The Marimurtra Botanical Garden is situated in Blanes on the Costa Brava, about a one hour drive from Barcelona. The cliff top setting gives magnificent views out to the Mediterranean sea. The gardens are home to over four thousand plant species, from regions including Africa and Central America. The gardens were created around 1920 by […]
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The Santa Clotilde Gardens are situated on the Costa Brava on the outskirts of Lloret de Mar, about a one hour drive from Barcelona. The Marquis of Roviralta (1891-1979) commissioned Catalan architect and landscaper Nicolau Rubió i Tuduri (1891-1981) for the project in 1919. The cliff-top gardens were finally completed in 1926. The Marquis (Doctor Raül […]
Grup Iglesias and Rodrigo Messi (the oldest brother of Lionel Messi) joined forces to create the town themed Bellavista del Jardín del Norte restaurant. Different areas such a church, a fountain, a newspaper kiosk, a pub and even a barbershop each have their unique functions. For example guests can refill their water (with or without […]
Explore the Barcelona of Picasso’s youth. Discover the places he lived, the studios where he painted early masterpieces and the cafes and art galleries that formed his world.