Monday, May 20, 2013

Introducing us

Number 1 top pick for Europe according to Lonely Planet (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe), Barcelona is the capital of Catalunya (Catalonia in English), on the north-east corner of the Iberian Peninsula.

Catalonia is a land with a rich variety of landscapes, and with a history, a culture and a language of its own, the Catalan language. Spanish is also an official language.

If you want to know more about Catalonia, Catalan and Barcelona, you can go to:

http://www.gencat.cat/catalunya/eng/index.htm

http://www20.gencat.cat/portal/site/culturacatalana?newLang=en_GB

We are also pleased to introduce here some of the Catalan cultural heritage that has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List:

In Barcelona:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/804
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/320

In the rest of Catalonia:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/518
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/875
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/988

And also some ancient traditions included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity:

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00364
http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=en&pg=00011&RL=00156
http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=en&pg=00011&RL=00394

Benvinguts a Barcelona!

Welcome to Barcelona!

By Sílvia Xicola

1 comment:

Elizabeth Alley said...

This is great - so much to look forward to sketching!