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The Abbey of Fontfroide founded as Benedictine in the 11th century (1093) by the viscount Eimeric I of Narbonne

The Abbey of Fontfroide (fr. Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide) is an abbey in the department of Aude, 14 km southwest of Narbonne, founded as Benedictine in the 11th century (1093) by the viscount Eimeric I of Narbonne ( 1080-1106) and became the Cistercian in 1145.

Today it remains almost intact. The cloister is from the 13th …

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Sant Sadurní d’Arenys d’Empordà is a religious building in the municipality of Garrigàs (Alt Empordà) included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia

Sant Sadurní d’Arenys d’Empordà (cat. Sant Sadurní d’Arenys d’Empordà) is a religious building in the municipality of Garrigàs (Alt Empordà) included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.

The building of the temple of Sant Sadurní is located on a hill 2.5 kilometers from Garrigàs. This church has a single nave with a semicircular …

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The Sanctuary de la Mare de Déu de Lord is a church declared a cultural asset of national interest of Sant Llorenç de Morunys (Solsonès)

The Sanctuary de la Mare de Déu de Lord (cat. El Santuari de la Mare de Déu de Lord) is a church declared a cultural asset of national interest of Sant Llorenç de Morunys (Solsonès).

Description

It is a temple with one nave, covered with a barrel vault on transverse arches, and side chapels located between …

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Costa Daurada resorts

Spanish Mediterranean beaches. Costa Daurada

The Spanish coast stretches for several thousand kilometers. A small coastline stretch of the Tarragona province in Catalonia stands out among this length. Washed by the Balearic Sea, this coast is known in a tourist environment as the Costa Daurada, which means “golden coast” in Spanish. The region received …

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Languedoc and Occitania: their history and major tourist attractions

Languedoc and Occitania: their history and major tourist attractions

Languedoc (French version – Languedoc, Occitan version – Lengadòc) is the so-called “historical” region in the south of France. The population of this region traditionally did not speak French, but Occitan. Languedoc is part of Occitania, the center of which, in turn, is the city …

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Isturitz and Oxocelhaya Caves – a “Geological Miracle” in the heart of the Basque Country

Isturitz and Oxocelhaya Caves – a “Geological Miracle” in the Heart of the Basque Country

The exact location of the caves is in the municipalities of Isturitz and Saint Martin d’Arberou, on the Gaztelu hill. This place is called the “prehistoric universe” and a “geological miracle”. Why?

Isturitz Cave (fr. la grotte d’Isturitz)

It occupies a …

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