Reviews for Catalonia

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Fantastica semana con un trato genial por parte de Wiill !!!

Featured holiday homes in Catalonia

Mansion in Begur

(71)
  • 7 bedrooms
  • sleeps 16
  • 9 bathrooms
  • 600 m² living area
  • 3000 m² terrace
  • 3000 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
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Villa in Roses (Canyelles Petites)

(42)
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 1 bathroom
  • 65 m² living area
  • 12 m² terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shared pool
  • Balcony
  • Sunbeds
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£ 316 - 678/week £ 45 - 97/night Show details

Villa in Calonge (Mas Pere)

(42)
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 192 m² living area
  • 50 m² terrace
  • 1200 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Outside jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi
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£ 723 - 1,898/week £ 194 - 271/night Show details
Catalonia

The Autonomous Community of Catalonia or the Catalan region is located in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is composed of four provinces: Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida and Girona.

There is much diversity of scenery and terrain; the provinces are fertile, watered by rivers and have long coastal zones with the exception of Lleida, which is landlocked. The three coastline provinces of Barcelona, Tarragona and Girona, offer a wide selection of hotels and good beaches.

Geography
Catalonia covers an area of 3.1932 million hectares, of which a little over 5%, is designated as protected natural areas.

History
The area that Catalonia covers was first settled during the Middle Paleolithic period and was since occupied by the Carthaginians, Romans and Moors.

In the Middle Ages the Counts of Barcelona started to create a real Catalan culture, at the same time the area became very influential in the Maritime industry.

The region then spent nearly 3 centuries in almost constant battle, with the fighting factions of Spain, who were fighting to centralize the power throughout Spain.

During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), when Franco came to power, the public use of the Catalan language was banned.

Culture
Catalonia posses a wealth of architectural, monumental, cultural, artistic and gastronomic riches. Romantic routes exist in all four provinces, which trace the regions culture, heritage, sports and cuisine at a leisurely pace.

Natural surroundings
There are 38 nature reserves in the high mountain areas, where you can find parks, ski slopes and rivers for fishing. These reserves are also perfect for adventure sports like rock climbing, mountaineering, trekking, rafting, bungee jumping, hang gliding, and high altitude endurance training.

The green and fertile valleys, rich in agriculture, are where rural tourism holds sway. These lowlands are ideal for activities like golf, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and long distance running.

Beaches
Stretching along the coast of Catalonia are the Costa Blanca and Costa Dorada; this coastline is one of the most naturally stunning and diverse. From the stunning bays and coves of the Costa Brava, whose backdrops are pine covered hillsides, to the golden sandy stretches of the Costa Dorada.

Cuisine
The gastronomy of Catalonia is rich and varied. Principally it is the typical Mediterranean diet of fish and seafood with fresh vegetables, olives and olive oil rice and pasta.

We recommend that visitors try some traditional Catalan dishes whilst on holiday, especially delicious are 

Escudella I Carn D'olla, vegetable broth with pork, veal and chicken. Pa Amb Tomàquet, 

simply rustic bread, can be toasted, rubbed with tomato pulp and dressed with oil and salt; these delcious breakfast can also be served with ham, sausage or tortilla.



Coca is a very thin dough baked with onions, peppers and other vegetables served with and meats, or fish (especially sardines).

Climate
The climate is temperate, with mild temperatures and moderate rainfall throughout the year. In the highlands the winters are cold with lots of snow, making them ideal ski-resorts.

On the coast hot summer temperatures are tempered by cooling sea breezes and the winters are exceptionally mild with some rain.

Things to do while you are here

Exciting places to visit in Catalonia

Reviews for Catalonia

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Tossa De Mar review

Lots of options for food and usual holiday shopping. Loved it, especially the castle bit.


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Very nice coastline and green which was a lovely surprise.
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Santa Cristina d'Aro review

j ai beaucoup aimé PLATJA D ARO rue piétonne avec petites boutiques , belles avenue avenue avec commerces , bar et restaurants( piétonne le soir )et beau front de mer donnant sur une belle plage.


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magnifique région!
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Beautiful little old village


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Panorama view wherever you look
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Torredembarra review

Nice city. Not many tourists because of Covid.


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Small beach but very cosy.
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Calonge review

Not much to see and lousy garbage system


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You can see that people don't invest in Spain any more
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Gewéldig !!!


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Schitterend !
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Belle petite ville en bord de mer avec plein d’activités pour petits et grands. Seul bémol : région très touristique


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Belle région, dépaysement assuré
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