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

This article is about 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 Catalan side we speak about Terra Alta Comarca to define the territory where we …

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 …

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

During our trips across Camp de Tarragona region we haven't discovered only little authentic villages but in parallel many beautiful medieval castles too. Gaia is one of the rivers running through the region of Tarragona, and in the 10th and 11th centuries played a strategic role, as it made a natural border between the County …

Altafulla – The town of thousand magic gates on Costa Daurada, in Catalonia, Spain

Altafulla is mainly known because of its beach. Costa Daurada itelf is famous for the sandy coastline and lovely beaches, but this territory is much more than that. And besides their amazing and not that much-spoiled beaches, there are a lot of interesting spots among its historical villages and towns. Altafulla is a very good …