One of the best ways to really get to know Catalonia is to visit its villages, known as “pobles” in Catalan, which still form the basis of local life despite the populational shift to the big cities. Nowhere is the Catalan importance on family and tradition more evident than in the villages, with family homes passed down through the generations and lovingly preserved in their original form, sometimes with the same appearance as in the Middle Ages. Traditional shops such as bakeries and cheesemongers often still go by the founder’s name, 2 or 3 generations back. National and local holidays are also still celebrated the same as centuries ago, marking the passing of the years. We will travel with you to Catalonia’s three most beautiful medieval villages: Pals, Peratallada and Besalú. All of them are pretty as a postcard, with a wealth of unique features and traditions fascinating for the traveller to discover.