Figueres: Salvador Dalí's hometown
Figueres is the capital of Alt Empordà , an active and modern city. The famous Dali Theater-Museum , located in the city center, is a must-see during your stay in Empordà. Discover the surreal world of Salvador Dalí and combine the visit with a walk through the city center where the artist's birthplace is located, among other interesting places.
Just outside the city you will find the Sant Ferran's Castle, which dates from the eighteenth century, one of the largest fortresses in Europe, ready to accommodate up to 6,000 men.
Girona: The stage capital of 'Game of Thrones'
The city of Girona is a magical and surprising city. It has an old town , the 'Barri Vell' ', very well preserved where you cannot miss the Jewish quarter known as “El Call” which is one of the best preserved medieval towns in all of Europe.
The great icon of the city is the cathedral of Girona and its staircase … to get there, you have to climb the most famous stairs of Game of Thrones : those of the Great Sept of Baelor.
You will not forget the Onyar River Houses: the hanging houses painted in bright colors that form one of the most characteristic images of Girona.
A good way to discover the city, its culture and its gastronomy is with a fun and delicious tour from the hand of 'Girona Food Tours' .
The wine villages: Garriguella and Mollet de Peralada
'DO Empordá wine is characterized by its complex flavor, full of very characteristic aromatic notes that reflect the personality of the fruit, the vines and the land in which they have grown. Its subtle fragrance will delight lovers of smooth and harmonious flavors, very tasty on the palate '
Discover the secrets of the white, rosé and red wines of the DO Empordà , of the hand of the wineries that invite you to live unforgettable experiences. We have selected 2 wineries where you can visit the history of the cultivation of life in Alt Empordà ; you will discover the secrets of wine making; You will taste Empordà wines and you will enjoy many other activities in a magical setting, surrounded by vineyards.
Beaches, coves and fishing villages
The Costa Brava a offers beaches and coves for all tastes: Calm coves with crystal clear water, pristine beaches with fine sand dunes ideal for lovers of water sports, ideal spots for scuba diving and with beautiful path to the length of the coast. Some coves are only accessible by the sea, the cliffs are dizzying, and between the sea and the mountains there are beautiful fishing villages and medieval villages.
Sant Pere Pescador :
The paradise for water sports
Sant Pere Pescador's beach, a virgin beach of enormous extension, is a perfect environment for lovers of water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, catamaran, kayaking, beach volleyball or kitesurfing.
L'Escala and Empúries:
Anchovies and greek souvenirs
L'Escala is famous for its anchovies, but above all for its Empúries ruins located right next to its main beach, Sant Martí d'Empuries . It is also worth noting its 'Montgó' and 'Montgrí' beaches and coves, perfect for scuba diving.
The Bay of Roses :
One of the most beautiful in the world
The bay's beaches are characterized by shallow waters, ideal for families and sailing.
Its port is one of the most important in the Alt Empordà, where you can attend a fish auction (visits to be arranged with the tourist office).
Do not miss the sunsets from Almadrava's beach .
Portlligat and Cadaqués:
Cadaqués is one of the vertices of Dalí's Triangle thanks to the Portlligat house where Salvador Dalí lived. The fishing village is one of the essentials of the Costa Brava for its historical and artistic value, for its marine charm and for its fascinating beaches: Portdoguer or Port Alguer .
Festivals: Music for all tastes
In summer, Costa Brava's music festivals cannot be missing at all.
Many towns in the province become stages for a wide variety of music festivals .
Discover the offer of festivals in Costa Brava and let yourself be surprised by the prestigious international shows and the smallest, but no less impressive concerts.
The Festival de Castell de Peralada , Sons del Mon de Roses, Acustica de Figueres, Aphónica Banyoles , Forum Romano de Empúries, the Schubertiada de Vilabertran , are just a few examples of the wide offer.
Family: Experiences for young and old
The Costa Brava is a family destination that offers original activities and interesting excursions to enjoy with the family.
Let yourself be surprised by the diverse proposals, perfect for a getaway at any time of the year. There are activities for all tastes: 'Aquabrava ' in Roses, ' Windoor Realfly' or 'Butterlfly Park' in Empuriabrava , the 'Toy Museum' in Figueres, medieval village 'Besalú' and much more.
From Torremirona we highlight 2 activities to get to know the Costa Brava from another perspective.