" VIC, THE HEART OF THE OLD CATALONIA." Vic by almogaver

Vic Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 76 photos

NO ONE VISITING CATALONIA SHOULD LEAVE THIS WONDERFUL OLD CITY IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY.

ONLY ONE HOUR FAR FROM BARCELONA, YOU?LL EXPERIENCE SOMETHING GREATE WALKING DOWN THIS OLD STREETS, CROSSING THIS UNIQUE " PLA?A MAJOR" .


And...yes!, I must confess I?m in love with this city.

Vic is situated in the center of a great, flat valley, surrounded for beautiful mountains all around. That?s because the days, a lot of days with fog.
The city has many years of history. There is the capital of the county (comarca in catalan) named OSONA, a latin name. Vic is the center for all the people in the region,so if you want buy, go to the cinema, walk , go to a restaurant or visit a museum this is the best place.

About restaurant it is the most important region in all the country. Here , only in the city, you can choose between more than 80 restaurants!!. Most of them with high qulity food and excellent service.

Vic has one university, and all the services you need: Wonderful hospitals, shops, cinema, theatre...

The city is situated just in the meedle of two important roads, so it is easy to arrive by car.

The C-17, just only 70 kmts from Barcelona and 100 from the french border.
The C-25, named " L?Eix", that means the axis. This road goes across the country from Girona (62 kmts) to LLeida.

"LA BOIRA", THE FOG.

Many days, on winter, the city is covered by a cold , white, wet blanket of fog. And then the peace is surrounding you , step by step across the narrow streets.

SANT JORDI.

Sant Jordi, April, the 23. Our colors are everywhere, and, of course, the rose and the book....Oh!..perhaps you still don?t know anything about this great day???
Well, we have two great days in our calendar, September the 11, our National day and this one on the picture: April, the 23. In this day we celebrate the "lover day". A great day, when all men give a rose to his lover woman and she gives a book to him. So, all the cities are covered for thousand of tables full with books and roses....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Try it!!
  • Cons:No one, I love it (also with this foggy days...)
  • In a nutshell:The last city with human side.
  • Intro Updated Jan 22, 2011
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Comments (15)

  • mariaschmidt's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Beautiful photos

  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2006 at 12:50 AM

    A very interesting web page! The much information about this miraculous place is very useful for all travellers. Lovely regards from Vienna! Fam. Rauca

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2006 at 9:33 AM

    Hola Josep! Per molts anys! Una pagina muy interesante de una ciudad que no he oído nunca! Más información por favor. Un beso, Sini

  • Vizcaina's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2005 at 8:09 PM

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures of the place of my ancestors...I hope to visit it personally someday.

  • BALIK's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 10:46 PM

    Vic is pretty but things are going wrong:- the valley is filling up with industrial estates ("poligons industrials") and there are plans to build a massive incinerator at Sant Pere de Torello. The plain could soon be spoilt (like Valles Orientals).

  • quime's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2004 at 8:42 AM

    Just beautiful, thanks for introduce me the city of Vic!

  • Biljana's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2004 at 2:02 PM

    Vic seems like a wonderful town. I never heard of it before visiting your page. It's too bad that us tourists often ignore small lovely towns like Vic due to our lack of knowledge.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2004 at 4:01 PM

    I'd never heard about Vic, it seems so beautiful. I will be back to see your descriptions. And SANT JORDI's day is a very nice tradition.

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2004 at 10:28 PM

    Nice pages you have here, Josep. And great photos. Vic seems to be a lovely place, indeed and the fog adds a lot of charm to it. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

  • vysnaite's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2004 at 4:03 AM

    La Boira remind me the one in Ravenna (italy) in autumn or winter. beautiful place, great architecture, interesting author ;-)

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