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Day-time in the great metropolis and resting by night in deep nature, very close to Barcelona.

Hotel MasferrerCan you imagine visiting the big city of Barcelona, as well as other interesting places in the region, while staying in a beautiful hotel located in the middle of nature? Continue reading

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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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Between volcanoes and woods.

Intense volcanic eruptions and violent earthquakes rearranged the Garrotxa landscape in those dark days of long ago. However, when visiting the region nowadays, 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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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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