Hola España :: Catalonia on Film

In May 2014, the Catalan Tourism Board invited five video artists to Catalonia for seven days to travel the region and document their experiences in their own styles. Touching all four provinces and stretching from Girona to Tarragona, these short travel films satisfy the armchair traveller in all of usand may even inspire you to hop a plane for Barcelona, arriving just in time for tapas and cava. Who am I kidding? It's always time for tapas and cava in Catalonia! 

Barcelona GO! :: A hyperlapse film by Rob Whitworth (UK)

Barcelona Province :: A lifestyle film by Trevor S. Hawkins (USA)

Girona :: A tiltshift film by Pau Garcia Laita (Spain)

Our Own South :: An aerial film by AeroShots (Spain)

Lleida :: A timelapse film by Alexandr Kravtsov (Belarus)

I'm dying to explore Catalonia outside of Barcelona. Stay tuned for a full post on Barcelona, but until then, here are three picks for the perfect day in Barcelona:

  1. Start at Park Güell, Antoni Gaudí's garden masterpiece, for a mix of modernism and million-dollar views of the city {park detail shown above}.
  2. Navigate the narrow streets of El Born and drink cava at El Xampanyet {across from the Picasso Museum} or La Xampanyeria {closer to La Barceloneta}.
  3. Cap off the day with a late dinner at Luzia, in an alley off Las Ramblas, with tomato salad, potatoes bravas and cava sangria.

This post is written by Trip Styler's Assistant Wayfarer/Editor Heather.

[photos of cadaques and park guell via]