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A Day in Girona
Places / Travel

A Day in Girona

Located 99km northeast of Barcelona, Girona has to be one of the prettiest places I’ve visited: cobbled streets, distant snow-capped mountains and a never-ending brilliantly blue sky. I hadn’t really given much thought to visiting the city until it was suggested by a friend. Unfortunately I had to pull out of the original trip due … Continue reading

Casa Battló
Barcelona

Casa Battló

Casa Battló (pronounced bye-yo) is the fabulous brightly coloured building on Passeig de Gracia. It’s a splash of blues, greens and purples amongst the other buildings which seem rather plain in comparison. Casa Battló looks like something from The Little Mermaid! As with the Sagrada Familia, there’s often a hefty queue outside so I’d recommend … Continue reading

Sagrada Familia!
Barcelona

Sagrada Familia!

No visit to Barcelona is complete without a trip to the breathtaking Sagrada Familia. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 and consecrated in November 2010, it is probably Gaudí’s most famous piece of work. Construction began in 1882 and, 132 years later, is still ongoing. At the time of Gaudí’s death in 1926, less … Continue reading

Christmas in Catalonia
Barcelona / Misc.

Christmas in Catalonia

You know what I haven’t done before? A blog on actual Catalan culture. So much for being a culture and travel blog, huh?! Well times are a-changing and with Christmas markets popping up all over Barcelona, I thought I’d divulge a few of my favourite Catalonian Christmas traditions! EL CAGANER Probably my favourite Christmas tradition ever, … Continue reading