Sunday, November 30, 2008

CATALONIA: BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES AND PLACES (II)

In this post I will show you some of the most beautiful cities, villages and places of Catalunya I visited until now. You will find more pictures and information clicking on the links below.


Barcelona

Lleida

Girona




Rupit

Overview of the charming medieval village of Rupit



Pantà de Sau
View of The Pantà de Sau (Sau reservoir) from Tavertet



Tavertet

Typical stone house in Tavertet



Castelldefels

Castelldefels beach is almost 5km long. On de right, the marina of Port Ginesta



Sitges

Beach of Sitges with the palms of the promenade and the romanic church in the background


Sunset from the romanic church of Sitges

Girona

Cathedral of Girona from the city walls


Cathedral of Girona from one of the bridges over the Onyar river


Aigüestortes National Park

A snowcapped mountain in Aigüestortes


Under a lovely day, the landscape looked even more fascinating


A wooden bridge over one of the brooks of Aigüestortes

A beautiful snow-covered landscape in Aigüestortes


Another brook in Aigüestortes. The murmur of the fresh water was really pleasing


View of The Estany Long (Long lake), the end point of our day trip


Vall de Boí



Overview of the valley from the village of Boí with a snowcapped mountain on the horizon


Sant Climent de Taüll, one of the most charming churches of Catalonia



Santa Maria de Taüll, another nice romanic church


Santa Maria d'Erill la Vall has one of the higher bell tower of the romanic churches of the valley

Camprodon

Pont nou de Camprodon, a stone bridge over the Ter river



Setcases (Camprodon Valley)

Typical stone houses of Setcases, a lovely village of Camprodon Valley

Ripoll


Santa Maria de Ripoll monastery is really well-preserved


Church of Santa Maria de Ripoll monastery


Cloister of the monastery



Tossa de Mar


Overview of Tossa de Mar from the Ronda Way (Camí de Ronda). On the left, the old city with the walls and the castle

La Garrotxa - Olot

The gorg of Sant Aniol d'Aguja


Gorge of Moli de Murris, one of the most beautiful (even almost heavenly) places I saw in La Garrotxa

Besalú

Bridge of Besalu, one of the most beautiful medieval villages of Catalonia