Antoni Gaudi in BARCELONA: A Guide to Modernism

The significance of Antoni Gaudi for Barcelona is already reflected in the fact that out of nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the city, he designed seven – so let me guide you to these gems of Modernism.

Gaudi's two most iconic works in together: The chimneys of the Casa Mila with the Sagrada Familia in the backdrop.
Gaudi’s two most iconic works in together: The chimneys of the Casa Milà with the Sagrada Família in the backdrop.
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SITGES – a Posh Seaside Resort South of Barcelona

Small but excellent – Sitges, a fancy seaside resort less than an hour south of Barcelona, has enchanted visitors for decades. While bourgeois families spent their summer retreat on the town’s fine sand beaches, artists and intellectuals gathered to share inspiration, but also local delicacies and drinks, obviously.

Església de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla in Sitges.
Already because of the prominent spot right on top of the crashing waves, the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church remains Sitges’ most iconic landmark.

Today, Sitges is still a popular summer escape from Barcelona’s hustle and bustle.

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Seven Days in BARCELONA And Ten Reasons Not to Miss Out on a Visit

As international travel picked up again, one of the first trips I did was to spend seven days in Barcelona, Catalonia’s exciting capital. While in this post, I’m listing ten valid reasons why you have to visit this gem, there is an additional one why you should do it right now: Go before all the others are coming – Barcelona is one of the most-visited cities in Europe.

Taking a picture at the Parque Güell
Capturing Barcelona’s beauty.

Nevertheless, due to the pandemic, it’s still taking a breather.

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Weekend in VALENCIA. Ten Reasons Not to Miss Out on a Visit

If you are thinking about spending – at least – a weekend in Valencia, this post gives you ten valid reasons why you definitely should carry out your plans as soon as you can.

Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences
Valencia’s City of Arts and Science, which was constructed over the first decade of this millennium, offers some leisure activities for everyone: You can enjoy all those architectural wonders even while rowing a boat across the pools.
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Day Trip to the Albufera Nature Reserve Outside Valencia

A bus ride to the Albufera Nature Reserve, located just one hour outside of Valencia, is probably the cheapest and easiest day trip you can take. And you should – since the region is absolutely beautiful and inspiring.

Man cycling at the Albufera de Valencia
Cycling is the best way to experience the magic of the Albufera.
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SPAIN – A Complete Travel Guide

In this complete travel guide to Spain, I’m supplying you with all the basic information as well as some tips and hacks that will make your travel to the eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula smoother and therefore even more enjoyable.

Flamenco Dancer in Granada - introduced in a Complete Travel Guide to Spain
Pride and passion: A beautiful flamenco dancer in Granada.
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Guide to CORDOBA – the Moorish Center of Andalusia

As my circular road trip to the most beautiful places in Andalusia slowly came to an end, I finally arrived at the marvelous city of Cordoba – so yalla yalla, let me guide you through what was once Andalusia’s Moorish Center.

Renata Green at the gardens of the Reyes Catolicos in Cordoba
Queen of the castle: Checking out some unusual real estate at the gardens of the Reyes Católicos.

Well, could it be that unintentionally, I had saved the best for last?

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Guide to GRANADA – The Heart And Soul of Andalusia

When it comes to history and culture, Granada is arguably the most excellent city in Andalusia – so, por favor, grant me the pleasure to guide you to the most glorious sites’n’landmarks.

Palacio de Yusuf III - reflected in the pool at the central courtyard.
Palacio de Yusuf III – reflected in the pool at the central courtyard.
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Guide to MALAGA – How to Enjoy the Ease of Being at the Hometown of Pablo Picasso

Grand heritage, a charming city center flanked by golden beaches – Malaga, the hometown of world-famous artist Pablo Picasso, is the best place in Andalusia to kick back and enjoy the ease of being

Renata Green at the Malaga Sign in Malaga, the Hometown of Picasso
Everyone gets the chance to become part of Málaga – literally.
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