The Sagrada FamiliaIt is the last unfinished Gaudiand it has become thesymbol of Barcelona. LaSagrada Familia isconstruyendo Ido has alwaysthanks to them and todaysdonatives them areprovenientes income of thevisitors that would allow themto continue with theworks. The Cathedral of theHoly Family can be visitedfrom 9:00 am las las 18:00 inthe morning until late in thewinter and timetable to 20:00pm in the summer timetable.
Casa BatllóGaudí was commissioned thecomplete renovation of thisproperty Property Josep Batlloand Casanovas, a textileindustrialist, and Labor in thishouse from 1904 Until1906, raising well One of themost striking buildings andspecial Barcelona. Almond Inconjunction with the House andthe Lion House Morera, CasaBatllo is part of the complex theIsla de la Discordia . Locatedin Paseo de Gracia No43, Casa Batllo can visitarseMonday through Sunday from9:00 am to 20:00 pm.
Plaza de EspañaWith its aesthetics a bit ofdate, Plaza de España has earnedthe heart of the madrileños andhas become one of the meetingplace for youth andtourists, specially these sunnydays, for tumbarse in your lawnand enjoy the view of the famoussculpture of Don Quixote whopreside square and also the viewof the buildings with Spain andMadrid, the latter, with its 142meter high it conviertieron yearsduring the height of mostbuilding Concrete Europe and anicon of Spain openness.
El TeideThis summit, the tallest inSpain is located in the CanaryIslands. In the southern partof the park there is a plantedarea of rocks curiosas, asChinclado is on a rockyFormations of the mostemblematic and curiosasorigenvolcánico of the islandof Tenerife. The ParqueNacional del Teide It wasdeclared a World HeritageSite by UNESCO.
Introduction• As with nearly all cultures, Catalonian cooking has great character. Its innovative cooking often looking back to history for inspiration. Although ultimately Mediterranean, Catalonia has been influenced by various cultures over the centuries: the Greeks, Romans, the Italians in the eighteenth century and the French have all left their mark on this complex cuisine. Catalonia has absorbed the best of each country and created a culinary package which forms part of the popular wisdom of the region.• The Catalonian cuisine uses the same ingredients as in other Mediterranean regions: tomatoes, garlic, fresh herbs, olive oil (particularly those of the Denomination of Origin Garrigues and Siurana, prepared using the variety of olive called the "arbequina"), onions, cod… The traveller is sometimes reminded of dishes from Provence, Rosellon, Naples or Sicily: cities which invaded the Kingdom of Aragon of which modern Catalonia formed part.
Vic salchichón• The quality of the best lean pork, careful manufacture and the climatic conditions of the Barcelona county of La Plana de Vic, which hugely influence its curing, give the Vic salchichón sausage its unmistakable aroma and flavour which have won it the international fame it deserves.• To make it, meat and bacon from top-quality white pigs is used together with white and black pepper and salt, all macerated for at least 48 hours and packed in natural skins. The nearby Montseny mountains, which generate a gentle but continuous breeze and cause a great deal of mist, influence the curing of the pieces for 45 days, during which they acquire the sensory qualities that have made them so highly prized. The mixture is perfectly bound together and is very aromatic and tasty. They are presented in candle shapes, 7-8cm in diameter and between 50 and 60cm long.
Panellets• “Panellets” are a traditional sweet from Cataluña, prepared for “Dia de Todos los Santos” or All Saints Day and served with moscatel or “cava,” Spanish sparkling wine. It is made of equal parts ground almonds and sugar, formed into balls and decorated with pine nuts, rolled in cocoa powder, candied cherries or coconut flakes. They can also be flavored with coffee or cinnamon. The most popular type is the one rolled in pine nuts.
Botifarra amb mongetes• Now you can make the butifarra its time for a recipe that uses them. Sausages have an affinity with beans - think Toulouse in a cassoulet, chorizo with chickpeas or even a tin of Heinz all day breakfast (maybe) - and this dish follows in that tradition. One minor difference with butifarra amb mongetes though is the sausages arent cooked in the beans and the beans are fried, something Ive never before seen as an end to boiled beans.• Mongetes are a Catalan white bean, I have seen haricot mentioned on the packaging along with the Catalonian name but theyre a lot larger than haricot Ive seen over here.
Catalan Cream• Crema Catalana or Catalan Cream is the Catalan name and version of the French dessert, crème brulée. In fact, many regions lay claim to the origin of the dessert. Wherever it originated, enjoy and let it dissolve in your mouth! It is a great dessert for Spring, since it is also called Crema de Sant Josep, or St. Joseph’s cream, traditionally prepared on March 19th, St. Joseph’s Day, the Spanish equivalent of Father’s Day in the USA.
Easter egg• Laster week here in Barcelona, known as ´Semana Santa´ (Holy Week), would not be complete without making the ´Mona de Pascua´ cake, ´Mona´, a Moroccan term meaning gift.• Traditionally given by a godparents to their godchildren at Easter, the original cake is like a gigantic doughnut containing boiled eggs. The exact amount of eggs depends on the age of the godchild.
LLOP GRIS (GREY WOLF)• The wolf is a mammal of the order Carnivora. The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a descendant of the wolf, and is considered a subspecies of the wolf, the most important differences between them are (in the case of the wolf) ears a bit more rightwing over the nose, a very strong jaws and claws longer, though, as there are a variety of wolves, and especially of dog breeds, it is difficult to clarify the differences.
L’ÓS BRU (BROWN BEAR)• The brown bear is almost unmistakable:• Its size, thick legs, head, too big and strong and round ears, along with fur which is mostly brown, but can get very dark shades present, are the main features to identify the species.
FLORA OF SPAIN• EXAMPLES: The RockrosePine tree Oak tree BlockheadBlack pine
FLORA OF CATALONIA • EXAMPLES: Wind flowerOak tree Bugle Water plantainAlyssum Common burdock Kidneywort
CASTELLERSA castell is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at manylocations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several collescastelleres or teams often succeed in building and dismantlinga towers structure.
CASTANYADA• The Castanyada and the Magosto are popular festivals, celebrated in Catalonia and Galicia respectively, mainly on All Saints Day.
Saint Georges Day• Saint Georges Day is the feast day of Saint George. It is celebrated by various Christian churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint. Saint Georges Day is celebrated on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of Saint Georges death in AD 303.