Barcelona: The mathematical beauty of the Sagrada Familia

I really didn’t know what to expect from the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s enormous basilica in Barcelona. Based on the exterior, I didn’t have very high expectations. Firstly it is a building site, with cranes and scaffolding and sheeting covering large parts of it, which is not that pretty! Secondly, to me, it is simply not … More Barcelona: The mathematical beauty of the Sagrada Familia

Barcelona: Park Guell

One thing you can’t escape (and nor would you want to) when you visit Barcelona is the work of architect Antoni Gaudi. His name is synonymous with the city and vice versa. Gaudi really came to the fore during the late 1800s when Modernisme (the Catalan version of Art Nouveau) flourished in the city. In … More Barcelona: Park Guell

Walking the Cami de Ronda along the Costa Brava coastline

I have only been to mainland Spain once before, and that was over 25 years ago, so I really didn’t know what to expect from the coastline here. I came with the usual stereotypical ideas of what places like Benidorm would be like: all high rise hotels, English breakfasts and over-development, but I didn’t know … More Walking the Cami de Ronda along the Costa Brava coastline

Empuries: Greek and Roman ruins in a stunning location

When you first reach the archaeological site at Empuries, at the base of the bay of Roses new north eastern Spain, you are struck by what an incredible setting it is in. The ruins of two once-great cities sit right alongside a beautiful stretch of coastline, backed by trees and it is such a peaceful spot … More Empuries: Greek and Roman ruins in a stunning location