Gala-Dalí Castle, Púbol

The main entrance to Gala and Salvador Dalí's castle in Púbol

The Gala-Dalí Castle at Púbol is one of the three vertices of the so-called Dalinian triangle. More sombre and austere than the couple’s home in Portlligat. The castle was Gala’s private refuge and contains a collection of her dresses, personal belongings and works of art which Dalí painted for her. History of the Gala-Dalí Castle …

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Cardona Castle and Salt Mountain Cultural Park

View of Cardona castle and the surrounding hills on a cloudy autumn afternoon, 100km from Barcelona

Perched on a hilltop 95km from Barcelona, Cardona Castle is a popular day-trip for local families who come to explore the medieval castle and visit the nearby salt mine. For thousands of years salt was one of the most valuable commodities and during the Middle Ages Cardona castle was home to one of the wealthiest …

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Lleida – Cathedrals, Castles and a Medieval Dungeon

Photo of the Catalan city of Lleida taken from one of the bridges which span the River Segre. The city is dominated by the impressive medieval Seu Vella cathedral and castle which dominate the city.

Despite being only 150km from Barcelona on the main road to Madrid and with high-speed train links to both cities. Lleida is one of those places which just tends to get overlooked. Certainly I’ve driven past on numerous occasions without ever giving it so much as a second glance. Earlier this month my partner and …

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