Dalt Vila is every bit as beautiful at night when the cathedral lights up so don’t be afraid to explore after dark. It’s quite romantic strolling the cobbled streets.
For a quick history lesson (complete with dramatic demonstrations), check out the exhibit at the top of Portal Nou. It’s quite basic, but explains the history much better than I do!
The annual medieval festival takes place on the second weekend of May each year, celebrating the city’s World Heritage Listed status, and it’s an amazing step back in time with markets, food stalls and performances.
Easter provides yet another spectacle in the fortress, when an amazing procession takes place through the streets with multiple religious effigies carried by pointy-hat-and-flowing-robe clad believers.
Take your time – walking the fortress walls takes around half an hour but once you start exploring the myriad of little streets within, you could spend an entire day exploring.
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
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