A trip through Catalan art

A trip through Catalan art

Art has always been one of the main means of expression of the human being, through which he expresses his ideas and feelings, the way he relates to the world.

Throughout history, Catalonia has welcomed various cultures and civilizations, which have contributed their concept of art and left their legacy.

Catalan art is the result of the diverse social and cultural amalgam provided by the various peoples who have inhabited the territory: the first prehistoric settlers who arrived during the metal age later lived with the first colonizers from the Mediterranean civilizations, such as the Greeks. Next came the Romans, who made Catalonia one more province of their empire; after its fall, Catalonia became part of the Visigothic kingdom, and later the Islamic invasion. The Middle Ages will be the beginning of Catalan culture as its own and defined entity, with its own language, heir to Latin, and the formation of the first Catalan state. It will be a time of splendor for Catalan art, and Romanesque and Gothic will be very fruitful periods for its artistic development. Then the Renaissance and Baroque will follow .

Finally, since the 19th century, with the economic and cultural revitalization, modernism is one of the most splendid periods of Catalan art. In the 20th century, Catalan artists connected with international trends and world-class figures such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and Antoni Tàpies are known.

Walking through the Romanesque of Argençola

Church of Santa María At the foot of the road we find the church of Santa María, initially a hospital chapel located at the foot of the old royal…

Read more

The Romanesque in Alt Berguedà

Berga in Borredà We starting from the capital of the region, Berga, we headed north along the axis of the Llobregat (C-16). After the tunnel of Berga take…

Read more

Joan Miró, Mont-Roig Inspired

Mont-Roig montroig historically has been a village of peasants. locust bean oil, potatoes, vegetables, rice... good pasture available for livestock were made. It…

Read more

Cerdanya roads of the bunkers Talló Martinet and Montellà

Talló The beginning of the route we will Talló from the sanctuary, located on the outskirts of Bellver, the route has a length of 11.5 kilometers…

Read more

Shrines in Solsonès

The Solsona, land of farms and sanctuaries The Solsonés besides being a land of farms has several shrines that stand out for their uniqueness, whether by…

Read more

Romanic path in the Alt Urgell

Romanesque art Romanesque art was an artistic style that developed in Western Europe between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. This, initially, was a very…

Read more

Discover the universe Romanesque from the Boi Valley

The first thing you should know if you decide to do this route is that when we speak of the Boi Valley actually referring to a set of valleys and mountains, about…

Read more

Picasso places in Horta de Sant Joan

The Hostal del Trompet In the Plaza de Misa was the Hostal del Trompet, where Picasso and Fernande Olivier stayed the summer of 1909. In this second room, her companion…

Read more

Route The emotional landscape of Joan Miró in Mont-roig del…

As we said, "The emotional landscape of Joan Miró" is a tour of six locations of the Mironian places of Montroig. The spaces are identified by a panel (a…

Read more

Route of the hermitages of Ulldemolins

To do this we suggest that you first approach the hermitage of San Bartolomé. From there we will drive the Cadolles Fondas along the track that runs over…

Read more

Walking through the Valley of Camprodon

Churches Valley Strolling through ancient core mountain is always nice. Does not matter whether summer or winter, the refreshing warmth of the mountain helps pass…

Read more

The Aran Valley, a different territory

Aranese, a people zealous self Aranese village has a strong personality due to the mountainous landscape inhabited inaccessible during the winter and often exceeds…

Read more

La Vall de Bianya, nature and heritage in the Garrotxa

La Vall de Bianya has a variety of locations and items to visit, it is a single municipality but within its municipality has a great geographic diversity and different…

Read more

Sanctuary of Santa Maria de la Bovera

Land of monasteries During the tenth and eleventh centuries, the lands of the current region of Urgell lived an intense military activity and were practically depopulated.…

Read more

The splendor of the Solsonès Baroque

Baroque Space To start the route we head to Riner, contretament the Sanctuary of the Miracle. To get there we must take the C-55 road, and at the height of Cardona…

Read more

Condal Pyrenees: a tour of the medieval Catalan identity

North Route Day 1: Empúries County We begin this extensive route in Sant Pere de Rodes ( Alt Empordà ), exactly in his monastery, one of the best…

Read more

Route of the hidden Churches of Baix Vallès

Santa Maria de Gallegos We found it called for the first time in 1007, and it will be an independent parish until 1475, which passed to the parish of Sant Genís…

Read more

Route through the historic center of Vic

0. Plaza Mayor (Mercadal) Long before the first house was built, here was an esplanade where a market was held in the open. In the 12th and 13th centuries construction…

Read more

Picasso's Cave

Departure from the Franqueta In the municipality of Horta de Sant Joan, entering the Natural Park Ports to Estrets river valley, it is the magnificent recreational…

Read more

Route through Mont-Roig del Camp

'School of children' and 'School of girls' We propose to start the itinerary at the junction between Agustí Sardà, Industria, Fuente and Poniente…

Read more

We make trekking in Vilada

Itinerary Sierra de Picancel In the Sierra de Picencel, we can make the tour of the ridge of this mountain of a duration of 3 hours and 56 minutes by the Pont del…

Read more

The Dali Triangle

Dali and his art Dalí was a man of a single record, although most only know him for his painting and sculpture. Dali wanted to be an artist in every sense,…

Read more

Related events

Romanesque del Berguedà Biennial in Guardiola de Berguedà

Guardiola de Berguedà

The Berguedà Romanesque is still the great unknown of Catalonia, despite being one of the best in the country. The Romanesque Biennial in Guardiola de Berguedà…

Read more

Milestone Project in Girona

Girona

This urban art festival, which is already part of the iconography of the streets and buildings of the city of Girona, is developed as an exhibitor, connector and…

Read more

Guided tours to Sant Miquel de Fluvià

Sant Miquel de Fluvià

This summer the guided tours to the Romanesque monastery of Sant Miquel de Fluvià will return from July 16 to August 25, except on Mondays. Each day there…

Read more

Fira Mediterrània

Manresa

The Manresa Fair is a show market that, with the Mediterranean tradition as a backbone, moves in two main areas: popular culture and world music and folk. The first…

Read more

Guided visit to the hermitage of Sales in Viladecans

Viladecans

The hermitage of Sales de Viladecans dates from the 12th century and contains excellent Gothic paintings in restoration. There will be guided tours to the hermitage…

Read more

News

2020 scenarios raise the curtain

Read more

Raffle: A baptism of scuba diving

Read more

We reward toilets

Read more

For Sant Jordi, let's make paper roses with femturism

Read more

Events

Season at the Josep Carreras Auditorium in Vila-seca

05/06/2020 ...

Read more

Subscribe to our newsletters!

You will receive our monthly newsletter with new routes, promotions, sweepstakes, etc.. on your email!