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.
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
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
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.
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
There are lots of awesome spots at the Spanish Costa Brava. The coast is well known as a major tourist destination, however, it still offers many quiet beaches and beautiful small coves with crystal clear blue and green waters.
On my last year’s summer vacation I found some very idyllic beaches on Costa Dorada (Tarragona).
A nice quiet spot that’s very close the city center and las Ramblas but where you will hardly find tourists is the Mossén Costa i Llobera Park. The park is beautiful, it offers a unique collection of cactus and other tropical plants.
My first secret place post is dedicated to my homeland: I was born and raised in a small village in Carinthia (Austria). I should rather call it a hamlet as it is a collection of houses with no more than 200 inhabitants. There are no shops and no church. Carinthia (german: Kärnten) is Austria’s southernmost… Continue reading Land of lakes