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Lloret de Mar: "The essence of the Costa Brava"

The earliest mention of the town of Lloret de Mar is found in a document dating from 966 AD. Its name comes from the Latin Lauretum, which means “place where laurel trees grow”. Located just 60 minutes from Barcelona and 20 minutes from Girona Airport, Lloret de Mar is an all-year-round destination for tourists in search of sun, sand, sea and the idyllic landscapes of the Costa Brava...

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Costa Brava: the land where Ferran Adrià and Joan Roca reinvented world cuisine.

Girona´s cuisine is not the result of chance. It is not a recent invention product of the success, the ingenuity and the capacity of innovation of contemporary personages, but it has a past, and very powerful. It contains an Iberian, Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Arab, Jewish ... and, currently, Asian, African and American legacy. Catalan cuisine - and the Girona one - is heiress of all the Mediterranean cuisines and, today, also a miscellany of the kitchens of the world.

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The Pablo Picasso Museum in Barcelona

It is interesting that all his early paintings Picasso signed by his double surname: Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The artist began to use the signature “Picasso” only after having moved to Paris. There were several reasons for that. Firstly, the word “Ruiz” is hard for the French pronunciation. Moreover, the surname “Ruiz” is rather widespread and typical in Spain. Secondly, Picasso was advised to find a pleasantly sounding and an eye-catching title-name...

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