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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...

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...

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...

Baixada de Torxes at the ski slopes

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Tradition says that the first San Silvestre race was held in 1925 in São Paulo. It was inspired on an old French custom which consisted of races celebrated on the night of New Year, and that's why participants used to...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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,...

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...

Nature Park of el Baix Llobregat near Barcelona

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Head out of Barcelona in almost every direction and you will encounter the belt of industry that circles the city. The container port, chemical plants, factories, hypermarkets, converging motorways and airport must be...

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...

Natural Park of the Ebre Wetlands

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This is the largest wetland in Catalonia, and one of the most important in the Mediterranean region The estuary of the river, which gives its name to this region, forms a first class nature reserve, with a richness of...

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...

Segway in l’Empordà

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Discover a new way to adventure tourism in the county of l'Empordà in la Costa Brava, the Segway, a motorized two-wheeled vehicle that allows us to discover and explore the environment in a very nice, comfortable and ...

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...

Costa Daurada

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It goes almost without saying that holidays on the Costa Daurada (in its original Catalan name, Spanish: Costa Dorada) are most loved for the beaches. Well it's not for nothing that this beautiful stretch of Catalonia...

Costa Brava: 100 years attracting tourism

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More information: http://www.costabrava.org/en http://www.visitemporda.com/ca/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Brava Video: © costabravapirineu Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhVsQp3rQ3E

The Costa Brava from the air

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More information: http://www.costabrava.org/en http://www.visitemporda.com/ca/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Brava Video: © costabravapirineu Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFCeI6VAoPU  

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 ...

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...

Besalú

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Besalú(Catalan pronunciation: [beh-sah-loo]) is a town in the comarca (county) of Garrotxa, near Girona. The town's importance was greater in the early Middle Ages, as capital of the county of Besalú, whose territory ...

Catalonia

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Welcome to Catalonia! Catalonia (or Catalunya) is a nation that covers an area of 32,000 km² in the northeast of Spain. It has borders with France and Andorra to the north, Aragon to the west and Valencia to the so...