Catalonia and the Pyrenees – part 2 the villages

  1. Parked outside the 12th century airbnb near Olot that was home for a couple of nights

The mountains of Catalonia are home to beautiful villages dating back to medieval times.

Villages built across Clifford tops

Castelifollit de la Rocca

Santa Pau

Still with ancient paths and trails through the forest

Bridge on the old trail from the village of Beguda to Olot

Ancient churches

Santa Pau

Villages that have stood millennia 

Holding in their stony edifaces the history of Catalonia 

The tale goes that James the 1st carried a golden shield when invading Catalonia 

He was killed in battle

As he died his fingers dragged down shield leaving four bloodied stripes

The Catalonia flag four red stripes on a gold background.

The red star signifies support Catalonia independence by a socialist

The might breva parked in the old stable at the airbnb at Olot

Ps.

Thanks Judith and Juan for being wonderful hosts and Juan for sharing the tale of the Catalan flag.

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One Response to Catalonia and the Pyrenees – part 2 the villages

  1. Pauline Byron says:

    Stunning scenery and I love the old towns! Go Doggies – one more day to go!

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