Catalonia

Castell Platja d’Aro Spain Travel Guide

Originally a small fishing village, Platja d’Aro is one of the picture postcard seaside towns that you can find on the Costa Brava. These days it is a thriving resort, that offers entertainment for all...

Congregation of St. Mark Castell Platja D’Aro

Congregation of St. Mark Castell Platja D’Aro Festival Date: 25-04-2015 Please note that this festival is celebrated on the...

Carnival Castell Platja d’Aro-Carnaval

Carnival Platja d’Aro-Carnaval Festival Date: 06-02-2016 Of the many excellent carnivals in Catalonia, this one is possibly the most famous. Dates for now are estimated, but it will be around that time...

DO Emporda Wine Route-Wine Taste Your Way Around

In the Province of Girona in Catalonia, you will find many treasures, amongst them the DO Emporda Wine Route. The Emporda D.O. Wine...

Flowers and Violas Festival Palafrugell

Flowers and Violas Festival Palafrugell Festival Date: 11-05-2015 Spring is welcomed in Palafrugell by a series of private and public courtyards, that are decorated with flowers and artistically. There’s...

La Garoinada Sea Urchin Festival Palafrugell

La Garoinada Sea Urchin Festival Palafrugell Festival Date: 27-01-2016 This festival has been running since 1992, and is held every winter, beginning at the end of January and continuing til March. Please...

Sant Carles de la Rapita Spain Travel Guide

The fishing town of Sant Carles de la Rapita has been an important tourist destination for many years, because of its privileged location at the edge of the Delta de l’Ebre, by the sea, set against a...

Altafulla Spain Travel Guide

Definitely one of the jewels in the Costa Dorada’s crown, Altafulla has a beautiful old quarter and a fine, sandy beach that goes on for over 1 kilometre. The Altafulla promenade has an authentic, rustic...

Altafulla Carnival

Altafulla Carnival In 2015, the Altafulla Carnival started with the Trout Contest. Like most other carnivals here, the highlights are at the weekend, in this case, with the War of Confetti and of course the...

Barnasants Song & Music Festival

Altafulla Barnasants Song & Music Festival Festival Date: 01-02-2015 This is a singer songwriters’ festival which runs during February and March, which in 2015 had its 20th anniversary. It is held...

Altafulla Witches Nights

Altafulla Witches Night Festival Festival Date: 26-06-2015 26th to 27th June – Please note that this year’s dates need to get final confirmation. The festival program is full of...

El Port de la Selva Travel Guide-An Insider’s Guide

The El Port de la Selva area is characterised by a wonderful variety of landscapes and scenery to inspire your senses. It may be...

El Vendrell Travel Guide

Long, sandy beaches, wine, music, culture and heritage are some of the main ingredients in El Vendrell.  Coming here, you’ve arrived into wine country – El Vendrell – is in the famous Penedes...

Sant Feliu de Guixols Travel Guide

Located about one hour from the buzzing city of Barcelona, Sant Feliu de Guixols has a lovely old town, a beautiful beach, marina and romantic rocky headlands that look down over the sparkling Mediterranean...

La Garrotxa Spain Travel Guide

The Garrotxa is a landlocked county in the north-east of Catalonia, which has two distinctively different types of landscapes. In the south, there are over 40 volcanoes. It’s their lava flows which have...

Castellfollit de la Roca Travel Guide

Sometimes we use words such as love and beauty too lightly, and without thinking. So when I tell you that the first images I ever saw of Castellfollit de la Roca triggered the following phrase to come into my...

Torredembarra Spain Travel Guide

Nestled on Catalonia’s Costa Dorada, is the town of Torredembarra, which has good beaches, an old quarter, a harbour and an interesting natural area – Els Muntanyans. This protected area runs for...

Olot Catalonia Travel Guide

By Guest Author & Historian, Dan Moorhouse Olot is the ancient capital of the La Garrotxa region. Situated roughly 50 kilometres from Girona, in the midst of the Pyrenees foothills, Olot is a delightful...

Santa Pau Spain Travel Guide

By Guest Author & Historian, Dan Moorhouse Santa Pau is located next to the Baixa Garrotxa Volcanic Nature Reserve in the Girona region of Catalonia. Situated within this conservation area, it retains its...

The 38 Most Beautiful Cities In Spain In 114 Photos & A Few Words

Although lots of tourists come to Spain for the sun, sea, and sangria, the country has heaps of beautiful cities,