Vilajoan, is a small village that belongs to the Alt - Empordà, where you can enjoy the peace of mind but in proximity to leisure areas, history and culture in addition to the wonderful beaches of the Costa Brava.Nearby places of cultural interest
Figueres Dalí Museum
, was opened in 1974 and is considered the last great work of Salvador Dalí. The visit to the Museum represents a unique opportunity to enjoy the works and thought of the artist. The different collections include works of art of all kinds.
cadaques:br La Casa Museo Salvador Dalí is one of the most visited places, is located in the Bay of Portlligat, surrounded by a wonderful landscape that was the inspiration for the artist. Inside the House Museum displays memorabilia of the painter, its rooms... It's a visit to learn more about the catalan artist.
In the summer, you must call in order to realize day and time for the visit (phone number hidden) Tel.)
the parish church of Santa María of Gothic style where takes place the Festival of music of Cadaqués international, one of the events most important and representative of the population. Various free concerts are represented inside and outside the Church.
D ' Empúries, the Greek city
d ' Empúries is the only archaeological site in the Iberian Peninsula, a privileged place where you can understand the evolution of the Greek urban planning in the Mediterranean, as well as analyze Roman urbanism in the final period of the Republic and the transformation during the (website hidden) middle of the road, is the Museum's excavations of Ampurias, where are preserved items discovered during the excavations.
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is an extraordinary area in what refers to the natural heritage characterized by a total of three areas Aiguamolls de l' Empordà Park Natural natural:br: composed of a series of lagoons, swamps and Plains. In 1983 it was declared Natural national interest in terms of its Zoological and botanical reserves.
Natural Park of Cap de Creus: since 1998 has been declared as a nature reserve and is the only one in Spain with two zones, sea and land. Its surface is 14,000 hectares, of which more than 3,000 are marine. The terrestrial area spans the towns of Cadaqués, llansa/Llançà, Pau, Port de la Selva, roses and Vilajuïga.
The coast is known for the impressive cliffs, hidden coves and small islands, an underwater paradise for the spectacular underwater riches. At the tip of the Cap de Creus is the famous lighthouse of Creus where the light at the end of the world movie was filmed.
La Sierra de L'albera : is the natural border between France and Spain with a character of nature reserve which allows to observe the transition between the special of the Pyrenean mountains and the Mediterranean in a field of rocks metamorphic rocks such as schist and slate.
Other places of interest
Jewish quarter of Girona, the historic city of Girona is one of the most interesting in Catalonia, allows you to go back two thousand years of history from the two fortified enclosures: La Força Vella and ensanche medieval.
Currently, a headquarters of the Museum of history of the Jews and the Nahmanides Institute, where it is one of the most important libraries of Spain can be found.
Is impressive to see how the personality of narrow streets and some of their homes and the wonderful balconies full of flowers have been preserved.
More information: If you want more information on tourism in Girona dress page:(website hidden).
The nearest beaches
L'Escala, a local seafood with a variety of landscapes are where the Greek ruins next to Empúries over 2,000 years old. Also the beaches of fine sand, shallow where you can practice diving by the caves of Kim with 12m of depth, or the wreck of Marmoler.
Sant Pere Pescador, is located in the Centre of the Gulf of roses and possesses a 7km of sandy beach. In the old part of the city is preserved sections of the wall of the ancient fortification and houses built between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Sant Martí d' Empúries, is one of the most peaceful and pristine area beaches, also is the commemorative sculpture of the arrival of the flame Olympic.
The best beaches of Girona
Aiguablava (Begur): this beach is considered the most beautiful of the Costa Brava, picturesque and small 75 meters long and 25 wide, is ideal to relax in tranquility with an intimate atmosphere perfect for cooling off in the blue waters. If you visit this wonderful beach, you should not go without contemplating the panoramic view from the Punta d'es Muts, where the Parador Nacional.
La Boadella, Lloret de Mar: a beach surrounded by 310 meters of sand Golden as well as vegetation. This beach despite being known, do not usually go bathers by what you can spend a relaxing day.
Bars and restaurants that you can't miss
Celler Can Roca, is regarded as the best restaurant in the world (The world's 50 Best Restaurants 2013) and has three Michelin stars. More than 11 months in advance reservations are not accepted.
Mira Mar - Paco Pérez, is located in the Hostal Miramar, along the maritime promenade of Llançà. Awarded a Michelin star, you will enjoy culinary excellence, good wine surrounded by the best environment.
Compartir, this restaurant is located in Cadaqués and is next to the old restaurant El Bulli. This restaurant is based on the "pica-pica".
Can Cassoletes, small, cosy and warm restaurant which combines the traditional with the modern using proximity and seasonal products.
La Brasa, the most suitable restaurant to taste traditional Catalan cuisine. Located in the centre of Girona, you can try some of their specialties such as snails, the roasted vegetables, the esqueixada as well as grilled meat.
Casa Marieta is one of the oldest restaurants in Girona, founded in 1892. It offers homemade food based on the tradition of the Catalan gastronomy.
Toc al mar, in the small beach of Aiguablava there's this beautiful restaurant on the shore of the beach that stands out for the variety of rice dishes and grilled fish.
The Nu, is located in the centre of Girona and is an urban space characterized by modernity and its constant renewal.
El Pebre, a friendly atmosphere in Bàscara where you enjoy the best market cuisine with seasonal products.
La Massana, with more than 25 years of experience in this restaurant you can enjoy a cozy space. Between 2007 and 2009, it got a total of 3 Michelin stars.
Antaviana, is located in Figueras and offers creative cuisine inspired by the Catalan cuisine made with seasonal products. The specialty is the grilled vegetables, squid sautéed among many other delicious dishes. Ideal for group celebrations.
Cal Músic Taverna, this bar-restaurant is located in Figueres, and you can enjoy both the delicious menu or wonderful tapas surrounded by a rustic style with decorative musical instruments.
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