Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sun Clock at Can Palau Restaurant, Vilanova del Valles, Barcelona

Sun Clock at Can Palau Restaurant, Vilanova del Valles, Barcelona [enlarge]

Recently I went to this restaurant in Vilanova del Vallès near Barcelona city to have famous calçots. It was quite a pleasant day after the dull days of winter. There are plenty of restaurants like Can Palau all around Catalonia so I wasn't surprised at all but I have to say the service was good and the place is comfortable specially if you have kids as it is an old masia (sort of rural house related to Roman villas in origin and part of a farm) very common in Catalonia, with terrace and playground in this case. Calçots were succulent and meat, tender and juicy. On a full stomach, I went out to the garden to stretch my legs and found this marvelous sun clock on a decayed wall invaded by a huge withered climbing plant. Just the perfect shot for a perfect lunch on the perfect day.

Can Palau restaurant
Granollers-el Masnou KM 10
08410 Vilanova del Vallès (Barcelona)
Tel.:+34 938456145


  1. Looks like a wonderful place. Food must be delicious. What a great day and beautiful light.

  2. Wonderfully dramatic sky, too!

  3. bella foto, me alegra saludarte, hace mucho que no pasaba por aqui, un abrazo

  4. Thanks my friends. Yep, it was a nice place. Everything is as is except for the sky that although authentic got some extra dramatism in my CS4.

  5. What a role model for life, counting only the happy, sunny hours of it.

    A wonderful Wednesday for you.

  6. That is a marvellous sun dial!

    Indeed a perfect shot after a perfect lunch (which I will have to verify sometime in future) on a perfect day!

    Lucky lucky you to have found such a wall!

  7. I agree: perfect, perfect, perfect!


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