Destination Golf Catalonia 2015 2016 - Page 11

The Bar has been raised in Barcelona Catalunya brings its ‘A GAME’ Catalunya is a location that is hard to compare as holiday destination. It’s history; among one of the oldest in Europe, a Capital; Barcelona, which never sleeps and an inland; full of quaint charm, not to forget beautiful beaches in La Costa Brava and beyond. The variety of artistic treasures, the Romanesque churches and the great names in modern art and architecture including Dali, Gaudi and Picasso to name a few. Not just centrally located in one of the major hubs of Europe with direct flights from most European cities at increasingly competitive rates – Barcelona’s location between the sea and the mountains, has found a formidable balance: a foot in the traditional things and the other in the avant-garde. Barcelona has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, modern and avant-garde city in Spain. Its patchwork of architectural styles displays dark, Gothic façades next to the harlequin buildings of the Modernistas and the skyline-piercing constructions and a day spent admiring them can be topped off with a sundowner on one of the city’s seven beaches before dinner at any number of Michelin-starred gastronomic temples or humble, family-run tapas bars. Or why not take a day trip to Torres Winery, visits to the winery in Barcelona have quickly become a fantastic option for an alternative “après golf” or “free day” away from the golf course. This is a city with a proud sense of identity, one which is only increasing as the campaign for Catalan 9