After the constant movement of Barcelona, it was time to return to the more tranquil pace that Frank and I are accustomed to. So, we sought solace in the Spanish Pyrenees. We headed toward the town of Baga, located in the Serra del Cadí range, still part of Catalunya, just outside of Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró.
How did we decide to go there? Frank and I considered a number of National Parks and other parks located in the Pyrenees. We Googled them, looked at the images that appeared, and chose the park that had the most remarkable mountains, in our opinion. The Serra del Cadi are most characterized by the peak known as El Pedraforca. Of course, it is far more mesmerizing in person than on the Internet. (from the East)
A map of the Serra del Cadi can be seen here.
As was much of Catalunya, Baga was once the home of Cathars. Cathars are considered to be a Christian sect that flourished in the 13th and 14th centuries, whose practices often conflicted with those of Catholic Rome. Therefore, the Cathars were considered heretics by the Catholics and were eventually persecuted. They fled, and their last hold out was Catalunya. Today, their path of “escape” can be retraced and is called the Route of the Cathars or the Cami dels Bons Homes. The route is shown below.
But perhaps the most fun we had was our first dinner in Baga- Their only customers for the evening, they opened the restaurant for us, turned on the lights, and called the chef! But, the food was delicious
Complete List of Honeymoon Trip Reports:
Climb of Tosa d’Alp
Five hours in Lisbon
Horta Part I
Horta Part II
Island of Faial
Island of Pico, Day 1
Portugal and The Azores Highest Point: Montanha Do Pico 7,713′
Watching Whales & Swimming with Dolphins
Pico Adegas, Gardens, and More
Island of Pico
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