Alt Empordà and Girona area stand out for their cultural, artistic and gastronomic proposals.

Dalí Museum

Inaugurated in 1974, the Dalí Theatre-Museum was built on the remains of the former Theatre of Figueres, and contains a broad spectrum of works covering the artistic career of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), from his early artistic experiences and his creations within the sphere of surrealism through to his latest works.
Some of the most outstanding works in exhibition are; Port Alguer ( 1924), The Spectrum of Sex Appeal (1932), Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon (1941), Poetry from America, The Cosmic Athletes (1943), Galarina (1944-1945), The Bread Basket (1945), Atomic Leda (1949) and Galatea of the Spheres (1952).
Also worth noting the special set of creations specifically made for the Theatre-Museum, such as the Mae West room, the Palace of the Wind room, Monument of Francesc Pujols and Rainy Cadillac.
The Dalí Theatre-Museum has to be seen as a whole, as the great work of Salvador Dalí, since it was conceived of and designed by the artist in order to offer visitors a genuine experience that would take them into his entrancing and unique world .

Peralada

It is a village with a very important history. It was the old capital of the region with its own army, which defended the territory of the ‘counties of Besalú and Empúries’.
Perelada is known for its golf course and its exceptional castle casino. It is also very famous for its wines and its prestigious Catalan Cava.

Cadaques

For most of “cadaquesencs”, the local people, it is a special place, but for visitors it is more than a special place, for many people it is like an island, and for some others it is a remote town with its charm. For the residents it is part of their life and for holidaymakers it becomes like home. Cadaqués offers a great deal of sensations, experiences and values.

Cadaqués's relationship with art is established through the painter Salvador Dalí, although born in Figueres, often visited Cadaqués in his childhood, and later kept a home in Port Lligat, a small village on a bay next to the town.

Castle of Púbol

It is a medieval building with great significance that was a present from Dalí himself to his wife Gala. It was a place where he got inspired with creativity thinking about his wife, resulting in an abundant overflow of creations.
The artist transformed the castle into his workshop and the mausoleum of his love, whom he had to ask for written permission to get inside.
The visit to the castle is free of charge, although the access to certain spaces is limited to the capacity of the moment or to the guided reservations.

Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes

The Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes stands on one of the peaks of the Serra de Rodes, a mountain range right by the sea in the north of Alt Empordà. It is one of the many testimonials of Catalan Romanesque architecture, but it may also be one of the most architecturally sophisticated
From the 11th to the 14th century it was the main spiritual centre of the county of Empúries and its splendor can be seen in the large dimensions of the monastic complex. This comprises the church, the bell tower, the cloister, the sacristies, the conventional rooms for everyday living and the Palau de l’Abat (the Abbot's Palace).

Castle of Saint Ferran

The fort has an area of 320.000m2 (550.000 m2 if is included the space of his “glacis”). Due to these epic proportions it is de largest monument in Catalonia and the biggest fortified fortress in Europe.
It was built to reinforce the frontier after the loss of ‘Rosillon and Cerdenya’. The castle is placed on a hill, due to its strategic advantage and due to the magnificent panoramic views.

Castelló d'Émpúries

Castelló d'Empuries is a unique town. It has a lot to offer for all types of tourists including the culture of the historic old town of Castellò, the nature in the ‘Natural Park of Aigüamolls’, different sports and activities, entertainment and beach in Empuriabrava's Residential Marina. In Castelló d'Empúries you will find alternative proposals for your vacations.

It is a town with a long medieval past, a key point in the past with its strategic fortress. The church of Santa Maria or "The Empordà Cathedral" is considered one of the most important monuments in the province of Girona.

L'Escala - Empúries


L'Escala is the perfect destination for enjoying your holidays with the family. You will find a wide range of places to stay and restaurants suited to your needs, a large number of nautical, sporting and recreational activities designed for adults and children, a long list of things to do to enjoy yourself and a specific entertainment program for children. Including places of interest such as the Greco-Roman site of Empúries, the old Greek quay and the spectacular Caves Vantage Point.
L'Escala has a long industrial tradition linked with the production of anchovies, at least from the time of when the writer and lawyer Francisco Zamora wrote in his "Diary of journeys in Catalonia" (1757-1812), when he commented. "In L'Escala there is much fishing and trade in anchovies, the men earn good money and there are no poor people. There is a salting house, and it is the women who take care of the anchovies". This document shows that L'Escala was already an established centre which preserved its salting tradition. Its reputation is now worldwide, and has been built over the years by its use of completely natural ingredients and craftsmanship. A visit to one of the many anchovy factories in the town is a unique opportunity to experience how the anchovies of l'Escala are still made.

Llançà

It's a small Mediterranean village located in the middle of a unique landscape and surrounded by two protected natural areas: 'Parc Natural de Cap de Creus' and 'Albera'.
Llança has an excellent offer of beautiful beaches and coves; in addition to its richness of significant elements of cultural heritage (megalithic remains and pre-Romanic architecture) makes this village and ideal destination for family vacations full of activities. You can submerge into the trails and paths, dolmens and monasteries, cliffs, mountains and natural parks.
Let yourself be drawn in to the Mediterranean history, a unique space drawn by ‘Tramuntana’ winds and outlined by the sea.

Port Lligat

In this little fisherman’s village lays the original residence of the famous Salvador Dalí, which is now called ‘the Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí’, and can be visited to better understand and submerge into the life of the great artist.
It forms part of the Cadaqués municipality, located geographically in the natural park of ‘Cap de Creus’. In fact it was in this place where the artist found the peace and the inspiration to realize many of the artistic creations.

Torroella de Montgrí

Torroella de Montgrí is a town in the Baix Empordà region, situated at the foot of the Montgrí Massif (302 m), 6 km from the coast and very near the River Ter that irrigates the surrounding plain. The whimsical layout of its narrow streets, the impressive medieval centre and the rich cultural life will make you enjoy your stay.

Art, music and heritage place Torroella de Montgrí and l’Estartit amongst the major cultural destinations of Catalonia. The musical heritage comes from way back. The town has a comprehensive annual program of musical recitals, concerts and sardana dancing, as well as the prestigious summer ‘International Music Festival’.

l'Estartit

Ancient neighborhood of fishermen from Torroella de Montgrí village, nowadays it is one of most important marina reserves of the Mediterranean. Inside the Natural Park of Medes Islands – Montgrí – Baix Ter, the visitor would enjoy hundreds of different species and crystal waters, as well as diving in the ‘Daulphin Cave’ or in the ‘Vaca cave’.

Pals

Situated in the middle of Empordà region and consisting of three districts (Pals, Massos de Pals and Platja de Pals). Pals town is one of the best-known and most visited towns in this region thanks to the beauty of its landscape and its rich legacy of history and heritage.

The town is one of the most beautiful and best preserved Gothic sites in the Empordà region, where you can enjoy of a large beach ideal for families and for water sports enthusiasts. It also offers a natural environment with wetlands and rice fields that are great for walks or bicycle rides.

Roses

Rosas is a Spanish city of Alt Empordà region in the province of Girona, Catalonia.
It is located on the north coast of the Gulf of Rosas, south side of ‘Cap de Creus’ natural park. It is a large tourist center, with urbanizations, hotels and beaches and two harbors (fishing and sports), it is an attractive and very prominent place within the northern sector of the Costa Brava.
The coast of the city of Rosas includes a long sandy beach and more towards the east a great number of spectacular coves, among which stand out 'Canyelles Petites, L'Almadrava, Cabo Norfeu, Punta Falconera and Montjoi'.

Natural Park Cap de Creus

The Cap de Creus Natural Park was the first maritime-terrestrial park in Catalonia. It was established in 1998 and protects much of the Cap de Creus peninsula. It has an area of 13,886 ha, of which 10,813 correspond to the terrestrial part and 3,073 to the marina. It is located in the Alt Empordà region, in the villages of Cadaqués, Llançà, Palau Saverdera, Pau, Port de la Selva, Roses, Selva de Mar and Vilajuïga.

Consisting of the sierra of Rhodes or Verdera, between Roses and Llançà, it presents a coastal strip of peculiar morphology dominated by cliffs, due to the erosion caused by the ‘tramontana winds’ and the sea. Most of the surface is covered by scrub and dry meadows, which contrasts with the nudity of the vegetation near the coastal strip.

La Bisbal d'Empordà

The city is lacated in the center of the region of ‘Baix Empordà’, of which it is the capital.
La Bisbal preserves an interesting core of narrow streets, with abundant buildings and architectural elements worth visiting.
Currently, it’s one of the prestigious ceramic centers of Catalunya. The importance of this activity is clearly reflected in the urban landscape, characterized by the slender industrial chimneys and a big commercial area dedicated to the commercialization of the different ceramic products.

Empordà Marshces - Aiguamolls d´Empordà

The ¨Aiguamolls¨, or Empordà Marshes, represent one of the most important examples of marshland in the Mediterranean. Mainly located within the municipal area of Castelló d'Empúries, they form an outstanding area of coexistence between water, land, humans and nature. Their principal attraction in terms of wildlife is the nearly 350 species of birds, many of which are protected, and of which the majority nest there on regular basis. As for the flora, of great value in terms of biological interest but also in terms of landscape, this combines rice-fields and zones of pasture.