Costa Brava Sights & Attractions

 

 
Greco-Roman ruins of Empúries, Costa Brava
Greco-Roman ruins of Empúries – Image courtesy of spain.info

Top sights on the Costa Brava


Take time to explore the fabulous Costa Brava: each town has a distinctive character and offers a choice of must-see attractions.

Lloret de Mar


This popular holiday resort is well known for its huge range of hotels, bars, discos and nightclubs, as well as for its five golden-sand beaches that lie within easy reach of the town centre and fringe picturesque coves between tree-covered headlands to the north and south of the town.
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Tossa de Mar


This picturesque and historic town sits behind a golden-sand beach and offers a quiet alternative to the more commercial resort of Lloret de Mar. Unwind on a choice of pristine beaches then stroll around the Old Quarter (or Vila Vella), which was built on the site of a 1st century AD Roman villa and surrounded by ancient medieval walls and turrets.
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Cadaqués


Discover Spain's easternmost town, an unspoiled and remote picture-perfect fishing village that sprawls across several small coves surrounding a beautiful inlet. Stroll along narrow twisting streets lined with old whitewashed houses topped with red roofs.
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Girona


Take a day trip from the Costa Brava to explore one of the most important historical sites in Spain. Founded by the Romans, Girona later became a Moorish stronghold before eventually falling under French rule following countless sieges.

Stroll the ancient stone footbridge across the Onyar River into the Call, the labyrinthine Old Quarter crammed with steep and narrow alleyways and cobblestone lanes lined with ancient stone houses.
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Figueres


Lying in the heart of Catalonia, around 20km from Roses, Figueres is famous as the home of the Dalí Museum, which pays homage to one of Spain and Europe’s most famous artists – Salvador Dalí. Inside the Teatre Museu Dalí, discover a fabulous collection of paintings, watercolours, gouaches, charcoals, pastels, prints and sculptures. Figueres is located 219km north of Barcelona.

Barcelona


Discover a riot of Catalan culture in a cosmopolitan city like no other. Get lost in the narrow medieval alleyways of Barri Gòtic, stroll along Barcelona’s popular boulevard Las Ramblas and admire the surreal work of Gaudi, the city’s infamous architect – don’t miss his impressive Sagrada Familia and the lovely works in Park Güell.

Drop into the Museo Picasso to marvel at some of Picasso’s earliest works and discover a riot of colour at the Joan Miro Foundation. Relax at a pavement table at one of the city’s trendy bars and restaurants, savouring a selection of delicious tapas washed down with a cool cerveza (beer).

Empúries


Wander around Greco-Roman ruins that were founded in 575 BC. See remains of a palaechristian basilica, Roman walls and a well-preserved floor of mosiacs. Catalonia's most important archaeological site is located around 4km north of L'Escala, around 50km east of Girona and 28km south of Roses.

Sant Pere de Rodes


This imposing monastery is easily reached by driving along a winding switchback road followed by a 20-minute walk. Built by Benedictine monks in the 10th and early 11th centuries, the Romanesque monastery offers a breathtaking panorama of the Pyrenees, the Bay of Roses and Cap de Creus. Sant Pere de Rodes is located 7km from the fishing village of El Port de la Selva, which is in turn around 13km from Cadaques.
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