Courtyard of Jewish quarter in Girona

El Call – Jewish Quarter – of Girona, is one of the best well-preserved medieval Jewish quarters in Europe, with beautiful old buildings and charming narrow streets. The first Jewish families settled in the city as early as the 9th century and lived until 1492, the year of the Spanish Decree of Expulsion. Walk around… Read More


Barcelona a wonderful city for fashion shopping

Barcelona has developed its own style becoming the fourth most creative city in the world. It is the city of design and creativity, a reference in architecture, culture and fashion. The Museum of Design DHUB was inaugurated this year near the refurbished “Mercat dels Encants” flee market. But, in this post, we will focus on… Read More


Montserrat Mountain

There is a place, less than one hour by car from Barcelona, where you can find nature and culture a few meters from the sky. The legend tells us that some shepherds were walking along the mountain and found a “black Madonna” figure in a cave 1200 metres high. They called the place “Holy Cave”.… Read More


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


Palau de la Musica

Modernisme is a cultural movement that started in Europe in the nineteenth century. In other countries it was known as Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Stile Floreale, etc.  It was based in nature, curved lines and asymmetry, created as a reaction to bourgeois conservatism. Catalan Modernisme was also a political and cultural movement that sought to transform… Read More


barcelona-beaches

89 beaches in Catalonia have obtained the Blue Flag label in 2014, achieving international recognition. The Blue Flag label certifies the quality and services offered by the beach. By areas, Girona has received 28 flags, Barcelona 23 and Tarragona 38. This award values and rewards the environmental management, safety and facilities of the beaches. It… Read More