You can easily combine the World Retreat with a holiday in the surrounding area. Vall de Boí is itself a lovely and interesting tourist destination, and it is possible to stay on at the retreat center after the retreat – or just leave your suitcase there and explore the truly beautiful Aigüestortes National Park.

Barcelona is a fascinating city – with busy boulevards and markets, world-renowned art and architecture, Gothic lanes and cathedrals, and ruins dating from the Roman era. You can swim in the Mediterranean, visit Costa Brava, or travel to the thousand-year-old mountain monastery Montserrat.

The little mountain state of Andorra may be worth a visit, as may the equally mountainous Basque country further to the west. The famous pilgrim route ends up in Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

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