Learn about the Catalan medieval legacy

Learn about the Catalan medieval legacy

The Middle Ages in Catalonia comprise a stage as extensive as it is diverse. Following the traditional canons, the Middle Ages began in 417 with the disappearance of the Western Roman Empire and ended in 1492 with the discovery of America.

The political vacuum left by the Roman Empire was filled, in the Iberian Peninsula by the Visigoth kingdom. It was then that Barcino, the current Barcelona, became an episcopal see and acquired a certain notoriety. But the Arab invasion of the peninsula was a period of about 100 years of Muslim rule, until Charlemagne organized campaigns to conquer Girona and Barcelona.

A series of counties of obedience to the Carolingian Empire began to be established , but in time they dissociated themselves from the Franks and became de facto independent. From that moment on, the Catalan counties progressively achieved their own legal personality, associated with a specific geographical context. From the 11th to 12th centuries, the era of splendor in medieval Catalonia began and the centuries of maximum territorial expansion throughout the Mediterranean.

Catalonia progressively reaches its own legal personality. It is the period in which Catalan was born as a language differentiated from Latin and from the other Romance languages, while enjoying its maximum splendor as a literary and official language, both in Catalan counties and the Crown of Aragon.

Currently from end to end of Catalonia we find good examples of this historical period, military, civil, religious buildings or medieval works of art, among many others.

Route through the historic center of Gironella

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Route through the stone villages of Girona

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Land of Tramuntana

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The legend of Count Arnau

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Walking by Tivissa

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Condal Pyrenees: a tour of the medieval Catalan identity

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Ribera del Río Foix to Penyafort

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Ruta Medieval in Bages

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Route for Bellver de Cerdanya

At the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees, in the divided region of Cerdanya and part of the subregion of the Batllia, soul between Lleida and Girona, rises since 1225…

The Jewish Girona

The narrow streets and stone-built wet Gerona allow us to enter into the Jewish past of the population and have an idea of ??what life was like the last millennium.…

Route of the medieval bridges of the Vall de Cardós

Bordering the river Noguera de Cardós we find the medieval bridges used by the ancient inhabitants of the area of Cardós Valley to move. We can make…

From San Ramon to Cervera, crossing the southern Segarra

Halfway between the Central Catalonia and the Lleida we find the plateau of the Segarra, an area with a landscape marked by gentle slopes, with a stranglehold of…

The Medieval architecture of the Empordà

The Baix Empordà region is a territory that, during the 8th century, was already part of the "brand" of the Carolingian empire against the Muslims, the so-called…

Medieval route through Monblanc by Sant Jordi

Legend has it that " once upon a time there was a town frightened by a ferocious dragon, which ate all the animals that grazed. This was not just any dragon, it…

Route of the medieval castles near the Gaia river

The Gaia is one of the rivers that cross the province of Tarragona. What makes it special is that along its course through the Alt Camp, Conca de Barbera and perpendicualr…

Monumental route through the historic center of Castelló d'Empúries

For different reasons the Counts of Empúries moved the capital of the County, and their residence, from the Greek and Roman San Martin de Ampurias to the…


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L'Espluga de Francolí

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Món Sant Benet

Sant Fruitós de Bages

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