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Benedictines and Cistercians: The Reconquest in the South of Catalonia.

Sleeping room in the benedictine monastery of PobletThroughout the 12th century, the counts of Barcelona made a fresh drive against the reigning moors, thereby extending their re-conquests towards the south. The cities of Tarragona and Lleida were taken, as was the whole region up to the Ebro River. Continue reading

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Siurana, the final redoubt of the Moorish Queen.

Village Siurana

 The little village of Siurana, with its old houses and cobbled streets, evokes all the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The Moorish kings ended their reign in this region’s lands. Continue reading

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Bicycle trip round the Ebro Delta.

Restaurant on the seaThe Ebro Delta is an extensive, flatland to the south of Catalonia, which apart from its beaches, provides Continue reading

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Swimming in wild rivers, in Southern Catalonia.

Swimming places in the river near Arnes

In southern Catalonia, one finds  the ‘Parque Natural de los Ports de Beseit’ and massif: high, wild mountains , between which flow various rivers of crystal clear water that provide numerous opportunities for swimming. Continue reading

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