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

Top 6 places to visit outside Girona (3)

Just a few minutes drive away from Santa Pau you will find a parking lot from where you can start a short 40 minutes hike to a chapel in the middle of a volcano crater. You should be able to walk uphill for some 20 minutes to be able to reach the chapel as you will have to cross the crater rim. 6. Ermita de Santa Margarida de Sacot First mentioned in 1403 the chapel

Top 6 Places to visit outside Girona (1)

Just a 30 minutes car drive away from Girona you will find an incredibly rich hilly country side with medieval villages, bridges, ermitages and beautiful lakes: The Garrotxa. Being of volcanic origins the area reminded us of the Eifel mountain range in Germany with its green vegetation. Here are a few impressions from our trip early September 2018: 1. Besalú – Game of Thrones Time stood still in this village. In order to enter Besalú

The church of Siurana

High on top of the mountain platform, you can find the church of Siurana from the 12th century. It was built in Romanesque style and is located just a few meters away from a 240 meters cliff. It was officially mentioned in a papal document of 25 of March 1154. As already written in the last blog post (Hiking in Siurana), the village was of strategic importance with its castle on top to guard the

Hiking in Siurana (Priorat)

During this summer we did a couple of out of town trips and discovered beautiful areas in Catalonia. As Michael read how amazing the Priorat area was supposed to be we decided to rent a car and drive there on a Saturday and find out on our own. So about a 1:45 hours drive to the South of Barcelona, not too far from Tarragona, we arrived to the comarca (county) that is only scarcely populated.

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