The Costa Brava is a large area in the province of Girona (Catalonia) extending from the paradisiacal beaches along the coast to the inland countryside dotted with small medieval villages surrounded by fertile croplands. One of these paradisiacal beaches is Platja del Castell, surrounded by pine groves, just 20 minutes from Begur.
More information at www.costabrava.org
Monells, a medieval village in Baix Empordà County, is divided into two parts on either side of Rissec Stream: a fortified area around the gardens of the former castle with a porticoed main square and arches spanning several streets, and another area dominated by the church of St Genís, originally Romanesque but with Gothic and Baroque features. From Monells, you can walk or cycle through fields and orchards to other medieval villages such as Madremanya, Cruïlles, Peratallada, Palau-sator.
You can also visit the Greek and Roman ruins of Empúries, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Iberian Peninsula. The Greeks settled in this beautiful area in the early 6th century BC. later, in the 2nd century BC, the Romans started out from here on their conquest of the Peninsula..
Absorb some of the Costa Brava culture by visiting the local museums, such as the Dalí Theatre-Museum, displaying works by Empordà painter Salvador Dalí.
We recommend you:
Visit Pals and Peratallada, medieval villages (15 and 20 km)
Visit to the Jewish Quarter, the Cathedral and Cathedral Museum in Girona (40 km)
Visit the Botanical Garden of Cap Roig (Calella de Palafrugell, 12 km)
Natural Park of Marshes of Empordà (Castelló d'Empúries, 35 km)
Visit the Centre for Marine Studies (Begur)
Dalí Museum - Figueres
Greek and Roman Ruins Museum Empuries
Parrot Moore Art Center - Cadaqués (Dali and Picasso)
Castle Gala-Dalí - Púbol
Iberian Ruins - Ullastret
Montgrí and Baix Ter Museum - Torroella de Montgrí
Cork Museum - Palafrugell
Regional Archaeological Museum- Banyoles
Art museum - Girona
Cathedral Museum - Girona
City history museum - Girona
Peralada's Castle museum - Peralada
Hotel with cottages in Madremanya
Ciudadela de Roses - Roses
Payés Museum - Torroella de Fluvià