Tag Archive: Katalonien

Costa Brava: Top 5- Highlights die man gesehen haben muss

Sich vom Norden Barcelonas bis hin zur spanisch-französischen Grenze erstreckend, ist die Costa Brava unumstritten eine von Spaniens schönsten Küsten. Sogar auf dem absoluten Höhepunkt der Hochsaison, können Sonnenanbeter noch unangetastete Buchen finden. Diese wunderschöne reizvolle Landschaft Kataloniens bietet außerdem spektakuläre Küstenwanderwege, charmante Fischerdörfer, eine exquisite Gastronomie und einige von Spaniens besten Stränden. Man kann […]

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City Portrait: Girona

Nestled into the hills and rivers of Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia lies Girona. This picturesque little city is filled with cultural treasures and surrounded with exceptional natural beauty. Many visitors to Catalonia choose to bypass its cobbled streets, heading directly to bigger and flashier Barcelona…but those who make the stop are glad they did! […]

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Jewel in the crown: The Costa Brava’s Castell de Peralada festival

Music and theater lovers of all tastes will find something to sing to their senses at the Castell de Peralada festival.  Each summer, this month-long menagerie of live shows has transformed the picturesque town of La Peralada, in the Girona province into a vibrant global stage. From traditional to trendy, opera to popular, the festival […]

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La Castanyada: Catalunya’s autumn ritual

All Hallow’s Eve is known by many different names around the world: in America, it’s Halloween; in Mexico it the Day of the Dead; and in the Spanish region of Catalunya, it’s La Castanyada. Here, the holiday is rooted in remembering loved ones who have passed away, but the real fun of La Castanyada is […]

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Stairway to heaven: Catalonia’s astounding human towers

Pass through a plaza in Barcelona or Tarragona, or any number of Catalan towns and villages during a local festival and you could be in for a breathtaking sight: local men, women and children standing on each other’s shoulders up to ten tiers high. The human tower or castell (“castle” in Catalan) is a mind-bogglingly […]

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Barcelona culture: The Grec Festival 2016

The reasons to visit (and fall in love with) Barcelona and the surrounding region of Catalonia are endless…sun-drenched beaches, centuries of architecture, cuisine to delight all tastes, shopping galore, and world-class culture, to name just a few. And those visiting Barcelona in July have yet another attraction. From July 1 to 31, the Grec Festival […]

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Calçotadas in Catalonia: Warm up with a winter tradition

The Catalonian countryside has so much to offer visitors: everything from rolling green hills, to snow-capped mountain peaks, to seemingly endless vineyards waving in the breeze. Charming masias (rural homes built of stone that often date back centuries) dot the landscapes and, in the winter, billows of fragrant smoke escape from the chimneys. They look […]

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