SPAIN

¡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 …

Farena – the fairy tale village of the Prades Mountains

Beautiful stone houses in Farena

On a sunny day, when actually the forecast said rain for the whole day, we decided to go for a round trip into the Prades Mountains. The Prades Mountains, also known as Muntanyes de Prades, is a large calcareous mountain massif straddling the comarcas of Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Conca de Barberà, Garrigues and Priorat, in Catalonia. These mountains have characteristic large …

On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region – part I.

During our trips across Camp de Tarragona region we haven't discovered only little authentic villages but in parallel many beautiful medieval castles too. Gaia is one of the rivers running through the region of Tarragona, and in the 10th and 11th centuries played a strategic role, as it made a natural border between the County …

A day trip to New York (of the Priorat – La Vilella Baixa, Catalonia)

Vilella Baixa Besides the Obvious

La Vilella Baixa lies in the east of the Priorat region, nestling beneath the Montsant massif, and two rivers meet right in the middle of the village: the Montsant and the Riuet d'Escaladei. Whaaat?! New York?! 😉 La Vilella Baixa The Catalan writer Josep Maria Espinàs, in one of his first travel books, renamed the …