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Most beautiful villages in Catalonia: Camprodon and Beget

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This weekend has been very special since we have had Louise and David at home who have come to visit us from Scotland. Louise has been my linguistic exchange for more than a year and a half, and what began as a useful and inexpensive way to learn English has ended up becoming a great friendship.

Last year, just before they returned to live in Scotland, we took them to visit the Costa Brava. It didn't seem good to me that they left Barcelona without having known one of the most beautiful areas of Catalonia. So one day we rented a car and went to see the Cap de Creus, Portlligat, Cadaqués and Calella de Palafrugell. It was a great day, and we were also lucky to find one popular sardinate in Cadaqués and a cobla concert in Calella de Palafruguell, which made the day very traditional and folkloric. Nor done on purpose, come on.

They had such a good taste in the mouth of that experience that a year later they wanted to repeat, but this time I wanted to show them a traditional mountain town, so on Saturday we rented a car again and went to the Vall de Camprodon.

The Vall de Camprodon is situated two hours drive from Barcelona and at one o'clock noon we planted ourselves in the town that gives it its name. The first thing we did was go to the tourist office of Camprodon, where they provided us with a map of the area, another map with various itineraries to travel in Camprodon and several brochures about the town and other surrounding areas. I really liked the attention they gave us and the amount of information that can be obtained. In addition, Saturdays open tomorrow and afternoon, which is not very common.

One of the things they recommended us to eat traditional Catalan food in a unique environment, was to go to the nearby town of Beget. This little town is located twenty minutes down a road with some more curves than Louise would have wanted.

Beget is a small town located between mountains in the Vall de Camprodon. Highlights the Parish Church of Sant Cristòfol whose first documented reference is from the year 939, although the current Romanesque building is from the 12th century. The church has a Latin cross plan and can usually be visited, but when we got to the door we saw a sign that said that day was not possible.

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