On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region – part II.

Vilaseca On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region

We are here to continue our article about the castles worth visiting in Camp de Tarragona region. In the first part - On the route of the castles in Camp de Tarragona region - part I., we have covered the castles of Tamarit, Calafell, Ferran, Altafulla, and El Catllar, and in this article, we will …

7 villages in Matarraña and Terra Alta: a cultural border territory

This article is about a route along some of the most interesting villages in Matarraña and Terra Alta, an amazing natural and cultural region in North-Eastern Spain. This region is split into two political regions (Aragon and Catalunya) but it has a common history, cultural similarities and its inhabitants speak the same language. In the …

Farena – the fairy tale village of the Prades Mountains

Beautiful stone houses in Farena

On a sunny day, when actually the forecast said rain for the whole day, we decided to go for a round trip into the Prades Mountains. The Prades Mountains, also known as Muntanyes de Prades, is a large calcareous mountain massif straddling the comarcas of Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Conca de Barberà, Garrigues and Priorat, in Catalonia. These mountains have characteristic large …

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 …

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