Girona is the capital of the province of Girona and of the country called El Gironès. The city has about 105,000 inhabitants and an area of 39.1 km2. Its old quarter has numerous unique, well-conserved, monuments that represent great artistic and cultural wealth.
Girona offers a wide variety of proposals for both activities and visits: cultural offerings as well as festivals, restaurants, etc. Some of the most prominent places are La Força Vella, an almost triangular fortress built by the Romans, the Cathedral of Girona, the Jewish Quarter, the Arab Baths, the ramparts and the Rambla de la Llibertat. In addition, Girona has a wide variety of restaurants to experience a uniquely Mediterranean gastronomic experience.
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The Costa Brava is the name given to the coastal area of Girona. It begins at the border with France, in the village of Portbou, and ends at the rock called Sa Palomera in the town of Blanes. The Costa Brava is 200 kilometers long and runs along the coast of three counties: La Selva, El Baix Empordà and L’Alt Empordà.
The main attraction of the Costa Brava is that many of its spaces still conserve their original landscape features uncontaminated by human urbanizations. This means the area has some of the most attractive beaches and coves of the Mediterranean, along with nature parks and small fishing villages, monasteries and Romanesque churches. A place that offers the opportunity to visit it in different ways: walking, by mountain bike, by car, train or boat.
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The Pyrenees are a mountain range of 415 km in length between Spain, France and Andorra. In the Pyrenees we find 129 peaks of more than 3,000 meters, such as Aneto (3,404 m) and the Pica d’Estats (3,143 m).
The mountains of the Pyrenees have a rich fauna and flora that is characteristic of the Mediterranean climate. The Pyrenees form a great natural heritage with many paths and landscapes of immense beauty, as well as numerous castles, museums and mountain refuges with thousand-year histories. In the Pyrenees we find the Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees, which has 7 Nature Reserves, 12 ski resorts and 2 spas.
L’Estany de Banyoles is the largest natural lake in Catalonia. It is located in the town of Banyoles, the capital of the county called El Pla de l’Estany.
L’Estany de Banyoles measures approximately 2,150 meters in length and 775 meters in width, and its maximum depth is 65 meters. The lake is the main attraction in the area and has a wide offering of sports and leisure activities. L’Estany de Banyoles offers the possibility to take a complete tour of the lake and to enjoy its natural wealth and its scenic viewpoints. The route is flat and easy-going so it can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Barcelona is the most famous city of Catalonia and is its capital. It has a population of about 1,640,000 inhabitants and an area of 102,15 km2. It is recognized as a global city thanks to its important to culture, commerce and tourism. Barcelona is well-communicated and is an important connection between Spain and France, besides having one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean.
Barcelona offers visitors all kinds of monuments, streets and art, including its world-famous Catalan modernism. Barcelona stands out in all its parts – its historic center, La Rambla, the legacy of Antoni Gaudí (Parc Güell, Sagrada Família, etc.) which are part of a World Heritage Site, the Monumental of Barcelona and the Barça Football Club Stadium, El Camp Nou.
Besalú is a medieval town dating back to the 11th century. The population is located in the county of La Garrotxa, in the province of Girona, and has an area of 4.92 km2. The main attraction is the medieval architecture and the bridge of Besalú, a Romanesque bridge across the River Fluvià.
The town has everything it needs to seduce those who visit it: art, culture, good food, history and charm. A town that is isolated enough to enjoy the tranquility that it offers, but at the same time it is close to towns such as Olot, Girona or Banyoles. Thanks to the restoration of its great bridge, considered a Cultural Artifact of National Interest, walking through Besalú becomes a quiet walk through history.
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The Dalí Theater-Museum, located in the city of Figueres (province of Girona), was built on the remains of the old Municipal Theater of Figueres, and is considered the last great work of Dalí.
The museum, managed by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, offers the opportunity to enjoy the artistic career of Salvador Dalí. Dalí was a 20th century Spanish painter, sculptor and writer, considered one of the greatest representatives of surrealism. The museum was a project by the artist himself, and that’s why, beside his great works, we can find his last room and his grave.