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A mediterranean oasis – La cala del Sr. Ramón

La cala del Sr. Ramón is a beautiful quiet nudist cove between Tossa de Mar and Sant Feliu de Guíxols. It can easily be accessed from the coastal road by foot. It is also possible to drive down the dirt road through the woods which leads to a spacious parking area about 100 meters from… Continue reading A mediterranean oasis – La cala del Sr. Ramón

awesome city oases · barcelona · nature's beauty · spain

…and yet another of Barcelona’s hidden city oases – Jardins de la Tamarita

Jardins de la Tamarita is another of Barcelona’s quiet retreats that I discovered recently. These gardens are a great place to disconnect and get away from the city stress. The park does not have many visitors and it is surrounded by high stone walls which protect it from the city noise.

abandoned buildings · barcelona · castle · fortress · mysterious corners · ruins · spain

El castillo del infierno – a haunted castle

The Torre Salvana is an abandoned castle which was built in the 10th century in Santa Coloma de Cervelló (about 20 km south-west of Barcelona; a 20 minutes train ride from Pl. Espanya). The place has been completely neglected and all that’s left is ruins. It seems surprising that this unique medieval building has been left to rot.

barcelona · cementery · mysterious corners · spain

A walk through the city of the dead

Visiting a graveyard may seem a strange thing to do if you are not actually visiting someone close to you and who now rests there. Nevertheless, Barcelona’s main cemetery is kind of a tourist attraction. Many times I heard it was worth a visit before I finally decided to go there and, to be honest, it was… Continue reading A walk through the city of the dead

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Cervantes Park – Barcelona’s secret rose garden

I have been living in Barcelona for about 5 years but I had never heard of the Cervantes Park, until today. I love parks, because they offer a way to escape from the city noises, the pollution and the stressful environment without having to go far. Barcelona offers lots of green spots and I have… Continue reading Cervantes Park – Barcelona’s secret rose garden

abandoned buildings · mysterious corners

Barcelona’s ghost stations: Passed by many, known to a few

After my last post I felt inspired to write some more about mysterious places in Barcelona. I recently stumbled on articles regarding abandoned, possibly haunted, metro stations. Lots of legends and tales are spread on the Internet and the city even offers guided tours to enjoy scary nights.

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Street of horror – the home of a serial killer

What you see on this picture seems to be a regular barcelonian street, however, it has a dark and horrifying history. It’s the street of Enriqueta Martí’s former residence. Enriqueta (also called the Vampiress of Barcelona) lived in Barcelona during the late 18th and early 19th Century. Her address: Carrer Ponent 29 (today the street name is… Continue reading Street of horror – the home of a serial killer