Tag: Catalonia

Castell de Santa Florentina: The Real Horn Hill From Game of Thrones

Castell de Santa Florentina: The Real Horn Hill From Game of Thrones

Just outside of Barcelona, hidden in the forests of Canet de Mar sits Castell de Santa Florentina. You may recognize the castle walls and arches from the HBO series, Game of Thrones. The castle was featured as Horn Hill, the seat of House Tarly in […]

Catalan Autumn Traditions: Mushrooms, Chestnuts and Sweet Wine

Catalan Autumn Traditions: Mushrooms, Chestnuts and Sweet Wine

As the season begins to change in Barcelona, workers are getting ready to trim the normally lush trees that line the city streets. Although it may not be very cold yet, it’s autumn in Catalonia. As with every season, there are special cultural traditions that […]

5 of the Best Beach Towns in Costa Brava

5 of the Best Beach Towns in Costa Brava

Costa Brava spans 60 kilometers (37 miles) along the Catalan coastline from the city of Blanes to France. The region is a sought after holiday destination for both foreigners and locals alike due to its rugged terrain, beautiful coves, mouthwatering seafood and quaint beach towns. […]

Free Things to do in Barcelona That Aren’t Museums

Free Things to do in Barcelona That Aren’t Museums

If you’re traveling on a tight budget, don’t worry! There is a great selection of free things to do in Barcelona. It’s such a lively city, so free activities aren’t just limited to a day at the museum. Here are my top picks, and they […]

Expats From Around the World Share the Spanish Norms They Find Strange

Expats From Around the World Share the Spanish Norms They Find Strange

It’s inevitable to move to a new country and not begin noticing all the little things that are different from back home. Of course, what is ‘normal’ is completely relative. That’s what makes moving to a new country all the more exciting. Expats get to experience […]

Calçots: How to Enjoy These Catalan Onions Like a Local

Calçots: How to Enjoy These Catalan Onions Like a Local

Have you ever heard of calçots? They are a special kind of long onion specific to Catalunya and locals absolutely love them! They are super tasty, but be warned, calçots are extremely messy to eat, but that’s all part of the fun. Calçots can be found in […]