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Beautiful towns to visit in Costa Brava, Spain

Both the Baix and Alt Emporda region where our hotel is located, boast idyllic locations. Some further inland and others by the sea; many of these old towns have preserved the tradition and the magic of the Costa Brava, and today are able to enchant any visitor.


Vintage bike at the door of a house in a medieval town on the Costa Brava

The Empordà

The Baix Emporda, Begur or Calella are ideal for walking and getting lost in their lanes, while Ullastret and Peratallada stand out for their medieval villages.

In Alt Empordà, there are important cities like Figueres, the core of the region, which is famous for its shops and museumsPortbou is the last village of the Iberian Peninsula and the French border along the coast, or El Port de la Selva, a coastal town where you can enjoy peace and tranquillity as well as good food.

Promenade with palm trees in Roses

Roses

Discover the charm of Roses, one of the most important towns in the north of the Costa Brava: its beaches and coves, and coastal trails. Costa Brava´s beauty and charm captivates everyone!

One of the must-see spots is its Citadel, that enjoys a privileged location: bathed by the shores of the Mediterranean and upon the natural haven of Roses Bay, very close to the Pyrenees. It is possible to take an interesting tour where the well preserved remains, belonging to different eras can be observed.

As regards leisure in the town, this is a particularly busy district, where you can find many restaurants, cocktail bars, shopping areas and all it takes to make the most of summer evenings and holidays.

View of the town Cadaqués with the sea in front

Cadaqués

Considered one of the prettiest towns on the Catalan coast, Cadaqués is a traditional, quaint and such a special town, that different artists of international renown, like Salvador Dalí, found inspiration for their works here. It is highly recommended to wander through its streets and visit the craft shops that are scattered throughout the town and sample the exquisite cuisine and see the local nightlife.


Being the easternmost town on the Costa Brava and the Iberian Peninsula, Cadaqués can only be reached by a particularly beautiful winding road that runs through the Natural Park of Cap de Creus. The panoramic views over the bay of Roses are of special interest.

Facade of the basilica of Santa Maria in Castelló de Empúries

Castelló d'Empuries

Castello d' Empuries is a medieval villa with a long past, a key point that once was a strategic city wall. The Church of Santa Maria, or " Cathedral de l' Empordà", is considered one of the most important monuments in the province of Girona.

To better understand the past history, the town hall offers guided tours throughout the summer, as well as live concerts almost every day, ideal to relax and enjoy the evening under the stars and accompanied by music.

Castello still maintains the urban layout of the Middle Ages, and is well known for its Medieval Fair, and for this reason it is very pleasant to stroll through its streets on a weekend. Take yourself back to Castello’s past on a trip with a huge range of activities for all ages.

Aerial view of the Castle of Peralada, Empordà

Peralada

The history of the town of Peralada dates back to around the year 500 BC, when a group of the native tribes decided to build the first city walls. Today, the old town still maintains the medieval urban structure, which is also reflected in the street names.

Sights to visit include the Museum of the Villa and the Sant Domenec Cultural Tourism Centre, although Paralada is most famous for its castle, which has stunning gardens, a restaurant and a casino, as well as one of the most important festivals in Catalonia during the months of July and August. The church of Sant Martí, a visit to the caves of the Castell de Peralada, or a stroll through the vineyards which extend throughout the town are also some of the most interesting proposals.

Streets with flowers of a medieval village in Empordà

Medieval villages Pals y Peratallada

The towns of Pals and Peratallada are two medieval jewels of the Baix Empordà.

In the old town of Pals, we highlight the Torre de las Horas - a circular Romanesque tower -, the church of Sant Pere and the large number of architectural details wherever you look. Don’t’ miss the views offered by the Pedró viewpoint, where you can see the Illes Medes, Montgrí, Canigó and Albera mountains.

A few kilometers away, in Peratallada, an old, well-preserved fortified town awaits you. Take a leisurely stroll through its streets, discover the Torre de l’Homenatge, take a good look at the gothic details throughout the town and let yourself be carried away to the beautiful and unforgettable Plaça Major.

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