CATALONIA, COSTA BRAVA & BARCELONA (SPAIN)
Best known apart from the capital,
is of course theMediterranean coast,
, with ample beaches and mildclimate, doubtlessly a first rate touristic attraction. One shouldn'tforget anyhow that Catalonia offers as well high mountain rangessuch as the
in the north.
has a very markedculture of its own, most evidently of Mediterranean tradition, and isdistinguished of most other Spanish regions in several aspects, not at least byits language,
is Catalunya’s capital. Catalunya is an autonomousregion inside Spain, with its own language, culture and history. Catalunya was the firstnation in the world to have a parliament (called Consell de Cent), which made the laws thateven the King had to follow.The 200-Km coastline of the
is certainly one of the most famous Spanish coasts,stretching from the north of Barcelona over the province of Girona. It is of great natural beauty, with steep cliffsand romantic small coves.The range of proposals in terms of sights, entertainment, sport, culture and cuisine is endless. Medieval villageslike Pals or
go side by side with the beauty of the coves and cliffs of Begur, Palafrugell,
is considered by many themost lively, brilliant, active, dynamiccity at the forefront of the universe.These are some of its highlights.
There are many examplesof modernist architecture in town.Among the things you mustn’t miss: LaPedrera, La Casa Batlló and LaSagrada Familia.
Narrowstreets, medieval buildings, the mostfashionable shops; the perfect place toget lost walking during the day time,and to enjoy the amazing night life.
Ciutat Vella centralavenue, popular for human statues,and the unique mix of all kinds ofpeople.
pride themselves on goodeating, its excellent gastronomy ischaracterized by seafood, rice dishes,wines of great international reputationand traditional desserts like the famous
"Crema Catalana". Y
ou will find someof Spain's finest restaurants here, likethe world famous Ferran Adrià’s “ElBulli” in Roses. The region's cuisine features unusual dishes like
goose with pears
lobster with chicken
and a great variety of
are producedhere, and Catalan sparkling wines
are favourite celebratory wines around the world.