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Summer is here in all it’s splendour!

I truly believe there is no better place to live than Barcelona this time of year. It’s so easy to explore and you have a huge variety of activities to choose from; a trip to the sea, a hike in the mountains, a walk through a historic neighborhood, or just admire some of the city’s amazing architecture. The destinations are fantastic but the journeys themselves are full amazing landscapes. Last weekend I decided I needed to escape to Costa Brava, around 70 km to the north of the city proper. As with all of my trips I got wonderfully distracted along the way.

First, for some cultural history, I decided to visit a 3.500 year old rock structure, the Dolmen de la Cova d’en Daina, which was mainly used for funeral rituals.

Dolmen de la Cova d'en Daina

Dolmen de la Cova d’en Daina

Dolmens are megalithic burial enclosures, formed by the burial chamber, an access corridor a wall forming an outer ring. This one in particular is a large covered gallery tomb made of granite slabs built between 2200 and 1700 BC. In the ruins were found numerous human bones, teeth, necklace beads, knife fragments and pottery remnants.

Just had to check it out!

Dolmen de la Cova d'en Daina

Dolmen de la Cova d’en Daina

We’re safe! There’s nobody here!

I love the feeling of touching 3000 year old stones, it always makes me appreciate the moment and believe in the future!

There is a big variety of dolmens in Catalan territory, some older than 5000 years, and they’re a unique experience, I recommend you stop if you pass one on the road. If you’d like to see more interesting sites outside Barcelona on your trip maybe you should consider renting a car or booking a guided tour .

So… Veni, Vidi, Vici and now time to move on, but as I said before, I was bound to get distracted along the way.

field work

Doing some field work

field work

Work work work work work

This landscape was so beautiful it made me stop and just help the locals a little with their hay bales.

Hay bales harvest

Hay bale harvest

Hard work but I make it look good!

Roses view

Roses view

A beautiful drive through the countryside and at the end of the day I decided a summer day can’t be complete without a swim in the sea, lying on the warm sand and listening to the waves, letting the feeling of gratitude recharge my batteries.

Cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings!