Tag: Catalonia

Penedès wine regions

Tasting wine and cava in Catalonia’s DO Penedès

“The more we care for the earth, the better our wine.”  —Bodegas Torres, Penedès Penedès is the largest of Catalonia’s eleven wine regions, stretching between Montserrat...
Setting sail aboard the Wind Surf

Tasting the food-friendly wines of Spain

"Did you know that there are now more acres planted to vine in Spain than anywhere else? " asked Sommelier Steve Olson,  as he...
Castellars of Catalunya

Living history in Tarragona

Who wouldn't thrill to a private performance of just about anything in a Roman ruin? Tom and I recently returned from a week aboard...
Barcelona street art

Street art in Barcelona

No visit to Barcelona is complete without a good, thorough ogle at street art. From this collaborative work by Cranio and El Pez in...
From Paris to Barcelona

Barcelona rocks its street art — then and now

Catalans have been inscribing, etching and painting their sentiments onto walls in Barcelona for a very long time. A recent street art walk with...
Seafood paella, a food traveler's delight from Andalucia

Lessons from a Catalan kitchen

"We are chefs, not magicians!" Chef Alvaro told as we toured Barcelona's Santa Caterina market, collecting ingredients for our cooking lesson. Basque-born and -trained,...
Floating above a forest

Flying with Àngel: ballooning over Catalonia

As our flight topped out at about 2150 meters (7055 feet), Àngel pointed toward the southeast and said “You can almost see the coastline."...
La Sardana Catalonia’s national dance

Blanes, gateway to Catalonia’s “Wild Coast”

The scent of pine spirals toward me and sand crunches underfoot. An intermittent sun splashes light, then retreats, leaving shadows of palm trees across...
Rooftop chimneys, Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s curvaceous Casa Milà turns 100

One hundred years ago this week, the doors of Casa Milà, one of Antoni Gaudí's most audacious works, opened on Passeig de Gràcia in...
Girona's River Onyar

Through the lens: Girona, Spain

Cozy Girona comes as a sweet surprise after Big-and-Bold Barcelona. It boasts four rivers, and an Eiffel bridge over the Onyar. It has a...
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