Posted by: links on Nov 15, 2011
Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain. It is part of theCatalan Pre-Costal Range. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1,236 m), Montgrós (1 ,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m). The mountain is the namesake for the Carribean island of Montserrat.
2. Teatru-Museu Dalí
The Dalí Theatre-Museum, the largest surrealistic object in the world, occupies the building of the former Municipal Theatre, a 19th century construction which was destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. On its ruins, Dalí decided to create his museum. The museum is located in Figueres.
3. Vall de Núria
La Vall de Núria is a south-opening valley coming down from the crest of the Pyrenees within the municipality of Queralbs, province of Girona.The floor of the valley lies about 2000 meters above sea level, and is accessible from the south via a rack railway or by foot, and from France to the north by footpaths. There are no roads to access the valley. The place is historically notable for the 1931 drafting of the first Catalan Statue of Autonomy, in the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Núria.
4. Alt Penedés
Alt Penedès is a comarca in Catalonia. The capital is Vilafranca del Penedes. It is situated in the Penedes Depression on the left bank of the Foix River, and on the main axis of communication from Barcelona to Valencia, served by a RENFE railway line (L4) and by the AP-7 autopista as well as by the C-243 and C-244 roads to Vilanova y la Geltru and Igualda respectively.
5. Begur and its neighbourhood
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix emporda in Batalonia. Begur has 3,986 inhabitants. It is an important tourist attraction, during the summer, the population can exceed 40,000 people. Despite of its touristic character, the village has an important historical remnants that go back in early history. The castle of Begur is a good example of medieval remains. The castle was constructed in the 16th and 17th century. The town of Begur also includes Esclanyà (with a Roman town centre), Aiguafreda, Sa Riera, Sa Tuna, Aiguablava and Fornells. Some of the most prestigious beaches of the Costa Brava can be found here.
Tarragona is the capital of the Spanish province of the same name and the capital of the Catalan comarca Tarragones. In the medieval and modern times it was the capital of theVegueria of Tarragona. The Roman ruins of Tarraco have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Girona is a city in the northeast of Catalonia, at the confluence of the rivers Ter, Onyar, Galligants and Guell. It is the capital of the province of the same name and of the comarca of the Girones. Lies 99 km (62 mi) on north-east from Barcelona. There is an ancient cathedral, which stood on the site of the present one, was used by the Moors as a mosque, and after their final expulsion was either entirely remodelled or rebuilt. The old fortifications are another popular sight.
Empúries formerly known by its Spanish name Ampurias. It was founded in 575 BC by Greek colonists from Phocaea with the name of Ἐμπόριον (Emporion, meaning "market", cf.emporion). It was later occupied by the Romans, but in the early middle age, when its exposed coastal position left it open to marauders, the town was abandoned. The ruins are midway between the Costa Brava town of L'Escala and the tiny village of Sant Martí. There are good car parking facilities and the site may be reached by a traffic-free coastal walk from L'Escala.
9. Port Aventura
PortAventura is a theme park that attracts around 3 million visitors per year making it the most visited theme park in Spain. PortAventura Park is also the 6th most visited theme park in Europe. The resort also includes PortAventura Aquatic Park and four hotels.
10. Costa Daurada and Sitges
La Costa Dorada (Daurada in Catalan). The 20 towns that make up the Costa Dorada cover a marine littoral 216 kilometers long, 786 hectares of spacious beaches with clean fine sand and transparent shallow water. Sitges is one most important tourist resorts on the Catalan Coast. It has managed to preserve its scenic ambience and its artistic and cultural heritage.