Catalan art has gone through a parallel evolution to that of the rest of Europe, following in a diverse way the multiple tendencies that emerged in the context of the history of Western art. Art has always been one of the main means of human expression, allowing humans to communicate ideas, feelings and their relation …More
History of Lloret de Mar
The first settlers of Lloret de Mar were the indigets, one of the tribes of the Iberians who used to inhabit the current Catalonia. There are archeological sites from this period in Montbarbat, Puig de Castellet and Turó Rodó.
The site of Montbarbat is on top of a mountain with …More
History of Narbonne
The town rose on the hill of Montlaurès, northwest of the present city, and was a settlement of the tribe of the Elisyces.
The first urban settlement dates from the 6th century BC and took advantage of its good position at the crossroads of the path that followed the coast (the future …More
Port-Vendres has existed since the Iron Age, when it was used as a port connected to the Iberian settlement of Illiberis (now Elna).
In the first century of our era, the Roman geographer Pomponi Mela mentions Portus Veneris (the Port of Venus). It is certainly related to the Aphrodisium, or temple of the Venus de …More
Around 600 BC there was a primitive Iberian settlement on the hill of Muntanyeta (where the Castle of Sant Ferran is currently located). At that time a good part of the Alt Emporda plain was flooded with wetlands and large expanses of rushes. The inhabitants of the region lived on small hills or on the …More
The history of Escaldes-Engordany district
Escaldes-Engordany city, or Les Escaldes and Engordany according to the IEC (Institute for Catalan Studies), is a city and the seventh parish of Andorra, created in 1978 from the old homonymous quart of the parish of Andorra la Vella.
The old urban centers of Les Escaldes and were …More
Paleolithic paintings and remains have been found in the mountain area of the municipal district. In total there are 11 sets of cave paintings of a naturist and schematic style (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998), rock cave prints and deposits of the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age.
Between the 4th century …More
History of Girona: from ancient times
Foundation of Gerunda
The first settlers were the Iberians of the Indigees tribe, located in the higher settlements that surround and enclose the Girona plain, such as the gorge of the current Sant Julià de Ramis, which was the most important. In the wake of the Sertori wars (82-72 …More
The history of Berga
The city of Berga owes its origin to Vergneum, capital of the Bergistani (cat. bergistans) territory, where the Castrum Bergium of the Republic of Rome rose.
In the beginning of the 10th century the counts of Cerdanya established here the capital of a viscounty dependent on the county of Cerdanya – …More
The history of the Pyrenees
The first documented human presence in the Pyrenees is found in Bauma Margineda (Andorra) dated to the Epipaleolithic period, the same place also documented the occupation during the Neolithic periods and the Bronze age.
The presence of Iberian tribes is cited in ancient sources: Bebrics in the central Pyrenees, Iacetans …More