In the northeast of Spain, the region in the center of Barcelona is called Catalonia. Although the Catalan influence in Valencia and Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza in the immediate south of the region is the Catalan influence, the French-Spanish mixture of official languages is not in Catalonia, although it is Catalan. Apart from Spain, it wants to have his own existence as a distinct region with distinct flags in his daily life and a very liberal, politically nationalistic people.
The origins of Catalonia date back to 988. The region, which became a province of Barcelona in 998, became a strong naval force after its convergence with the Kingdom of Aragon in its 12th year and rapidly increased its fame. In the 15th century, when Aragon King Ferdinand and Castile Queen Isabella got married, the two kingdoms united and laid the foundations of today’s Spain. The Catalan, who gradually lost their identities in the following centuries, were also at the center of the land wars between France and Spain, with the disadvantage of their geographical location. For a long time in this way, the Catalans began a new movement in the early 20th century in order to restore their culture and heritage In the end of the civil war, with the defeat of Franco, Catalonia came under a great repression of decades. Autonomy was abolished, Catalan nationalism was banned and Catalan language was abolished.
Places To Visit
There are many beautiful place. But, when someone says Catalonia, Salvador Dali should come your mind. Everyone knows, he is so different person in art. That’s why you should go to visit his own place in Catalonia if you insterested in art. There is list of the places to visit.La Sagrada Familia. And if you go there, you should try different Catalan foods.
- Park Güell
- Casa Milà
- Casa Batlló