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A Garden with a View

Costa Brava is such a diverse region. From Blanes in the south to the French border in the north, this Catalonian region encompasses mountains and cliffs, plains and rough terrain, cities that manage to be simultaneously cosmopolitan and quaint. Here are adorable villages, miles and miles of coastline with alluring little coves and bays and, […]

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What to do in Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar has a lovely setting with clean and pretty beaches, mysterious coves and beautiful gardens. It’s lively, and popular with the young crowd.

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Gaudi in Context – A Walk through Catalan Modernisme

The Catalan version of Art Nouveau is Modernisme and it’s about more than architecture. Modernisme is an entire movement closely linked to Catalan culture and identity. Yet, it is through architecture this movement is best known, especially the works of Antoni Gaudi.

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Catalonia – a new European state?

Something is different in Catalonia. Independence flags wave from windows and balconies all over the region, long after the national day, 11 September.

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