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Peratallada: a fairy tale medieval town in Costa Brava

Peratallada is a village that seems taken out from a fairy tale, with its medieval streets, pebbles in the floor and stone houses. Peratallada is located in Girona area, and the whole town is a considered a historical and artistic complex as it has a lot of buildings of medieval architecture.The town keep al its old feudal looking, you can still see the for…

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Game of Thrones: Braavos is Girona

Girona has become one of Catalonia's hottest destinations since it appeared in season six of Game of Thrones. Girona is a historic city with city walls, winding alleyways, towers and arches that remained untouched for centuries. All these elements made Girona the perfect scenario to be the city of Braavos. The city of Braavos is GironaBraavos is the wea,th…

Lloret de Mar: a town to discover in Costa Brava
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Lloret de Mar: a town to discover in Costa Brava

Lloret de Mar is a town is the cost located in the Costa Brava, it is very famous destination for foreigners, people from Germany and the UK are the main markets and it is a not very expensive destination. It is the typical location in the cost for hen and stag parties so you will see on the street groups of ladies and gents all ready to say goodbye to thei…

Music Festival Ítaca in Catalonia
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Music Festival Ítaca in Catalonia

If you are into music, Catalonia has plenty of music festivals all year around from big names known internationally to local groups that sing in Catalan or Spanish. Ítaca festival takes place in Baix Empordà area, you can check all the cultural offer of festivals in Girona in Costa Brava Girona Festivals website.Ítaca Festival takes place each year from the…

Game of thrones tours in Girona
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Game of thrones tours in Girona

We are very excited to have scenarios of Game of Thrones season 6 in Girona as we explained all the process and locations but now we are even more happy to have the first tours organized for Game of Thrones in Girona.Game of thrones is famous to be a fictional world with real characters and scenarios, so no wonder why they choose Girona as has amazing sur…

Black Music Festival
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Black Music Festival

Costa Brava tourism board has gathered together all festivals that the area has into one single umbrella which is the Costa Brava Girona Festivals project that was born in 2014. CBG! Festivals gather different kinds of shows such as music, scenic arts, circus, humor, magic, comic, cinema, art and digital that take place during the year in different seasons.…

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Things to do in Girona: Jewish quarter in Girona

Beautiful Girona city has many things to discover, we told you about Girona legends, Santa Caterina ancient pharmacy and Rafael Masó architecture but we had yet to go through the Jewish past of Girona city.The Jewish community was established in Girona during 600 years, no wonder why the Jewish quarter of Girona is one of the best well-preserved in…

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Besalú: a medieval town in Catalonia

Besalú is a beautiful medieval town in Girona area and we had a guided tour around, the best choice as there are many stories and history to learn from a well-preserved medieval town.Around IX Besalú became an independent county that didn't belong anymore to the influence of Girona. Around the year 1000, Besalú was one of the most important Catalan counties…

Things to do in Girona: Rafael Masó architecture
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Things to do in Girona: Rafael Masó architecture

We love Girona, for us coming from the capital, it looks like a city but with all the advantages of a town, we already know by heart the basics of the city so we were looking for new things to do in Girona. This time we discovered Rafael Masó architecture and we were impressed with this architect and his work.There are different buildings from Masó in the c…

Things to do in Girona: Santa Caterina Pharmacy
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Things to do in Girona: Santa Caterina Pharmacy

Going out from the typical things to do in Girona, you can visit Santa Caterina's pharmacy that is one of the most important ancient pharmacies in Catalonia and a hidden secret in Girona's city, is from the end of XVII and has two rooms: the pharmacy and the back shop. The pharmacy is inside what used to be Santa Caterina's hospital that now belongs to the …

Castellers, the human towers of Marrecs de Salt
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Castellers, the human towers of Marrecs de Salt

Els castellers, the human towers that are so typical from Catalonia is something I have always admired. Not sure how they manage to climb one on top of another until you see this magnificent human structures. I was about to find out in Salt in Girona thanks to the hospitality of the casteller group els Marrecs de Salt.We spent 2 hours with them learning …

Melià Girona
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Melià Girona

We stayed in Girona for a long weekend and the chosen accommodation was the hotel Melià Girona, although it is not in the city centre, you can walk easily or move around with the car and it is only 10 minutes away from the centre.Melià Girona is a business hotel, located in the heart of the city's commercial area, called the Ensanche were El Corte Inglès an…

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Celebrities and famous people inspired by Costa Brava

It is no secret that the Costa Brava has many fans around the world, but this is not a new trend, it has been a preferred destination for decades for famous people, artists and intellectuals. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Costa Brava started to place herself in the international map. Let's do a tour around Costa Brava through the eyes of the …

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Cap de creus National park in Costa Brava

Catalonia has incredible national parks, as a local I have to say that I don't even know half of them and since we have it nearby we have the feeling we have all our lives to visit them and we never do. My objective is to show you the amazing landscapes on Catalonia's national parks, we have unique flora and fauna. Cap de Creus national park It is a peninsu…

Cadaqués fishermen's town, Dalí's inspiration
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Cadaqués fishermen's town, Dalí's inspiration

Cadaques is a beautiful town in Costa Brava that reminds me of Greece, with white houses and blue windows and doors, a fishermen town that still has this old vibe with wooden shop windows, stone streets and wood boats waiting to be sailed. Dalí has strong ties to this town and he decided to have his residence very near, in Portlligat where Dalí's studio w…

Dinner in a lighthouse in Costa Brava? Yes, is Far Nomo!
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Dinner in a lighthouse in Costa Brava? Yes, is Far Nom…

A newly opened restaurant in Llafranc in a lighthouse, the perfect romantic spot in Costa brava to enjoy fusion catalan and japanese cuisine from the well known group Nomo. The lighthouse has a capacity for 30 people on the inside and 80 more in the terrace with its panoramic views of the sea side and Llafranc beach. If you are lucky you can bump into a m…

Salvador Dalí's house in Portlligat
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Salvador Dalí's house in Portlligat

Dalí is a very famous Catalan artist with a bizarre personality and known by his eccentricity. He was born in Figueres in 1904 and enrolled in a French school, he would use french later on in his essays and works. His father was not very keen with Dalí's aim to become an artist, but he decided that if he had to go that path at least he got the most of edu…

Llança: off the beaten track in Costa Brava
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Llança: off the beaten track in Costa Brava

Llançà is a place that brings memories, I lived in Llançà for three months when I was 18 years old, it was my first job related to hospitality in Grifeu -a beach area outside the town-. Three months in Llançà allowed me to know very well the town so I hope I can help you discover a little gem in Costa Brava that it might not be that known. I was young and …

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Street food festivals in Catalonia

Street food is ready to eat food sold in the street or a public place, normally from a food booth, food truck or food card. Street food festivals have become very common in Catalonia, they are in every cool event. According to the Food and Agriculture organization 2.5 billion people eat food street every day, in Catalonia I think they were born to stay. The…

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Sant Martí d'Empúries coastal path

Sant Martí d'Empúries is a village in the area of the Alt Empordà right at the heart of the Costa Brava. It is located 200m away from the roman and greek ruins of Empúries. The name Empúries comes from the greek name Emporion that means shopping center, but not a mall as we know it nowadays but a place where different comercial routes crossed and had a nat…

Ruins of Empúries in Catalonia
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Ruins of Empúries in Catalonia

We love Costa Brava and Empordà is an area we certainly look for excuses to come back to. We spent a day in Empúries before seeing Andrea Motis and Joan Chamorro playing live from the Roman Forum in Empúries at night. The Romans, were very clever to settle one of their important cities in Empúries or Emporiae as they called it, it is a magic and beautifu…

Girona, the new scenario for Game of thrones in Catalonia
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Girona, the new scenario for Game of thrones in Catalo…

Game of Thrones has chosen Girona as one of its scenarios for the 6th season, it is the first time HBO on GOT films in Catalonia. Girona is an amazing city, 100 km from Barcelona, near the well known Costa Brava. It is a great opportunity for tourism in the area, and put our great heritage to be seen by millions of people who follow the series.No wond…

Sant Pere de Rodes: a monastery up in the hill
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Sant Pere de Rodes: a monastery up in the hill

At the head of the Verdera Sierra rises one of the most interesting complexes to discover the medieval world near Port de la Selva. In Sant Pere de Rodes there are three buildings worth mentioning: the Monastery of Sant Pere de rodes the most important one and it is the center of the complex, the Verdera castle and Santa Helena de Rodes church. The Monaster…

Festival Castell de Peralada: Opera Otello by verdi
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Festival Castell de Peralada: Opera Otello by verdi

The festival Castell de Peralada is a must for music every summer in Catalonia, you know there are so many music festivals in Catalonia, and probably this one is one of the most international festivals with the best in dance and lyricism ant this year they celebrate their 29th edition. The Festival de Peralada started in 1987, the business patronage of t…

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Coastal path in Begur: unspoilt beaches in Catalonia

One of the things I loved the most in Begur, is that you can walk from coves and small creeks following the coastal path. The coastal footpath is called, Camí de Ronda, these paths used to follow all the coast and were used by tobacco smugglers and also fishermen to avoid being discovered. It was a safe route that winds around the coast through na…

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Girona temps de flors: girona flower festival

Girona temps the flors is a famous flower festival in Gironathat takes place once a year on spring to see the city decorated with flowers on monuments, streets, patios and little spaces all of them are filled with flower arrangements and topics around gardening and plants. This edition was the first one I went to and I am so glad I did it, it is truly …

Begur a lovely little town in Costa Brava
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Begur a lovely little town in Costa Brava

We were looking for a weekend to disconnect and Costa Brava is one of this places that evades you. We loved Begur since the first time we went, it was a safe place to go and enjoy, good food, nice walks along the beach and some sunbathing. This time, we decided to spend a long weekend, three days so we looked for hotels in Begur and we were recommended …

Begur, a tour around unspoilt beaches in Costa Brava
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Begur, a tour around unspoilt beaches in Costa Brava

I have discovered this year Begur, a tiny town in Costa Brava that impressed me with its unspoilt beaches and crystal water. I am a big fan of Costa Brava area, not only for amazing beaches but also incredible food experiences, bear with me because I want to tell you all about it. I can say now that Begur is a must all year around destination, there are s…

Music and art festivals in Catalonia: spring and summer
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Music and art festivals in Catalonia: spring and summer

Summer and spring, this time of the year is when we want to be outdoors and enjoy the landscape, I already gave you some options to enjoy summer in Barcelona but there are so many more activities to do in Catalonia. Catalonia is much more than Barcelona, and you are lucky because it is full of art and culture all year around but in summer some of th…

Costa Brava in Catalonia through Estrella Damm spots
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Costa Brava in Catalonia through Estrella Damm spots

If you are not from Catalonia you might not be aware that every year Estrella Damm does a summer add on TV that is being expected since the first one of its kind in 2009. They started with quotidian scenes that represent Mediterranean life where Estrella Damm beer was present, showing amazing landscapes and also famous musical bands and famous people along.…

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A weekend in Palamós following Truman Capote’s steps

A weekend in Palamós, a fishermen town near Barcelona that is very famous for its fish and Palamós prawns. Palamós is perfect for a day excursion from Barcelona or spent a weekend as we did. We stayed at Hotel Trias, the same hotel that was chosen by Truman Capote in 1960 staying in the room 705 writing his book Cold Blood. Palamós in Empordà area in Costa …

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Hostal Spa Empúries, relax and eco-tourism in Costa Brava!

Hostal Spa Empúries is located beside the Greek and Roman ruins of Empúries, near l'Escala. It is a privileged location that Romans and Greeks choose to settle centuries ago. Nowadays, this spot in the coast it is an amazing paradise surrounded by nature and ancient ruins, and in this landscape is where hostal spa Empúries stands. The original constructio…

Weekend in Platja d'Aro: Aparthotel Ciutat de Palol
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Weekend in Platja d'Aro: Aparthotel Ciutat de Palol

My story begins a Friday, getting out from work in a rush to get home and have all the stuff ready to go. We went to take the car, and guess what we couldn't find the car...We thought that they took out the car, so we were calling the company but they didn't take it.. And in the end, we remembered that we park it somewhere else last time. So there we wer…

Travel book shop in Girona: Ulyssus
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Travel book shop in Girona: Ulyssus

You know I am crazy about travel book shops and also about travel guides, so I guess you are not surprised that being in Girona going around I found a travel book shop and I had to get in. So there I was in Ballesteries street number 29 in Ulyssus travel book shop, taking photos like a crazy woman and with my eyes wide open to see all they had in there.…

Legends in Girona, discover them!
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Legends in Girona, discover them!

In my visit in Girona I was amazed about the legends there are around town. While doing a city tour through the old town and the history of the area we discovered loads of legends that I would like to share with you. Legends are part of the identity of a town, stories that have been told for years, parents have explained them to their children until now, …

El celler de Can Roca best restaurant in the world 2015
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El celler de Can Roca best restaurant in the world 2015

El Celler de Can Roca is the best restaurant in the World 2015 and guess what, is in Catalonia! The restaurant has three Michelin stars and it is well known around due to the quality of food. You can imagine my surprise when I found out that in the opening party for TBEX 2013 (Travel Blogger Meeting) the food was from El Celler de Can Roca. What a great opp…