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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. 

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Spanish Travel Stories, feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

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¡Olé! ¡Viva España!

 

Top things to do in Blanes

The top things to do in Blanes, on Costa Brava

Blanes is a town and municipality in the comarca of Selva in Girona, Catalonia. During Roman rule it was named Blanda or Blandae. It is known as the “Gateway to the Costa Brava”. Its coast is part of the Costa Brava, which stretches from Blanes to the French border. The township is 18.29 km2. Blanes is a popular tourist town, and it is known for the Concurs de Focs d’Artifici during the Santa Anna festival. This event includes many fireworks. Other places of interest include beutiful viewing points from the castle and the mountains, botanical gardens, coves such as the Cala Bona, and beaches that are surrounded by mountains.

Why to visit Lloret de Mar in 2022?

Lloret de Mar is a little beach town on Costa Brava. It is only 75 km away from Barcelona and 40km from Girona. Hence it’s a popular summer destination from both cities. Also, many charter flights are arriving specifically to Lloret de Mar (via Girona airport). So it’s a common vacation spot for foreigners – all age groups – to spend here 1-2 weeks during the season. Since Lloret de Mar is that popular among tourist, of course you can enjoy many tourism related facilities, beach services and bars, great restaurants, special offers, nightlife and so on. But on the other hand, most of the time the places get very busy. But if you are looking for a vivid beach town with many services, programs and party options, Lloret is definitely your place. Let’s see now main reasons why to visit LLoret de Mar!

Sitges the pride of Catalonia

Sitges – The pride of Catalonia

Sitges is love at first sight. It’s is so beautiful, so charming, so lovely. You hardly can imagine any more romantic place. The only problem is the number of tourists who also already noticed the beauty of this place. But if you are getting there off-season, you can easily enjoy this pearl in Catalonia.

Visiting the Guggenheim Museum

Visiting the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The museum was inaugurated on 18 October 1997 by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, with an exhibition of 250 contemporary works of art. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.

calella de palafrugell guide

Calella de Palafrugell – A romantic dream on Costa Brava

We had the chance to visit Calella de Palafrugell in winter, on a sunny day in December. Actually, winter here is like late spring in Eastern Europe. People still can have a bath in the sea. The sun is still strong enough to enjoy sunbathing. And the terraces are full of people ordering their tapas. Calella de Palafrugell is tiny, it’s not much more than a couple of cute streets. But let’s see now our complete Calella de Palafrugell guide in detail!

Empuriabrava the largest residential marina in Europe

Empuriabrava, the largest residential marina in Europe

We can find Empuriabrava in the Gulf of Roses, surrounded by the Natural Park of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. Empuriabrava, the largest residential marina in Europe has some 24 km of navigable waterways. The construction of Empuriabrava started in 1964 and completed in 1975. The town quickly became a tourist community. Nowdays, the town has more than 40 km of canals and a seasonal, summer population of around 80,000.

best things in roda de bera

To Roda de Berà with love & the 10 best things to explore around

Roda de Berà has a very special place in our heart. Since Besides the Obvious is based here for almost two years. During this time, and especially during the pandemic we had a lot of time to discover this picturesque village. By now we know almost every corner of it. So let’s review the 10 best things in Roda de Bera!

places to visit Madrid

Places to visit in Madrid. The most complete bucket list. 

Madrid doesn’t need a long introduction. Surely, since you click on this article you are looking for plans and spots, what to visit and what to do in the Spanish capital. Perfect, we are here to help. We present in this article the best places to visit in Madrid and the best experiences in this awesome Spanish city. Keep reading and check your chances. 

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