Until the late 19th century Gràcia was an independent town. The Passeig de Gràcia connected the city with the little town Gràcia. 1897 it got swallowed by the growing Barcelona.
The Salt mountain is located in Cardona, which is about 1 1/2h away from Barcelona. This Salt mine is one of the largest and most important ones in Europe. It is located in the Cardona’s Salt Mountain Cultural Park, which shows the outstanding natural resources and mineral heritage. This unique place is a great opportunity to see Cardona’s saline outcrops.
Cadaqués is located in Alt Empordà, Girona, Cataluña. It is on the Costa Brava and even if it just had a population of around 2000 people, up to ten times as many people live there in the high season of tourism. From rocky coasts to sandy beaches and a natural park, Cadaqués offers much for its visitors.
The “Balcón del Mediterráneo” is located in the ancient roman city Tarragona. It is the end of the Rambla Nova, which is a big Street with Cafés, Restaurants, Hotels and Shops. 40 meters above the sea, the visitor has a unique view over the “playa del miracle” (= the miracle beach)and the port. On the left is the roman amphitheater located between the green trees and the blue sea. This scenery is something very unique.
The Ferreres Aqueduct is also called the “Pont del Diable” which is Catalan and means “Bridge of the Devil”. It is an ancient Roman monument which was built in the 1st century and was part of the Roman aqueduct, built to supply water for the ancient city called Tarraco. Nowadays this city is called Tarragona and the Pont del Diable is located about 4 km north of it.
The metropolitan city Barcelona is full of art and history in form of beautiful cathedrals, museums, parks, the old town or the marvelous Mediterranean Sea. The Catalan modernist architecture is strongly represented in Barcelona. Many of these Buildings are now World Heritage Sites. One of the most famous artists is Antoni Gaudí with his works Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló or the Park Güell next to many others.
“L´ou com balla”, (the dancing egg) is an old tradition that takes place in several towns in Catalonia, during the feast of Corpus Christi.
The dancing egg is something difficult to explain , a singularity of somewhat surrealist linked to the religious tradition. But the truth is that it is very fun!
The Dalinian Triangle is the geometrical figure that would appear on a map of Catalonia if we were to draw a line between the municipalities of Púbol, Portlligat and Figueres.
Heading north up the coast from Barcelona you will find precious villages with even more impressive coastlines along the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. So pack your cooler and your umbrella and hit the beach!
There are artists, there are geniuses, there are peculiar characters, controversial, even bizarre and then there is: Salvador Dalí. This artist left the world without words and he keeps doing it after his death. Continuar leyendo “Dali”