Villages full of charm of the authentic heart of the Empordà region, in Costa Brava

The villages of the Empordà are like small open-air museums: Peratallada, Monells, Corçà, Ullastret, La Bisbal d’Empordà, etc. Take a gentle stroll through the streets and squares of the little villages with a markedly mediaeval charm which their inhabitants fill with flowers. Listen to and discover the beloved stories behind each stone, castle, tower or monastery, narrated by locals who are passionate about history, art or archaeology. 

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Romanesque in Cruïlles The Benedictine Monastery of Sant Miquel in Cruïlles is an excellent example of Romanesque Catalan architecture. In recent years, it has undergone diverse conservation and restoration processes. Inside, there are fantastic Romanesque painters of Lyons and of the betrayal of Judas, the great baptismal font made from a single piece and other interesting features...
Markets, fairs and festivals A way to meet locals is living their local festivals. Throughout the year, the villages held all kinds of events: markets, fairs, festivals, concerts, exhibitions... An ideal environment to learn about the destination and live with and like a local. You will come to the villages like a tourist, but you will come back as a friend!
The small walled mediaeval village of Ullastret Ullastret is one of the best-preserved mediaeval villages in the Empordà, at the same time as one of the least known ones. Its impressive walls encircle a small nucleus of narrow, steep streets. They still preserved 10 towers! Inside, there is the church of Sant Pere d’Ullastret, of Romanesque origin with numerous modifications and the Llotja, a covered...
La Bisbal d’Empordà, the pottery capital La Bisbal d’Empordà is the pottery capital of Catalonia. In the Terracotta Museum , you can find out about its more than 500 years of tradition. The area is characterised by its narrow silhouettes of old industrial chimneys and by a commercial area linked to various pottery products that line its streets with colour. You will find the greatest concentration of...
The mediaeval necropolis in Sant Esteve de Canapost An archaeological excavation carried out by Forallac Town Council in the church cemetery of Sant Esteve de Canapost revealed 85 anthropomorphic (human-shaped) tombs made from slabs and 8 sarcophagi sculpted in sandstone, very typical of this area. Pottery casseroles and Saint James shells were also found, brought from Santiago de Compostela by a pilgrim more than 600...
The Iberian city of Ullastret, the capital of the Indigetes The Iberian city of Ullastret is considered to be the largest town discovered to date on the Iberian Peninsula. Located on a small hill, the Iberian city of Ullastret overlooks the gentle and peaceful countryside of the Empordanet. Between VIth and IInd centuries BC it was one of the largest concentrations of population in the pr-Roman Iberian Peninsula, and the...
The Indiano past of the town of Corçà In the small mediaeval village of Corçà, stones from their homes tell us about its history. The inscriptions on the doors indicate families and jobs of its inhabitants to s. XVIII. Corçà shows its long mediaeval past in its streets and houses, but it also has a notable Indiano past. Here you will be able to go inside Villa Luz, a...
The porticoed square of Monells, a charming village Monells is a mediaeval village built around the former castle of which only the outer walls are still preserved. Take a gentle stroll through its streets contemplating the beauty of its houses until you reach the magnificent porticoed Plaça Jaume I square, where a very important market was held during the mediaeval period. The charm and the excellent...
Peratallada, one of the most beautiful mediaeval villages in Catalonia Peratallada is one of the most beautiful mediaeval villages in Catalonia thanks to its cobbled streets, squares, moat, towers and walls. By strolling through the village, you will be walking back in time, to the period of nobles and knights, but also of farmers and stonemasons. In this village, in which the first president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Berenguer de...
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