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Montseny: so close, so unknown #inMontseny

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A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate that the Montseny Tourist Association invited me to participate in a blogtrip five day Around the area. Unfortunately, I was only able to attend a day and a half together with Erin de La Tortuga traveling, Laurel de Monkeys and Mountains, Elena de Tripwolf, Kriss Ariana de Fashionable travel and an old acquaintance, Eduardo de Hombrelobo, with whom I already agreed on the blogtrip #startrip in the Riviera Maya.

I live to barely an hour's drive from Montseny, but I have to admit that I barely know the area or so I thought when I saw the program, since there were many places whose existence I totally did not know. Shame on me!

The #inMontseny started last Monday, June 4, but I joined the group on Tuesday in Sant Esteve de Palautordera. That night we spent in the Can Vila rural hotel, a small hotel with a lot of charm and only seven rooms on the grounds of the horse riding Can Vila with stunning views of Natural Park of Montseny.

Hotel Can Vila #inMontseny

There I met the rest of the participating bloggers and then we rested a little in the rooms before going to dinner. Later, when leaving the hotel we found a pleasant surprise: a carriage Great Breake He was waiting for us to take us to the restaurant. This type of carriage is the one used in England for fox hunting.

With this estilazo, and feeling queens for a day, we arrived at the Can Marc restaurant, located in a reconstructed farmhouse in Sant Esteve de Palautordera. In addition to menus, the restaurant serves signature meals and we were able to taste the chef's menu. Before starting, they asked us if we had any intolerance or if there was any kind of food that we could not eat and the chef served us a surprise menu: nothing less than six dishes with two desserts and wine pairing delicious. My favorite was the Strawberry Marinated Foie Coke.

Coca de foie and strawberries from Can Marc restaurant

The next morning we woke up in the Can Vila hotel and after breakfast we took a walk through the facilities. In addition to a riding school, they also teach and sell beautiful horses abroad. Personally, I wanted to go horse riding, but since I have it close, I am sure that I will soon.

Erin in the Can Vila equestrian

After the visit to the riding center, we went to one of the most magical places in Montseny: the “Circ Cric”. This circus is owned by Tortell Poltrona, one of the best-known clowns in Catalonia, whom everyone of my age saw on children's television. The circus tent is installed on an esplanade in the middle of the forest near Sant Esteve de Palautordera.

When we arrived, there were hundreds of children playing and dancing, following the instructions of a clown, who at the same time welcomed us to the circus. Tortell Poltrona himself came out to greet us before the performance for schoolchildren and Marta Marco (well-known actress in Catalonia) guided us. He Circ Cric It was the first circus that made the decision not to use animals in their shows. In addition, Tortell Poltrona founded Clowns without borders, an NGO that tries to make a smile to children (and not so children) who live in refugee camps and in conflict zones.

With Eduardo, clowns for a day. Helena Batlle photo.

Breda it is located half an hour from Sant Esteve de Palau Tordera, and there is the El Romaní restaurant, where they prepare market and innovative cuisine. We tasted sausages from the area, stuffed squid, very good steak and a white chocolate mousse and raspberry ice cream that was totally impossible to finish (rare in me that I don't finish a dessert), but I couldn't do it anymore.

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