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Costa Brava is an obligate destination for every single visitor in Catalonia, especially in summer. But also in winter when people can enjoy its sky resorts in Alp, La Molina and La Masella.

Historically visitors

Along the coast you can find several historic monuments with routes than include monasteries and unique places like Empuries, a symbol of the ancient Greek and Roman people who lived in Catalonia.

In Ripollès region, situated in Girona Pyrenees you can visit the Romanesque monasteries: Santa Maria de Ripoll and Sant Joan de les Abadesses, the first one founded in 879 and the second in 885. The responsible of its foundation was the Count Guifré el Pilós a very important figure in Catalan History.

The historic Romanesque complex in Sant Pere de Rodes is situated in Port dela Selva. It’s composed by Sant Pere de Rodes Benedictine monastery from tenth century, a church dated on the same century and a tower bell dated in twelfth century. It’s considerate the maximum exponent of Romanesque art in all Girona.


Empúries is the city where the ancient Greek and Roman stayed during his pass in Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays, this place still maintains the ruins of those ancient cultures. Visiting this place allows people to know how people used to think and live: ancient wall, roman forum and amphitheatre are only a part of what you can see there.

Beaches in Baix Empordà

The most known things in Costa Brava are its beaches. With a very singular views in its coast, Costa Brava draws a sea landscape but also a mountain landscape. There are a lot of little towns and beaches to visit like: Begur, Sa Riera, Sa Tuna, Aiguafreda or the ones in Palafrugell, Tamariu or Calella.


Source and photography: Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona

Text: Mar Mampel


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