The exterior of Casa Batllo reminds one of candy castles and Dr. Seuss. It is an
exceptional work of Modernism art and will draw your attention all on its own.
But the interior holds even more surprises. Expect to find beautiful
architectural details from Antoni Gaudíand
go on a tour you will never forget. From the attic and chimneys to the noble
floor that was the residence of the Batllo
family, each room is a piece of art and history mixed with a touch of magic.
amazing stone quarry is not what you would expect. La
Pedrera was so-named because its façade resembles an open quarry. It was built
by Antoni Gaudí and is now the headquarters of
Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation.
During the day, when you visit this
beautiful site, you’ll learn more about Antoni Gaudí and will go through the entire museum, discovering amazing and
beautiful works of art that just can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. You
even get to see what life was like in the early 20th century.
But don’t miss out on the spectacular
night-time experience either, called “Gaudí’s
Pedrera: The Origins.” The museum’s beautiful architecture comes to life in a
way that is almost magical through a magnificent audiovisual show that you
won’t want to miss.
de la Ciutadella
The Park de la Ciutadella is one of the largest
and most beautiful parks to be found in Barcelona. As you move
around the park you can see so many amazing sites that a walk through and
around the park is essential to any stay in Barcelona. You’ll glimpse Old Town,
Vila Olimpia, Marcat del Born, and the two gates of Passes de Picasso and
you’ll want to check out the stunning Arc de Triomf. You’ll see the Museo de
Ciensies Naturals de Barcelona, the Hivernacle conservatories, and the gorgeous
Many people dream about swimming with dolphins, but what about swimming with bluefin tuna? Ecotourism is becoming a huge attraction for people who take a holiday in Spain, and the region of Catalonia is ripe with such opportunities.
The idea behind ecotourism is to encourage visitors to look after and care for the environment, teaching them more about the local area, its vulnerabilities, and demonstrating how we can all help to do our part for the environment. Tuna tours take place in the Terres de l’Ebre region of Catalonia, where it’s possible to not only swim with endangered bluefin tuna, but also to learn more about sustainable fishing methods.
The Tuna Tour
The Tuna Tour leaves from Ametlla de Mar for a 30-minute catamaran ride into the depths of the Mediterranean Sea. Sailing away, you’ll get a great view of the coastline, as well as the beautiful villas on the Costa Dorada. The swimming season lasts from June to October, so plan your trip accordingly.
Although this is open-sea swimming in the Mediterranean, the tuna pool is completely enclosed making it safe for both swimmers and the fish. You’ll be provided with a wetsuit so you can keep your swimsuit clean and dry, ready to throw on once you get back to your villa with private pool on the Costa Dorada!
Ametlla de Mar
If a Costa Dorada vacation rentalsounds ideal, then consider staying in Ametlla de Mar, a southern town with gorgeous beaches, plenty of watersports, great museums, a few castles, and truly fantastic views. As one of Catalonia’s primary fishing ports, the local seafood is delicious (and much of it is sustainable, too!). Ametlla de Mar is big enough for couples and families to enjoy a range of activities, while also basking in the small fishing town feel.