Our Barcelona adventure and other travel stories

Barcelona Day Trip: Hiking in the Natural Park of Collserola

The Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola forms the natural borders of Barcelona to the West. Most famous is the Tibidabo mountain range from where you have an amazing view over the city towards the sea. Collserola Natural Park For the huge population that lives around these mountains it forms a much-loved and incredibly valuable natural area and a great privilege to enjoy. Collserola is a well-preserved natural area – 22 times bigger than

Catalan Modernism – a romantic art movement

Modernism – or in Catalan Modernisme – is an art and literature movement that was primarily connected to Catalonia and Barcelona in the period from approximately 1880-1915. In the context of the rapid development and urban changes during the industrial revolution the Catalan elite – politicians, bourgeoisie and rich entrepreneurial families – intensified their efforts to create an own national identity. At the same time Barcelona underwent a massive city extension – with its master

Season´s Greetings

We hope that you had enjoyable Christmas days together with your family and beloved ones. As year end is approaching we would like to thank you for having followed us through 2018. It was an exciting year: Setting up our own businesses, exploring more of Barcelona and Catalonia and of course having fun! We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 and wish you and your families and beloved ones a great start in the

Top 4 Barcelona beach restaurants

When strolling along the beautiful water front of Barcelona you can encounter a variety of great beach restaurants. So where to eat at Barcelona beach? Let me tell you about my top 4 favourites that offer fantastic lunch and dinner menus. Ca La Nuri Restaurant (Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 55, 08005 Barcelona) This is my absolute favourite because of the following reasons: Firstly, their outside terrace is located directly on the beach. Nothing is restricting

Gaudí´s Casa Batlló – a modernista gem

One of Gaudí´s master pieces is certainly Casa Batlló – a residential building at the magnificent boulevard, Passeig de Gràcia, in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Bought in 1900 by industrialist, Josep Batlló, Gaudí was contracted to refurbish the building in 1904. Batlló wanted a building that reflected his wealth and social status at that time. Gaudí convinced him to refurbish the building instead of demolishing it and constructing a new one. Gaudí chose a

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