EMPORDA and surroundings


Albons Bellcaire d’Empordà Foixà Fontclara La Bisbal d’Empordà
Canapost Casavells Corçà Clots de Sant Julià Canet Cruïlles Marenyà Matajudaïca Monells Palau-Sator Parlavà Pals Peratallada La Pera Púbol Rupià Sant Iscle d’Empordà Sant Julià de Boada Sant Sadurní de l’Heura La Tallada d’Empordà Tor Ullastret Ultramort Verges Vulpellac

Agullana Castell Sant Ferran fortress Dali's Museum Figueres Maçanet de Cabrenys Lladó Llers L'Escala Les Escaules Peralada Pont de Molins Riumors Sant Miquel de Fluvià Sant Tomàs de Fluvià La Vajol Vilabertran Viladamat Vilanova de la Muga Ventalló

Besalú Porqueres Banyoles Cervià de Ter Le Boulou Maureilles Céret Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines



a 19th C, tower in the middle of nowhere 
The Empordà area (part of the also known as Costa Brava) is full of interesting places that you may like to discover.
Obviously you have heard about Dalí; his museum in Figueres, his house in Port-Lligat (Cadaqués) and probably the castle that he bought for his wife in Púbol, what is called the Dalí’s triangle.

Maybe you know about some of its medieval villages like Pals or Peratallada, or some of its Romanesque temples like the ones of Sant Pere de Rodes or the one in Vilabertran.

But this is not all you can enjoy in the area.
From the early past to the present history there is plenty to see.

You may like to visit a bunker built by the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, or discover the village that became the capital of Spain when Madrid and later on Valencia were besieged by the National troops.

What about visiting some of its unknown Romanesque temples, enjoying beautiful frescoes from the 12th C. or early tiny chapels used as stables for decades, even a chapel with Masonic symbols.

Also walk into an abandoned ancient quarry that for many centuries provided stone to different cultures to build their towns and temples.

inside the ancient quarry with some visitors

And visit an urban castle used as a prison until 1965.

Enter the remains of the house of Dalí’s father, walk through the village that shelters stories of the only vampire in the country, discover the repellents against witches that have been protecting houses and stables for centuries.

An endless list of interesting places and stories which are right here in the Empordà area.

Hope you enjoy the stay.

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1 comment:

Howard Klein said...

One glorious Sunday last month[August 2013] I spent the better part of a day exploring the squares & alleyways of the old city of Girona. I had gone because of my interest in the Jewish scholar Nachmanides the great Bible scholar & Chief Rabbi of Catalonia in the 13th century.
I gained a lot more.
Nik Duserm is a first rate Catalan scholar. He not only shows you the place, but helps to synthesize the information & put it all in an understandable perspective.
He introduced me to early Christianity & Catalan cultural practice, which gave me the necessary background to understand the place, it's people; & how the Jews fared during a terrible period. The tour was balanced & fair.
There were plenty of stops to give me time to absorb & enjoy the place. The trip has shade & is not strenuous.The city has better then average gift shops.
By the way, he is also an expert in Spain's modern history particularly the Spanish Civil War.
A tour with him is an experience not to be missed!