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Gastronomic routes through Catalonia

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To say that touring Catalonia is a delicacy is more than just an expression. Throughout the territory you can enjoy walks while discovering the area's gastronomy. What more could a foodie want?

Since the era of the first Greek and Roman settlements, Catalonia has been fascinated by gastronomy. It has nurtured its raw ingredients, as well as its cooking methods, to get the best out of its food. Cuisine is a fundamental part of Catalan culture, meaning that the menus that you will find along the gastronomic routes are highly varied: some introduce you to the tapas culture, or the world hiding behind its markets, and other routes offer you the chance to visit gastronomic museums.

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Catalonia is one of the most prolific oil-producing regions in the world. This liquid gold has left its mark on the landscape and the day-to-day life of many areas on the map, as you can discover with various routes dedicated to the world of the olive. But this is not the only native product with its own gastronomic route, you can also go on a journey of discovery through the regions that produce ´xató´ (a traditional Catalan dish), watch the process of making artisanal sausages and the cheeses of the Catalan Pyrenees or connect with the maritime tradition of the entire Catalan coast.

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Gastronomy is a fundamental part of Catalan culture, meaning that the menus that you will find along the gastronomic routes are extensive and varied.

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Here you have the most outstanding dishes on the menu of the gastronomic routes through Catalonia.
Feast of Tortilla with sauce in Ulldemolins. (© Rafael López-Monné)
Ruta del Aceite del Priorat
La Ruta del Aceite del Priorat permite recorrer varios campos de olivos y visitar ocho molinos y diversas cooperativas, donde se pueden catar los mejores aceites y otros productos de la comarca.
<p>Pep Palau. Tabla de quesos</p> <br />       (© Imatge cedida per Pep Palau & Von Arend)
Ruta de los quesos
Cataluña cuenta con una amplia muestra de quesos, desde el mató (requesón) y el recuit (cuajada) ampurdaneses a los quesos de cabra, vaca y oveja. Se mantiene la tradición del tupí y prosperan nuevas elaboraciones (conservados en aceite, envueltos en hierbas, etc.).
Parada del mercat de la Boqueria       (© Imatges cedides per Gourmand Breaks)
Ruta de los mercados
Los mercados son, desde siempre, una parte muy importante de la vida diaria y algunos ya forman parte del itinerario turístico.
Sausage Museum. Visit to Castellfollit de la Roca. Pirineus Workshop 2008 (© Cablepress)
Ruta de los museos gastronómicos
Entre los más de 300 museos que existen en Cataluña, algunos se centran en la gastronomía, ya sea en productos específicos o en su producción. Esta ruta te lleva por algunos de ellos.
Encús Castle. High mountain vineyards. (© Marc Castellet)
From the fields to the table. Culinary tradition with a DO certification
Lleida plays host to extraordinary artisan produce. Don't leave without trying the PDO Les Garrigues extra virgin olive oil, the DO Costers del Segre wine or the Agramunt nougat with its PGI 'Protected Geographical Indication' certification. You'd never forgive yourself. 
Sanctuary and spa of La Fontcalda  (© Miguel Raurich)
Ruta del Aceite de la Terra Alta
La oficina de turismo de la Terra Alta ha diseñado varias rutas turísticas que recorren la comarca siguiendo diferentes ejes temáticos. Algunas de las más interesantes son las que están dedicadas a la Batalla del Ebro, a Pablo Picasso, al enoturismo, la que transcurre por las vías verdes o la que gira en torno al mundo del aceite.
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Ruta del XatóRuta del Xató
Ruta del Xató
Sitges, Vilafranca del Penedès, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Calafell, Vendrell, el / Costa Daurada
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The Xató Route unites the Alt Penedès, Baix Penedès and Garraf regions in a common table and dish: xató.
Amongst the vineyards and olive trees. A journey through local produce and gastronomy Amongst the vineyards and olive trees. A journey through local produce and gastronomy
Amongst the vineyards and olive trees. A journey through local produce and gastronomy
Borges Blanques, les, Cabacés, Calafell, Espluga de Francolí, l', Gratallops, Tarragona, Valls, Vendrell, el, Vilella Baixa, la / Terres de Lleida
We find ourselves in a quintessentially Mediterranean land, where vines and olive trees have been grown for many a century. Be at one with the gastronomy in a deliciously varied journey.      
Art for dinner. The flavours that inspired Dalí Art for dinner. The flavours that inspired Dalí
Art for dinner. The flavours that inspired Dalí
Escala, l', Girona, Mollet de Peralada, Pals, Pau, Serinyà, Ullastret, Vilafant / Costa Brava
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Dalí used to say that cooking and painting were closely related art forms, as with both you must continue to add ingredients in order to achieve the desired result. L'Empordà's cuisine reflects the magnanimity of a land bathed in sea and sheltered by mountains. 
El Camp de Tarragona and El Priorat. Culture, good food and adventure, right by the Costa Daurada El Camp de Tarragona and El Priorat. Culture, good food and adventure, right by the Costa Daurada
El Camp de Tarragona and El Priorat. Culture, good food and adventure, right by the Costa Daurada
Vallbona de les Monges, Vilosell, el, Aiguamúrcia, Albinyana, Bellmunt del Priorat, Calafell, Cambrils, Capafonts, Cornudella de Montsant, Espluga de Francolí, l', Falset, Gratallops, Guiamets, els, Montblanc, Montbrió del Camp, Mont-roig del Camp, Porrera, Reus, Tarragona, Valls, Vendrell, el, Vimbodí i Poblet, Salou / Costa Daurada
Beyond the splendid beaches we can enjoy Roman Tarragona and the incredible Cistercian monasteries. Or the rich gastronomy of a land full of vines and olive trees. And there's no shortage of experiences for sport and adventure enthusiasts. Ready to go? 
Food with history. A land of artisan cold cuts and fresh produce Food with history. A land of artisan cold cuts and fresh produce
Food with history. A land of artisan cold cuts and fresh produce
Alella, Arenys de Mar, Caldes d'Estrac, Seva, Vic / Costa Barcelona
Discover the region's exclusive gastronomy - sample artisan beers in Montseny, get your hands on some delicious artisan cold cuts in Vic, try out an original Caldes d'Estrac pea dish, and drink the best wine that DO Alella has to offer.
From the Mediterranean to Montseny. A world of contrasts From the Mediterranean to Montseny. A world of contrasts
From the Mediterranean to Montseny. A world of contrasts
Arenys de Mar, Argentona, Caldes d'Estrac, Caldes de Montbui, Canet de Mar, Mataró, Montmeló, Moià, Roca del Vallès, la, Sant Esteve de Palautordera, Sant Feliu de Codines, Vilassar de Mar, Sant Pol de Mar, Santa Susanna, Vic, Arbúcies, Breda, Hostalric, Sant Hilari Sacalm, Viladrau / Costa Brava
Get ready for beautiful natural spots exuding the aroma of sea and mountains. Places that inspire the most unique experiences, do it all following in the footsteps of its rich industrial past and modernist treasures.
From the land and the sea. Wine, cava, xató, seafood... and so much more! From the land and the sea. Wine, cava, xató, seafood... and so much more!
From the land and the sea. Wine, cava, xató, seafood... and so much more!
Collbató, Monistrol de Montserrat, Sant Pere de Ribes, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Sitges, Subirats, Torrelles de Foix, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Vendrell, el / Costa Barcelona
At the markets, wine cellars, fish markets, shops, even in the streets and museums, you simply cannot escape the region's incredible heritage of gastronomy. Bon appetit! 
Gaudí and Picasso amongst the mountains. Art and history in the forests  Gaudí and Picasso amongst the mountains. Art and history in the forests
Gaudí and Picasso amongst the mountains. Art and history in the forests
Berga, Pobla de Lillet, la, Saldes, Cercs, Puigcerdà, Arsèguel, Gósol / Pyrenees
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Given that artists such as Gaudí and Picasso were enamoured by these beautiful lands, we know that we are in the presence of a place that is as alive as it is charming, covered in art and revealing historical footprints.   
Inspiring settings. From the Roman to the Industrial Inspiring settings. From the Roman to the Industrial
Inspiring settings. From the Roman to the Industrial
Alpens, Manlleu, Montesquiu, Vic, Besalú, Camprodon, Castellfollit de la Roca, Ripoll / Paisatges Barcelona
From the Museu Episcopal in Vic, to the castle of Montesquiu, passing through the Museu del Ter, in Manlleu, or the medieval town of Besalú. On this getaway, where history and art become one, we journey through incredible cities and small villages surrounded by mountains. Are we off?
L’Empordà. A sea of wines between the coast and the Pyrenees L’Empordà. A sea of wines between the coast and the Pyrenees
L’Empordà. A sea of wines between the coast and the Pyrenees
Castelló d'Empúries, Escala, l', Espolla, Pals, Port de la Selva, el, Cruïlles, Monells i Sant Sadurní de l'Heura, Forallac / Costa Brava
Thanks to a wine-producing tradition that dates back more than 2000 years and to its location, l'Empordà is a unique tourist destination.
Mediterranean aroma. Fishing towns and lands of wine, a stone’s throw from Barcelona Mediterranean aroma. Fishing towns and lands of wine, a stone’s throw from Barcelona
Mediterranean aroma. Fishing towns and lands of wine, a stone’s throw from Barcelona
Capellades, Igualada, Matadepera, Monistrol de Montserrat, Olèrdola, Prat de Llobregat, el, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Sitges, Subirats, Terrassa, Vilafranca del Penedès, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Calafell / Costa Daurada
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White, green and blue, these are the colours that lie before us on our route through the west of Barcelona. Whitewashed fishermen's houses, forests, vineyards, the sea...The essence of the Mediterranean is omnipresent. Ready to take it all in? 
Oil routes. A walk through the lands of gastronomic gold Oil routes. A walk through the lands of gastronomic gold
Oil routes. A walk through the lands of gastronomic gold
Bisbal d'Empordà, la, Espolla, Portbou, Port de la Selva, el, Torrent, Vall-llobrega, Borges Blanques, les, Juneda, Vinaixa, Arnes, Bot, Fatarella, la, Horta de Sant Joan / Terres de l'Ebre
In Catalonia, oil is a delicious way to discover the landscapes, villages and gastronomy of Spain.  
Picture postcards in the mountain tops. Where the clouds and summits become one Picture postcards in the mountain tops. Where the clouds and summits become one
Picture postcards in the mountain tops. Where the clouds and summits become one
Alt Àneu, Naut Aran, Vall de Boí, la, Bossòst, Les, Pobla de Segur, la, Rialp, Sort, Torre de Capdella, la, Vielha e Mijaran / Pyrenees
The Romanesque monuments of Vall de Boí, the Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici and the picturesque villages of Montgarri. These are just some of the essential stops on a route full of adventure sports and relaxing natural treatments. Ready? Let's get moving! 
Refreshing well-being. The perfect relaxation route Refreshing well-being. The perfect relaxation route
Refreshing well-being. The perfect relaxation route
Caldes de Malavella, Cassà de la Selva, Castell-Platja d'Aro, Santa Coloma de Farners / Costa Brava
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Get the latest look in the company of a personal shopper, relax with treatments in one of Catalonia's finest spas, or play golf at a worldrenowned course. A getaway for mind, body and soul.  
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Ruta 1714
Barcelona, Cardona, Moià, Prats de Rei, els, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Talamanca, Vic, Cervera, Lleida, Seu d'Urgell, la / Barcelona
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Con la caída de Barcelona, el 11 de septiembre de 1714, se acabó la Guerra de Sucesión y Cataluña perdió sus libertades. Esta ruta resigue los espacios más importantes de aquel enfrentamiento bélico.