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Cardona sits at the foot of its castle and the Sant Vicenç collegiate church. The Mediterranean crops grown on its limestone soil make way for Pyrenean landscapes abounding in beech and conifer forests. The village, with its charming arcaded streets, is devoted to mining. It is also the setting for one of Catalonia's most picturesque fairs, known as the Corre de Bou, which takes place in purpose-built arenas in Plaza de la Fira on the last Sunday in September.

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  • Sant Vicenç Collegiate church Recommended Recommended

    C1410 E - 08261 Cardona

    This collegiate church is one of Catalonia's jewels of Lombard Romanesque art. It was built in 1040 in a stunning setting on an ochre-coloured promontory. The beautiful interior boasts graceful columns crowned with groined vaults which act as support..

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  • Montaña de la Sal Recommended Recommended

    Carret. de la Mine E - 08261 Cardona

    Cardona's salt mine has been exploited since Roman times and is a 170 m mountain with many salt deposits. This is a unique geological phenomenon: when salt crystallises in its galleries (some are 1,000 m deep), large transparent stalactites and stala..

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  • Cardona Castle Interesting

    C1410 E - 08261 Cardona

    A true citadel standing on a mound (589 m), the golden silhouette of the castle dominates the village and offers marvellous views over the Salt Mountain. Rebuilt in the 18C, today, it now houses the parador of Cardona but has kept some of its 11C ele..

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  • Bremon

    Cambres, 15 E - 08261 Cardona

    Set in the historical centre of Cardona, a town rich in cultural and natural heritage, Bremon 's spacious rooms, its large sound-proofed windows, its colours and textures create a bright, peaceful space. The warm atmosphere is accentuated by the mul..

  • Parador de Cardona

    Castell de Cardona, s/n E - 08261 Cardona

    With a magical setting inside a 9th-century castle and boasting a 2nd-century tower, this Parador is straight out of fairytale and has panoramic views over the Catalonian countryside. Set beside the River Cardoner, this Parador offers the best views..

  • Vilar Rural de Cardona

    Camí de Lourdes, s/n E - 08261 Cardona

    Set in the heart of Catalunya and with views of a Medieval Castle, this hotel is designed in a village manner with its own animal farm and vegetable garden. During your stay you can enjoy free activities including crafts and workshops, organised by ..

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