Visiting the Gorg de la Plana Waterfalls (Brugent Nature Reserve)

Gorg de La Plana waterfalls

Ninety kilometres north of Barcelona, the Espai Protegit del Brugent is a small nature reserve that follows the course of the River Brugent, just south of the La Garrotxa Volcanic Area. There are seven waterfalls and natural swimming pools located along the length of the river, all of which can be visited by following marked…

La Fageda d’en Jordà Beech Forest (La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone)

The Fageda d'en Jordà beech forest

The Fageda d’en Jordà is a beech forest located in the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, approximately one hundred kilometres northeast of Barcelona. The forest is a popular day trip, especially in mid to late November when the leaves turn golden brown, making the area incredibly photogenic. Whatever time of year you plan to visit, a…

Ripoll: What to See and Do

Ripoll

Ripoll is a small town in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountain range, one hundred kilometres from Barcelona. The town is best known for the monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll which was founded in the ninth century and is considered one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Spain. Ripoll also makes a good…

The Walk From Flaça Train Station to Púbol

The gravel cycle path from Flaça to La Pera, you can see the church tower of La Pera in the distance

Flaça train station is approximately 6km from Púbol, the walk through rolling farmland takes just over an hour. From Flaça to La Pera the route follows a gravel cycle path. From La Pera to Pubol, You walk on the GV-6426 which is a quiet country road with little traffic. If you will be walking in…

Carretera de les Aigües: An Easy Walk with Fantastic Views

La Carretera de les Aigües, Barcelona

Often referred to as the green lung of Barcelona, Collserola National Park is a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Easily reached by public transport, the 8,000 hectare park is crisscrossed by footpaths and cycle tracks. The best known and most accessible footpath is called La Carretera de les Aigües…

Discover the Awesome Graffiti and Street Art of Poblenou

Over the last few years Barcelona’s once industrial Poblenou neighbourhood has begun a steady transformation from area full of disused factories to one of hi-tech office blocks, stylish hotels and modern apartment buildings. Many of the abandoned factories have been torn down. Some have been restored and converted into offices. Others stand derelict awaiting redevelopment, trapped in a kind…