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.

Medieval Route in Monblanc by Sant Jordi

Legend has it that "there was once a village scared by a fierce dragon, who ate all grazing animals. This was not a dragon either, was the most powerful dragon…

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Route through the historic center of Gironella

The route through the historic center ofGironella is a tourist resource for learning about the local heritage that follows a marked circular route. The historical…

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Ribera del Río Foix to Penyafort

This is a low difficulty circular itinerary that allows you to discover the surroundings of the Penyafort Castle monumental complex within the protected natural…

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Walking by Tivissa

Today we visit one of the largest municipalities, Tivissa. Not suffer that the walking route runs we suggest only the historical center of the city bearing the…

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Walking by stone villages of Gerona

Ever since the dawn of civilization, stone has been a material and used this to make life easier for humans; We can remember how the Romans used this raw material…

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The legend of Count Arnau

This month we invite you to gallop femTurisme lands of Count Arnau, tracing their exploits and fingerprints. The legend of Count Arnau has become currently one…

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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…

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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…

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Ruta Medieval in Bages

  As you know, the medieval period, also known as middle age, has left a great legacy in Catalunya which currently can enjoy in different situations and places.…

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Land of Tramuntana

This route through the Land of Tramuntana is the living example that shows that unhurried bicycle tourism allows access to population centers that go unnoticed…

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Route of the Templars by the Segarra

Route that leaves from Granyena de Segarra and goes towards Mas de Bondia, Montornès de Segarra and returns to Granyena. Dedicated to the first Templar castle…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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 in front of the Muslims, the…

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Condal Pyrenees: a tour of the medieval Catalan identity

Condal Pyrenees route is the path of Catalan history, because it is not understood one without the other. He haunted medieval times when Catholics were struggling…

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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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Grand Tour de Catalunya - Section 1. Vineyards with taste in…

The Grand Tour de Catalunya is a journey full of travels. This circular route, inspired by the great journeys that the young people of the 17th century bourgeoisie…

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Establishments

Viaje a la Barcelona Secreta

Barcelona

Through the routes we reinforce the value of the heritage that we…

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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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