What to do in Landscapes Barcelona
In this ancient country we're passionate about protecting and celebrating our festivals and traditions. We enjoy our great Mediterranean climate, sea, landscape and traditions with festive, joyful and infectious enthusiasm! Drop everything and join us as we usher in the main festivals of our towns and cities. In addition to paying homage to the local patron saint, you can enjoy plenty of other activities in these popular and inclusive festivals: street parades, gegants and capgrossos (papier mâché giant and "big head" figures), trabucaires (bandits carrying blunderbuss guns), music, dancing, diables (groups of people dressed as devils who set off fireworks) and spectacular human towers.
If you’re the sort of person who enjoys combining cultural visits in cities with nature excursions, here are four of the routes favoured by Barcelona locals, who also like to get away from it all and enjoy the outdoors, especially when these beauty spots are so close to home. These routes offer something for everyone and, like almost every other route in the country, can be enjoyed all year round.
In ancient times, when Vella Quaresma (Old Lady Lent) arrived with her seven legs poking out from under her skirt, everyone knew what it meant: it was time for fasting and abstinence! After all the excesses encouraged by the Carnestoltes (Carnival King), it was time to go on a diet, forsaking meat, eggs and milk in preparation for Easter. However, these restrictions didn’t mean that dishes were plain or basic; not by a long chalk! Our ancestors knew how to make the most of the ingredients that were allowed in order to carry on enjoying good cuisine; traditional dishes that are still made today in homes across Catalonia or at the culinary get-togethers held over the seven weeks of Lent.
The pilgrim is perhaps the most ancient kind of tourist. Motivated by a desire for spiritual growth, pilgrims walk long distances, exploring new landscapes and different cultures with the goal of achieving a more sublime reality. Nevertheless, nowadays the profile of pilgrims has diversified considerably and religious routes have become more than paths to self-knowledge. Here you have 4 routes for modern pilgrims.
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Do you need to get away from the stress of daily life and reconnect with yourself? Visit the monasteries and sanctuaries of the regions of Barcelona and immerse yourself in total peace and silence. Spend some time in these beautiful buildings, filled with works of art and surrounded by unique landscapes, and your energy levels will be soaring. Welcome to sacred territory!
Before the Romans disembarked on the coast of what we know today as Catalonia, the peoples generally referred to as the Iberians occupied the length and breadth of the area between the 6th and 1st centuries BC. They often built hilltop settlements, some of which have survived to the present day. Come and explore 4 Iberian settlements that have been turned into museum facilities. The regions of Barcelona were home to different tribes and each of these sites is devoted to one of them.
You’re sure to eat very well in the regions of Barcelona. It doesn’t matter whether you’re sampling the home cooking of grandma’s kitchen, sitting in a traditional inn or small mountain restaurant, or savouring the delights of a local fish market or the fresh produce of an outdoor market... Wherever you go, you’ll enjoy a rich blend of aromas, colours and flavours capable of satisfying the most discerning of palates. But if you’re seeking a fine dining experience of the highest order, book a table in one of the area’s Michelin-starred restaurants. There are plenty of options! Every year, new establishments in the province are awarded stars in recognition of their work.
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