Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter

Are you in Barcelona for Christmas? Good news, you have plenty of things to do for this end of the year! I strongly recommend that you don’t miss any of these beautiful or stunning churches! 1 – Catedral de Barcelona Located in the gothic quarter, the Cathedral of Barcelona – also called the Catedral de la… Read More


Christmas market in front of the Cathedral

Smells like Christmas when December begins. It is a month where there is a lot of activity –but also with some stops-, in Barcelona, not only related to what is going on around December 25th. There are also very interesting traditions that are really worth (and even useful!) to know. A bank holiday before Christmas! … Read More


Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia is the masterpiece of the architect, Antonio Gaudí, (in Catalan the building is called Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família). This architectural beauty that you can’t miss if you visit Barcelona belongs to the Catalan modernisme but combines others styles from different ages. This is because despite starting in 1882, it’s still… Read More


Girona and the Onyar River

Should we book a guide for this? Such question comes up when we are thinking to visit other places nearby our destination. Last time I travelled, I spent some days in Switzerland and proved again that there’s nothing better than proper planning. When I spent one day wandering around Geneva I missed many things I… Read More


Halloween in Barcelona

Every year, around this time, Halloween arrives to our streets with pumpkin and spooky decorations displayed in shops. However much fun Halloween can be, it is an imported tradition that arrived with all the promotion from TV and films. So what are our own Catalan traditions around this time? When it starts to get cold… Read More


Girona and the flies of Sant Narcís

If it’s your first time to Girona, you might wonder why there are so many souvenirs that resemble flies. There are chocolates, magnets and even stickers for cars. What is it about flies that are so distinctive in Girona? There are so many stories about fearful beasts, eagles and lions that defend fortresses, the Dragon… Read More


autumn typical foods

  Autumn delights: Typical Catalan dishes from October to December One of the main attractions of Catalonia is its traditional cuisine. And Autumn is a great season to taste and enjoy some of the most typical dishes. Here are some delicious suggestions to eat this fall. Bon profit!   October and Mushrooms: Catalan’s favourite Hunt!… Read More


churros-con-chocolate-madrid

  They told you that all shops close on Sunday and you don’t know what to do? To show you that we are not as lazy as you think here are some ideas to explore our beautiful city on a Sunday.   1. Recharge your batteries Start the day with some “churros con chocolate” in Granja… Read More