Catalonia Today

The secrets of Cardona’s salt mountain

The Salt Mountain is a unique natural phenomenon on the planet that grows as rain erodes it. Its 120 metres in height are just the tip of a huge diapir (a geological structure consisting of mobile material...

Cerdanya: the great valley of the Pyrenees

Josep Pla wrote: “La Cerdanya is one of the most beautiful, finest counties in Catalonia. It is a large bowl, structured on the course of the Segre, with the quirky feature of dropping slightly, gently,...

Hostalric and the legacy of the Cabreras

In 1810, Hostalric was on the verge of disappearing. French troops commanded by Pierre François Augereau, who were obsessed with gaining entry into Girona and considered the town to be the city’s first...

A birthplace and refuge of writers

In the words of the writer Montserrat Roig: “Blanes is a town full of history and literature”. Few places can boast of having welcomed and been a source of inspiration for authors as prolific as those...

Sea and mountain hand in hand

Having been historically distanced from inland routes, the seaside town of Tossa has always been relatively isolated from major conflicts and, despite being the target of pirate attacks, maintained an...

Banyoles, the city of the lake

The city of Banyoles grew up in the shadow of a Benedictine abbey. It was at the beginning of the ninth century that the Abbot Bonitus received this village from Count Odiló and built a temple dedicated...

A trip to the Middle Ages in Baix Empordà

Many of the towns in the Baix Empordà region remain impregnated with the feudal aroma that shaped them. We propose a route that passes through 10 towns retaining the essence of the Middle Ages.In the...

Figueres: a city devoted to Dalí

The story goes that the Figueres Dalí Theatre-Museum came to be after the city’s mayor Ramon Guardiola asked Salvador Dalí for artworks so he could open a room bearing his name in the Empordà Museum....

The Devesa and the Ter, a perfect match

The Devesa and Ribes del Ter parks are the lungs of the city of Girona. A walk through these two large green areas allows you to discover the Devesa, the largest urban park in Catalonia, located between...