Friday, April 20, 2012

CATALONIA: GUIMERÀ

Guimerà is a medieval village located in an area of Catalonia known as La Ruta del Cister (the Cistercian Route). The name of this route comes from the artistic and cultural heritage of three Cistercian monasteries: Santes Creus, Poblet and Vallbona de les Monges.

The real attraction of Guimerà is the medieval heart of the town, a maze of narrow streets which go up to the gothic church of Santa Maria and the watchtower.

Walking through its streets crossed by covered galleries or balconies, its well preserved arches, stairs and stone houses with decorative elements from doors and windows make you relive ancient times.


The medieval village of Guimerà
Overview of Guimerà, a medieval village you can discover along La Ruta del Cister (the Cistercian Route). Here it can be seen the gothic church of Santa Maria and the watch tower

Plaça Major in Guimerà
Plaça Major in Guimerà

Covered gallery beside La Plaça Major of Guimerà
Covered gallery beside La Plaça Major of Guimerà

Stone houses in Guimerà
Stone houses in Guimerà

Stairs to the gothic church of Santa Maria in Guimerà
Going up to the gothic church of Santa Maria in Guimerà

Gothic church of Santa Maria in Guimerà
Gothic church of Santa Maria in Guimerà


Gothic doorway of the church of Santa Maria in Guimerà
Gothic doorway of the church of Santa Maria in Guimerà

View of Santa Maria church from the watchtower
From the watchtower the views of Santa Maria church and the medieval village of Guimerà were fantastic

 Hostal Sant Jordi in Guimerà
We had lunch in Hostal Sant Jordi in Guimerà. We really enjoyed our meal



Besides, if you like medieval villages like the one of this post or medieval architecture, clicking on the next links you will find more beautiful villages and fantastic medieval monasteries in Catalonia:

- Medieval villages

- Medieval Monasteries


Finally, clicking on the next link you will find links to other beautiful places in Catalonia.



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