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

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 …

Rice with what? – On the route of Spanish rice dishes

Let's start with a basic fact. I'm originally coming from a country (Hungary), where people don't really eat rice. Especially me. Nevertheless, I discovered the route of Spanish rice dishes. Yes, we can find rice there too, usually as a cheap side dish, but just imagine the most boring plain white rice, lacking any culinary …

Farena – the fairy tale village of the Prades Mountains

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)

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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