The autonomous region of Catalonia is situated on the North-eastern part of Spain
and is home to the famous & beloved city of Barcelona
. It is bordered on the North by France
, Valencia to the West and the Mediterranean Sea to the East. The region, whose name literally translates as “the Land of the Castles” is made up of four provinces, namely, Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida and Girona. The location beside Mediterranean greatly contributed to the cultural heritage of the region. In fact, the cultural heritage found in Catalonia is a whole unique experience in itself.
The region of Catalonia has been rated by travellers and locals alike as one of the prime tourist destination in Spain, and it is not surprising to see why. Catalonia is one of the most cosmopolitan regions in the country, a result to the continuous international commerce observed in the region. But this does not mean that travellers would find themselves in an ultra modern metropolis. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Catalonia is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many of which date back during the height of the Roman Empire. On top of that, it is home to some of the most pristine beaches in this part of the world, where travellers can enjoy a variety of activities during the daytime and party all through the night.
The best time to head off to the region of Catalonia is during the month of November. It is during this time that the region celebrates the La Patum Festival alongside with the Solemnity of the Corpus Christi. The festival is a perfect blend of the old mystical age and Catholicism as UNESCO has declared this festival as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005.