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¡Bienvenidos, viajeros!

Regardless of we are sharing travel stories from all over the world, one country has a special place in our hearts: España! Therefore we have created a collection – Spanish Travel Stories by Besides the Obvious – out of all the amazing places that we had the chance to visit so far in the Peninsula Iberica.

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¡Olé! ¡Viva España!

 

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What to do on a rainy day in Barcelona?! Un día de lluvia en Barcelona – part 2.

This article is the second chapter of the “Un día de lluvia en Barcelona” series. We would like to give you some ideas about what people could do on a rainy day in Barcelona city. The plan is to provide you with a complete itinerary for a day when the weather is not that pleasant, …

Why travel to Spain is Covid-19 safe this summer 2021

In this article we will explain why travel to Spain is Covid-19 safe this summer 2021. Are you considering going for the best Mediterranean destination? Are you eager to enjoy wonderful beaches, amazing cultural heritage and the best gastronomy in Europe? Spain is your place. Just go, you will be on the safe side. Check here …

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A hidden gem in Lleida province – The Castle of Guimerà

Recently we had the chance to travel a bit in Catalonia, as for Easter break it was finally allowed to leave the counties. Of course, we immediately lived with the opportunity and made a little “vuelta” including Vall de Boí, Vall d’Aran, and some medieval remains of Lleida province, like Guimerà as well. Guimerà is …

The 12 + 1 most beautiful villages of Vall d’Aran

Have you ever been to Vall d’Aran? Not yet? Let’s join us in this full review of the 12 + 1 most beautiful villages in Vall d’Aran (Arán Valley). This territory has a unique history and a singular culture that goes beyond its connection with the nearby sky resorts. Actually, Vall d’Aran offers very diverse …

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Bicycle tourism in Penedès Region, Catalonia – Interview with BIKEMOTIONS

Probably the best way to discover Penedès is by bicycle. This is the interview with Bikemotions, a bicycle tourism services company located in Subirats. We got a promotional video where we saw a train station surrounded by vineyards. It had a large parking lot with bikes for rent. We thought that was an attractive offer, …

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Turisme en bicicleta pel Penedès – Entrevista amb BIKEMOTIONS

Segurament la millor manera de descobrir el Penedès és el turisme en bicicleta. Aquesta és la entrevista amb Bikemotions, una empresa de serveis turístics en bicicleta ubicada a Subirats.  Ens va arribar un vídeo promocional on es veia una estació de tren envoltada de vinyes amb un gran aparcament de bicicletes per llogar. Ens va …

UNESCO World Heritage route in Vall de Boí

Vall de Boí – The route of the UNESCO World Heritage Catalan Romanesque Churches

We propose here the UNESCO World Heritage route in Vall de Boí, along the Catalan Romanesque Churches included in UNESCO World Heritage List on 30th November 2000. According to UNESCO’s criteria, this set of churches of the Catalan Pyrenees shows significant developments in Romanesque art and architecture and testifies to profound cultural interchange across medieval …

Interview with “Magyar Vándor” – the Hungarian Wanderer from Barcelona

For Hungarian version click here. A magyar verziót itt éred el. BTO – Could you please give us a short introduction to “Magyar Vándor Barcelona”? MV – The visitors to Barcelona have the opportunity to discover the mysteries of the city and the narrow alleys not known to everyone with the Hungarian-language tours led by …

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Interjú a Magyar Vándorral, Barcelónából

For the English version please click here. A Barcelonába látogatóknak lehetősége nyílik a “Magyar Vándor Barcelona” által vezetett magyar nyelvű túrákkal a város rejtélyeit felfedezni, a nem mindenki által ismert szűk sikátorokba betekinteni. Az élményt gazdagítják a város egyetlen idegenvezetői engedéllyel rendelkező magyar túravezető, Dani (aki immár 18 éve él a katalán fővárosban) szenvedéllyel teli …

Interview with Vicenç Ferré, president of the wine DO Tarragona

We think that wine has a deep influence on the culture and identity of Tarragona Region. Therefore, we wanted to speak with someone relevant to represent the Denomination of Origin Tarragona. We wrote them directly, to an e-mail address found on the Internet and they offered the phone number of the President of DO Tarragona. …

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A short visit to Renau – Mare de Déu de Loreto Hermitage by Josep Maria Jujol

Have you ever heard of the village of Renau? No, don’t associate it with the French car brand! 😉 Renau is actually a municipality in Tarragonès county, in Catalonia. Josep Maria Jujol designed many small churches, sanctuaries, theaters, and even homes throughout the Camp de Tarragona region, including in the village of Renau: The Mare de Déu de Loreto Hermitage, inaugurated …

Ruta del Ferro to Sant Joan de les Abadesses: An electric scooter route

We went to the Pyrenees range and we designed an electric scooter route from Campdevànol to Sant Joan de les Abadesses. This route includes a piece of regular road from Campdevànol to Ripoll and a piece of a green path, a completly car-free lane from Ripoll to Sant Joan de les Abadesses or the other …

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The modernist church of Vistabella by Josep Maria Jujol

The church of the Sacred Heart or in Catalan: Església del Sagrat Cor de Vistabella is a modernist church in the village of Vistabella, in Tarragona province. This modernist church of Vistabella was declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest by agreement of the government in 2011. A protective environment was also delimited to ensure …

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