History of Europe with Alex Mostaslavski: Spain, France, Pyrenees

Lleida: history

The history of Lleida (sp. Lérida) has evolved around the hill of la Seu, since it has always been the place where the representative infrastructures of the social control power have been located: the Andalusian fortress (La Suda) and the mosque, and later the cathedral (La Seu Vella). The hill was, moreover, a good defense place …

Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Fonolleres castle: declared a cultural asset of national interest

Fonolleres castle (cat. Castell de Fonolleres) is located in the highest part of Fonolleres, in the municipality of Granyanella (Segarra), declared a cultural asset of national interest.

When it comes to its structure, it has a ground floor, with an interior courtyard which possibly was the place-of-arms, the first and second floors have openings and walls …

Sports and living in the Pyrenees with Irina Rybalchenko

Rules of conduct in the winter in the mountains: basic recommendations from mountain instructors and guides from the French university, STAPS

What to take on a hike in the mountains? This is what my blog is about today.

Equipment. Regardless of the weather, a hiker’s backpack should always include waterproof and windproof clothing, such as Gore-tex, and warm clothing (fleece, thermal underwear, etc.). In winter, a spare pair of warm gloves is a must. You will also …