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L'ATZAVARA is located 1 hour and a half driving south from Barcelona to Valencia, and connected by bus and train as well. Several daily trains towards l'Ametlla de Mar could be taken from Barcelona's downtown (Plaça Catalunya) and from Sants main rail station. Sants station allows convenient connections to Madrid, France (AVE high speed trains) and Barcelona's El Prat International Airport (BCN).

The property is in a privileged viewpoint above the sea and surrounded by little natural beaches carved by transparent waters in a walking distance. The landscape is still virgin without modern urban developments. A walking route GR-92 passes just by the house,

 

Besides been a perfect place to relax, forgetting modern life stress and feeling attached to nature, little fishing towns as L'Atmella de Mar and Sant Carles de la Rapita, offer unique experiences like the arrival of boats bringing the just captured fish to a colorful public auction, in order to be served as evening diner, under traditional and tasteful recipes at the local restaurants.

"Delta de L'Ebre" Natural Park with clean white sand beaches, offers a visual experience in how paella pearl rice grows naturally, thanks to loving techniques used by devoted farmers.

 

Another Natural Park called "Els Ports de Tortosa", in a 30 minute driving time, offers a complete different landscape experience thanks to a 1447 meters high mount with astonishing views hosting a large variety of Mediterranean trees, plants and animal species.

 

If you love Art History, in the opposite direction (30 minutes driving North and also connected by several daily trains) you will find the Monumental City of Tarragona (the Roman Tarraco, Hispania Province capital 2,000 years ago) with main archeological sites (forum, circus, amphitheater, defensive walls ...) and a museum. A beautiful Medieval town was built above the city, and the most important Catalan Gothic Cathedral and Romanesque cloister are open to the Public. The Rambla boulevard and the Balcony above the Mediterranean deserve attention as well.

 

Just next to Tarragona, the City of Reus offers Art Nouveau and Modernism landmarks as "Casa Navas" or "Casa Rull". Reus is the born town of 19th century Romantic artist Mariano Fortuny and world class genius architect Antoni Gaudi. Antoni Gaudi was born in Riudoms, a Reus suburb, where he grove up in a little farm called "Mas de Ca la Caldereta". Reus streets are a perfect shopping mall and don't hesitate to walk into local bakeries to enjoy local "Coca en Recapte" cheessless dried fish or pork meat delicious pizzas.

Few minutes away from Reus, driving or by bus, Mont-Roig del Camp offers a visit to the Joan Miro's Foundation, a museum located in a renovated Medieval church and also in a farm used as a vacation house by the artist's family. This little villa is the one shown in the famous painting "Catalan Farm" of New York's MOMA permanent collection. The powerful landscapes of Mont-Roig were a very important inspiration for Joan Miro's numberless "a plain air" oil paintings around the town, the fields and the Virgin of the Rock Sanctuary (very popular for the views, in a ten minutes walking distance from the museum-church).

In the opposite direction of L'ATZAVARA, inland towards the South Western mounts, the little town of Horta Sant Joan (Known in the art books as Horta de Ebro) offers a born place for Cubism in Picasso and Georges Braque's paintings done during their summer holidays.

30 minutes driving or by train the city of Salou beach offers an active night live with dancing clubs and also family entertainment in the them park "Port Aventura" The resort also includes Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. It is the biggest resort in the south of Europe.

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