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Mr. Cussà

On July 11th last, Jordi Cussà i Balaguer passed away at the age of 60, in his native town of Berga. Now, I’m not such a fool that I don’t know that many if not most readers will be thinking or even...

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The great forgotten

When the pandemic struck, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one whose concerns expressed themselves as fears for my nearest and dearest. My mother, an elderly woman in poor health living in a care home over...

Cap Roig

The stars are out again

The nights in the Cap Roig festival have always been full of stars, with big names from the national and international music scene. The pandemic forced the festival held in Calella de Palafrugell’s Botanical...

Summer on stage

As health restrictions begin to ease, many big festivals return to help audiences forget the pandemic

Tarragona seen from every viewpoint

Tarragona is a city that makes you fall in love with it. For this reason, the city’s tourist office has come up with seven places on a route with seven viewpoints from where to contemplate seductive...

Discovering Barcelona’s green belt

Going hiking with Barcelona at your feet and enjoying its characteristic urban silhouette, watching the city pouring towards the sea, with the famous streets designed by Ildefons Cerdà, always in a straight...

Anoia, land of castles and waterfalls

Anoia is a region of contrasts and nuances but largely remains unknown. Alta Anoia is a plateau of thick fog dominated by intense green in spring and the yellow of ripe cereals in summer, the Òdena basin...

The secrets of Cardona’s salt mountain

The Salt Mountain is a unique natural phenomenon on the planet that grows as rain erodes it. Its 120 metres in height are just the tip of a huge diapir (a geological structure consisting of mobile material...

Cerdanya: the great valley of the Pyrenees

Josep Pla wrote: “La Cerdanya is one of the most beautiful, finest counties in Catalonia. It is a large bowl, structured on the course of the Segre, with the quirky feature of dropping slightly, gently,...

Hostalric and the legacy of the Cabreras

In 1810, Hostalric was on the verge of disappearing. French troops commanded by Pierre François Augereau, who were obsessed with gaining entry into Girona and considered the town to be the city’s first...