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A beautiful time lapse of the mountain of Montserrat

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Montserrat (Catalan for "serrated mountain", like the common handsaw) is the name of a peculiar and very beautiful mountain range near Barcelona were the famous monastery and art museums are located and which is one o...

La Vall d’Aran, the essence of the Pyrenees

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Escaping a few days to the mountains of the Pyrenees, in the comarca (county) of Vall d'Aran, located at the top left corner of Catalonia. Merely at a four hour drive from Barcelona you encounter one of the remaining ...

Natural Park of the mountain of Montserrat

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Montserrat is a mountain near Barcelona where a Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which host the Virgin Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian...

Day of the Mussel in Alcanar

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In Alcanar, a small fishing town located in the southernmost edge of Catalonia, by the river Ebre delta, the Day of the Mussel of the Ebre Delta has been celebrated every year since 2001. Hundreds of kilograms of stea...

Walking through history in rural Catalonia

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Ulldecona is a town in the South of Catalonia, in the comarca (county) of Montsià, near the Senia River. Ulldecona is part of the Taula del Sénia free association of municipalities. It has got town privileges since 12...

Andorra, the Pyrenean Country

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While Andorra is not in Catalonia, we thought it might be also interesting to consider when visiting Catalonia as its proximity and beauty makes it a very compelling place to visit. Andorra is a small country in so...

Winter Festival in Castelldefels

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The Festa Major Hivern i Fira Medieval Castrum Fidelis is celebrated in Castelldefels, a small coastal town 15km. (12mi.) from Barcelona, very easily reachable by commuter train. During the festa major (town festival)...

Visiting the mussels’ farms at the delta of the Ebre river

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If you're looking for a different experience on your next trip to Catalonia, put on your list a visit to the seafood farms at the Ebre river delta. The industry of harvesting mussels, clams and oysters in the south of...

Manresa, a over a thousand years of history

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Manresa, located in the geographic centre of Catalonia, is an industrial area with textile, metallurgical, and glass industries. The houses of Manresa are arranged around the basilica of Santa Maria de la Seo. Saint I...

Montblanc & Medieval Week of Sant Jordi

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Montblanc is the capital of the comarca (county) of Conca de Barberà, 40km north of Tarragona. Its name, White Mountain in English, was originally due to a lack of green vegetation, the town today, set amidst lush vin...

Museu del Ferrocarril in Vilanova i la Geltrú

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The Museu del Ferrocarril de Catalunya (Catalonia Railway Museum) in Vilanova i la Geltrú (50' train ride from Barcelona) is one of the most important centres devoted to trains in the South of Europe. A museum showing...

L’Ametlla de Mar

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L’Ametlla de Mar is located on the southern end of  the Costa Daurada, near the Terres de l'Ebre about 45 minutes drive from Reus airport and it's also reachable by train from Barcelona (1h45'). The principal industry...

The Gaudí Centre, interpreting the genius mind in Reus

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Reus, near Tarragona, is a picturesque town that was once famous for the production of Brandy. Today it is a bustling town that spans 59km2 and has 100,537 inhabitants. It's also the birthplace of Antoni Gaudí, the ge...

The Train of the Lakes

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Come to see the unspoiled less touristy side of Catalonia! Between the months of April and October a vintage train plies the route through the loveliest natural landscapes in the area of Lleida: El Tren dels Llacs ...

Aqualeon: a safari tour and a water park, all in one!

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Aqualeon has a wide variety of water park rides for the whole family, as well as a safari, the latter can be enjoyed on the Safari Bus from which you can see up close: lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, bears and jagu...

Monestir de Sant Joan de les Abadesses

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More information: http://www.santjoandelesabadesses.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastery_of_Sant_Joan_de_les_Abadesses http://www.monestirs.cat/monst/ripoll/crp14abad.htm (in Spanish) Video: © Generalit...

Vintage Cars Rally Barcelona-Sitges

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Vintage cars invade Barcelona for the rally to Sitges. Illustrious owners of these machines were dressed with typical costumes of the era. WHEN?: early March More information: http://www.visitsitges.com Gall...

A traveller’s view of Girona

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Welcome to Girona. This charming Catalan city is barely an hour from Barcelona and the Costa Brava, yet it receives nowhere near the number of tourists these busy centres draw. If you're traveling here, good for you; ...

Miniature Catalonia Park

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Catalunya en miniatura is a miniature park inaugurated in 1983 in Torrelles de Llobregat, 17 km from Barcelona. With 60.000 square meters, 35.000 of them devoted to the scale models, it is one of the largest miniature...

Towns and villages of the Costa Brava

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A photo tour by several towns and villages of the Costa Brava. How to get there from Barcelona Video: © chaya1331 Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eezGHNv0hwg

El Bosc Animat in Torrelles de Llobregat

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Live the amazing experience of discovering the forest in a different way, the incomparable adventure of moving between the trees using ropes and other apparatus. A place where you can enjoy yourself without risks and ...

Vic

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Located right in the center of Catalonia, Vic represents the spirit of Catalan rural life. The central square of Vic is one of the most famous symbols of the Catalan imaginary, while the Vic Cathedral is placed at the...

Mercat Medieval in Vic

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Mercat Medieval de Vic is a medieval fair, one of the biggest in Catalonia. The streets of the old town travel back in time to the Middle Ages, getting crowded by artisans, merchants and some theatre play that will su...

Mataró

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More information: http://www.mataro.cat/portal/en/ http://www.costadebarcelonamaresme.cat/?idioma=5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matar%C3%B3 How to get there from Barcelona Other videos: Details of the t...

Escaping the city to the Vall d’Aran

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A nice video from a couple from Barcelona escaping a few days to the mountains of the Pyrenees, in the comarca (county) of Vall d'Aran, located at the top left corner of Catalonia (and also the wonderful area of Font ...

A typical calçotada in Valls

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What are many of your Catalan friends doing next Sunday? From November to April, chances are they are meeting for a calçotada, a traditional party consisting mainly of eating calçots, that is, sweet onions typical fro...

Sitges, the Catalan answer to St. Tropez

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Sitges is located between the Garraf Massif and the sea, it is known for its beaches, nightspots, and historical sites. While the roots of Sitges' artsy reputation date back to the late 19th century, when painter Sant...

Lleida

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Lleida is one of the oldest towns in Catalonia, with recorded settlements dating back to the Bronze Age period. Until the Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, the area served as a settlement for an Iberian people,...

Colònia Güell in Santa Maria de Cervelló

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The Colònia Güell, one of the most pioneering purpose-built industrial villages of the 19th century is located in the town of Santa Coloma de Cervelló, 23 Km to the south-west of Barcelona. Gaudí developed the archite...

The biggest city park in Europe

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Behind Tibidabo’s iconic outline, there lies a wealth of woodland and fields: a protected park where a wide variety of Mediterranean flora and fauna brings us into contact with nature just 15 minutes away from the bus...

Tortosa, city of the Reinassance

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Tortosa preserves significant examples of medieval, Renaissance, baroque and modernist architecture. It has been declared to be Historic-Artistic Heritage and some of its buildings, such as the castle of La Suda, are ...

Roman Tarragona

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Tarragona is a city with thousands of years of history. Ancient Tarraco, founded by the Romans, was one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean. This impressive Roman legacy, a symbol of modern day Tarragona...

Santa Maria Church in Cadaqués

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By the way, ignore Naomi's very bad pronunciation of the town, please it's "kah-dah-kes" (emphasize in the last syllable) More information: http://www.visitcadaques.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadaqu%C3%A...

Cog train going up to Núria in the Pyrenees

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The climb to the Vall de Núria in the Catalan Pyrenees cannot be done by car but only with the cog (or track) railway climbing mountains and beautiful landscapes in the Catalan Pyrenees. The line goes from Ribes de Fr...

Cadaqués

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More information: http://www.visitcadaques.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadaqu%C3%A9s https://www.salvador-dali.org/museus/en_index.html Video: © GV&F Source: http://vimeo.com/32087197

El Pallars Sobirà: nature at its best

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Views of the comarca (county) of Pallars Sobirà  in the mountainous northwest of Catalonia. Pallars Sobirà contains the largest lake in the Pyrenees, the lake of Certascan, and the highest peak in Catalonia, the Pica ...

Escape: Barcelona

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A video about a short escape to Barcelona. Mainly Barceloneta, Costa Brava and Camp Nou Video: © Enzo Angilletta Source: http://vimeo.com/57726542

Monestir de Poblet

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This Cistercian abbey in Catalonia is one of the largest in Spain. At its centre is a 12th-century church. The austere, majestic monastery, which has a fortified royal residence and contains the pantheon of the kings ...

Sant Pere de Rodes

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More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sant_Pere_de_Rodes Video: © Generalitat de Catalunya Source: http://www.gencat.cat/clicat/

Gay Pride Parade in Sitges

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Highlights from the Annual International Gay Sitges Pride, featuring concerts, parties, parades and more. Sitges is just 30 minutes from Barcelona and is Europe's Nº 1 gay destination. WHEN?: mid June More infor...

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