Tag Archives: Costa Brava

Girona, the great unknown.

Girona and river Onyar

It seems incomprehensible that the incredibly old city of Girona is so little visited, when compared to the Costa Brava nearby or the great metropolis of Barcelona, only 100km away. Furthermore, when one considers that it has one of the oldest, best conserved and most attractive medieval centres of the entire peninsular. Continue reading

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From Cadaqués to the Faro del Fin del Mundo (End of the World Lighthouse).

Dorf Cadaqués

Cadaqués is probably the most picturesque and cut off village in the whole Costa Brava. With white-washed houses and cobbled backstreets, it borders a coast that features little beaches and a charming fishing port. Continue reading

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The Costa Brava, history and landscape.

Monastery Sant Pere de RodesIn the northern stretch of the Costa Brava, standing proudly in the midst of the Parque Natural de Cap de Creus ( Cape Creus Natural Park), is the splendid monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, an impressive  Catalan Romanesque gem. Continue reading

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The Costa Brava, virgin coves.

Beach platja del Castell

Aside from the best known, sometimes heavily built up beaches of the Costa Brava, there are still quite a few stretches of coastline which retain their original state: filled with all their charms and hardly built upon, where both silence and solitude are still possible. Continue reading

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The Costa Brava, away from its beaches.

Village Monellls

There’s more to the Costa Brava than sun and sand. In the region of the Baix Empordà (Lower Ampordan), Continue reading

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