Besalú – A Medieval Gem in the Heart of Catalonia

Besalu Bridge, Spain

With a population of approximately 2400 people, Besalú makes an interesting and relaxing day trip from Barcelona. As you wander the the narrow streets, it’s hard to believe that during the Middle Ages this now tranquil small town was once an important local capital. What to See in Besalú Besalu’s star attraction is without doubt …

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Windsurfing in the Bay of Roses – Sant Pere Pescador

Windsurfing in Spain - Costa Brava

Sant Pere Pescador on the the Bay of Roses is one of Spain’s most popular windsurfing venues and a regular feature on the PWA world tour. The wide bay and 5km sandy beach are ideal for windsurfers of all ages and abilities. Prevailing Winds The combination of beautiful scenery, enviable wind stats and cheap flights …

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Catalonia’s National Day – La Diada de Catalunya

A group of Japanese tourists "going native" in Barcelona - 11 September 2013

Every year on the 11th of September, thousands of Barcelona residents take to the streets to celebrate a public holiday called La Diada de Catalunya or National Day of Catalonia. Often refered to as simply La Diada, the day comemorates the fall of Barcelona to the French and Castilian troops of Phillip V of Spain during the war …

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Badalona’s Fish-Kite Mural

The "pez-comets" mural - street art in Badalona

The impressive Fish-Kite mural was painted in 2010 by a group of artists from the Identidad(es) initiative. The initiative was sponsored by Badalona city council and aimed to develop social cohesion through several different urban art projects. The mural was painted on the exterior walls of four terraced houses in the Barri Groc district of Badalona, …

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Windsurfing on the Ebro Delta

Windsurfing on the Delta de Ebro

The Ebro Delta National Park is located 160km south of Barcelona. It is an important wetland habitat and home to about 300 species of birds. It is also one of Spain’s main rice growing areas. The strong north easterly Mestral winds which blow regularly from autumn to spring make the area popular with windsurfers and …

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