Picasso Center

The painter Pablo Picasso visited twice Horta de Sant Joan, the 1898 and the 1909. It was not too long stay but profitable for pictorial creation. In fact, it was in this population of Terra Alta where Picasso began the artistic movement of Cubism, inspired by the square shape of the imposing rocks of Benet. To preserve and promote the legacy the Malaga painter left in this county, the Picasso Center exhibits facsimile reproductions of almost 200 works in the two rooms the artist made to the villa and also other paintings in Barcelona or Paris, but inspired by the landscape of Horta de Sant Joan.

Picasso Center

Tortosa Cathedral

Tortosa Cathedral is one of the remarkable examples of Catalan Gothic. Here, according to some historians, he had been a Roman temple, later a Visigoth basilica and, during the Saracen expansion, a mosque. After the Christian conquest, a Romanesque cathedral, which would be the most immediate preceding the current Gothic cathedral was built. it was initiated by the apse, the fourteenth century and completed by the baroque facade of s. XVIII.
The Cathedral holds the title of Basilica. The exterior apse, the ambulatory with double ambulatory, the presbytery and three naves clearly stand out for its elegant, refined and even technically daring Gothic style.

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Swims between Red Tunas

You could immerse yourself with the biggest tuna in the world and enjoy exciting moments with the five senses. The experience goes by the port of Ametlla de Mar (Tarragona) aboard a modern and innovative catamaran designed exclusively to meet the highest standards in comfort and safety.

Tuna Tour

The coastal landscape of the Costa Dorada and the Delta del Ebro, a unique beauty, accompanies us throughout the trip to the pools bluefin tuna Balfegó, located 2.5 nautical miles (nearly 5 kilometers) from the coast. Once you moored in the pools, a professional team explain the process to be possibly one of the best adventures of your life: swim among hundreds of bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean.

During the trip you will discover the history and fishing of the red giant through an audiovisual specially created for it and when you go back you can see a video how is the marketing process tuna in Balfegó through traceability. And finally reaching port, you can delight savoring one of the most appreciated in the world gastronomic pleasures. For more info click on the photo.

Explanatory note

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