A Secret Country by John Pilger

By John Pilger

Expatriate journalist and film-maker John Pilger writes approximately his place of origin with life-long affection and a passionately serious eye. during this absolutely up-to-date version of A mystery nation, he will pay tribute to a bit identified Australia and tells a narrative of excessive political drama.

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Fuet Embotits (Catalan sausages) include the ever-popular fuet, a dry, flavourful variety, most famously produced in the Catalonian town of Vic. For price categories See p79 For tips on dining and standard opening hours See p138 & p140 45 Barcelona’s Top 10 Elephant Night-time Hot Spots Zutz ! Elephant £ Otto Housed in a Modernista villa, A swanky Barcelona night- filled with candles and Moroccan lamps, this swish nightclub attracts a fashionable young crowd. But the real highlight is the garden, where lounge beds with diaphanous white drapes, fountains and giant elephant statues add an exotic touch.

D Pl de Manuel Ribé • Map M4 de la Màgia £ Museu A museum devoted to magic, with a collection dating from the 18th century. d Carrer Oli 6 • Map N4 Barcelona’s Top 10 faring history is showcased in the cavernous, 13th-century Drassanes Reials (Royal Shipyards). The collection, which spans from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, includes a full-scale replica of the Real, the flagship galley of Don Juan of Austria, who led the Christians to victory against the Turks during the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.

Llull $ Ramon Mallorcan philosopher and Barcelona’s Top 10 republicans. In 1909, protests against the Moroccan war sparked a brutal riot, the Setmana Tràgica (Tragic Week). Lurching towards Civil War, Catalonia passed under a dictatorship before being declared a Republic in 1931. missionary, Llull (d. 1316) is the greatest figure in medieval Catalan literature. 1516), he married Isabel of Castile, paving the way for the Kingdom of Spain’s formation and the end of Catalan independence. Cerdà ^ Idlefons 19th-century urban planner who designed the Eixample.

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