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The Ruins Of EmpuriesThe Ruins of Empuries

One does not have to be particularly interested in history or even interested in archaeology to succumb to the charm of the excavations of Empúries.[read more]

Dolmens & Menhirs in L'EmpordáDolmens & Menhirs in L’Empordá

The megalithic culture derives its name from the Greek: mègas = large and lithos = stone. It was widespread, mainly in the northern and western Europe with early reports here in the Mediterranean Sea shore and also in Brittany. [read more]

Cap de Creus, stone museumCap de Creus, stone museum

The Cap Creus is the last outlet of the Pyrenees and at the same time the most easterly point of the Iberian Peninsula on the map. [read more]

Sant Pere de Rodes MonasterySant Pere de Rodes Monastery

According to the legend, Christians coming from Rome were stranded in the bay and predicted this as a sign from god to found and erect a monastery in this place.[read more]

Sant Quirze de Colera's MonasterySant Quirze de Colera’s Monastery

The small Benedictine abbey St. Quirze de Colera is fantastically situated in a beautiful area in the midst of the protected area of the Albera Mountains. [read more]

Aiguamolls of L'EmpordàAiguamolls of L’Empordà

Its bird life is particularly impressive, and it is claimed that over 300 different species have been seen here. [read more]

Diving in Costa BravaDiving in Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is famous for its under-water activities that make it one of the major tourist destinations of the Western Mediterranean. [read more]

Antoni Gaudí, the Sacred ArchitectAntoni Gaudí, the Sacred Architect

Gaudi’s unmistakable stylistic idiom manifests itself especially in this gigantic sacred building, which kept him busy, with few interruptions, from youth up to his death.[read more]

Dalí, the Genius from CadaquésDalí, the Genius from Cadaqués

While Picasso is referred to as the “most well known” artist of the XXth century, and Marc Chagall as the “most beloved”, Salvador Dali should certainly be given the title of “most important” artist of XXth century.[read more]

Sta. Mª de Vilabertran Augustine Cloister & the SchubertiadeSta. Mª de Vilabertran Augustine Cloister & the Schubertiade

The former Augustine cloister Santa Maria de Vilabertran is an example of an outstanding and well-reconditioned cloister that was fully developed in the Romanesque form. [read more]

The Rambla of Figueres & Narcís MonturiolThe Rambla of Figueres & Narcís Monturiol

The Rambla (boulevard) of Figueres is the heart of the capital of the Alt Empordà, its emblematic centre, on which the city’s commercial world meets the leisure needs of the citizens. [read more]

The Consequences of Forest FiresThe Consequences of Forest Fires

Techniques are increasing and more and better material and personnel are being used to master forest fires, but the situation itself has not really changed very much throughout the ages. [read more]

Peralada's Castle LibraryPeralada’s Castle Library

The library in Peralada does not only show us books from all four corners of Europe, it reminds us also of our cultural roots; and they show to the bibliophile an impression of beauty and dignity. [read more]

A botanical walk through Maquis & GarrigueA botanical walk through Maquis & Garrigue

Maquis and garrigue are landscape forms that developed from the progressive destruction of former broadleaf and coniferous forests. In the time of the Romans and Greeks, these forests were heavily exploited. [read more]

Sport Fishing in the CoastSport Fishing in the Coast

Basically, there are three types of fishing: from the beach, rock and boat. [read more]

Fortifications in CataloniaFortifications in Catalonia

In our region we can visit two different standard fortifications: Linea Gutierrez and Batteries of the coast. [read more]

Albera Mountains, on the traces of Neolithic AgeAlbera Mountains, on the traces of Neolithic Age

In the summer there are times when it seems that there are too many people at the coast around the Cap de Creus. But, only few kilometres away, in the Albera Mountains, one is amazed by the absence of the crush of tourists and the hectic atmosphere. [read more]

Muga's river valleyMuga’s river valley

We are so very proud of our coast, the Costa Brava, that we often forget that the Pyrenees’s and other close-by delightful areas are worth a visit. [read more]

Swimming in the Deep Blue SeaSwimming in the Deep Blue Sea

Beside its natural inhabitants, the fishes, the sea receives a multiplicity of other guests during the summer months: swimmers, divers, leisure boats from rowboats and dinghies to yachts and fishing boats for professionals and amateurs of all sizes… [read more]

The Tower of the Abbot (Llançà)The Tower of the Abbot (Llançà)

Originally the tower was not freestanding, separated and lonely, it was the bell tower of St. Vicenç de Llançà Romanic church. [read more]

An Excursion into Llançà's HistoryAn Excursion into Llançà’s History

Llançà’s defence strategy was simple but effective. Its inhabitants briefly warded off the first attack of the pirates scantily and thence fled then to the near mountains. [read more]

Catalan History Key DatesCatalan History Key Dates

During Franco Dictatorship any emotion of Catalan patriotism is brutally suppressed. Catalonia was just merely a province. Even the use of the Catalan language was prohibited and punished.[read more]

Costa Brava LighthousesCosta Brava Lighthouses

Since navigation knowledge and charts existed, it was possible to warn sailors of dangerous shallows and rocks…first with simple wood fires. [read more ]