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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...

Caganers and the Nativity scenes in Christmas

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A caganer (Catalan pronunciation: [ka-gah-neh]) is a figurine depicted in the act of defecation appearing in nativity scenes in Catalonia and neighbouring areas with Catalan culture such as Andorra, Valencia, former N...

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...

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...

Ave Maria sung by L’Escolania de Montserrat (boys choir)

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Vaasx4r_s

Catifes de Flors (floral carpets) in Sitges

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The Corpus Christi Festival is one of the prettiest events in Sitges. The streets of the town covered in murals made from flower petals as part of a long standing tradition. On Saturday evening the preparations begin....

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...

L’Escolania sings for the La Marató de TV3 telethon, with Sergio Dalma

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Escolania de Montserrat and Sergio Dalma sing "Em dónes força" ("You Raise Me Up") for the Catalan programme "La Marató de TV3" of 2011 to benefit biomedical research in the field of regeneration and transplantation o...

Holy Week in Girona

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WHEN: Western Easter Week More information: http://www.girona.cat/turisme/eng/activitats.php Video: © Ssantatarragona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3CMXZtu_G8

Easter Week in Tarragona

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Some glimpses of the processions can be seen from minute 3' onwards. Part 2 of the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxhGAn7HR2k WHEN: Western Easter Week More information: http://www.ssantatarragona.o...

Monestir de Pedralbes

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Barcelona's Museu-Monestir de Pedralbes (Pedralbes Monastery) is considered to be one of the finest examples of Catalan Gothic architecture and allows us to see the artistic legacy preserved by the community of nuns f...

The wildest side of La Patum de Berga

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Consider something beyond just the simple "stand and gawp" tourism. Spain and Catalonia have a rich and varied culture that you should try to sample, for example, if you are visiting at the time of the astonishing (an...

Catedral de Barcelona

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The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia ("Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia"), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was co...

El Call (Jewish area)

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Jewish presence in Barcelona dates back to ancient times. After 1391, Barcelona's Jewish community technically ceased to exist and its members were dispersed. The Catalan word "call" refers to the area where the Jews ...

Barcelona street altarpieces

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These altarpieces (Catalan: "Capelletes")  are a sort of  public altars containing a religious image and displayed in the street. They can be found in many cities and villages, in religious buildings (churches, monast...

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...

Cloister of the Santa Eulàlia Cathedral

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The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia ("Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia"), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was co...

La Patum festivities in Berga

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La Patum is a popular and historic devotional festival which is held annually in the town of Berga, near the Pyrennes, during the week of Corpus Christi. Its origin can be attributed to the old theatrical performances...

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...

Poblet i Santes Creus Monastery

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This Cistercian abbey, founded in 1151, located at the feet of the Prades Mountains in the comarca of Conca de Barberà in southern Catalonia, is one of the largest in Europe. At its centre is a 12th-century church. Th...

Teresa Forcades, the radical Catalan nun on a mission

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Sister Teresa Forcades is one of Catalonia's foremost political figures, but uniquely for a faith-led figure in Spain, her ideology is feminist and left-wing. Against a backdrop of continued economic contraction and a...

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...

Verges’ Dance of the Death

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The town of Verges, near Girona, is famous for its Dansa de la Mort (Catalan for "Dance of the Death" or "Macabre Dance") celebrations every Holy Week, probably the last remaining Dance of Death in Europe, performed u...

Holy Week Verges’ Procession

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The town of Verges, near Girona, is famous for its Dansa de la Mort ("Dance of the Death" or "Macabre Dance") celebrations every Holy Week, probably the last remaining Dance of Death in Europe, performed uninterrupted...

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...

Sagrada Família

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The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), is Antoni Gaudí’s best-known work and has become an undisputed symbol of Barcelona. Extravagant, ambit...

Romanesque Art at MNAC

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This audio of this video is in Catalan yet the video will give you an idea on what to expect when visiting the museum. More information: http://www.mnac.cat/index.jsp?lan=003 http://www.gencat.cat/diue/doc/doc_...

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://patrimoni.gencat.cat/en

Handel’s Hallelujah

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk4AUt2WwWM

Arvo Pärt: Vater Unser (Our Father)

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Xm_nR4310

L’Escolania: how we live

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOewuXonhZI

Bruckner’s Te Deum

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ4GNvGEeTw

Virolai, hymn to Our Lady of Montserrat

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Fkh3mUqWY

Montserrat, the sacred mountain

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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...