The wealthy region of catalonia has been pushing for independence from spain since the 1700s bloomberg quicktake explains how the. With three of its leaders behind bars, catalonia has not been able to elect a president to fix that, the region's parliament has voted to allow. Catalonia will move on monday to declare independence from spain after holding a banned referendum, pushing the european union nation. The catalan independence movement is a political movement historically derived from catalan nationalism, which seeks independence of catalonia from spain. Thousands of spaniards joined a rally in barcelona called by a grassroots group that uses humour to mock catalonia's separatist push.
The spanish government maintained that the vote was illegal as well at stake in the entire fight is the future of catalonia, home to the city of. Both the ruling pp party and catalonia's independentists are using the national question to whitewash their own history of corruption and. Tourist information on cities, towns and villages of catalonia, spain information on catalonia's cities, what to visit and where to stay | spaininfo in english. Party calls on together for catalonia to “decide next steps together” in has been in place since the independence declaration of late october.
Spain bitterly opposes the catalonia region's breakaway movement outside of the regional capital, barcelona, and other big cities. Guidelines on renting and buying a house in spain along with insider or somewhere a little busier, you're sure to find a charming home in catalonia commuting options: approximately one hour by train or car to barcelona city centre. John lee anderson on the building crisis over the catalan government's unilateral declaration of independence from spain. Catalonia, a wealthy region in northeastern spain, is defying the national government's efforts to block an independence referendum from.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of places to visit in catalonia other than barcelona would have been hard-pressed to name any other catalan cities this is one of those beautiful pueblos blancos that spain is so proud. Catalonia is much more than barcelona, so make sure you step outside of the city's limits where medieval hilltop hamlets and dazzling coastal. Catalonia independence vote: why it's happening, and why it matters to us the leader of catalonia said the referendum vote is oct 1.
Discover the most important tourist destinations, monuments, museums, and fiestas in catalonia, on the official portal of tourism in spain | spaininfo in english. Location of catalonia (dark green) – in europe (green & dark grey) – in spain ( green) coordinates: 41°49′n 1°28′e / 41817°n 1467°e / 41817. Spain v catalonia: spain in crisis after independence referendum other major cities include girona, tarragona and lleida the people of. The catalan declaration of independence (catalan: declaració d'independència de catalunya spanish: declaración de independencia de cataluña) was a.
Catalonia intends to push ahead with an independence referendum sunday in spite of a fierce crackdown by the government of spain. Barcelona is spain's top travel destination, ahead of madrid however, the city's tourism industry is already showing signs of strain in the wake. Spain's prime minister, mariano rajoy, called the regional election after the catalan government held its own referendum on independence on.
The drive for catalan independence captured the world's attention in october, when a banned referendum on the issue was met with a heavy. Catalan separatists won't win independence for their region but if they reengage with spain's state institutions and build alliances with other. Satellite view is showing barcelona, a major port, second largest city in spain, and the capital and the largest city of the autonomous community of catalonia. The people of catalonia are casting their votes in a snap election today as the battle for independence rages on but where is catalonia and.