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 (2)

After our day in medieval Besalú and a relaxing afternoon at the shores of Lake Banyoles we further discovered medieval Catalonia. Driving deeper into the countryside and nature we made astonishing discoveries. 4. Pont de Llierca The bridge over the Llierca river is a stunning example of medieval arts and craftsmanship. The exact date of its construction is unknown but it is proven that at least since the 14th century the bridge has been in

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

Medieval Catalonia – Girona

End of last August we spent three days in the Girona region about 100 km to the North of Barcelona as we heard so many times that it is really worth visiting. And definitely it was! Here is why: Girona being the biggest city in the North with approximately 100,000 inhabitants has a beautiful historic city center. The city has a long lasting history being founded in the year 79 BC by the Romans and

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