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.

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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AviART: Art in the streets of Avià

The guideline proposal for the route is marked by a route that leaves the Creu neighborhood, but in any case, we can start it at any point where it passes. The…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Romanesque route through Santa Coloma de Queralt, Llorac and…

In the outer crossing of Santa Coloma de Queralt, near the Cooperativa, a sign indicates the path that leads to the uninhabited town of Montargull, which can be…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Route of cultures on the Costa Brava

We follow the path through which, centuries ago, ancient cultures arrived, where we will discover remains of civilizations that populated the area, Greek houses…

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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…

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Establishments

Macba, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Barcelona

Enjoy the best contemporary art at the MACBA, the Museum of Contemporary…

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Monestir de Sant Cugat

Sant Cugat del Vallès

In the center of the city, in Octaviano square, we find the…

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Ripollès 5 senses, Feel your history in the Pyrenees

Planoles

Set of activities that will allow us to rediscover the Romanesque, get excited with the musicians and taste the agri-food product of Ripollès. Do not miss…

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Guided visits to Sant Miquel de Fluvià

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This summer again the guided visits to the Romanesque monastery of Sant Miquel de Fluvià will return from July 24 to August 23, every Friday, Saturday and…

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Fira Mediterrània

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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…

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Echoes Cycle in the Monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallès

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The cycle of Echoes, a classic in the Monastery, proposes us to become accomplices of the emotion of musical waves that spread out in the Romanesque, Gothic and…

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Milestone Project in Girona

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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…

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Aleix Clapés exhibition at Palau Güell

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In the Palau Güell, the modernist jewel of the Nou de la Rambla street in Barcelona, you can discover the temporary exhibition Aleix Clapés, the enigmatic…

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Ripollès 5 senses, Feel your history in the Pyrenees

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Set of activities that will allow us to rediscover the Romanesque, get excited with the musicians and taste the agri-food product of Ripollès. Do not miss…

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Art exhibition in times of pandemic in Amposta

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Calle Mayor de Amposta hosts the collective exhibition of local painters "Art in times of pandemic".

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Summer arrangements in Ripoll

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With the new normality, from the Culture area of the Ripoll City Council and specifically the RIC (Ripoll Cultural Information) has also been reinvented and to…

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Gargar Festival in Penelles

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Gargar Festival is an artistic event dedicated to muralism that has been held since 2016 in Penelles, at the foot of the Bellmunt-Almenara mountain range. The initiative…

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Cultural July at the Sant Llorenç de Guardiola de Berguedà…

Guardiola de Berguedà

The Monastery of Sant Llorenç, by Guardiola de Berguedà, reopens the doors to the culture of the people, the region and the country so that shared…

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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…

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News

Giveaway: Mona Foundation

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Events

Modernist Fair of Terrassa

07/05/2021 - 09/05/2021

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Tuna gastronomic days in L'Ametlla de Mar

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Sunny spring cycle in Balaguer

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Visit to the El Masnou Water Mine

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