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