The hosts of Elena Paschinger, journalist and blogger of creative tourism travel Creativelena
"Well, Elena. Did you know that in la Bisbal d'Empordà you can find the highest percentage of artisans after Barcelona?" Anna enthusiastically told me with a smile, when I arrived at the tourist office. My week in l'Empordanet started like this.
La Bisbal d'Empordà is really the pottery capital of Catalunya. Its landscape is characterized by the slim silhouettes of the old industrial chimneys and by a shopping district tied to the different pottery products that colour its streets.
Leaving the tourist office, I began my trip taking a walk through l'Aigüeta street, Where there is the highest concentration of pottery-related businesses of the area. In the shops, take notice of the pieces marked with the logo "Ceràmica de la Bisbal"!
I continued my tour around town discovering its old district, with the remarkable castle-palace, one of the best preserved civilian castles of Catalunya. The squares and little streets in the town centre are full of little shops. You won't be able to resist buying the typical products of its patisseries!
They were sweet, but even sweeter were my hosts, with whom I shared very special moments during my stay in the most authentic part of l'Empordà, just a few kilometers from the beaches of la Costa Brava and the vital city of Girona. In la Bisbal d'Empordà and in the charming little villages surrounding it, I tasted the typical "recuit", took part in several pottery, decoration and jewellery workshops, and above everything else, I made a lot of friends and brought very good memories home with me!
In May 2017, a group of travel bloggers from Austria and Germany participated in the "Blogtrip Creative Travel" organized by the Tourist Board of the Costa Brava Girona, discovering the destination and offer of creative tourism in the Costa Brava, among which was Elena Paschinger.