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
Explore the perfect combination for your senses: enjoy a glass of cava together with fine chocolate. We had this wonderful experience in Sant Sadurni d´Anoia. A tour at the premises of a tradition, family run cava maker and premium cava tasting in their backyard. Afterwards we had this fantastic 4 course lunch menu in the best restaurant in the center of the town. And to round off the gourmet experience we visited Chocolatier Simon Coll
I made a selection of our favourite selfies Michael took last year during our sabbatical.
Cava is the protected name for sparkling wine that is produced in Catalonia – its production process is similar to Champagne, however, more reasonably priced than the French one. Sant Sadurni d´Anoia is the town – just 45 minutes away from Barcelona – where 90% of the Cava production takes place. So, for the 75th birthday of Michael´s father we planned a surprise day in the wine area. We could easily get there by train
Now that full spring is in progress I can really recommend you to have a lunch menu in one of the following sunny beach restaurants. The prices for a 3-course menu vary from 15 Euro to 20 Euro including bread and a drink (sometimes also coffee). Ca La Nuri Xiroi, Pg. Marítim de la Nova Icària, 38 (Playa Nova Icària) This is the good spot to have lunch or dinner by the beach with view