Styles

In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

Topics

In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.

Audience

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Cardona

  • San Vicente Collegiate Church. Cardona © Turespaña

    San Vicente Collegiate Church. Cardona © Turespaña

  
Cardona
Barcelona, Catalonia
Barcelona

Located in a valley in central Catalonia, on the banks of the Cardoner river, Cardona is a picturesque town, heir to a remarkable medieval past. There, on top of a hill, we find a walled castle-fortress, a beautiful example of Catalan Romanesque. Its historic center has been declared of Cultural Interest.

The history of Cardona, located in the region of Bages, begins in the Middle Ages, around the 8th century when the castle-palace-monastery was built.

The streets of this town take us back to the period when Romanesque and Gothic churches were built. One of the most emblematic buildings in this town is a 9th-century fortified precinct, which was equipped to house the town's Parador de Turismo (Inn).

The most representative elements of Catalan Romanesque in the area are present in this medieval castle. The palace, located inside the walled enclosure, has a ducal courtyard, and a great hall with pointed arches. The tower of Minyona is one of the key features of the compound, as well as the chapel of San Ramón Nonato, which preserves Romanesque and Gothic elements. The true gem of the castle is the collegiate church of San Vicente, an impressive 11th-century Romanesque temple, with a central nave that is almost 20 metres high.

The village of Cardona also has interesting spots like the street of calle Major, Plaza del Mercat, and the church of Sant Miquel. We must not forget to visit the Mountain of Sal, in the outskirts of the city.

Countless excursions can be taken through the outskirts of Cardona. Peasant houses and ancient farms can be seen on the way to the Cadí-Moixeró Nature Reserve. Nearby, the fountains of the Llobregat river form an unforgettable scenery.

 

What to see in the destination

Find tourist information in the surroundings

spain is culture