Near our town, there are plenty of attractive places which are well worth a day trip to find out more about our land, our culture and the particular features of our province.
This could be considered one of the best-preserved mediaeval villages in the area. It retains the harmony of its architecture and its narrow streets along which you can stroll in search of the most beautiful corners.
You should be warned that during the high season you have to pay for car parking due to the great affluence of people.
A picturesque town set atop Puig Aspre, a hill from which there are some marvellous views of the Empordà Plain and the Medes Islands from the Josep Pla viewpoint.
Equally interesting is the beautiful district of Gothic origin which you walk past to reach the viewpoint.
It is also renowned for its rice-growing tradition and being one of the possible ports, according to history, from which Christopher Columbus might have set sail.
Located near the River Daró, it is a small municipality with a well-preserved centre of clearly mediaeval origin.
Nearby, there is the Iberian settlement of Ullastret, one of the largest and most important Iberian sites on the Mediterranean, which is also part of the Route of the Iberians. .
It is the district of L’Escala that has been inhabited for longest, it was also the seat of the Count of Empúries until 1064. It has a beautiful church and a coastal path from which you can enjoy the sea views.
The Ruins of Empúries are not far from here. This archaeological site is known to have been the entrance port to the Iberian Peninsula for Greek and Roman cultures. To visit the ruins, you should go to the Archaeological Museum.
The capital of the Baix Empordà region is a town in which you can enjoy pottery in all its splendour.
It also has a whole range of shops and craft workshops where you can acquire unique pieces of hand-crafted items.
The city par excellence of the Gironès region, and not just because of its size but its great charm.
A beautiful cathedral surrounded by the Jewish quarter, a delightful Romanesque monastery, the colourful houses along the River Onyar, highly original bridges and huge city walls from which you can see everything in a panoramic way.
These are some of the many monuments that you are sure to be impressed by.
We would also mention its narrow streets full of shops and the great variety of cafes and restaurants, some of which have Michelin stars.
This is the home of good wine, a dynamic lifestyle, cultural activities and the very well-known painter Salvador Dalí. It could be considered the city of the museums as it features Dali Theatre-Museum, the Toy Museum and the Technology Museum of the Empordà.
We would also mention Sant Ferran Castle considered to be the largest bastioned fort in the whole of Europe and which has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
The highlight of this town is its lake which can be enjoyed in many ways: walking or cycling around it or rowing across it. Or you can have a drink at one of the bars around the lake as the sun sets.
However, Banyoles is more than just its lake, it has an attractive mediaeval centre that you can stroll through.
If you would like to wander through the streets and feel like a king or a count, you should visit Besalú. The cultural and historic heritage is the basis of one of the most important mediaeval sites in Catalonia.
The Pont Vell or Old Bridge is one of the best places for a photo session.
Located on the plain with the River Fluvià flowing through it, it is the capital of the Garrotxa region. It is a place of incredible natural interest. It is part of the Volcanic Zone Natural Park and in its municipal district there are no more and no less than four volcanoes.
The Catalan art nouveau style of the buildings in the town of Olot and the Renaissance cloisters are reminders of the beauty of art. The great tradition of making crib scenes and saints’ workshops, of worldwide renown, are also a good excuse to visit this beautiful city.
This is a small ski resort located at the source of the River Ter, which then flows down to our municipality.
Not only is it welcoming in the winter months with its 14 km of ski slopes, but the panoramic chairlift is also open during the summer to take you close to the source of the River Ter and to enable you to contemplate an alpine landscape with all its accompanying wildlife.
This is a valley in the Pyrenees, in the municipality of Queralbs
It can be reached by means of a rack railway or on foot along mountain paths.
This ski resort is in the Pyrenees, in the municipality of Alp, and it was opened in 1966.
It has 66 skiable kilometres.