Author: Michael Lederer
Rough Guides Snapshot Catalunya is the ultimate travel guide to this unique part of Spain. It guides you through the Catalan region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights, including the Casa-Museu Dalí (Salvador Dalí's shrine to Surrealism), the rugged coves and pretty beaches of the Costa Brava, and the soaring peaks of the Pyrenees. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops and tapas bars, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Spain, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Catalunya, including transport, cuisine, costs and health. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Spain. Full coverage: The Costa Brava, Roses, Cadaqués, Casa-Museu Dalí, Palafrugell, Begur, Girona, Figueres, Besalú, Vic, Cardona, Salsona, The Catalan Pyrenees, The Noguera Pallaresa Valley, The Romanesque Trail, Cava Country, Sitges, Tarragona, The Monestir de Poblet. (Equivalent printed page extent 116 pages).
Squeezed between more powerful France and Spain, Catalonia has endured a violent history. Its medieval empire that conquered Naples, Sicily and Athens was crushed by Spain. Its geography, with the Pyrenees falling sharply to the rugged Costa Brava, is tormented, too. Michael Eaude traces this history and its monuments: Roman Tarragona, celebrated by the poet Martial; Greek Empuries, lost for centuries beneath the sands; medieval Romanesque architecture in the Vall de Boi churches (a World Heritage Site) and Poblet and Santes Creus monasteries. He tells the stories of several of Catalonia’s great figures: Abbot Oliva, who brought Moorish learning to Europe, the ruthless mercenary, Roger de Flor, and Verdaguer, handsome poet-priest. Catalonia is famous today for its twentieth-century art. This book focuses on the revolutionary Art Nouveau buildings (including the Sagrada Familia) of Antoni Gaudi. It also explores the region’s artistic legacy: the young Picasso painting Barcelona’s vibrant slums; Salvador Dali, inspired by the twisted rocks of Cap de Creus to paint his landscapes of the human mind; and Joan Miro, discovering the colours of the red earth at Montroig.
Two Wheels Over Catalonia
Author: Richard Guise
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
Sixteen years after first moving to Catalonia, travel writer, Richard Guise, finally finds time to slow down and explore the back roads by bicycle With more than 250 miles of sparkling Mediterranean shoreline and an interior view dominated by the Pyrenees, it's a spectacular cycling journey from wind-blown headlands to the glitzy coasts, and from bustling Barcelona to remote hillsides where only wild goats grazing and chirruping cicadas disturb the tranquility. Dipping into the unique history of this fiercely independent nation-within-a-nation, the author uncovers many of its cultural peculiarities, such as what to do in a "bugaderia." Chancing upon nudist beaches, ancient Iberian sites, and revolutionary road-sweepers, this slow cyclist revels in authentic Catalonia.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 640. Not illustrated. Chapters: Alb niz Foundation, Cadaqu?'s Orchestra, Catalan Classical Cellists, Catalan Conductors, Catalan Opera Singers, Catalan Orchestras, Opera Houses in Spain, Opera in Spain, Spanish Classical Cellists, Spanish Classical Flautists, Spanish Classical Guitarists, Spanish Classical Harpists, Spanish Classical Musicians, Spanish Classical Organists, Spanish Classical Pianists, Spanish Classical Violinists, Spanish Classical Violists, Spanish Conductors, Spanish Opera Singers, Spanish Orchestras, Zarzuela, Zarzuelas, Isaac Alb niz, Pablo Casals, Andr?'s Segovia, Liceu, Pl cido Domingo, Jos Carreras, Narciso Yepes, Fernando Sor, V ctor Mirecki Larramat, Miguel Llobet, Ata lfo Argenta, Montserrat Caball, Francisco T rrega, G nero Chico, Manuel Garc a, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Emilio Pujol, Alicia de Larrocha, Pablo de Sarasate, Juli n Gayarre, Paco de Luc a, Antonio de Cabez n, Enrique Granados, Alberto Jon s, Maria Malibran, Tom?'s Bret n, David Gim nez Carreras, Alfredo Kraus, Rtve Symphony Orchestra, Alberto Quintero, Gaspar Cassad, Victoria de Los ngeles, Maria Galvany, Asier Polo, Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, Jordi Savall, Jos Iturbi, Palau de Les Arts Reina Sof a, Francisco Correa de Arauxo, Do a Francisquita, Maria Rosa Calvo-Manzano, Cecilia Vald s, Teatro Real, Gaspar Sanz, Stefano Palatchi, Conchita Superv a, Ger nimo Gim nez, Pepe Romero, Gustavo D az-Jerez, Pilar Lorengar, Antonio Cortis, List of Zarzuela Composers, Juan Pons, Nicanor Zabaleta, Jos de Eusebio, Paloma O'shea International Piano Competition, Orquestra Simf nica Del Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Manuel Garc a, Josetxu Obreg n, Dionisio Aguado, Josep Vicent, Tom?'s de Torrej n Y Velasco, Queen Sof a College of Music, Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Teresa Berganza, Ainhoa Arteta, Felix Ayo, ngel dena, Elvira de Hidalgo, Ra...
Author: Colman Andrews
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Noting how Catalan techniques are being increasingly implemented by some of the world's top chefs, an introduction to its traditions explains how to achieve unexpectedly flavorful results through unusual combinations, in a volume that contains two hundred recipes. Reprint.
The Costa Brava
Author: Llàtzer Moix
The appearance of the Costa Brava is multifaceted and changing: rocks sharpened by the wind and sea, hidden coves with crystalline waters. Llàtzer Moix guides us through a fascinating territory that preserves all the essences of the Mediterranean landscape. Includes special sections about Girona, Empordà and the Salvador Dalí route.
Salvador Dalí House-Museum
Author: Antonio Pitxot, Montserrat Aguer
Publisher: Triangle Postals S L
Among the coves of Cap de Creus stands the secret refuge of Salvador Dali and his muse Gala. It is a unique residence, full of surprises and untypical decorations constructed by the unbounded imagination of the genius. It is a journey to the very heart of the artist in a magnificent natural setting, which inspired the majority of his masterpieces, an unforgettable tour around the studio and home of the prince of surrealism.
Every year on 11 September, Catalonia celebrates its Diada, its National Day. But the Diada of 2012 was like none other, as an enormous crowd calling for Catalan independence took over the heart of Barcelona. Despite the carnival-like atmosphere that day, the people were very serious about their demands. On the back of this show of force, Catalonia's governing politicians turned secessionist claims into a new headache for a government in Madrid that had only just survived a near-meltdown of Spain's financial system. Four years later, the separatist challenge has neither come to fruition, nor faded away. This book looks at how and why Catalan separatism reached the top of Spain's political agenda, as well as its connection to the broader European malaise generated by flawed political responses to financial and other crises. Through extensive travel and reporting, as well as over fifty interviews with leading Catalan personalities, Raphael Minder explains how Catalans feel about their economy, history and culture, and how secessionist forces have tried to reshape Catalan identity.
This Too Shall Pass
Author: Milena Busquets
An irresistible, vivid, and wise story of one woman's reckoning with loss and love Blanca is forty years old and motherless. Shaken by the unexpected death of the most important person in her life, she suddenly realizes that she has no idea what her future will look like. To ease her dizzying grief and confusion, Blanca turns to her dearest friends, her closest family, and a change of scenery. Leaving Barcelona behind, she returns to Cadaqués, on the coast, accompanied by her two sons, two ex-husbands, and two best friends, and makes a plan to meet her married lover for a few stolen moments as well. Surrounded by those she loves most, she spends the summer in an impossibly beautiful place, finding ways to reconnect and understand what it means to truly, happily live on her own terms, just as her mother would have wanted. A refreshingly frank and ruefully funny portrait of a grieving daughter, THIS TOO SHALL PASS explores how our deepest relationships are changed by tragedy, with bonds often becoming stronger in ways we never expected.
Dalí conceived his Theatre-Museum as a building full of surprises and special effects. This guide shows us the secrets of the artist’s last grand creation, providing us with the clues and keys to gain access to his personal world, imaginative and full of touches of humour.