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The ‘Riera de Sant Aniol’, the swimming pool river.

River Sant Aniol

This valley is found right in the Parque Natural de la Alta Garrotxa (High Garrotxan Natural park). Surrounded by high crags, the ‘riera de Sant Aniol’ runs through it: 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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Bicycle trip round the Ebro Delta.

Restaurant on the seaThe Ebro Delta is an extensive, flatland to the south of Catalonia, which apart from its beaches, provides Continue reading

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Besalú, the ancient county town, with a walk around the lake at Banyoles.

Romanesque bridge in BesalúThe area covered by the old county of Besalú roughly coincides with the present region of La Garrotxa. Both tourists and passing travellers can enjoy the landscape here, which is full of natural and cultural charm: villages with a Medieval ambiance; the biggest fresh-water lake in Catalonia; intensely green woods and fields; or near Olot, an old volcanic area of exceptional beauty. (There’s a separate article about this, with other suggestions for excursions). 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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Swimming in wild rivers, in Southern Catalonia.

Swimming places in the river near Arnes

In southern Catalonia, one finds  the ‘Parque Natural de los Ports de Beseit’ and massif: high, wild mountains , between which flow various rivers of crystal clear water that provide numerous opportunities for swimming. Continue reading

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