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The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes

The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes

The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, a former Benedictine abbey in the municipality of Port de la Selva, has a church considered to be an exceptional and unique work in medieval religious architecture. The temple represents the synthesis and the conoration of the architectural evolution started in the 10th century, because its nave now integrates the barrel vault, transcendental contribution of the Romanesque arch, but preserves at the same time, the large columns of classical roots of the Romanesque art. It was later abandoned when the carpentry ceilings were removed, making them indispensable. The monastery is located in a privileged place for the contemplation of the coast.

Figueres and the road of Daliniana

Figueres and the road of Daliniana

In the old theater of Figueres, the painter's hometown, is the Dalí Theater-Museum, the only European museum in the world dedicated to the monograph of Salvador Dalí. The other being the Morse collection in Cleveland, in the United States. The Dalí Theater-Museum is the second most visited museum in Spain - the first is the Prado de Madrid - and houses works of painting, sculptures, jewelry, drawings and prints by the artist and others from his private collection , as well as various montages of different moments of his career in an original and spectacular set, perfectly suited to the powerful personality of the famous surrealist painter.

Gerona and the Jewish neighborhood

Gerona and the Jewish neighborhood

"Cal" of Girona is the best preserved Jewish quarter in Catalonia and one of the most remarkable in Spain. The streets of Cúndaro and Sant Llorenç, with unusual narrowness and great inequality, and the entire urban area surrounding the street of la Força are the best vestiges of the place where the Jews lived for six hundred years. The community of Girona, with 300 inhabitants, was the largest in Catalonia after that of Barcelona, and the most famous because in its heart was born, in the first half of the 13th century, the first school of Kabbalists of the Iberian Peninsula.

Ruins of Empuries

Ruins of Empuries

Empúries, in the municipality of L'Escala, is the only place where a Greek town and factory are concentrated, a village of the indigets and a Roman town. The Greek city is the only one in the far west - in western Italy - whose appearance can be known, due to its intensive excavations. The port breakwater is one of the most monumental works of antiquity in the Iberian Peninsula. The 40 hectare world site is the most visited archaeological site in Catalonia. The entry point of the Greeks into the peninsula, Empúries was the scene of the arrival of the flame from the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.

Ullastret

Ullastret

The Iberian colony of Puig de Sant Andreu d'Ullastret is one of the largest in Catalonia. It dates from the 6th century BC to the beginning of the 2nd century BC. It is on the territory that the ancient authors attributed to the Iberian tribe of the Indiketes. The Iberian culture was born from the cultural influences exerted by the Greek and Phoenician colonists on the indigenous populations of the end of the bronze or the beginning of the Iron Age. It is considered our first historical culture, with its own writing system.

Peratallada

Peratallada

The town of Peratallada is located at the point of contact of the Gavarres hills and the lands of the Baix Empodena plain, to the left of the Grossa stream. The city, declared a historic and artistic complex, is one of the most important centers of Catalonia in terms of medieval architecture, extraordinary attractiveness and beauty, Peratallada retains its old feudal aspect, with narrow and winding streets, where the castle stands out with its Tower of Homage and the palace, the walls and the church of Sant Esteve. It is also worth noting the large moats surrounding the city, carved out of the living rock.