Solvang, California: like a fairy tale

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Solvang (“Sunny fields” in Danish language) is located at Santa Barbara County, in California. It was founded in 1911 by Danish people who were searching for sunniest places, establishing a Danish colony in Santa Ynez Valley.

For me, visiting Solvang was like entering in a fairy tale world because the architecture of most of the facades and buildings resembles traditional Danish-styled architecture, and I have only seen this kind of beautiful houses in fairy tales.

In Solvang you can find bakeries with spice and fresh-baked Danish style bread, butter cookies, pastries, strudels, kringles and other specialties (yuummi!)

Santa Ynez Valley is one of four distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVA), so you can find a lot of wineries near Solvang where you can have a tour about the process of making wine, and also taste and buy the wines they produce. We visited Firestone winery, and it was very interesting to see all the wine process, and to know that they even make the corks from the trees they plant, something that not all the wineries do.

 

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6 thoughts on “Solvang, California: like a fairy tale

  1. Oh, wow! I didn’t know that such an exciting, beautiful place exist. Looking at the photos, for a moment it felt like being in another country. Amazing. Have a great weekend.

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