Cities of the World COSTA BRAVA Spain
The Costa Brava, the ‘wild coast,’ is the coast of Catalonia, which, with its yearly 50 million visitors, is one of Europe’s largest holiday paradises. The mild, Mediterranean climate, the crystal clear water, the mysterious, rocky bays, the long, sandy beaches, the southern flora, the wonders of the Spanish and Catalonian cuisine, the historical monuments and artistic values invite more and more visitors each year.
Such artists were living and creating here as Salvador Dali, Anton Gaudi, Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miro. Cadaqués is a city of arts, an untouched fishing village, which also has one of Europe’s largest artistic collections. Figueras is mostly known for its Dali museum.
They say that once they kept the Holy Grail in the fort above the picturesque San Pere de Rodes monastery. Besalú, which is famous for its stone bridge, is a journey to the Middle Ages. Empuriabrava, with its canals and lagoons is the Venice of Costa Brava.
Girona’s old, labyrinth-like city core is one of the most beautiful in Spain. Lloret de Mar invites the visitor with the promise of a Mediterranean night and is the center of Europe’s beach discos. Tossa de Mar is the most beautiful area of the coast, where the bastions of the old fort stand guard over the magnificent beach. Not even 100 kilometers from Costa Brava there is the Catalonian capital, the city of Gaudi, the ‘stage for the zest of life’, one of Europe’s most beautiful and livable cities, Barcelona.
- Port Lligat
- Sant Pére de Rodes
- Castello d''Empuries
- Sant Feliu de Guixols
- Tossa de Mar
- Lloret de Mar