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photoblog image Cardó #01

Cardó #01

Yo os sigo descubriendo parajes de Catalunya que
espero os gusten y disfrutéis viendo las imágenes,
tanto como yo he disfrutado tomándolas !!
 
I continue discovering places to you of Catalunya
as much that hope like and you enjoy seeing you the images,
as I have enjoyed taking them! [G]
 
Photographic Point - Balneari de Cardó, Benifallet, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain

Más información (en catalán)

THE CARDÓ VALLEY:

Among the cypress trees, in the darkest part of the wood, we can see the Hermitages and the fountains of Cardó. They look as if they had been abandoned now that there are not any Carmelite friars.

"Cardó, montaña santa de nuestra querida tierra, yo te veo como otra sierra de nuestra lejana Montserrat, en tu huída del pensamiento espectro de la guerra y dejas...el gusto mágico...de la felicidad".

It is a poem about the Cardó mountain, in which it is compared to the Montserrat Mountains, very famous and characteristic of Catalunya. It was written by Francisco Planas, a friar that used to spend his holidays in the Cardó Valley, and really loved it.

The monastery and the hermitage of Cardó were founded in 1606. The disalced Carmelites' community started to live there. Near the monastery there were a set of fourteen hermitages spread along all the Desert of Cardó.

There are still there the hermitages of San José, San Roc, San Simeón or the Ermita de la Columna, Santa Agnés, y Santa Margarita de Borboll (see the plane of the Desert of Cardó for knowing the exact situation).

In the last thirty years of the 19th.century, it was created a thermal, using the medicinal properties of the water (very rich in bicarbonate and arsenic). The water, which flows from some fountains, was declared of public interest in 1887.

The thermal was a republican hospital in 1938. It was again opened as a thermal in 1967. The waters are sold nowadays.

Cardó #01

Yo os sigo descubriendo parajes de Catalunya que
espero os gusten y disfrutéis viendo las imágenes,
tanto como yo he disfrutado tomándolas !!
 
I continue discovering places to you of Catalunya
as much that hope like and you enjoy seeing you the images,
as I have enjoyed taking them! [G]
 
Photographic Point - Balneari de Cardó, Benifallet, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain

Más información (en catalán)

THE CARDÓ VALLEY:

Among the cypress trees, in the darkest part of the wood, we can see the Hermitages and the fountains of Cardó. They look as if they had been abandoned now that there are not any Carmelite friars.

"Cardó, montaña santa de nuestra querida tierra, yo te veo como otra sierra de nuestra lejana Montserrat, en tu huída del pensamiento espectro de la guerra y dejas...el gusto mágico...de la felicidad".

It is a poem about the Cardó mountain, in which it is compared to the Montserrat Mountains, very famous and characteristic of Catalunya. It was written by Francisco Planas, a friar that used to spend his holidays in the Cardó Valley, and really loved it.

The monastery and the hermitage of Cardó were founded in 1606. The disalced Carmelites' community started to live there. Near the monastery there were a set of fourteen hermitages spread along all the Desert of Cardó.

There are still there the hermitages of San José, San Roc, San Simeón or the Ermita de la Columna, Santa Agnés, y Santa Margarita de Borboll (see the plane of the Desert of Cardó for knowing the exact situation).

In the last thirty years of the 19th.century, it was created a thermal, using the medicinal properties of the water (very rich in bicarbonate and arsenic). The water, which flows from some fountains, was declared of public interest in 1887.

The thermal was a republican hospital in 1938. It was again opened as a thermal in 1967. The waters are sold nowadays.

comments (8)

What a nice landscape José. It remids me "Rondo" in Andalousia where I went in 2000.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Hi Roland, I suppose that you talk about the town of Ronda, and the view that there is from the magnificent bridgeÂ… can be?
It is possible that the precipice you remembers it.
Thanks for stopping !!
  • MarkDM
  • San Diego, California, USA
  • 28 Feb 2007, 08:07
What a beautiful place. It does look a bit like Ronda, or maybe Cuenca. Nice composition.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Hi Mark, thanks for you visit. Also it could have his similarity with Cuenca, I believe that by the color of rocksÂ… I do not know!
beautiful house to live in.....
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Well, the surroundings are very pretty, but the bath is in ruins, now is in reconstruction process. When the works finish, perhaps he is pleasant to spend days of relax!

Bien, es muy bonito el entorno, pero el balneario está en ruinas, ahora está en proceso de reconstrucción. Cuando acaben las obras, quizás sea agradable pasar unos días de relax !! smile
Una vez vi una foto de Ronda y me dije que ese era EL lugar de España para visitar. Me dije lo mismo con innumerables fotos de España a lo largo de los años despues de eso, y esta va a la lista! Muy buena, y gracias por la explicacion e historia del lugar.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): No se si conoces España, pero realmente hay lugares muy hermosos. A veces nos los tienen que enseñar desde lejos para saber que los tenemos aqui al lado. Gracias Samira.
  • Louis
  • 28 Feb 2007, 18:27
Beautiful landscape and a great picture.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Thank you, Louis ! smile
  • Ellie
  • 28 Feb 2007, 20:47
A beautiful and very strong landscape. What an amazing place for a monastery.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Yes, it is certain, the place is escarped and little accessible, I suppose that in its day, the monacal life looked for that, tranquillity!
wonderful capture of a beautiful place José-Angel. Muy lindo
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Grácias Patrick!
Really a wonderful place, and it's interresting to learn about it : Thank you for that Jose !!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Merci Zeb, thank you very much by your commentary. I like to show to you the places in which I have enjoyed!

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