The Hungarian Queen of the Vallbona Abbey

About the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona Vallbona Abbey, otherwise the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona (Catalan: Santa Maria de Vallbona de les Monges; Spanish: El Real Monasterio de Santa María de Vallbona), is a Cistercian nunnery in Vallbona de les Monges, in the comarca of Urgell, Catalonia, Spain. Founded in the early 12th century, and built between then and the 14th century, it is one of …

Interview with Xavier Mejuto, CEO of Itinere Tarragona, a tourist experience agency

Itinere Tarragona

Xavier Mejuto Xavier Mejuto is the CEO of Itinere Tarragona, a company created more than 20 years ago to provide routes around the heritage of Tarragona. The offer of Itinere Tarragona is attractively presented on its website. We wanted to meet Xavier to know more about what the city can offer, how the locals live …

Tarraco Romana II. A Roman heritage route in Tarragona Province

Roman route in Tarragona Province

This is a Roman route in Tarragona Province. Actually this is the second part of our article about a Roman itinerary in Tarragona city. We will follow this time in this route the path of the main preserved monuments of Roman times in the nearby area of Tarragona. Some of these spots obtained on November …

A day trip to New York (of the Priorat – La Vilella Baixa, Catalonia)

Vilella Baixa Besides the Obvious

La Vilella Baixa lies in the east of the Priorat region, nestling beneath the Montsant massif, and two rivers meet right in the middle of the village: the Montsant and the Riuet d'Escaladei. Whaaat?! New York?! 😉 La Vilella Baixa The Catalan writer Josep Maria Espinàs, in one of his first travel books, renamed the …