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 of the medieval bridges of the Vall de Cardós

Nature immersed in a landscape of high mountain, with virgin blows, and sautéed with charming traditional Pyrenean villages are the elements that make up…

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Ruta Medieval in Bages

Manresa, the city repopulated Around the year 785 what we now know as Manresa was no man's land. Previously it had been occupied by Arabs and, after various conflicts,…

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Walking by stone villages of Gerona

We have made a selection of medieval villages that are exactly in the counties of Girona, La Garrotxa and Baix Empordà, that you adentréis and be…

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Land of Tramuntana

The Tallada d'Empordà The Tallada d'Empordà was a fortified town of which important remains are preserved. It is worth highlighting six towers and…

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The legend of Count Arnau

Count Count Arnau or Mataplana Many legends of Count Arnau are located in the town of Gombrèn and their environment. Natural spaces and corners of this population…

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Route for Bellver de Cerdanya

Approaching the village, from afar, we see there, high above the plain of Cerdanya. It does not take a great strategist to conclude that that mountain, known as…

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Route of the medieval castles near the Gaia river

A tour of the castles of the river Gaia The Gaia is one of the rivers running through the region of Tarragona, in particular comaras atravisea the Alt Camp, Conca…

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The Medieval architecture of the Empordà

Vulpellac It is a municipality of the Baix Empordà, centered by the old Vulpellac castle of Romanesque style, recently restored. Attached to the castle is…

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Route through the historic center of Gironella

The tour submerges the visitor to know the old part of Gironella; starting with the crossing of the Llobregat River through the Old Bridge - the oldest access in…

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The Jewish Girona

Inside the Call The Jews settled in Gerona between the tenth and fourteenth l beside Cathedral and the Calle de la Força current before Sant Llorenç…

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Medieval Route in Monblanc by Sant Jordi

The legend of Saint George and the relationship with Montblanc Montblanc , the capital of the region of Conca de Barbera, is a municipality, par excellence, medieval.…

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Walking by Tivissa

Tivissa Talk of Tivissa means talking about a very old town, including its name might already come from the language of the Iberians, which Thiviers issa mean "hill…

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From San Ramon to Cervera, crossing the southern Segarra

Sanctuary of San Ramon Nonato To start we went to the Sanctuary of San Ramon, we have to do to get through the transverse axis (C-25) and take exit 93 in San Ramon.…

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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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Monestir de Sant Cugat

Sant Cugat del Vallès

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

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Medieval Market of Viladecans


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Medieval Market in Hospitalet de l'Infant

Vandellòs i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant

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Medieval Cubelles Fair


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Medieval Recreation in the Castle of Ciutadilla


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Harpy, Balaguer Medieval


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Cathar festival and medieval market in Bagà


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Medieval Market of Vic


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Medieval Fair Castrum Fidelis de Castelldefels


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Feast of Light and Hoe Fair


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Medieval Fair of Hostalric


This event makes, year after year, during Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Holy Week, Hostalric becomes a medieval town with a large market, characters and activities…

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Medieval fair in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda

Santa Perpètua de Mogoda

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Medieval Market of Creixell


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Land of Troubadour Medieval Festival of Castelló d'Empúries

Castelló d'Empúries

The Land of Troubadours Festival of Castelló d'Empúries is one of the first cultural festivals of historical atmosphere in Catalonia and is the most…

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Amposta Market Festival


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Bones Exhibition at the Museo de la Noguera


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Medieval Festival Sancti Felicis in Sant Feliu de Llobregat

Sant Feliu de Llobregat

The cultural association of Sant Feliu de Llobregat Cajón de Sastre is preparing a series of activities for the next edition of the Sancti Felicis festival,…

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Medieval Fair in Santa Susanna

Santa Susanna

During the Medieval Fair on Avenida del Mar, Santa Susanna returns to medieval times and its historic center is full of cabins, craftsmen and merchants with a medieval…

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Medieval Fair of Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar

During the Medieval Fair, Lloret returns to medieval times and its historic center is full of cabins, craftsmen and merchants with a medieval setting full of circus,…

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Feast of King Jaime I in Salou


Salou and the Salouenses remember, year after year, the feat done by King James I: the conquest of Mallorca. During the festival, the previous events that took…

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Giveaway: Check Km0 Slow Food at El Dien Restaurant

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Adventure and active tourism returns to the regions of Lleida

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Draw: Catalonia in miniature

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Femturisme for the Florid Villas of Catalonia

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