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Montseny Natural Park and Viladrau, Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia lies in the north east corner of Spain dominated by the port city of Barcelona. Montseny Natural Park is sandwiched between this city, the Pyrenees border with France and the Mediterranean coast. Montseny is a 72,000 acre mosaic of Mediterranean, Alpine and Central European landscapes and so is a synthesis of the main landscapes of Europe. It has an incredible variety of flora and fauna boasting over 1500 superior plant species (the whole of the UK has only 1200!). The range is so wide that in 1978 it was made a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve confirming its importance on a global scale.

With the highest mountains south of the Pyrenees, Montseny offers breathtaking beauty combining rocky slopes with waterfalls cascading into deep gorges, dense with forests of Holm Oak, Beech, Chestnut and Pine. The scenery can change from Mediterranean woods to those of Central Europe within a few kilometres.

In addition to the protected natural landscape, one can visit the famous Iberian wall at El Brull, or the Roman villa of Can Tarrés, the extraordinary castles of Montsoriu and Montclús from the middle ages, the Romanesque monuments of Sant Salvador de Breda and Santa Magdalena, and the beautiful Modernist architecture in the villages of La Garriga and Viladrau.

The extraordinary quality of its landscapes, the diversity of its plant life, and the spectacular seasonal colour changes, especially in the chestnut, oak and beech woods make Montseny an ideal place for walking and cycling routes. There is an extensive network of well sign-posted routes to suit all abilities and tastes.

Little known outside of Spain, Montseny has inspired artists, intellectuals and scientists. Even the Spanish royal family enjoy this special place at their summer home in Viladrau - a village located, on the northern face of the Montseny mountain range, famous for its tranquillity, spring water and healthy air. Full of surprises, Viladrau is surrounded by forests and mountains, yet can offer top quality golf at nearby Montanya Golf club and even Polo just outside the village.

The attractions of Montseny and its proximity to the cities of Barcelona and Girona mean that visitors to the region can feast on the best that Catalan cuisine can offer. Of Roman origin, Catalan cooking uses many of the same ingredients as other Mediterranean cuisines -- tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, beans, pasta, fruits and all kinds of meat and seafood - but it combines them in unexpected ways. Who would expect salt cod with honey, for example? Catalonia has both mountains and seashore. So one may find spiny lobster stew (Civet de Llogosta) on the one hand and Andorran-style trout (Truita de Riu Andorrana) on the other. Whilst a three course lunch with wine cad be had in Viladrau village square for 8 euros, try the wonderful ‘tasting menu’ (five courses including wine, 25 euros) at La Salvadore restaurant in Hotel Corominas, Viladrau or the top-notch Mas D’Orsor just outside the village (around 50 euros per head).

This welcoming area is an ideal place for enjoying the riches which nature and history have left to the friendly hospitable locals and lucky visitors!

Written by Lloyd Daniels - Owner of Property 400714 in Viladrau, Spain

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (17 reviews)
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    • 5 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilets
    • Sleeps 12
    Villa #400714
    17
    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (46 reviews)
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      • 6 BR
      • 5 BA
      • Sleeps 17
      Cottage #839612
      46
      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
        • 6 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 15
        Cottage #6920970
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (9 reviews)
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          • 5 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Separate Toilets
          • Sleeps 10
          Farmhouse #2509435
          9
            Excellent! 4.6/5
            (14 reviews)
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            • 5 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 18
            House #6810123
            14
            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (5 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #6781069
              5
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (5 reviews)
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                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                House #6025048
                5
                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (16 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 7
                  House #1021954a
                  16
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (7 reviews)
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                    • 6 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 14
                    Villa #1481620
                    7
                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #6818454
                      2
                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (8 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #1871401
                        8
                        Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 8 BR
                          • 5 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 21
                          House #6772913
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #6644378
                            4
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                              • 6 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 15
                              House #1906000
                              3
                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 7 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 17
                                House #6282174
                                4
                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 11 BR
                                  • 9 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 30
                                  Cottage #1438037
                                  2
                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (5 reviews)
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                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 11
                                    House #2505171
                                    5
                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (13 reviews)
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                                      • 8 BR
                                      • 9 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 32
                                      Villa #324602
                                      13
                                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #6661486
                                        1
                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (15 reviews)
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                                          • 12 BR
                                          • 12 BA
                                          • Sleeps 40
                                          Villa #325088
                                          15
                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (8 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #6297231
                                            8
                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              House #438793
                                              7
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                House #2505180
                                                4
                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #6514031
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Apartment #1067556
                                                    4
                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      Multiple rentals House #1004921a
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 6 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 16
                                                        Cottage #6905919
                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 10 BR
                                                          • 10 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 32
                                                          Villa #8039073
                                                          2
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 15
                                                            Cottage #1438096
                                                            12
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Villa #1904598
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                • 7 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 18
                                                                House #6282263
                                                                5
                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                  House #1443632a
                                                                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Farmhouse #982254
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #6790531
                                                                      2
                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        Multiple rentals House #1004921a
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #6637594
                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            House #6677856
                                                                            1
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Villa #6831723
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #6518458
                                                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #1057054
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #6618053
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                      Villa #1694401
                                                                                      Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        Villa #1365094a
                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Villa #6730624
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 11
                                                                                            Villa #6818105
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              House #6960102
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Multiple rentals House #1004921a
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #6617748
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 13 BR
                                                                                                    • 7 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 40
                                                                                                    House #1961165
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Villa #8272562
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Fantástico!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Propiedad grande y limpia, no falta de nada, buenos accesos a las playas y al pueblo, volveremos en verano seguro!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      By far much better once there than on pictures

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent location, amazing house, incredibly warm welcome and top quality service. It was the ideal vacation on cloud number 9.It was like transferring our current home, with its contents, to the perfect venue. THANK you owner and managing company for a lovely holidays!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 04, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016