcelona, or 55min from Lleida)
Public Transportation: No, private transportation required.
Entrance fee: 8/10.50EUR daytime/nighttime
Official Site: parcastronomic.cat

 

Observatori Astronomic Del Garraf (Garraf Astronomical Observatory)

Location: Olivella (Barcelona) (1h from Barcelona)
Public Transportation: No, private transportation required.
Entrance fee: RSVP per phone/email
Official Site: oagarraf.net

Observatori Astronomic De Castelltallat (Castelltallat Astronomical Observatory)

Location: Fonollosa (Barcelona) (1h20min from Barcelona)
Public Transportation: No, private transportation required.
Entrance fee: RSVP per phone/email
Official Site: oagarraf.net

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