Healthy Travel with Christina

The Romance of Barcelona

The Romance of Barcelona

We’ve travelled to and taught in Barcelona, and it’s without a doubt one of our favorite cities in Europe. Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture, food and shopping. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites. This is another one of our European holidays that will stay with you throughout your lifetime.


Wait til you see our home away from home for the week.  We are currently deciding between two gorgeous villas.  If you’ve travelled with us in the past you l know we only rent the most beautiful villas, all with private rooms or apartments and private bathrooms.  All of the villas we rent have beautiful grounds, and there is always a swimming pool.


In Barcelona we'll most definitely visit the famous and eye-poppingly beautiful Sagrada Familia church, and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudi, including the Museu Picasso and other Gaudi buildings. We'll walk the Las Ramblas, strolling through the famed tree-lined promenade, stopping for street theater and drinks at bar terraces.

In addition to visiting the city of Barcelona, we'll enjoy a vegan tapas cooking class with Dani Mayor at ESMACA, the macrobiotic center in Barcelona; we'll go to Casa Lola for an evening of Flamenco; and we'll enjoy a vineyard tour and wine tasting. Additionally, we’ll tour Girona in the Catalonia region, known for its medieval architecture, walled Old Quarter (Barri Vell) and the Roman remains of the Forca Vella fortress. 

We're also considering a tour of Montserrat. While Barcelona is energetic, vibrant and outgoing, Montserrat is relaxing, serene and introspective…they say it's one of the best day trips from Barcelona. Finally, we're considering the option of a catamaran tour of the Barcelona coast.


I hope you know me well enough to know that my crew and I will be dishing up the best Barcelona as to offer in our own kitchen, for two meal daily. Our luscious plant-based feasts at the villa are supplemented by one meal eaten out daily. We’ll be eating at two of our favorite restaurant while traveling in Barcelona, Flax & Kale and 2Y. One thing you can be guaranteed, Robert and I have planned delicious menus to be enjoyed as we take in everything Barcelona has to offer.


Click here to check out some of the photos from previous trips.


Call 1-800-266-5815 for more detailed information and to register.

June 14 to 22 (7 days) / $3,995.00 per person double occupancy / $4,745.00 single occupancy (All inclusive with exception of airfare).