Road Trip to Dali: Part 1, Barcelona at night

18 Jul

It’s been a while since our last road trip through Spain and we feel like hitting the road again.

As we are based in Barcelona and it’s getting pretty warm here, we thought it would be a good idea to go north-east and explore the Costa Brava and up to Dalí’s hometown, Figueres and Cadaqués, where one of the most famous spanish paintor’s eccentricity flows into the wild cliffs of Cap de Creus.

We decided to leave the door open to spontaneity, though, so let’s see where we end up this time.

We worked until late, and as we had to pack few things and prepare our oldie car, when we left Barcelona it was already dark.

The warm, wet breeze of Barcelona felt amazing as we drove down La Diagonal, avenue that crosses Barcelona from side to side. After passing the colourful Agbar Tower we took direction Costa Brava.

Two hours later we arrived to our hotel, Ses Arrels, which actually was an old “Masía” with a delicate renovation.  Masías are a type of rural construction that was common in the Iberian Peninsula, having their origins in the Roman villas.  They are often large but isolated structures, always associated with a family farming…

The hotel was built out with stones, and it had a very romantic appearance. After a quick check-in, we took the car again to a near, almost-deserted beach a few miles from the hotel, where you could see hundreds of stars. We don’t remember being able to see any in Barcelona. Modern life.

Too late for dinner, we ate some sandwiches and went to sleep after a quick bath at the pool. We wanted to be fresh for our next Road Trip day!

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7 Responses to “Road Trip to Dali: Part 1, Barcelona at night”

  1. danbalva July 18, 2012 at 23:36 #

    I’ve been living in Madrid for the past month and Barcelona was by far one of my favorite trips I took yet!

    • andrewsmile July 21, 2012 at 13:31 #

      How is living in Madrid? We love Madrid too! 🙂
      Thanks for passing by!

  2. jcgator1 July 19, 2012 at 03:45 #

    I LOVE Barcelona!

  3. Vicki Winslow August 18, 2012 at 19:40 #

    I love Barcelona, and these photos make me homesick for it. If you ever stop by La Foccaceria Toscana on Ferran in the Barri Gotic (excuse spelling errors, por favor!), please tell Zenaida & Nicky hello!

    • andrewsmile August 18, 2012 at 21:02 #

      Hi Vicky!!! I think you should come back and say hello by yourself! haha. We will keep it on mind next time we’re walking through el barrio Gótico!. Thanks 4 passing by!!

  4. Life's Daily Menu August 19, 2012 at 04:12 #

    such a beauty… 🙂

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