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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...

Restaurant Miramar in Llançà

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Promotional video of Miramar Restaurant by Paco Pérez, in Llançà (Costa Brava). This video is a promotional advertisement. Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or ...

Panellets for All Saints Day

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The 1st of November is celebrated in Catalonia as the day of 'Tots Sants' (All Saints Day), a festivity where families gather to honour the memory of those who have passed away but also a tradition that comes with its...

Tapas… are really our way of life?

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For chef 7 Michelin-star, Santi Santamaria, with 2 restaurants in Catalonia, 1 in Madrid, 1 in Toledo, 1 in Dubai and 1 in Singapore, tapas are for tourists. "We prefer more to deeply experience dishes", he states. Sa...

Recipes: suquet de peix

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Salt, parsley, garlic, oil, tomato and paprika are mixed together to create a simple Catalan classic fish recipe in this speedy dish from BBC cookery show Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escape. Suquet de Peix is a fish...

Popular Xatonada in Calafell

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Xató (pronounced sha-toh) is a Catalan dish traditionally eaten in January and February, the two coldest months, during which the Catalans find the sharp taste stimulating and warming, although they ordinarily use ver...

Catalans and fish and fruits of the sea

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Catalonia has always made the most of the resources offered by the sea. The Mediterranean has given to the Catalans a great variety of marine species, up to 120. The most popular fish are small hake, sardines, John Do...

Sardines and anchovies from the Mediterranean

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Catalonia has always made the most of the resources offered by the sea. The Mediterranean has given to the Catalans a great variety of marine species, up to 120. The most popular fish are small hake, sardines, John Do...

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...

What do you really know about Barcelona?

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More information: http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/ http://www.bcn.cat/english/laciutat/barcelona/welcome.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona http://wikitravel.org/en/Barcelona http://www.flickr.com/photo...

Prawn from Palamós

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A decapod crustacean of the species Aristeus antennatus, it is bright red and is caught between the cape of Begur and Ridaura river (Platja d'Aro), where the Comfraria de Pescadors de Palamós (Fishing Confraternity) w...

TBEX Europe, the Costa Brava in 3 words

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This video is a promotional advertisement. Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of th...

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 ...

Mushroom hunting

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Mushroom hunting is a popular activity in Catalonia, where a mushroom hunter is called boletaire. There is a tradition of going to hunt mushrooms (bolets) as a family or group in the fall, after the rains marking the ...

Pals rice

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Rice has been cultivated in Pals since the 15th century, most probably having been brought to the region by Arabs from Valencia. In the late 18th century landowners tried to clamp down on rice cultivation in an attemp...

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

How to make patates braves

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More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patatas_bravas http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1177/patatas-bravas http://www.timeout.com/barcelona/food-and-drink/patatas-bravas-the-best-in-barcelona Video: ...

Family tourism destinations

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More information: http://www.discoveringbarcelona.info http://www.catalunya.com/what-to-do/family-holiday http://megustacompartir.catalunya.com/en/descobreix-catalunya/productes/familiar/ http://www.mumabroad.co...

Kitesurfing in La Costa Brava

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This season we can enjoy the Kitesurf and Hydrofoil board, the new sensation to glide over the water. Some do it in one of the best places in the world for this sport, the beach in Sant Pere Pescador, accompanied by S...

Diving in La Costa Brava

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The Costa Brava is the perfect place for water activities. This time we are going to the beatiful town of Palamós to discover this fantastic water activities on beautiful waters. The audio is in Catalan yet the vid...

Costa Brava 2013 theme summer song

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The Tourist Board of Costa Brava-Girona presents "La mar d'amunt", the summer song of 2013 for promoting the tourism industry in this region, by popular music group Projecte Nu. A cool theme sung in Catalan with a lot...

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 ...

Catalonia Experience

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Series of short TV ads about what Catalonia has to offer. Ambience sound. Video: © amiconi  Source: https://vimeo.com/6697842

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

New Year’s Eve traditions

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Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLXSmFIho54

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

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...

An intimate view of Sitges

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Happens in Sitges: Sitges International Film Festival (around October), Vintage Cars Rally Barcelona-Sitges (around March), Carnival (around February), Gay Pride Parade (around June) More information: http://www...

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 ...

Romantic 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; ...