Wine, gastronomy and culture have been traditionally related in Spain. Vineyard cultivation has set up a unique, singular landscape in La Rioja. Besides, culinary arts are quite a well-established tradition in this region.
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Reflections on the Past and the Present in the Courtyard of Averbode Abbey
In the summer of 2012 the recently rejuvenated courtyard of Averbode Abbey has opened its doors inviting everyone to enjoy its centuries-old architecture and Baroque church standing at its heart. These impressive buildings are literally reflected in the grand water mirror calmly sitting at the centre of the square. The large film of water, which is only a few centimetres deep, not only provides an alternative view of the surrounding buildings, but also welcomes the visitor to rest beside it on a nearby bench and enjoy its tranquil character or even walk in it during those rare hot Belgian days. Averbode Abbey’s historical role is thus recreated in its own courtyard by bringing together people of all ages from around the region.