BRAVA (Girona, Figueres Dalí Museum)
The coastline that stretches from Blanes,
Lloret and Tossa de Mar to the border of France is an area of
great beauty, combining rugged cliffs covered with typical
mediterranean pine, tiny coves with transparent waters, beautiful
interior landscapes, lovely beaches, fishing villages that have
not lost its charm with time and tourist destinations worldwide
must highlight the town of Tossa de Mar, that combines maritime
tradition with history, cristal water coves with dolmens,
restaurants by the sea with the roman remains, and to mention the
medieval wall that surrounds the Old Villa, dating from the
If you are a sea lover you must visit
Tossaīs Lighthouse that has been active since 1917 and has many
stories to tell.
Lloret de Mar is located in the
southernmost part of the Costa Brava and this population has been
able to perfectly combine its ancient seafaring flavor with the
most demanding entertainment, from golf courses to terraces
overlooking the sea to enjoy mediterranean nights, water parks and
diving centers, as well as restaurants, bars and cafes to suit all
customers and requirements.
In fact Lloret is one of the towns
with more tourist activity in the area.
and especially the Dali Museum is a must due to the incalculable
artistic value of the works in the exhibit.
The town is worth a visit as you will be
surprised with nice walks, cafes and shops. It also holds de Toy
Museum full of curiosities.
In Figueras you can taste the
typical of the local cuisine like Bunyols de l'Empordā (lent
fritters) or a dish that surprises all those who try “Mar i
Muntanya”, and of course the wines of DO Empordā.
Located 30 km
inland. It is a city with great charm for its architectural
heritage and its rich cultural offer.
We propose a walk through the historic
center following the narrow streets of the Call and then cross any
of the bridges over the Onyar River, where we can enjoy the view
of the houses built in the late Middle Ages hanging over the
river, each with a different colour, that make this beautiful and
photogenic city a place to get lost.
Its old town or Barri Vell, full of
attractive restaurants to stop for lunch or have a coffee and
regain strength, invites us to get lost in reveries of the past:
its Cathedral located on the highest point of the city has the
widest Gothic Nave in the world, although its construction began
in the eleventh century in Romanesque city. Not far we find the
Bishop's Palace and the Art Museum of Girona.
But certainly our favorite place to walk
around is the Jewish Quarter or as they say there, the Call Jueu
It is the best preserved Jewish Quarter of the
Iberian Peninsula and one of the best in Europe, were we get
transported to a world and another time.
We can not leave this city without a close
look to the Arab Baths, curiously and despite their name, are
Romanesque style with arabic influences and built in 1194.
By the way ... Is there anyone who does
not know that part of the 5th season of Game of Thrones is shot in
this wonderful city?
Besalú is considered Nacional Historic-Artistic Heritage and is
listed as one of the nicest villages in Spain.
The villa is walled and bordered by the Fluviā River and
surrounded by forests. This medieval town automatically transports
you back in time.
We recommend a walk along its charming streets towars the Main
Square and visit the Romanesque Church of Sant Vicens, enjoy a
coffee and continue towards the Jewish Quarter, that was very
relevant in this town, to admire the Mikveh, bathing pool where
Jews made their ablutions and in very good conservation.
Also we highlight the Monastery of San Pere, a Benedictine Temple
of X century, and the Cornella House, which is one of the best
preserved romanesque buildings in Catalonia.
in weekends itīs easy to encounter medieval craft fairs.
the last week of August there is the famous Medieval Festival
where the whole town participates, with knight contests, craft
workshops, spectacles and entertainment.
It is our duty to
warn you that during those days, walking down Carrer dels Atrapats
Street, you may be surprised by strange characters like witches,
executioners and convicted prisoners who will try to chase you...
The country of the Pyrenees
Andorra is a small country in the
Pyrenees, between France and Spain, only 200km from Barcelona that
offers a magnificent combination of landscapes, sport and
Wedged between mountains consists of seven
parishes and is basically dedicated to tourism, winter sports and
Shopping has great relevance as prices are
very competitive. We find excellent local products to taste and a
cuisine influenced by its proximity to France and Catalunya.
The city of Tarragona transport us
directly 2000 years ago when it was founded under the name of
Tarraco by the Romans and became the capital of what they called
Hispania Citerior Tarraconensis.
The excellent state of ruins like the
Forum, the Amphitheatre and the Circus, where chariot races were
made, gave the status of World Heritage Site by Unesco.
In the old town we find a good offer of
gastronomy and entertainment, so it has become one of the most
popular areas of the city by both tourists and the inhabitants
We shouldnīt miss the medieval area
dominated by the cathedral that contains romanesque, gothic and
neoclassical styles and has a magnificent cloister.
In the Barri del Serrall, old fishing
district, you can enjoy the rich and varied seafood cuisine
typical of the area and its unique black rice, or other dishes
based on tuna, including freshly caught products.
We must emphasize the Balcony of the
Mediterranean, spectacular view on the edge of a cliff where we
can appreciate magnificent views.
The National Archaeological
Museum is the oldest in Catalonia and the Museum of Contemporary
Art also worth a visit.
The Cistercian Route
POBLET, SANTES CREUS AND VALLBONA
Close to Tarragona, towards inland, there
are three beautiful monasteries of the Cistercian Order.
It is a trip that transports you to another
time, where secrets are housed in its walls and architecture
Monastery of Poblet is the largest in Europe
and has been declared World Heritage Site. Continues inhabited by
a community of monks.
Monastery of Santes Creus is one of the oldest
and has spectacular stained glass windows, as well as numerous
of Vallbona de les Monges. The only female monastery of the route,
which is still active and its careful Inn.
Not far from Tarragona, located in the municipalities
of Vila-Seca and Salou is located Port Aventura,
a notable leisure and thematic park that combines different areas
such as the Mediterranean, China, Far West, Polynesia and Mexico.
If you enjoy your vacations with children, a visit to Port
Aventura will provide an unforgettable day full of amusement and
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