Our Barcelona adventure and other travel stories

Secret Barcelona: Gaudí – Torre de Bellesguard

Wow, we found another astonishing building of Gaudí – off the beaten path in Barcelona´s neighbourhood of Sant Gervasi. Between 1900-1909 the famous Catalan architect was commissioned to build this manor house Bellesgueard meaning “Beautiful View”. He was inspired by the medieval castle, Casa Figueras, from the early 15th century that belonged to Martin, King of Aragon (Count of Barcelona). The architectural style of the building is called Catalan Modernism – an art and literature

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

Barcelona Wine Tour: Exclusive Cava & Chocolate – Top 3 Reviews

As tour guide I am always happy to read when customers had a great time. This is the highest compliment that I can receive. After a day trip with a busy schedule it makes you feel accomplished when all went smoothly, the logistics went well and everybody had fun. Let me share three great reviews with you: Multi-experience trip to the suburbs of Barcelona in only one day Anastasios, a passionate pastry chef from Greece,

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

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