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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