Category: Catalonia

Barcelona - The Urban Suites, comfortable apartments very well located

The Urban Suites in Barcelona It is increasingly popular to use the option of staying in an apartment during a trip. I already did it years ago in England, on one of the first trips I made booking the accommodation through the Internet. And now I have also had the opportunity to stay in an apartment during my last trip to Barcelona, ​​specifically, at The Urban Suites.
Castell de Aro, the medieval face of the Playa de Aro resort in Costa Brava
Castell de Aro, the medieval face of the Playa de Aro resort in Costa Brava
Benedormiens Castle in Castell de Aro in the Ampurdán Costa Brava If you live in Barcelona, ​​I can tell you little about what Playa de Aro currently represents. It is one of the towns with the greatest atmosphere of the Costa Brava, since being an hour from Barcelona, ​​it is an eminently holiday town that has also become a second-destination destination for many Barcelona residents.
Besalú, walk along its famous bridge and medieval town in Costa Brava
Besalú, walk along its famous bridge and medieval town in Costa Brava
Medieval town of Besalú in the province of Girona In our intention to continue discovering the medieval heritage of the province of Girona, the town of Besalú occupied a preferred place. Some time ago we were already enchanted with a photo of the medieval bridge of Besalú, and since then his visit we had as a traveling objective.
From strolling through the port to swimming among tunas in Ametlla de Mar in Tarragona
From strolling through the port to swimming among tunas in Ametlla de Mar in Tarragona
Ametlla de Mar in the province of Tarragona A getaway or a holiday stay on the Mediterranean coast should always have among its attractions stroll through the harbor and the promenade of a beautiful coastal town. In my recent trip to Terres del Ebre, in the province of Tarragona, Ametlla de Mar played a leading role in that trip.
Dalí de Portlligat House Museum, workshop and housing of the artist in Cadaqués
Dalí de Portlligat House Museum, workshop and housing of the artist in Cadaqués
Dalí de Portlligat House Museum in Cadaqués in Costa Brava I already wanted to complete the so-called Dali Triangle, visiting the Dalí House Museum in Portlligat, on the Costa Brava of Catalonia. It was the best way to close the circle after having visited the Dalí Museum in Figueras, where you can see a sample of his great work, and the Dalí Gala Castle in Pubol, where he gave free rein to his eccentric personality.
Rupit, charming town in the interior of the province of Barcelona
Rupit, charming town in the interior of the province of Barcelona
Rupit in the province of Barcelona If there is a place that really surprised us during our recent trip through the interior of the province of Barcelona, ​​that is Rupit. In fact, beyond the charm of this town of Catalonia with an unusual location on the slopes of a cliff that falls over a winding valley, and just to enjoy the landscapes that you find on the route to Rupit it is worth a break.
Places to see in La Garrotxa, from nature to medieval villages
Places to see in La Garrotxa, from nature to medieval villages
Besalú in La Garrotxa in the province of Girona in Catalonia Since I learned of its great attractions, I had long wanted to make a trip to the region of La Garrotxa, inside the province of Girona in Catalonia. Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Baja La Garrotxa, leaving for another time to know the high area of ​​this region, the closest to the Pyrenees.
Route through the most beautiful villages of the Aran Valley in the Pyrenees of Catalonia
Route through the most beautiful villages of the Aran Valley in the Pyrenees of Catalonia
Bagergue Corner in the Aran Valley in the Pyrenees of Catalonia To begin with I will recognize that since I discovered it many years ago, I consider the Aran Valley as one of the most beautiful corners of the Spanish geography. Located in the Pyrenees of Catalonia, north of the province of Lleida, its location north of the mountain range provides landscapes with a lush greenness and greenery.
How to visit the Pere Mata Institute, modernist jewel of Reus in Tarragona
How to visit the Pere Mata Institute, modernist jewel of Reus in Tarragona
Distinguished Pavilion at Pere Mata de Reus Institute If you are a regular reader of Travel Guides you will already know about our special predilection for modernist architecture, and in this respect you already know that the city of Barcelona contains really sublime corners. But in Catalonia there are also other very good examples of this type of architecture, such as those we have just discovered on our most recent trip to Tarragona and its province.
All the options to visit the Sagrada Familia without queues in Barcelona
All the options to visit the Sagrada Familia without queues in Barcelona
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona I anticipate that just visiting this architectural corner is worth traveling to Barcelona. Therefore it should not surprise you that, according to the latest data, it is the most visited monument in Spain, with more than three million tourists a year. As you can imagine, I am referring to Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, a majestic religious building that the great Catalan architect began to build in 1882 ... and that has not yet been completed.
How to visit the monastery of Poblet, former Royal Pantheon in Tarragona
How to visit the monastery of Poblet, former Royal Pantheon in Tarragona
Baroque door of the church of the monastery of Poblet in Tarragona A trip along the Cistercian Route, in Catalonia, has as main protagonists the Cistercian monasteries that you can visit. And among these said monasteries of the aforementioned tourist route that covers much of the province of Tarragona the most visited is that of Poblet.
Discover the 6 best places to visit in Sitges near Barcelona
Discover the 6 best places to visit in Sitges near Barcelona
Sitges in the surroundings of Barcelona In our recent trip around Barcelona we have been able to know the amazing coastal town of Sitges Famous worldwide for its international film festival, every day attracts more tourists thanks to its combination of neighborhoods of white houses with buildings Modernist and colonial by the sea.
Montblanc, what to see in the visit of the historic walled town in Tarragona
Montblanc, what to see in the visit of the historic walled town in Tarragona
Medieval wall of Montblanc in Tarragona It is true that the main attraction of the Cistercian Route is the three Cistercian monasteries that make it up, that of Poblet, Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges. But a route through this area of ​​Catalonia, and specifically through the province of Tarragona, also offers other places that should be noted as the walled medieval town of Montblanc.
How to visit and watch the video mapping of Sant Climent de Taüll in the Boí Valley
How to visit and watch the video mapping of Sant Climent de Taüll in the Boí Valley
Sant Climent de Taüll in the Boí Valley in the Pyrenees of Catalonia It was so many years since I made my previous trip through the Boí Valley, in the Pyrenees of Catalonia, that I barely remembered its churches. But yes, the image of Sant Climent de Taüll, the most emblematic of the valley, had been well fixed in my memory.
How to visit the Món Sant Benet monastery near Barcelona
How to visit the Món Sant Benet monastery near Barcelona
Món Sant Benet Monastery near Barcelona An interesting and curious visit to make on a getaway from Barcelona is the Món Sant Benet monastery, which is located very close to Manresa, in the inner region of Bages. And I say curious because it is part of a cultural and tourist project where you can visit three different spaces and stay in a very comfortable four-star hotel.
The best places to visit on a trip to Vic near Barcelona
The best places to visit on a trip to Vic near Barcelona
Plaza Mayor de Vic in the province of Barcelona Did you know that the Plaza Mayor in the town of Vic in the interior of the province of Barcelona is by its size the second largest in Catalonia? Indeed, this town of about 30,000 inhabitants, capital of the Osona region, has as its first major attraction its large Plaza Mayor.
15 places to see and visit near Barcelona on a day trip
15 places to see and visit near Barcelona on a day trip
Monserrat Monastery near Barcelona You know that Barcelona has become one of the most visited cities in the world. In addition, visitors often repeat and it is increasingly common to also want to know the heritage that the localities around the Catalan capital have. In recent trips to Catalonia we have had the opportunity to know several places with great heritage interest to visit in the surroundings of Barcelona.
Cardona Castle and Parador, a place of history and legend
Cardona Castle and Parador, a place of history and legend
Cardona Castle in the province of Barcelona When we considered a trip to discover landscapes and places in the interior of the province of Barcelona, ​​in Catalonia, the truth is that only the image of Cardona Castle was attractive enough to do so. Its location on top of a hill next to the town of Cardona, in the region of Osona, and its great fortification, makes it understandable that it is a castle that throughout history has been impregnable.
Schedules and prices tickets to visit the Gothic cathedral of Barcelona
Schedules and prices tickets to visit the Gothic cathedral of Barcelona
Gothic Cathedral of Barcelona On your walk through the Gothic Quarter, one of the essential visits on a tourist trip to Barcelona, ​​you have undoubtedly in the Gothic cathedral one of the stages to cover. Indeed, the gothic cathedral of Barcelona is one of these monuments that will not leave you indifferent.
Costa Brava - What to see in the visit of Pals, the gothic town of Radio Liberty
Costa Brava - What to see in the visit of Pals, the gothic town of Radio Liberty
Corner of the Gothic town of Pals on the Costa Brava of Catalonia The Costa Brava is well known for its beaches and coves, but a stay in this coastal area of ​​Catalonia can hold many other attractions. Among them, the possibility of visiting charming medieval villages, and in this respect Pals, in Bajo Ampurdán, acquires a great prominence.
How to go by bus from Prat airport to Barcelona
How to go by bus from Prat airport to Barcelona
Aerobus, bus from Barcelona airport When you arrive at Barcelona airport, when choosing a public transport to go to the city center, apart from the taxi, you mainly have the options of the commuter train and the Aerobus airport bus. I have usually opted for the commuter train, as it is a means of transport that is more comfortable, and until now I had not considered the bus option.