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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...