Our journey began on February 17, 2019, when our team landed in Barcelona. We spent only one night there, and the next morning we were already actively loading into three houses on wheels, which became our means of transportation for the next 10 days.
The first stop and a place to spend the night was the beach of Roca Grossa. A place of amazing natural beauty and picturesque landscapes captivated us, so we decided to stay here. It was slightly cold at night, but no one regretted it, because the opportunity to wake up with such a view is priceless.
Next was the charming Girona — the capital of the province of the same name, which covers the Costa Brava and partly the Pyrenees. The city conquers at first sight — narrow streets, Gothic cathedrals, colorful houses along the river. Here the Lioncom team got involved in art and visited the theater-museum of Salvador Dali, which is located in Figueres.
46 km from Girona, there is Castellfollit de la Roca — a city on a rock. There we went further. That is a unique place. The city itself is built on a rock, which was formed due to the collision of lava flows, and the houses are made of cobblestones. Two rivers flow on both sides of the cliff, and a church is built on the top. Imagined? We were also delighted!
The next destination was the Principality of Andorra, which is conveniently located between Spain and France. We spent only a day here, and spent the night near the mountain lake Engolasters. In Andorra la Vella, the capital of the Principality, we were impressed by the pedestrian cable-stayed bridge of unique architecture across the Valira River and the sculpture of Salvador Dali “The Nobility of Time”.
Our adventures should have led us next to San Sebastian. But one wrong turn, and here we go around the Pyrenees National Park in France! Thanks to our small mistake, we managed to drive through the south of France in the western part of the Pyrenees, which forms the natural border between Spain and France, and is also the cradle of the Principality of Andorra. In short — it was awesome.
Further, as planned, we headed to San Sebastian — the most beautiful city in Spain. It is called southern Paris for its style in architecture. We visited the Miramar Palace and climbed to Funicular Square, which offers stunning views of the whole city. The beaches of San Sebastian is a separate topic, but it was time for us to go to Bilbao — the pearl of northern Spain and the last city of our little trip. We were very inspired by the city, its architecture, and especially the world famous Guggenheim Museum.
And there we were — on our way back to Barcelona to catch a plane, which on February 27th has already landed in a cold city of Kiev. It was fun, loud and unforgettable. We promised ourselves to repeat it and to discover even more new countries and cities in the new year.