A bold flourish of sunshine and sea, where dramatic cliffs meet the watercolor blue of the Mediterranean and craggy coves outlined with pine punctuate powdery stretches of beach, Catalonia is a glorious union of coastal beauty, ancient culture and modern ingenuity. To uncover the depths of Catalonia is to experience not only the splendor of its natural allure but to get to know the vibrancy of the region’s spirited people – their flair for the brilliant in the everyday and their boundless imagination influencing everything from art and architecture to gastronomy and wine.
Neighbored by Southern France’s Languedoc-Rousillon and Midi-Pyranees to the north and Spain’s Aragon and Valencia to the west and the south, Catalonia is an explosion of sensory pleasures, where the perfume of the sea and the heat of the sun kiss the air and temper the land, imbuing the region with its unique flavor and singular identity. A palette layered with the most vivid of hues, only such a rare and intoxicating landscape could be the inspirational playground for such vanguards of culture as the Surrealists and the Modernists. Catalonia’s energetic colors appear in the works of Joan Miró, as the seaside villages of its Costa Brava influenced the dreamscapes of Salvador Dali’s canvases, and the region’s natural, almost celestial beauty, informed the genius of Antoni Gaudi’s magnificent architecture.
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