IN SEARCH OF PICASSO IN TERRA ALTA
2,000 year old olive groves in timeless Terra Alta
1 night, 2 days
In 1898, Manuel Pallarès invited his art school friend who had recently fallen ill to his village in the countryside to take in the fresh air and connect with nature. That friend was 16 year old Pablo Picasso and the town, Horta de Sant Joan, would over the following decade serve as inspiration for Picasso's ground breaking style known as Cubism.
Horta de Sant Joan sits at 1,500 feet of elevation on the border of Catalunya and Aragón, in the heart of Terra Alta or "High Land". Virtually unknown to tourism, it is a region of exceptional physical beauty, endless olive & almond groves, rolling vineyards and storybook cobblestone villages.
On this 1 night / 2 day excursion we taste artisan olive oil alongside a 12th century mill, pair excellent local red and white granache vintages, cycle through picturesque landscapes and visit the Picasso Museum where we gain fascinating insight to the early work of the painter.
Under 3 hours from Barcelona, Terra Alta is a region where art, culture & gastronomy meet in perfect harmony.