You can stay in a fairytale castle in Catalonia
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You can stay in a fairytale castle in Catalonia

The combination of history, luxury and affordability is irresistible so, as part of a walking holiday in Catalonia, a pal and I have scheduled a night at the Parador de Cardona, where rates start at 90 euros a night. These days Cardona, about 80 kilometres north-west of Barcelona, is a sleepy regional town. But the fortress castle, rising seemingly organically from the top of the only hill for miles, hints at a more illustrious past… Continue reading

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Empúries ancient Greek ruins on the Costa Brava to be upgraded
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Empúries ancient Greek ruins on the Costa Brava to be upgraded

A site known as the home of the best ancient Greek ruins outside of Greece is to be developed to improve access for visitors. The ruins were originally built in 575BC and work to develop the site has been ongoing for more than 20 years… Continue reading

Top 10 Free Things to do in Barcelona
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Top 10 Free Things to do in Barcelona

From Gaudi and Picasso to street parties and outdoor movies, we pick the best attractions and local haunts to help you enjoy Barcelona for free.

Barcelona is the birthplace and cradle of Catalan modernism from the late-19th and early-20th-century, and modernist architecture can be seen all over the city. Its main exponent was Antoni Gaudí, designer of Park Güell – the jewel in Barcelona’s modernist crown. Continue reading