Our Barcelona adventure and other travel stories

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

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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