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    Train Lleida - Pobla de Segur

    by xtarafa Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a quite escenic trip by train. It goes from Lleida to La Pobla de Segur on the foot of the Pyrinees.
    The trip take a couple of hours. Once there, you can come back or try to reach some of the most scenics places of the Pyrinees such as Parc Nacional d'Aigues Tortes i Sant Maurici. However, communications are no so good (just a few buses).
    On the way, the train passes close to a couple of marshes and through Congost de Terradets (Terradets canyon) very good place for climbing. Also stops in Ager, town with interesting romanesque architecture. There is also some Mountain Bike routes which passes close to some of the train stations.
    An old railway station (Cellers) has become an hostel for climbers, walkers and mountain bikers, so there is plenty to do there.

    For timetable check at http://www.renfe.es

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    Horta de Sant Joan

    by Peret Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In the county of "Terra Alta" (highlands, in catalan), there's a little village having a very specyal beauty: Horta de Sant Joan or Horta d'Ebre. The landscape, with the mountains of "Besseit" in the back, is really amazing.

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    Prades

    by Peret Updated Nov 9, 2006

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    Prades is a little village of 500 inhabitants in a quite inexplored zone of Catalonia, between the Priorat and the Conca de Barberà. It has a very peculiar feature. All the buildings are builded in red stone, a very plentiful kind of stone in this area. The walls are very beautiful, and it has a very charmer squarre with a known fountein in.

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    Siurana - a wonderfull village in the mountains

    by sgershtein Written Oct 31, 2006

    Siurana is a small and very old village located high in the mountains of Priorat. It's only a few houses and the old church. The views there are extremely beautiful. We were very glad we decided to go there. Very few tourists, you can just walk around and enjoy the beauty.

    They say they produce unique olive oil there also named Siurana, but it was not on sale in a local small shop for some reason. Maybe it was not the right time of the year.

    We went there on a rented car. You took road C-242 to Cornudella De Montsant and then turn to Siurana. The mountain road is not hard at all if the weather is good.

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    ancient water supplies.

    by cachaseiro Updated Jun 16, 2006

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    when hiking the mountains you can take advantage of the ancient watering holes that has been killing the thirst of the hiking crowds for centuries.
    the water from these places is also a lot tastier than what you get in bottles.

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    The Placard for the Memorial

    by dlandt Updated Mar 23, 2005

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    The placard reads, roughly (and my thanks to Isabella once again) "Remember their Courage and Sacrifice" and seems to indicate that the honorees of the memorial were from a given unit of Carlist soldiers which ahd been raised in the area.

    For the most part, Catalonia sided with the royalists during the Spanish Civil War. That is to say they lost, a fact that would have consequences for Catalonia through many years to come. A full examination of Catalonian participation in the war, or even just a good outline of the events leading to war is beyond the scope of a simple VT tip. Suffice it to say, that modern Spain and Catalonia seem to look with dismay on the outcome.

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    Memorial to the Spanish Civil War

    by dlandt Updated Mar 23, 2005

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    This memorial is to Carlist soldiers who perished in the Spanish Civil War. Although different people with different backgrounds and political views will disagree, the general consensus is that the wrong side won the war.

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    cambrils

    by quartinb Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    another small and charming location amongst all the others along the golden coast of catalunya. A couple of miles from Salou stands this charming location, wich offers you, a big mall at the center along with a lot of tourists surching for bargains and rememberences from Costa Daurada. At the top a small and charming marina given the place a somehow cosmopolitan look.
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    La Pineda

    by quartinb Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    another small location in costa daurada catalunya. the golden coast stretching from south of costa brava to tarragona.this place called la pineda, it's known because of the wide beach that covers about all the lenght of the place, along with a large pedestrian walk. There's also a water slide park if you apreciate it. a lot of tourist offers , hotels and restaurants, gives this place a centre location of catalunya and from there, explore all it's beauty and places.
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    tarragona

    by quartinb Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    once an important city from the roman empire still preserves a lot and outstanding roman monuments and a gorgeous monastery on the outskirts.
    tarragona deserves itself a unique pg, but only half of a sunday afternoon, does not give all the information required to develop a page like it should. i took some pics, that' s all.here's one.
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    Explore Catalunya

    by magictravelers Written Jun 21, 2004

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    Most people are not familiar with theGeographic patterns of Spain (I didn´t myself until I moved here). And most people come to visit theknown places such as Madrid, Barcelona, etc
    Barcelona is the Capital of the Autonomic Community of Catalunya, and Catalunya ha a lot more to offer than just Barcelona. I love Barcelona the City, but i enjoy even more going around Catalunya on weekends to discover those small towns that are still "vigin", hardly touched by tourists.
    One of my favorites things to do ia to visit the medieval fairs celebrayed around this AC, especially during the Summer.
    I love animals and one of those activities that not too many people know about is shepherd dog competition, done with actual sheeep in the mountains.
    To do such activities, you must rent a car in Barcelona, Tarragona or Girona.
    You can get a list of activities at the web: www.festes.org (Spanish, Catalan or English), and then get a map on hot to get the at: www.viamichelin.com (French, Italian, Dutch, English, Spanish).
    You will feel almost like Christopher Columbus discovering America!
    Enjoy!

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    More about les Fonts del Segre

    by Peret Written Aug 26, 2003

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    The landscape is great, in the middle of Pirineus, and you walk almost always close to the Segre, becoming an experience as you were accompanied for this lovely river. In the most warm days, you can also take a bath. In Llo there are also warm watter where you can take a healthy bath.
    Is not easy find information about this lovely place, but you'll find not too much, but people.

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    Les fonts del Segre

    by Peret Written Aug 26, 2003

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    In the french Catalonia, close to the border within Spain and France, there are "les fonts del Segre", this is, the fountains of the Segre. There the Segre is borned. In August you can't approach with the car too much, and you must to walk four hours from "Llo". In the other months, you can go with the car til a point from you will spend at least one hour and half. In the picture, we are out of the easy way, to enjoy more the walk, closer to the river.

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    La Garroxta

    by tessy Updated Jul 29, 2003

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    The region round Olot is full of vulcanos. There are about 40 inactive volcanos. It's also a great region for hiking, there are lots of special hiking trails. We made a stop at a parking near the volcan San Magarida. We climbed on the bottom of the vulcano and then went inside it, where is the little church!
    Don't forget the water when it's hot!
    Near there parking, there is a well, so you can fill your bottle again!

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    Tossa

    by tessy Updated Jul 19, 2003

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    Tossa was the place I loved a lot. It is not full of high hotels, it kept so more of its beauty than several other places along the coast. Sitting in a restaurant in the evening, looking on the sea, seeing the lights of the castle, having a great meal, what else do i need?

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