Romans first landed near Gerona and eventually founded Barcino (today Barcelona) in 15 AD, a city always open to new ideas and trends. Barcelona has its own personality, architecture and customs. Its proximity to France and being a Mediterranean seaport have influenced on the sophistication of this cosmopolitan city. Through the city and its people, history emerges. You will feel the long resisted absorption by central authority and you will see all kinds of monuments, from Christopher Columbus discovery times, the Gothic Quarter, Antoni Gaudi’s and other famous modernist buildings, to modernity and industrial prosperity. Today, its spectacular architecture, avant-garde designs, up-market boutiques, world-class cuisine and dazzling beaches make Barcelona one of Spain’s most vibrant and exciting cities.
Top-notch experiences are possible with RK. Take a bird’s eye view of the city on a helicopter, get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, shop like a celebrity at the designer boutiques, visit an art studio and meet the artist, enjoy a sensorial wine tasting, discover molecular cuisine, enjoy unlimited access to Gaudi’s masterpieces…
The Catalan region holds a beautiful Mediterranean coast with picturesque fishing villages, rocky coves, mountains and mediaeval hamlets, Jewish Quarters, rustic villages, olive oil, and wine… and the wonderful scenery will satisfy everyone looking for a city break, a beach retreat, or a country weekend. Also many artists define this area, such as Salvador Dali, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso.
South of the Pyrenees, lies the Empordà countryside. Gerona is a region rich on history and Jewish heritage, and now house of the superb Catalan restaurant El Celler de Can Roca.
Further north, near the French border, we find Cadaquéssea town that the painter Salvador Dalí set on the holiday wish list of the chic set. García Lorca, Paul Eluard and GarcíaMárquez are some of those who have been inspired by the town. How ever, Dalí was born in Figueraswere The Teatre-MuseuDalí stands.
If you are “hungry” or “thirsty” for more, here you will also find the Penedes and Priorat wine region, with great gastronomy and great wineries.
With RK you won’t miss the best sights, experiences and exclusive hotels. To the west and north, the Pyrenees rise, deep and green. To the east, the beaches and coves of Costa Brava look out to the Mediterranean. From historic cathedrals, renowned museums, archaeological sites… to hiking, cycling, driving luxury sport cars, horseback riding, golfing and sailing as well as gourmet restaurants and incredible wineries. We work with most luxury and historic properties in the area and we can even have you sleep perched in a tree!