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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 ...

Cervera, a fortress in the border lands

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The origins of the town of Cervera are remote in time. In the year 1026, three peasant families built the first settlement in the comarca (county) of Segarra, as in those days it was uninhabited. Later on, the Barcelo...

Baixada de Falles at the Pyrenees

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The popular tradition of the baixada de falles (running of the falles), a sort of march from the mountains to the town carrying a flaming torch, is a traditional festival of many towns at the Alta Ribagorça, Pallars J...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Route of the Castles of Sió

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The Catalan county of La Segarra is the quintessential land of castles. Its fortresses, towers, walls and enclosed villages spearhead its immense potential for tourism and heritage and makes it a primary tourist and c...

Adventure sports in the Lleida Pyrenees

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Summer proposals to enjoy nature with your friends and family while enjoying a bit of sport at the same time! More information: http://www.lleidatur.com/tourism/home.aspx How to get there from Barcelona Vi...

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,...

Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí

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The narrow Vall de Boí is situated in the high Pyrénées, in the Alta Ribagorça region and is surrounded by steep mountains. Each village in the valley contains a Romanesque church, and is surrounded by a pattern of en...

Baqueira Beret ski resort

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The ski resort is one of the most popular in the South of Europe, with more than 120 kilometres of ski slopes. Skiing is one of the main economic activities in the area of Vall d'Aran, in north-west Catalonia. More...

The Catalan Pyrenees

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More information: http://www.visitpirineus.com http://www.lleidatur.com/turisme/inici.aspx http://www.tourisme-pyreneesorientales.com/en Video: © costabravapirineu Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbZQy...

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 ...