Castillo de Montjuic – Barcelona, Spain

Castillo de Montjuic – Barcelona, Spain

Castillo de Montjuic is an 18th century castle that sits atop the Montjuic hill in Barcelona.  The original structure of the castle was built in 1640 during the War of the Segadors in resistance to Phillip IV’s forces.  In 1751 and 1779 it was expanded.  The...
Can Ganessa – Barcelona, Spain

Can Ganessa – Barcelona, Spain

Can Ganessa is a small restaurant located near the beach, but tucked away in a little plaza off of Passeig de Borbo. At first glance, it doesn’t really appear to be anything special, but it has a wide assortment of tapas as well as seafood. The place is very...
Restaurant Homenatge – Barcelona, Spain

Restaurant Homenatge – Barcelona, Spain

Restaurant Homenatge was perhaps the Barcelona restaurant I enjoyed the most. It was a short walk from the apartment to Placa Camp where the restaurant is located.     We were eating pretty early based on your typical Barcelona dinner time, but we were also worn out...
Parc Güell – Barcelona, Spain

Parc Güell – Barcelona, Spain

Parc Güell is another one of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces. The park was built from 1900 to 1914 and was originally designed to be a housing site and was the idea of Count Eusebi Güell. The idea was based on the English garden city movement, but was later...
Museu de Xocolata – Barcelona, Spain

Museu de Xocolata – Barcelona, Spain

The Museu de Xocolata is a chocolate museum in Barcelona.  Located in a historical part of the city near the Las Ramblas and Gothic Quarter, the museum is trendy and unique.  However, it’s difficult to think of it as a museum in the traditional sense. ...