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2 days route through Costa Daurada Mountains

I discovered the southern part of Catalonia in the interior of Costa Daurada, in a region that is called Baronia d'Escornalbou. We have been two full days going around incredible towns, stone towns, with architectural jewels and amazing gastronomy. Our route started in Dues Aigües, a lovely stone town that has two incredible bridges built in 1893, one wit…

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Virgin Extra olive oil: oil tasting and breakfast among olive trees

If you are an olive oil fan this is your place, virgin extra olive oil is the best to consume for its benefits, I will tell you all about the benefits of extra virgin olive oil as a good Mediterranean person that I am. But first, let me show you how we enjoyed a breakfast among a century old olive trees in Riudecanyes, the Baronia d'Escornalbou area. The…

Costa Daurada mountains, Riudecanyes: the country side near the sea
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Costa Daurada mountains, Riudecanyes: the country side…

Riudecanyes is a beautiful town in the interior of Costa Daurada area, I know quite well the coast but I haven't visited before the interior. Being so many times in the coast makes me feel a bit guilty for not knowing this part of Catalonia but it was a good opportunity to explore it. There are things you can't leave without seeing in Riudecanyes that will…

L'Ametlla de mar, unspoilt beaches in Catalonia
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L'Ametlla de mar, unspoilt beaches in Catalonia

L'Ametlla de Mar is an unknown paradise in the south of Catalonia, in general the most famous beaches are in la Costa Brava in North Catalonia but the south, Costa Daurada has nothing to envy and if you don't believe me keep reading and see it for yourself in the pictures. I like to go to the beach but one of the things I hate the most is the crowds and …

Montblanc: medieval town and traditional Catalan food
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Montblanc: medieval town and traditional Catalan food

Montblanc is a beautiful medieval town very near Barcelona, if you are spending some days in the capital and you want one day excursion from Barcelona, Montblanc is a great choice. Montblanc town has been declared a medieval and artistic town as there are very well preserved buildings from XIII and XIV centuries. The town has cave paintings that are stil…

César Martinell wine cellars: a Gaudí’s disciple
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César Martinell wine cellars: a Gaudí’s disciple

Everyone knows Gaudí and their amazing buildings, most of them in Barcelona: Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Parc Güell and the unfinished Sagrada Família. Who knows César Martinell? Please rise your hand...it looks like he is not as known, he was a catalan architect as well and he was part of the selected group of architects connected to Gaudí. César Martinel…

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A day trip to Tarragona: the Roman Tarraco

Tarragona is a beautiful city that belonged to the Ancient Roman Empire as one of the most famous cities, now a lot of roman buildings remain that give the city this splendorous looking that it had in Roman times. I was in Tarragona during the TBM conferences 2013 this year and I had the chance to go around the city. In 2000, the archaeological ensemble o…

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My opinion on Tarraco Park Hotel Tarragona

This year the annual  Travel Bloggers Meeting was held in Tarragona so I had to look for accommodation as cheap and fast as possible. You know what happens when there is an event somewhere everything turns out to be sold very fast and the remaining very expensive. So there I was with my blogger fried la5thontheblecker.com (a spanish blog about NYC) loo…

A day with with dolphins in Catalonia
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A day with with dolphins in Catalonia

The truth is that it was very difficult to choose the route for Travel Bloggers meeting. The options were: swimming with tunas, learning about gladiators, gastronomic routes, kayak at the river Ebre and much more. I don't know why but when I saw an activity with dolphins I thought I had to go there. So there I was ready to go to a one to one with a dolp…