Did you know that in both Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre there’s proof of over 600 Modernism examples that belong to near 100 municipalities? These 2 numbers speak for themselves about the importance of this cultural, artistic and political movement that stirred up the entire country and has left a historical legacy one can now follow, visit and admire.
If we’re referring to villages and cities, Reus ─which was the second city in Catalonia in the late 19th century─ is the undisputed capital of Modernism in Costa Daurada. The capital of Baix Camp has around 30 catalogued buildings of great beauty, with Casa Navàs and Institut Pere Mata as main examples. In this post you can find the greatest examples of the Modernism tour in Reus, which you can end in the Gaudí Centre.
A circus that once held epic quadriga races, the famous chariots pulled by four horses; an amphitheatre where gladiators would fight to the death under a blazing sun; a theatre that would dramatise and mock life in the empire; forums, both provincial and local, which were the administrative heart and the commercial soul of the city... What would it be like to actually live in the ancient Tarraco? Want to join us on an exciting journey back in time?
Sea and mountain; Costa Daurada is a small paradise where different shades of blue caress a unique coastline, and where sea breeze, winds coming from the sea, refresh exceptional places topped by pre-coastal mountains. Would you like to find out more? If so, check out the following 3 viewpoints routes: Salou, the region of Baix Penedès and the Costa Daurada Mountains. Join us!
The so-called “castells”, or human towers, are a unique and genuine passion of Catalunya, which has now reached the entire country, but that was born in Valls, in the Alt Camp region. “Castells” are about passion, excitement, plasticity... Who hasn’t got emotional witnessing how a “castell” is built for the first time? “Castells” were declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO due to their singularity, which makes them absolutely unique worldwide. Today, we’d like you to join us on a journey round the best “castells” plazas in Costa Daurada, a place where you can enjoy this ancient tradition.
The Costa Daurada, given its climate and geographic location, is one of the most important wine and vineyard pieces of land in Catalonia. In fact, in this area alone there are 5 prestigious Denominations of Origin that will delight all those wine and gastronomy lovers: Montsant, Tarragona, Conca de Barberà, Penedès and finally, and perhaps the best known, the DOQ Priorat. For this reason, wine tourism and gastronomic events are an important part of the annual agenda in this area of the province of Tarragona.
Below, we shall present some of the most interesting wine fairs and festivals that take place throughout the year on the Costa Daurada and that we believe can be perfect for both adults and children to enjoy a weekend surrounded by vineyards, wine and good company. It is worth noting that most of these events take place during the spring or autumn.
The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most beautiful and idyllic areas we have in Europe. The temperature, the sun, the colours of the region, the culture and the cuisine are the main factors that make this region one of the most visited locations by people from all over the world. The Mediterranean is very easily identified by everyone. In fact, if we close our eyes and imagine what the landscape of this area is like, everyone thinks of the same thing: that intense blue sea, the sun, the wine and its vineyards, modernism or Roman buildings. Here in Catalonia, one of the areas that breathes the most Mediterranean air is the Baix Penedès (one of the smallest counties in Catalonia). Located between Barcelona and Tarragona, the northern part of the Costa Daurada is a perfect place to enjoy the culture and Mediterranean landscape with the whole family.
The summer holidays are over, the heat is dying down and going back to school is a reality. As of September, the weekends are quieter and, therefore, we have more time to visit those places closer to our area that we have always wanted to discover. An ideal proposal for this time of the year is any activity related to wine. Why? Because the grape harvest begins; grapes are harvested in order to be able to make wine later on.
Alt Camp is a region located on the Costa Daurada and is made up of different villages full of history. We encourage you to spend a day with your family and discover all the nooks and crannies and landscapes full of vineyards that, without a doubt, you’ll fall in love with.
Conca de Barberà is an area with a great winemaking tradition, thanks to its location and its land. To understand the present we have to take a leap into the past, and the evolution of viticulture in Conca de Barberà has been closely linked to the historical evolution of the region. Let’s go back to the Middle Ages, when two institutions, the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet and the warrior monks of the Templars, passed on their knowledge and experience to the farmers in order to cultivate the vineyards and extract the best wines.