Interesting places

Monastery of St. Pere de Rodes

The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, antique Benedictine abbey in the municipal term of the Port de la Selva, has a considerate church like an exceptional and only work in the mediaeval religious architecture. The temple supposes the synthesis and the conoració of the architectural evolution started in the 10th century, perquèla of he incorporates already the turn of cannon, transcendental contribution of Romanesque larc, but preserve points, simultaneously, the big columns of classical root that the back Romanesque gave up on suppressing himself the ceilings of carpentry that they made them indispensable. The monastery feels located in a privileged place for the contemplation of the coast. [ More information ]

Figueres and the route Daliniana

In the antique theater of Figueres, natal city of the painter, the Theater-Museum Dalí, the European museum unic of the two that there are in the world dedicated monographically to the work of Salvador Dalí, is found installed; the other one is that of the Morse collection of Cleveland, in the United States. The Theater-Museum Dalí is the second museum more visited of Spain -the first is the Prado de Madrid- and jewelry, drawing and engraving of the artist and other of his particular collection, gathers works of painting, sculpture, together with several assemblies of different moments of his trajectory in an original and spectacular set, perfectly suitable for the powerful personality of the famous surrealist painter.  More information ]

 

Girona and the Jewish neighborhood

The Jewry of Girona is the Jewish neighborhood best preserved from Catalonia and one of the most remarkable of Spain. The streets Cúndaro and Sant Llorenç, of one narrowness unusual and of a great unevenness, and all the urban set that surrounds the street with the Force the best vestiges of the place where the Jews lived for six hundred years are. The community of Girona, with 300 inhabitants, was the most numerous of Catalonia after that of Barcelona, and the most famous because in his sinus the first School of Cabalistes of the Iberian peninsula was born, in the first half of the 13th century. [ More information ]

 

 

Ruins of Empúries

Empúries, in the municipal term of the l'Escala, is the only place where a city and a factory Greek, a village of the indigets and a roman city are concentrated at the same time. The Greek city is the only one of the extreme of Occident -in the west of Italy- of which the aspect can be known, for having been excavated intensely. The groyne of the port is one of the works of engineering more monumental of the antique in the Iberian peninsula. The global precinct, of 40 has, is the archeologic bed more visited of Catalonia. For her condition of entry point of the Greeks in the peninsula, Empúries was the stage of the arrival of the flame of the Olympic Games of Barcelona in 1992. [ More information ]

 

 

Ullastret

The Iberian village of the Puig de Sant Andreu d'Ullastret is one of the biggest of Catalonia. Is dated from the s.VI aC even at the beginning of the s.II aC. It is in the territory that the antique authors assigned to the Iberian tribe of the indiketes. The Iberian culture was born thanks to the cultural influences exerted by the Greek and Phoenician colonizers about the native populations of the final bronze or first age of the iron. Our first historical culture is considerate, with an own system of writing. [ More information ]

 

 

 

Peratallada

Located in the middle of Costa Brava, in Baix Empordà, the village of Peratallada constitutes one of the best examples of medieval architecture in the region. The castle-fortress, with its perfectly-preserved tower, palace, and fortified walls, is the best bastion found in Peratallada. Outside of the confines of the wall, we must point out the Romanesque church of Sant Esteve.  [ More information ]