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WorldSet routes to follow medieval Catalonia in first person

Set routes to follow medieval Catalonia in first person

Catalonia tea a medieval arrival undeniable, thanks to a time in history that is going to become part of our home. Arreu del territori trobem llocs with inevitably a great historical value, but also a great aesthetic elevation and a very special charm. Besides towns we also trobem castells and fortificationshere with baluards, guard towers or rock castles, with meadows in runes, with meadows with a spectacular state of conservation.

On many occasions, everyone is located at the enemy’s unrivaled natural landscapes, may they give you a bigger beautiful face. Per tot fold, we propose various routes to discover and retrace medieval Catalonia in the first person: from the itineraries by foot or by bicycle on one or several days, we end on tours to visit the main castles of the territory related to motor transport.

The Cistercian Route

Start with one of the great references in this area. The Cistercian Route identifies a specific territory format for the regions of l’Alt Camp, Conca de Barberà i l’Urgell and its six 65 municipalities, a tourist proposal created in 1989. The conjugation rau in the fet that cadascuna of the regions is a cistercenc monestir: Santes Creus, Poblet i Vallbona de les Mongesthe most emblematic of this order to Northern Catalonia.

He GR 175 It is a total trip that adds up to 105 kilometers per person on foot and 108 kilometers per person on BTT. The circular traffic presents 4 variants for the traffic of cyclists and with the signal, with a description in both senses of the law. It also offers connections to other GR and PR senders in the region.

These three key points of the route really serve as an “esquer” for a journey that goes beyond the monestirs. The Cistercian Route allows you to discover the richness of the landscape, the tradition, the monuments… of these indrets, marks of nature, wines and caves, territory and heritage.

Via del Nicolau

The recovered via del Nicolau or via Nicolau del Berguedà It allows the family to travel between Guardiola de Berguedà and Sant Joan de l’Avellanet. Pass through wooded areas, tunnels and walkways (including a 35 m cable). The route begins at Bagàmedieval point of reference: the return visit to the monastery of Sant Llorenç passes through Guardiola and Terradelles, to return along the road from Bagà to Berga.

Bagà is worth a visit to the seva porxed square, and a cultural offer of the town. In our case, of special interest Medieval and Cathars center or a self-guided route through the medieval center and the church of Sant Esteve, along with the center of the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park or the Sala de les Paintings of the Palau de Pinós.

In this location we have a core urban area of ​​the city clearly differentiated from the ancient medieval part, with streets that guard much of charm, built under the Palau dels Pinós and within the ancient walls. The porched square, the Galceran de Pinós square, has an extraordinary beauty, along with buildings of notable antiquity. Molts coneixen it to be the epic sort of the Ultra Pirineu course.

D’Arbúcies to the Castell de Montsoriu

If the medieval period is marked by a building, these are obviously the castells, but now we propose to visit the one of Montsoriu, the largest Gothic castle in Catalonia, in the La Selva region. This visit allows you to discover what life was like in one of the great castles of the Middle Ages, which stands on the damunt of a tower of 632 meters of altitude and dins of the Montseny Natural Park. Considered one of the great fortresses of the Mediterranean, it was the great palau residence of the vescomtes of Cabrera. In the 10th century there was a fortified watchtower at the Montsoriu tower, while Bernat II de Cabrera was the architect of the great expansion in the 14th century from the 15th century onwards.

We propose the tram Arbúcies – Montsoriu that Tourdera proposes. It is a demanding tram, 8 km long, if the option is for the variants planned. you hikedor 13 km if it is fa pels camins aptes per bicycles. Cal add the cumulative positive slopes, which exceed 500 meters if the woman is on foot. There are exclusive variants for hikers who are unable to access the bike.

The bicycle tram is longer than the hiking tram, and has a cumulative gradient of 336 m and a cumulative descent of 329 m, which is why it should be considered a demanding tram as well. In both cases, start at a small square in Arbúcies, where various services are available, and there is plenty of room to park.

Routes per Rupit

I went from a castle to a town that maintained its medieval essence and splendor. Rupit (Osona) is an idyllic village for visitors, with 285 inhabitants, and which stands out especially for its six beautiful stone houses in an extraordinary natural setting. Stone façades, whipped balconies, full of colors and streets with enchanting fans of this quest are an obligatory visit, along with the connected peninsula that connects the two coasts of the town and passes over the river.

The 17th century church of Sant Miquel is one of the town’s joys, with an impressive baroque altarpiece that will be initially installed in the church of Sant Esteve d’Olot. From the Rupit nucli it is possible to take a small excursion to the spectacular Romanesque construction of the church of Sant Joan de Fàbregues, from the 11th century. It is that from this point we can take various routes to its natural environment, bothEspai Natural de les Guilleries-Savassona to touch.

We propose this Wikiloc circular that happens pel castell de l’Envestida, the cingles of Castellet and the salt of Sallent, the highest waterfall in Catalonia, with a 15-meter drop, located 5 km from Rupit. It has a distance of 12 km and 400 m of positive slope, marked by easy difficulty according to the user. The bid at the top of the Castell de l’Envestida is not advisable for people who suffer from vertigo.

The Transpyrenean

If we think about medieval Catalonia, one of the most paradigmatic excursions is the Transpyrenean, the trail of the GR 1 long-distance trail, the itinerary of which reaches 355 kilometers to the south of Catalonia, which we can follow on foot or by bicycle. In this case, it crosses the southern face of the Pyrenees from the Greco-Roman ruins of Empúries to the spectacular Congost of Mont-rebei, the natural border between Osca and Lleida.

The visit to the medieval town of Besalu (Garrotxa) is one of the most important forts on this route. Here we can find a complete guided tour of the historic center of the city, passing through the neighborhood, the church of the monestir de Sant Pere, among other attractions. I will also passarem per Ripoll On, in addition to the monastery, the historical core has an attractive medieval character, among other attractions.

The route passes through several hills in the medieval period and is about to begin. TO l’Espunyola (Berguedà), for example, with a Romanesque church and a castle built between the 13th and 16th centuries and declared Bé Cultural d’Interès Nacional. Also for the population of Sant Joan de les Abadesses (Bages), which kept its medieval passat preserving many buildings, streets, walls… and all medieval nomenclature.

The medieval nucli of Besalú. Tourism Garrotxa

The route of the castles of Catalonia

As we have commented on other occasions, Catalonia is a land of castells and fortaleses: There are six hundred escampats in all its territory. Foren construïts en la mateixa època, por que casa nostra es possiblă retracing a route of the medieval castles, as we propose on this occasion.

This tour will help you discover the interiors of some of the most important castles in the Catalan territory, which are located in the various provinces, and will answer all the doubts and questions that are being asked about this time.

It’s tracta d’una non-circular route i of an ascending character, which in this case farem utilitzant a motor transport and road transport. It is possible to carry out the entire series on several days, or to visit each of the countries individually. Passa per Cardona, Figueres, Foradada, Miravet, Montesquiu i Peralada.

The Comtal Pyrenees

I ended up with another route that will take you to various parts of the territory, in this case centered on the mountain. It is tract of the Comtal Pyrenees routewhich will serve to discover Catalan history through the indescribable medieval identity of our land.

The valleys located in the south of the Pyrenees will create an identity own in the medieval period. According to the Fem Turisme portal, during this time more than 2,000 churches, monasteries and Romanesque civil buildings have been built, both of which have unique collections of paintings, most of which are found in the National Museum of Art of Catalonia.

The route is proposed in two trams. The first, the route of north, passes through the comptat of Empúries, Besalú and Ripoll, Berga, La Seu d’Urgell and Pallars-Sobirà, through these five days. Pel que fa a la ruta del souththe five days are distributed in Ribagorça, Pallars Jussà, Cardona, Osona and Girona capital.

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