Castellers

 

 Valls is the birthplace of human tower building ands boasts more than 200 years of tradition. Tare are three colles, one teams, in the comarca: the Vella dels Xiquets and the Joves dels Xiquets, both from Valls, and the Xiquets de la vila d'Alcover. There are two absolutely essential dates on the Valls human-tower-building agenda: Sant Joan, on June 24 th and Santa Úrsula on the third Sunday in October.

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Montserrat

 

 
 
The sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat, has its historical origins in the hermitage of Santa Maria, which Count Guifré el Pelós gave to the Monastery of Ripoll in the year 888.
In 1025, Oliba, Abbot of Ripoll and Bishop of Vic, founded a new monastery at the hermitage of Santa Maria de Montserrat. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin.
 
 
In 1409 the monastery of Montserrat became an independent abbey. From 1493 to 1835, a period in which the monastery underwent great reforms,growing and increasing in splendour, Montserrat was part of the Valladolid Congregation.
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Monastery of Montserrat became a cultural centre of the first order. The Montserrat Music School produced important composers.
 
 
The French War (1808-1811) and disentailment in 1835 brought destruction and abandonment, but in 1844 began the restoration of monastic life and in 1881 there were the Festivities for the Coronation of the Image of Our Lady, at which She was proclaimedPatron Saint of Catalonia by Pope Leo XIII. The Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939) led once again to the abandonment of the monastery. However, the Government of Catalonia managed to save Montserrat from being sacked and destroyed.

Today, Montserrat has been modernised to continue attending to the needs to pilgrims one thousand years after it was originally founded.
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Barcelona

 

BARCELONA: Barcelona té el caràcter de les ciutats mediterrànies, dinàmica i oberta, convida a l'oci, a passejar i a gaudir. Barcelona té un estil de vida propi que la fa única.

GAUDÍ: La Casa Batlló – La Pedrera – Casa Vicens – Palau Güell – Park Güell – La Sagrada Família.

DOMÈNECH I MONTANER: Palau de la Música – Hospital de Sant pau

ALTRES ATRACTIUS: Barri Gòtic- Rambles - Platges – Museus – Camp del Barça

 

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Tarragona

 

Tarragona is located at latitude 41 ° 0.5 'north, longitude 1 ° 14' East, the Mediterranean and north-east of the Iberian Peninsula. The surface of the town is about 63 km2. The average height is about 70 meters above sea level. The average temperature throughout the year is very soft and is around 17 º C.

According to the census of 1 January 2012, the population is 136,417 inhabitants of Tarragona .

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Tarragona extends almost 14 km of coastline .Since the sixties, the city took a major leap overcoming geographical obstacles: Francoli River, and became a town with several clearly defined suburban disconnected from the historic center and the extension noucentista.
 
The service sector has an overwhelming weight in the economic city. However, industry and construction are still two major economic engines.
 
logo UNESCO heritageTarragona has a set of artistic and monumental Roman first order, declared a World Heritage Site in 2000 Festival reenactment Tarraco Viva allows you to relive those days every spring. The event is just one of the many festive events regularly bring together thousands of people, as the procession of the Holy Burial , the festivities of Santa Tecla or Castle Competition .
 
 
Well into the twenty-first century, Tarragona faces the future with optimism and with important challenges, such as to host the 2017 Mediterranean Games .

 

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