HOME

Searching for the great Catalan geniuses

Book
Catalonia will always have a place in the heart of a number of great geniuses. This region was a birthplace or a place of refuge for them. To understand and discover how their work and life stories are still linked to Catalonia, the region offers routes that show you the places that inspired them, where they grew up, where they lived, and where they built their creative refuges.

Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso, from Malaga, are three of the universal geniuses who will forever be linked to the Catalan landscape through their work. Follow their footsteps from Barcelona, where Miró was born and Picasso trained, to the hidden corners of the province of Tarragona where both artists created some of their most memorable works. The route ends on the Costa Brava, where Dalí spent his days and left an indelible mark.

Much more than Dalí, Miró and Picasso in Catalonia.
The route also aims to immerse you in the world of other cultural celebrities, such as the architects Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the musician Pau Casals, the writers Josep Pla and Mercè Rodoreda, to name but a few.

They all have a place for Catalonia in their heart, will you find a place for it in yours?

-
Grand Tour de Catalunya
Grand Tour de Catalunya
Catalonia. Experience and Discover Art and Culture.
Catalonia. Experience and Discover Art and Culture
desktop_mac tablet_mac picture_as_pdf
Routes in Catalonia
Routes in Catalonia
desktop_mac tablet_mac picture_as_pdf

To understand and discover how their work and life stories are still linked to Catalonia, the region offers routes that show you the places that inspired them, where they grew up, where they lived, and where they built their creative refuges.

Routes of the Great Geniuses
See all resources >>
See all resources >>
Discover the towns and landscapes that inspired geniuses like Miró, Dalí and Picasso.
Original canvas by the artist. Miró Centre  (© Miguel Raurich)
Itinerari Miró
Mont-roig del Camp, donde Joan Miró pasó algunos veranos de su vida, inspiraría algunas de las obras más célebres de la primera etapa creativa del pintor. Aproveche esta ruta para descubrir los parajes que le enamoraron.
Village street with a signpost for the Picasso Centre museum  (© Miguel Raurich)
Ruta Picasso
Picasso quedó tan impresionado con Horta de Sant Joan y sus parajes que convirtió la zona en una de sus principales fuentes de inspiración. Con el objetivo de promover el turismo en la localidad, se ha creado una ruta que recorre los principales lugares que inspiraron al artista malagueño.
Tower of the Dalí Theatre-Museum. (© Lluís Carro)
Dalinian Triangle
The Dalinian Triangle is a route joining up the three key venues in l'Empordà where you can learn all about Salvador Dalí's life and art.
Woman looking at the Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí  (© Esperança Pons Perna)
Antoni Gaudí. The genius in Barcelona
If Barcelona has a defined character it's thanks to the aesthetics that the architect Gaudí featured in some of his most emblematic buildings. A world renowned landmark. 
Statue of Pau Casals  (© Nano Cañas)
Ruta Pau Casals
Visita los lugares en los que vivió el mejor violonchelista de todos los tiempos hasta que el fin de la Guerra Civil le obligó a exiliarse.
The Landscape of Geniuses
The Landscape of Geniuses
The essence of the Ports de Beseit on the table. This family Hotel Gastronòmic is the ideal place to explore the aromas and colours of the landscape of the Ebro Delta through its timeless Catalan dishes.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
KeywordsKeywords
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
#
The Landscape of GeniusesThe Landscape of Geniuses
The Landscape of Geniuses
Horta de Sant Joan, Mont-roig del Camp, Reus, Vendrell, el, Vila-seca / Terres de l'Ebre
StreetJoanot Martorell15Vila-seca43480
The essence of the Ports de Beseit on the table. This family Hotel Gastronòmic is the ideal place to explore the aromas and colours of the landscape of the Ebro Delta through its timeless Catalan dishes.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
KeywordsKeywords
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
#
The Landscape of GeniusesThe Landscape of Geniuses
The Landscape of Geniuses
Horta de Sant Joan, Mont-roig del Camp, Reus, Vendrell, el, Vila-seca / Terres de l'Ebre
StreetJoanot Martorell15Vila-seca43480
The essence of the Ports de Beseit on the table. This family Hotel Gastronòmic is the ideal place to explore the aromas and colours of the landscape of the Ebro Delta through its timeless Catalan dishes.
Antoni Gaudí. The genius in BarcelonaAntoni Gaudí. The genius in Barcelona
Antoni Gaudí. The genius in Barcelona
Barcelona / Barcelona
If Barcelona has a defined character it's thanks to the aesthetics that the architect Gaudí featured in some of his most emblematic buildings. A world renowned landmark. 
Antoni Gaudí. The genius in CataloniaAntoni Gaudí. The genius in Catalonia
Antoni Gaudí. The genius in Catalonia
Pobla de Lillet, la, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Reus / Pyrenees
People tend to associate the brilliant architect with Barcelona, but his artistic trail covers many other territories in Catalonia.
Art and war. Following the tracks of Picasso and the Civil War Art and war. Following the tracks of Picasso and the Civil War
Art and war. Following the tracks of Picasso and the Civil War
Sénia, la, Fatarella, la, Flix, Horta de Sant Joan, Ulldecona / Terres de l'Ebre
Les Terres de l'Ebre has seen humanity at its best and worst. Art in its most revolutionary form, but also bombs dropped, trenches, shelters and so on. Relive the remains that have shaped the authentic character of these lands. 
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
AvenueSant Francesc29Girona17001
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. 
Dalinian TriangleDalinian Triangle
Dalinian Triangle
Cadaqués, Figueres, Pera, la / Costa Brava
StreetPujada del Castell28Figueres17600
The Dalinian Triangle is a route joining up the three key venues in l'Empordà where you can learn all about Salvador Dalí's life and art.
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
Streetdels Àngels 7Berga08600
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.   
Gaudí’s inspiration. A paradise amongst vineyards and sea Gaudí’s inspiration. A paradise amongst vineyards and sea
Gaudí’s inspiration. A paradise amongst vineyards and sea
Pacs del Penedès, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Sitges, Vilafranca del Penedès, Vilanova i la Geltrú / Costa Barcelona
Discover Gaudí's most secret treasure in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, or the scent of rum in Sitges. Become a casteller (human tower) for the day or travel along the Garraf coast on a jet-ski. Enjoy all this along with a spot of Penedès wine and cava. 
Itinerari MiróItinerari Miró
Itinerari Miró
Mont-roig del Camp / Costa Daurada
Mont-roig del Camp, donde Joan Miró pasó algunos veranos de su vida, inspiraría algunas de las obras más célebres de la primera etapa creativa del pintor. Aproveche esta ruta para descubrir los parajes que le enamoraron.
Itinerario literario Mercè Rodoreda. Romanyà de la SelvaItinerario literario Mercè Rodoreda. Romanyà de la Selva
Itinerario literario Mercè Rodoreda. Romanyà de la Selva
Santa Cristina d'Aro / Costa Brava
StreetCopons3BaixosBaixosBarcelona08002
Dólmenes, bosques y masías forman parte del atrezo que caracteriza Romanyà de la Selva y su entorno, lugar donde Mercè Rodoreda pasó sus últimos años de vida.
Jacint Verdaguer a la Gleva y a Vinyoles d'OrísJacint Verdaguer a la Gleva y a Vinyoles d'Orís
Jacint Verdaguer a la Gleva y a Vinyoles d'Orís
Masies de Voltregà, les / Paisatges Barcelona
StreetMajor7Folgueroles08519
Un itinerario por los diferentes templos en los que pasó parte de su vida Jacint Verdaguer y que nos transportará a algunos de los pasajes más importantes de su retiro espiritual y literario.
Joan Miró. A very Barcelona based surrealista   Joan Miró. A very Barcelona based surrealista
Joan Miró. A very Barcelona based surrealista
Barcelona, Mont-roig del Camp / Barcelona
His style has made him one of  the best-known art personalities  of the 20th century. A route  through Barcelona and Montroig  del Camp, allow you to  discover his artistic life. 
La mirada del poeta. Jacint Verdaguer. De Folgueroles a la plana de VicLa mirada del poeta. Jacint Verdaguer. De Folgueroles a la plana de Vic
La mirada del poeta. Jacint Verdaguer. De Folgueroles a la plana de Vic
Folgueroles / Paisatges Barcelona
StreetMajor7Folgueroles08519
La vida y la obra de Jacint Verdaguer no se pueden entender sin conocer su pequeña gran patria, Folgueroles, que lo vio nacer y crecer como persona y como escritor.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The artist with a thousand faces    Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The artist with a thousand faces
Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The artist with a thousand faces
Barcelona, Gósol, Horta de Sant Joan / Barcelona
Barcelona and the towns of Horta de Sant Joan and Gósol left an indelible mark in the early work of the great Pablo Ruiz Picasso. 
Romans, monasteries and Gaudí. An incredible route through history and art Romans, monasteries and Gaudí. An incredible route through history and art
Romans, monasteries and Gaudí. An incredible route through history and art
Vallbona de les Monges, Aiguamúrcia, Altafulla, Constantí, Cornudella de Montsant, Montblanc, Mont-roig del Camp, Morera de Montsant, la, Riudoms, Tarragona, Vimbodí i Poblet / Costa Daurada
Squarede la Quartera1Falset43730
From the history of Roman Tarragona, to the genius that is modernist architecture and the jewels of the Cistercian Route, this three-day trip will immerse you in a thrilling and cultural journey through time.