Our Barcelona adventure and other travel stories

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Gilda, Calle Ample, 34 Barcelona 08002 This cozy restaurant is situated in the Gotico area close to the old harbour. We have been coming here for many years as we know the cooks very well. They serve excellent tapas and main dishes – a fusion of Belgian and Spanish cuisine. If you like scallops it is your place. Also the Carne Estofado it is definitely worth trying! Check out the app “THE… Read More

Yesterday afternoon we spontaneously decided to go for a quick in Hike in the natural park of the Sierra de Collserola. The great thing is that it only takes you 30 minutes from downtown Barcelona up to the mountain with public transport. From Plaza Catalunya you can take the S1 to Peu del Funicular and take the cable car up to Vallvidrera Superior which is our favorite spot to start walking. The whole trip… Read More

We finished our weekend in Tarragona with spending the Sunday on the beach. Playa Llarga is a good choice. It has a long sand beach that also invites for a nice walk along the water. If you are willing to walk for even 30 minutes you can also reach a small natural bay where we went last year already. However, this day we were lazy and just enjoyed the short distance from… Read More

On Saturday we went to visit to the lovely town of Altafulla. Very quiet and very picturesque. It has a well preserved old quarter crowned by the Castle of Altafulla. Another medieval castle is situated on a small promontory overlooking the sea and an old fishing quarter dating back to the 18th century by the beach. We strolled through the town… …and found our new home 🙂 Unfortunately not for sale 🙂… Read More

During our weekend in the Tarragona region we could stay at the lovely summer house of our friends´ family some driving minutes away from the beach – an oasis of tranquility with a wonderful garden. Tarragona city was only a 15 minutes drive away. The city has been founded before the 5th century BC and became capital of the Roman province that comprised nearly all of the area of modern Spain. It… Read More

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