Author Archives: Sophie Standen

Siurana – travelling to the edge of the world

Siurana – travelling to the edge of the world

A haven for climbers and walkers alike, this dreamy village nestled under the gaze of Serra de Montsant, Gritella and Muntanyes de Prades is a unique way to spend a day, whether it be summer or winter. With many hiking options and a small artisan village, Siurana certainly provides some of the most spectacular viewsContinue Reading

The Catalonian tradition of a Calçotada

The Catalonian tradition of a Calçotada

Lasting from roughly January until Easter, the Catalonian tradition of a Calçotada springs up, quite literally, in a variety of places in and around the area of Tarragona. Put very simply, a Calçotada is a big barbecue that pays homage to the spring onion. This annual event, however, actually celebrates the harvest of the calçot (spring onion), and combinesContinue Reading

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