You can stay in a fairytale castle in Catalonia
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You can stay in a fairytale castle in Catalonia

The combination of history, luxury and affordability is irresistible so, as part of a walking holiday in Catalonia, a pal and I have scheduled a night at the Parador de Cardona, where rates start at 90 euros a night. These days Cardona, about 80 kilometres north-west of Barcelona, is a sleepy regional town. But the fortress castle, rising seemingly organically from the top of the only hill for miles, hints at a more illustrious past… Continue reading

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Catalonia’s Election: The Grapes of Independence
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Catalonia’s Election: The Grapes of Independence

Winemaker Albet i Noya hopes 2015 will be a vintage year for Catalonia.

The roots of the vines surrounding the Albet i Noya winery on the western slopes of Catalonia’s Ordal mountains penetrate deep into the earth, clawing their way through clay and calcareous stone. Continue reading