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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 ...

La Ribera d’Ebre county

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The Ribera d'Ebre county, literally meaning "banks of the Ebre river" -one of the most important rivers on the Iberian Peninsula: Ebre in Catalan, Ebro in Spanish- is one of those little hidden gems that Catalonia has...

Sitges and Freixenet’s Cava Wine Cellars Day

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Take a day trip from Barcelona to tour the cava cellars of Freixenet (Catalan pronunciation: [freh-ee-sh-eh-net]) and visit the picturesque beaches of Sitges. More information: Sitges, the Catalan answer to St. ...

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...

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...

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...

The gardens at Palau Robert: a little oasis in the city

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This is a really good year-round spot to chill out. Given its location at the junction of Passeig de Gracìa and Diagonal it’s surprisingly quiet and peaceful. In the cooler months it’s a good place to check out an exh...

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...

Active tourism at Terres de l’Ebre: a nature lover’s paradise

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At Terres de l'Ebre, south of Catalonia, there are a variety of natural areas suitable for active tourism and adventure trekking, canyoning, climbing and observation, among others. The idea of discovery which is al...

European Balloon Festival in Igualada

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The European Balloon Festival takes place during the first fortnight of July in Igualada, 60km west from Barcelona, for four days (Thursday to Sunday) more than fifty hot air balloons fly the skies of this rural area ...

Codorníu: a world of cava

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Codorníu (Catalan pronunciation: [ko-door-nee-oo]) is the world's largest producer of bottle-fermented sparkling wine, known as cava, made by the traditional champagne method (méthode traditionelle). It was founded in...

Parc de l’Estació del Nord

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Apart from being large and sunny, the Estació del Nord (North station) park is also a notable piece of land-art, which has been designed around an enormous blue ceramic sculpture that stands upright in the middle of a...

NatuPark, an adventure park for the whole family

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Natupark is situated in 3 hectares of pine forest in Cerdanyola del Vallès, 20 km. (12 mi.) from Barcelona and is reachable by train (plus a short walk!). It  also features 4 swimming pools and a restaurant. With wood...

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 ...

The Tarragona province

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Several popular destinations are located in the province, from its Roman capital Tarragona to the hotspots of Salou or Cambrils but also a world class amusement park at Port Aventura, near Salou, or medieval towns lik...

Music at the parks

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During June, July and August every year many parks of the city of Barcelona are fill with music. Concerts and small format performances are hosted in some of the most emblematic parks and gardens of the city. These ar...

Zoo de Barcelona

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Over 7,000 animals from 400 different species live in Zoo de Barcelona located in Parc de la Ciutadella, south east of the Barri Gòtic area. A visit to the zoo becomes a living spectacle with inhabitants from around t...

Bicycling in La Terra Alta

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Explore the Via Verda (Green Track), aimed at people who love cycling. This route is of medium difficulty if you are on your bike, but you can also follow it on horseback or on foot. The route follows the old railway ...

Horta de Sant Joan

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Horta de Sant Joan is one of the most picturesque villages in the Terra Alta region. The surrounding mountains and mediaeval alleyways in the old quarter give it an almost magical feel. The route through the village s...

Canyoning in Horta de Sant Joan

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More information: http://www.montsport.es/en/barranquismehorta/ Other videos: Bicycling in La Terra Alta Horta de Sant Joan This video is a promotional advertisement. Reference in this site to any specifi...

Castell de Miravet

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Miravet is a municipality in the comarca (county) of Ribera d'Ebre in the province of Tarragona. The village and the well-conserved medieval castle is Arab in origin and later belonged to the Order of the Knights Tem...

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...

Relaxing at La Ciutadella

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The Parc de la Ciutadella was built on the former grounds of the fortress city. It is located in the district of Ciutat Vella, and has an area of ​​17 hectares, has become one of the most iconic parks in the city. Wit...

Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta and the miniature steam train

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For grown-ups, the Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta is an area of urban woodland between Collserola hills and the city, a place where they can lose themselves and observe the wide variety of Mediterranean vegetation. Ore...

Mirador de l’Alcalde

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The Mirador de l'Alcalde ('The Mayor's Viewing Point') garden, located on the mountain of Montjuïc very near the castle at the top, honours its name by the exceptional views of Barcelona it provides. This is possibly ...

Jardins de Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer

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The Jardins (gardens) de Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer are by far some of the most beautiful in Barcelona. The combination of the different flowering periods and seasonal changes of the leaves on the trees grant exceptional ...

Jardins Joan Brossa

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What was the Montjuïc Fun fair for over 30 years is now a large green space covered with abundant and very Mediterranean vegetation. The  Jardins (gardens) Joan Brossa invite you to stroll, rest and play. It is well w...

Jardins del Turó del Putxet

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The Jardins (gardens) of Turó del Putxet, high above it all and nestled on Putxet hill, these spacious and open gardens offer one of the most privileged viewing points of Barcelona. The lush vegetation with an astound...

Parc de les Heures

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From the top of the neighbourhood of Montbau, at the foot of the Collserola mountains, we can find one of the most singular buildings in Barcelona. It is the Palau de les Heures (Heures' Palace) built at the end of th...

Parc del Laberint d’Horta

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The Parc del Laberint d'Hort (Horta Labyrinth Park) is home to the oldest garden in the city and is an example of the neoclassical gardens of the 18th century, with a touch of Italian physiognomy. Its name comes from ...

Parc de Cervantes (a.k.a. Rose garden)

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Red, yellow and blue roses, climbing rose bushes and miniature ones, the Parc de Cervantes in Pedralbes neighbourhood features 245 varieties of the flower. You can enjoy the colourful spectacle nearly all the year rou...

Parc del Centre del Poble Nou

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The park was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel and opened in spring 2008. It covers a surface area of 55.000 m2 (600.000 sq ft) between the Carrer Bilbao, Carrer Marroc, Bac de Roda and Diagonal Avenue and ...

Plaça Catalunya fountains

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More information: http://www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins/fonts/EN/bessones.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla%C3%A7a_de_Catalunya,_Barcelona http://www.360cities.net/image/barcelona-placa-catalunya-fountains#323.30,...

Parc de la Creueta del Coll

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Creueta del Coll is an enclosed park with a large lake that is converted into a public swimming pool in summer, an enormous 6,000 sq metres (65000 sq ft), and wide areas where visitors can rest under the shade of the ...

Palau de Pedralbes gardens

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Behind a 250-m long wall overflowing with bougainvillea is one of the stateliest gardens in Barcelona: the gardens of the Palau de Pedralbes ("Pedralbes Royal Palace"). Revealing both English and French influences, ro...

Aquàrium de Barcelona

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The Aquàrium de Barcelona  is an aquarium located in Port Vell, a harbor in Barcelona. The 35 aquariums at the facility are home to 11,000 animals representing 450 species, and an 80-meter (260 ft) underwater tunnel. ...

Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

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The Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is located in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees , this is the most genuine representation of a mountainous area. The majestic landscapes and views and the highly...

Mossèn Costa i Llobera garden (a.k.a. cactus garden)

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The Mossèn Costa i Llobera garden (a.k.a cactus garden) is located in the Montjuïc district. More information: Mossèn Costa i Llobera garden fact file http://www.homagetobcn.com/cactus-park-barcelona/ Video:...

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