Usually when you starts or finish your cruise in Barcelona you have one day free (before departure or after arrival), so you can enjoy the city.

If you've been to Barcelona, ​​you might want to discover things in the vicinity of the city. Here the proposal of three things to do outside of Barcelona.

1) Excursion to Montserrat, one of the most emblematic of the culture and religion of Catalunya locations Montserrat Monastery, located atop an unusual rock mountain, it is very popular among Catalans, and Catholic pilgrims come from far and wide to see the Black Madonna.
At 1236 meters above the valley floor, Montserrat is the highest point of the Catalan lowlands, and stands central to the most populated part of Catalonia. The stone monolith is ideally located to play an important role in the cultural and spiritual life of Catalonia.
It is located at 60km from Barcelona City and you can reach it with bus or with taxi. (You will need a whole day to visit Montserrat).

2) Shopping Tour to La Roca Village: One of the most important European Luxury Shopping Outlet, located 30-40 km from Barcelona City centre. Opening all days from 10:00 to 22:00.
There are buses from Plaça Catalunya / Passeig de Gràcia to go there or, if you want more flexibility you can book a return transfer by taxi.

You will need 4/5 hours to enjoy La Roca Village

3) Kooza show at PortAventura:  ONLY Until 31th of August 2014, Circ du Soleil presents one of their most impressive productions at PortAventura. Located at 100km from Barcelona, you can book a private transfer by taxi, leaving Barcelona at 19:00/19:30 to arrive at 20:30 and enjoy the show. Return wil be more or less at 00:00.