One of my favorite places in Barcelona is Can Masdeu. Can Masdeu is a former leper hospital which had been abandoned for over 50 years. It is now occupied by squatters and serves as a social center, residence, and community garden. The grounds governed by the squats are used as gardens and for agriculture.
About 40 km from Barcelona you can find a spectacular place called Sant Miguel del Fai which makes it a perfect destination for a day trip from Barcelona. San Miguel del Fai is the name of a 11th-century Benedictine monastery which was, not so long ago, declared a cultural landmark. The is located in… Continue reading Sant Miguel del Fai – a worthwhile daytrip from Barcelona
On the Costa Brava there is nothing more spectacular for nature lovers than the coastal footpaths: on one side, the forest, pine trees, cliffs, coves, and sand beaches; on the other side, the clear turquoise water of the Mediterranean sea. A very special one among these ‘Camí de Ronda’ can be found between Palamos and Calella de Palafrugell.… Continue reading Camí de Ronda Platja Castell – Cap Roig: a stunning coastal footpath
Les Roquetes is located in the Nou Barris district of the city of Barcelona. It’s a very vivid and interesting neighborhood. Walking through its streets doesn’t make you feel like being in Catalonia, more like being in Latin America or maybe the Canary Islands or Andalusia. Music and fiestas on the streets are very common… Continue reading An Andalusian neighborhood in Barcelona – Les Roquetes and Torre Baró
Luckily for me, turns out my new home village Gavà is great for hiking. Recently, I discovered a stunning hiking trail perfect for a half day excursion. The trail starts at the Ermita de Bruguers (a 5 minutes car ride from Gavà: about 4 km northwest of the town’s center), a Roman chapel from the 13th… Continue reading A stunning hiking trail in Gavà
The Collsacabra park is a beautiful natural area measuring about 142 km2 and it offers a vast forest, many cliffs, meadows, waterfalls and swamps. It is a quiet paradise where one can go hiking, swimming, kayaking, mountain biking or just relax. The park is located in the province of Barcelona and it can be reached from the… Continue reading Collsacabra: cliffs, waterfalls and a submerged village
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