Thursday, 23 October 2008

Banyoles, Spain

Postmarked Barcelona, dated 11 October 2008.

Banyoles (Girona)
Porxos de la Plaça Medieval
Porches de la Plaza Medieval
Porches of the Medieval Square

Banyoles is a small town near Barcelona, in north-eastern Catalonia. I am guessing therefore that the first line of description is in the Catalan language.  The town has buildings which date from the 12th century, and grew around a much earlier Benedictine monastery.  It is most famous for the Lake of Banyoles, a large lake which was the venue for the rowing competitions in the 1992 Olympic Games.

From the town website:
Cobbled streets, little squares and cozy corners, civil and religious buildings, art and the water flowing through the canals from the lake all come together in a unique town centre that merits special attention.


  1. Sighs.. Barcelona is my absolute favorite place I am hoping to return in a few years and live there for just a bit. After the kids are gone.. thanks for just sharing this pic

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it Shauni :) I don't know Barcelona but it's somewhere I'd like to visit.


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