Cities that date back to Roman times – and earlier; traditions rooted in the very far past and world-renowned monuments. Also a fascinating, vibrant cultural landscape: art, architecture and heritage sites, excellent gastronomy … you name it. Europe is an amazing blend of cultures, and we can’t wait to show you around!
Catalonia to begin with!
Europe has almost 4,000,000 sq mi so you need to begin at a specific place – and our bet is Catalonia! If this region were a US-state, it would rank in place 43 between MD and HI in terms of land area and in place 13 between VA and WA as to population. Framed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountain range, there are countless reasons to make of Catalonia your first (or next) destination in the old continent.
We want to make it easy for you to discover wonderful places in our region and across Europe, but also to experience first hand what Europe is, how we Europeans live. Taking photos and making selfies is just as cool as having conversations, listening and learning, exchanging points of view. We want you to not just see but to experience Europe. We look forward to hearing from you! 📲
Barcelona and much more!
Millions of travelers from across the world visit Barcelona every year. The spectacular architecture of Antoni Gaudí, the endless cultural landscape, or the beaches are just a few among many reasons to visit the Catalan capital city.
These very same reasons make the discovery of the whole Catalonia a must. The melting-pot region offers a fabulous combination of natural spaces, world-renowned gastronomy and breathtaking monuments, all wrapped in a centuries-long history. Also popular traditions like the human towers leave the visitors speechless.
The most popular celebration in Catalonia though is Sant Jordi, that every year on April 23 literally covers Catalonia with books and roses. It is the local Valentine!
See and do across Catalonia
Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees
This amazing region bordering France comprehends both the northern stretch of the Mediterranean coast in Catalonia and the easternmost part of the Pyrenees mountain range. The so-called “Catalan Pyrenees” have a length of about 140 miles, stretching between the sea and the Aran-Valley. You can hike in extinct volcanoes, visit stunning medieval towns and fishing villages, enjoy the beaches and the unrivalled natural areas. Plus, the Costa Brava is one of the finest cultural and gastronomic destinations in all of Europe.
You will also love the region’s capital, Girona, with one of the best well-preserved jewish quarters in Europe. Literally! Also the iconic colorful houses on the river Onyar, the romanesque in the church Sant Pere de Galligants and the gothic in Sant Feliu. The wall of Roman origins, that borders the old town, offers unique views. So many fascinating places to see in the Costa Brava and the whole Girona region!
This is a must-destination for wine lovers, a region where two designations of origin (abbr. D.O. both in Catalan and Spanish) coexist. While the wines of D.O. Montsant are in general somewhat fresher and have a more marked fruit backround, those of D.O. Priorat are more mineral and concentrated.
The history of the wine making in Priorat looks back to the 12th century, with its origins in the Carthusian monastery of Escaladei. You will love to visit this place with centuries of history, and to see the picturesque towns across this wonderful wine region. One of them, by the way, is popularly known as “The New York of Priorat”. Here is why. 🙂
By the way, also olive oil of the best quality is produced in Priorat so wine olive oil tastings belong to a visit there. The region is also very popular for hiking and trekking.
Where else in Catalonia?
You will find the most exciting places to visit and the funniest activities to do all across Catalonia. A valley full of stunning romanesque churches dating from the 11th/12th centuries; over 350 miles of coast with wonderful towns and beaches; stunning architecture, museums and cultural centers; one of the largest amusement parks in Europe … you name it. No stress though: we have all the information for you!
The barely 180 sq mi country in the Pyrenees is definitely worth a visit. Surrounded by peaks of up to 10,000 ft, Andorra is home to an astonishing landscape – and 40 riveting romanic churches. A real outdoor museum that offers also excellent gastronomy, art and stores for all tastes and lifestyles. (To be continued – stay tuned!) 📡
We know what American visitors enjoy about the old continent, we are your advisors in and about Europe. Get ready for history, excellent gastronomy and much more!
Our goal is that you discover as many hidden gems as possible, mainly in our region but also in the rest of Spain and Europe. And also, that no language barrier makes your trip to multilingual Europe complicated. E-mail us for information: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!