Address: RC N-340 Km.1172 , Catalonia, 43008, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Catalonia

Jet Set @ Sitges

A travel blog entry by superzoom on Aug 07, 2011

7 comments, 39 photos

... from the city by train (20 miles); and I used to answer that I will do it in summer. Well, hot weather has arrived, it's time to take out the swimming suit, and so I finally went to Sitges, a charming place that attracts royalty people as well as artists, honeymooners, jet set people, backpacker and tourists. They’ve told me that carnival festivities here are astonishing and that you will ...

Day trip to Sitges

A travel blog entry by jane.keeves on May 27, 2011

37 photos

... the views, we made a bad decision on a restaurant - a very disappointing lunch - white asparagus (out of a tin!) for starters and it didn't get much better after that. Richard spent the whole time on his i-phone writing a review for TripAdvisor!!! Even the wine was disappointing - it tasted like water - we didn't even drink it, that's how bad it was!!! We did make a comment to the waiter that we didn't think it was very good and he came back later to tell us that it was "fine" ...

Architecture and Art

A travel blog entry by simonharris on Oct 22, 2008

... and frescoes, but by the end of the 19th century vandalism and the elements had deteriorated them so much that they had to be saved. Using a process known as strappo, they were removed from their original sites and can now be viewed at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) on Montju´c in Barcelona and the Museu Episcopal in Vic. Both these museums also contain wonderful collections of Catalan Gothic art, which dates from the late 13th to the early 15th ...


A travel blog entry by simonharris on Oct 12, 2008

... to the whole peninsula. 821 BC - The Romans oust Hannibal and his Carthaginians from Catalonia and make their capital first in Emp˙ries and later in Tarraco, modern Tarragona. They divide the Peninsula into two: Hispania Citerior (more or less modern Catalunya) and Hispania Ulterior (the rest of the Peninsula). 200-100 BC - The Romans build the Via Augusta road, which connects Southern Spain with Rome. The political and ...

The Catalan Language

A travel blog entry by simonharris on Oct 10, 2008

1 comment

... French and Italian words, parlar, parler, and parlare respectively, however, are rooted in the Vulgar Latin term parabolare. Furthermore, Catalan is a pure Latin language with no Arabic sounds, unlike Castilian which was influenced by the Moors for 800 years, meaning that around 15% of Castilian words are of Arabic origin. For example, all Spanish words that begin with 'al' (alcachofa - artichoke, alfombra - carpet) have an Arabic root ...