Monks, kings, markets & calçots

January 29, 2007 at 5:28 pm 4 comments

Yesterday was amazing! We drove through wine country, discovered a gorgeous thirteenth-century monastery, wandered through the market at Valls, and drove through half the region searching for calçots.

I can´t wait to tell you all about it but since I´m at work right now, I´ll direct you to Alan´s blog, where he talks about our day and shares some of the beautiful pictures he took.

Entry filed under: day trips, Ethnic food, History, pobles de Catalunya, Poblet, Spanish towns.

Valls, Jan 28, 2007 Pictures from Arenys de Mar

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  • 1. Cris  |  January 30, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Oi!!!

    Voltei para Paris hoje, fiquei com um aperto no coração de me despedir do sol, das cores…

    Aqui esta uns 9°C, um céu cinza, uma casa para limpar, roupas para lavar, os livros para estudar… Um pesadelo!

    Enfim…

    Adorei a foto do prato da Bruna no Wushu! =)

    Beijao

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  • 2. Christian  |  January 31, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    The monastery looks amazing! It must have been facinating exploring it.

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  • 3. guerson  |  January 31, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    it was really amazing Christian! most of it actually looks just like it did back in the 13th-14th century. I couldn’t believe it! It’s in perfect conditions and there are still monks living there (31, to be precise, the youngest of whom is 24 years old)

    I often think of you when I visit a monastery 😉

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  • 4. 2007 in pictures… « building bridges  |  January 2, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    […] the beach in Barcelona, went to the calçots festival in Valls and happened upon the wonderful monastery of Poblet along the way, and discovered the little town of Arenys de Mar – more pics […]

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