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If you have an adventurous spirit and you like to go in depth to Costa Brava and go further of its beaches and coves, in our Retreats you will find all type of spaces where you can enjoy a different environment of the sea and sand. There are a lot of activities and places in our area, so surely you will find exactly what are you looking for. From castles, museums and historical centres to gardes and natural spots with a great immensity that will leave you speechless.

And if you are a great nature lover and you like surround yourself with the marvelous vegetation that Costa Brava offers you can't miss the botanical gardens that offers Blanes where you will observe a lot of exotic species and exclusive plants that you only will find here. In addition, there are amazing landscapes with a lot of hectareas to walk like Aiguamolls de l'Empordà to enjoy a great family day.

If you like history you will be fascinated to see the historical centre of some towns and its castles. You will see its original charm and its conservation over time. The main narrow streets where the markets were installed and even some Roman ruins, the old fisher ports where the previous generations arrive after some intense days fishing and big castels under which de population was governed. For those more religious and art lovers, there's also some important cathedrals and hermitages with a lot of history inside them. And if you are even more curious and you want to know everything you can't miss the history museums of some towns.

Finally, if you are looking for the ideal photography and show off in front of your friends and family you have to visits the multiple viewpoints in Costa Brava that offers you a complet panorama of all the area.

Here you have it all! Costa Brava and its multiple places are waiting for you to enjoy them.

 

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La Punta del Molinet L'Estartit

L'Estartit

Punta del Molinet in l'Estartit is an imposing rock formation located in an area that has been converted into a viewpoint, offering spectacular...

Marina L'Estartit

L'Estartit

Following the promenade of l'Estartit, we will find the marina. A very pleasant place to take a quiet stroll and enjoy the sea views from the...

Old town L'Escala

L'Escala

The past of l'Escala as a fishing village can still be felt in the narrow streets of its old town.

Between the church of Sant Pere and the Alfolí...

The Little Prince L'Escala

L'Escala

Walking along the Passeig de Riells in l'Escala, you will come across the statue of a boy sitting on a stone wall contemplating the sunset. He is...

Anchovy and salt museum L'Escala

L'Escala

L'Escala has a powerful industry that has allowed it to become a world gastronomic reference in its sector, the salting of anchovies. The Anchovy...

Montgó Tower L'Escala

L'Escala

One of the main threats that the inhabitants of many towns on the Costa Brava had to face between the 12th and 18th centuries were the frequent...

Gothic Fountain Blanes

Blanes

Walking along the central Ample street in Blanes, next to the municipal theatre, we find this spectacular example of Catalan Gothic...

Marimurtra Botanical Garden Blanes

Blanes

In a privileged location in the town of Blanes and with incredible views of the Costa Brava, this impressive 16-hectare garden is considered to be...

Pinya de Rosa Botanical Garden Blanes

Blanes

The Pinya de Rosa Botanical Garden is located in Blanes. This magnificent garden was created by the industrialist Ferran Rivière de Caralt, who...

Casa Patxot Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Sant Feliu de Guíxols

On the seafront promenade of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, opposite the casino La Constància, we find this spectacular noucentista house, built between...

Sant Elm hermitage Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Sant Feliu de Guíxols

This small chapel dates back to the beginning of the 13th century, although the building we can see today is little like the original chapel, as...

Senya Blanca S'Agaro

S'Agaro

Senya Blanca was the first house built in s'Agaró. The prestigious architect Rafael Masó, one of the ideologists of the urbanistic development...

Hostal de la Gavina S'Agaro

S'Agaro

Originally conceived as a villa, this noucentista-style building was quickly renovated during the first stages of construction of s'Agaró to be...

Benedormiens Castle Platja d'Aro

Platja d'Aro

Benedormiens Castle, located in the historical centre of Castell d'Aro, appears aforementioned for the first time in 1041. Until XVth century, the...

Els Estanys Park Platja d'Aro

Platja d'Aro

A highly recommended visit for nature lovers. Els Estanys park in Platja d'Aro is a natural area of more than 150,000 m² with a pond that serves...

Calonge's castle Sant Antoni de Calonge

Sant Antoni de Calonge

The impressive castle of Calonge is located in the urban centre, next to Sant Martí parish. It is difficult to specify the chronology of its...

Sant Antoni de Calonge

This small and unique path connect the Major square of Calonge with Àngel Guimerà street. It is a narrow street covered by stone vaults hold by...

Puigsesforques dolmen Sant Antoni de Calonge

Sant Antoni de Calonge

This amazing funerary megalithic monuments dated from more or less the 3500 BC / 650 BC (Neolithic medium - Recent to Final Bronze). They are the...

Sant Antoni de Calonge

Inhabited between the 2nd century BC and the 5th century, this Roman villa located near the coastline has left us material evidence of an...

Cul de la lleona Girona

Girona

In front of the church of Sant Fèlix we find Cul de la lleona, a sculpture dating from the 12th century that has become one of the city's most...

The City Wall Girona

Girona

The origin of Girona (Gerunda) and its city walls, it is due to the desire to control Via Augusta at its entrance to Roman Hispania during the Ist...

The Cathedral Girona

Girona

Girona's Cathedral is one of the most recognised icon in the city. Built between the XIth and XVIIIth centuries and based on different...

Fishing Museum Palamós

Palamós

The Fishing Museum is located in a privileged space in the port of Palamós, in an old warehouse converted to house this cultural space. The...

Begur Castle Begur

Begur

The castle of Begur is built on a hill that strategically dominates the entire municipality and offers excellent views of the coast. The first...

Cap de Creus lighthouse Cadaqués

Cadaqués

In the village of Cadaqués, around the Natural Park of Cap de Creus, we find this unique lighthouse. It stands out, among other reasons, for...

Sant Pere de Rodes monastery Port de la Selva

Port de la Selva

The Sant Pere de Rodes monastery is an impressive monumental complex located in the Verdera mountain, in the heart of Cap de Creus. Nearby, we...

La Rambla Girona

Girona

Rambla de la Llibertat is one of the Girona main nerve centers, a meeting point for many people from that city and a gateway to the Old Town for...

 Iberian Village of Castell Palamós

Palamós

In a strategic location, between the Castell beach in Palamós and the cove of Sa Corbetera, we find a small peninsula that in the 6th century BC...

Vilahur House Palamós

Palamós

Casa Vilahur is located in front of the Fosca Beach, and is one of the most emblematic historical buildings in Palamós, included as part of the...

Sant Esteve castle Palamós

Palamós

The Sant Esteve castle is located on a cliff, in a privileged Palamós area, between La Fosca beach and Cala s'Alguer. This strategic location has...

Botanical Garden of Cap Roig Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell

The Cap Roig Botanical Garden is located in Calella de Palafrugell, in the surroundings of Cap Roig Castle. The gardens and the castle were the...

Cap Roig castle Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell

This medieval castle was built in 1931 by Nicholas Woevodski, a Russian officer who left his country after the 1917 revolution. He and his wife,...

Maritime quarter of Port Bo Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell

The maritime quarter of Port Bo in Calella de Palafrugell forms one of the most popular and iconic Costa Brava postcards. Within this charming...

Llafranc port Llafranc

Llafranc

Llafranc has a marina located in the bay, to the west of the Sant Sebastià cape. It is a small port with 140 moorings, managed by the Club...

Dolmen of Can Mina dels Torrents Llafranc

Llafranc

Can Mina dels Torrents dolmen is one of the testimonies we find today on the Costa Brava related to the megalithic culture. It is a funerary...

Can Mario Museum Palafrugell

Palafrugell

Can Mario museum is located in a historic building, a former cork factory dating from the early 20th century. This space hosts the Contemporary...

Gastronomic Interpretation Center Palafrugell

Palafrugell

The Gastronomic Interpretation Centre Palafrugell is located in the town's tourist office. In this space we are invited to discover the history...

San Ramon Tower Begur

Begur

Begur is one of the the Costa Brava towns that was heavily attacked by the pirates during the 16th and 17th centuries. In this context, defensive...

Begur

Between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, some Catalans decided to travel to America to seek their fortune and...

Chapel of Sant Ramon Begur

Begur

In a privileged area of Begur, just a few metres from the castle, we find the chapel of Sant Ramon. This small baroque church was built in the...

Salvador Dalí House-Museum Portlligat

Portlligat

In Portlligat we find what was Salvador Dalí's permanent home from 1930 until 1982, the year his wife Gala died.

The house has a labyrinthine...

Santa Maria de Cadaqués Cadaqués

Cadaqués

At the highest point of Cadaqués, is the church of Santa Maria. It offers panoramic views of the city's bay.

It is a Roman Catholic church, which...

Santa Maria de Blanes Blanes

Blanes

Located in the centre of Blanes we can find the wonderful Gothic church built between 1350 and 1410. This work is included in the Inventory...

La Torre de les Hores Pals

Pals

While you know the old town of Pals and its little charms, you will find the so-called Torre de les Hores.

The tower it went together with...

Casa del Servei Forestal Sant Martí d'Empúries

Sant Martí d'Empúries

The Casa Forestal it's located in this little village so-called Sant Martí d'Empúries, this building is included in the Inventory of the...

Jardí Víctor Català Sant Martí d'Empúries

Sant Martí d'Empúries

This small and familiar garden it's located inside the core of Sant Martí d'Empúries, is a garden that with the same construction took...

Santa Maria de Portbou Portbou

Portbou

The church Santa Maria of Portbou it was built between 1878 and 1893 by the architect Joan Martorell i Montells, it's find in the municipality...

Basses d'en Coll Pals

Pals

The Basses d'en Coll are a system of two ponds that form the mouth of the Molí irrigation canal, where the waters of the rice fields of Pals....

Castell de la Trinitat Roses

Roses

The Castle of Trinitat, is located at the tip of the Poncella at Roses above the lighthouse.

It was built between 1544 and 1551 by the engineer...

Bunkers of Punta Falconera Roses

Roses

The bunkers of Punta Falconera are a work of the municipality of Roses protected as a cultural asset of local interest.

It is a set of bunkers...

Church of Santa Anna L'Estartit

L'Estartit

Santa Anna is a parish church that is located in the town of L'Estartit.

It was rebuilt and widened in 1920 by the family of Pere Coll...

Castle of Verdera Port de la Selva

Port de la Selva

The Castle of Verdera is a medieval fortification located at the top of Sant Salvador de Sa Verdera in the municipality of Port de la Selva.

The...

The Castellar Tower Llançà

Llançà

The Castellar tower is an old construction located in Llançà and that is part of the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia,...

Tower of San Sebastián Llafranc

Llafranc

The Tower of San Sebastian is a sentry tower located on the mountain of San Sebastian in the municipality of Llafranc.

This, is part of the San...

Castle of Molinas Colera

Colera

The Castle Tower of Molinas or Molinars is a Romanesque work of the municipality of Colera, it is protected as a cultural asset of local interest...

Sant Miquel de Colera Colera

Colera

Sant Miquel de Colera was the old parish church of the town of Colera, until it was moved to the seaside in the s. XVIII. It is part of the...

Castle of Empúries Sant Martí d'Empúries

Sant Martí d'Empúries

The Castle of Empúries is a castle located in Sant Martí d'Empúries included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.

It...

Far de S'Arenella Port de la Selva

Port de la Selva

The Lighthouse of S'Arenella is a lighthouse included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia that is located in the...

Sant Vicenç de Tossa Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar

Sant Vicenç de Tossa, is a church in the municipality of Tossa de Mar. It is a large-scale building located in the middle of Vila Nova de Tossa....

The Palamós lighthouse Palamós

Palamós

The Palamós lighthouse or Punta del Molino lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the city of Palamós and is managed by the port authority of...

Roses Lighthouse Roses

Roses

The Lighthouse of Roses is a lighthouse located in the Punta de Poncella below the Castle of Trinitat in the municipality of Roses which is part...

Arab Baths Girona

Girona

The Arab Baths are some baths found in Girona declared a Cultural Asset of Municipal Interest.

The baths are actually a Romanesque construction...

Montjuic Castle Girona

Girona

The Montjuic Castle is a building located in Girona declared a Cultural Asset of Municipal Interest.

It was built by order of Philip IV, after...

The Devesa Park Girona

Girona

The Dehesa Park, located in Girona, is the largest urban park in Catalonia created in 1850, and is also declared a Cultural Asset of National...

The Sea Rescue Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Sant Feliu de Guíxols

The Sea Rescue is an old shipwreck station located in the port of Sant Feliu de Guíxols. It was built in the s. XIX by the Spanish Society for...

Church of Sant Romà Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar

The church of Sant Romà, is located in Lloret de Mar and is part of the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. The church is in...

Calanans Lighthouse Cadaqués

Cadaqués

The Calanans Lighthouse is a lighthouse in the municipality of Cadaqués included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. It...

Begur Traffic Light Begur

Begur

Practically at the easternmost point of the Costa Brava, in Begur is the Traffic Light, a building that was inaugurated at the end of XIX...

Tower des Moros Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar

The Tower des Moros is a building in the municipality of Tossa de Mar and its part of the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of...

House of Culture Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar

The House of Culture, also known as the old Hospital of San Miguel, was a baroque-style building located in Tossa de Mar and founded in 1773 by...

Sa Riera Park Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar

Sa Riera Park is located in Tossa de Mar, it is one of the largest green spaces in this coastal town. It is the perfect place to visit with the...

Santa Rosa de Lima Llafranc

Llafranc

Santa Rosa de Lima, is a small church in the town of Llafranc, included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia, in addition,...

Hermitage Cave Roses

Roses

The Hermitage Cave is a medieval work located in Roses and which is protected as a Cultural Asset of Local Interest.

The cave had different...

Pedró Tower L'Escala

L'Escala

The Pedró Tower is a tower located in the municipality of L'Escala declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.

The tower was created between...

Castle of Llançà Llançà

Llançà

The Castle of Llançà, also known as Palau de l'Abat, is located at Llançà, it is declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.

It was...

Caramany House Sant Pere Pescador

Sant Pere Pescador

The Caramany House, also known as the Castle of Sant Pere Pescador. It is a building located within the urban core of the town of Sant Pere...

Santa Helena de Rodes Port de la Selva

Port de la Selva

Santa Helena de Rodes or Santa Creu de Rodes, is a church in the municipality of Port de la Selva, is located east of the ruins of the medieval...

Castle of Sant Jaume Cadaqués

Cadaqués

Sant Jaume Castle, is a fortress located above the Bay of the municipality of Cadaqués declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.

Its...

Castle of Cinc Claus L'Escala

L'Escala

Cinc Claus Castle is a castle in the municipality of l'Escala declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.

The castle consisted of a portal...

Tower of Calella Palafrugell

Palafrugell

The Tower of Calella is a coastal watchtower and defense tower, between Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc to the municipality of Palafrugell....

Tower of the Plaza de la Torre Llançà

Llançà

The tower of the Plaza de la Torre is a building located in the municipality of Llançà and is included in the Inventory of the Architectural...

Sant Feliu de Girona Girona

Girona

Sant Feliu or Sant Fèlix, is a basilica located in the Barri Vell of Girona, the building is composed of a bell tower and is declared a cultural...

Castle of Esclanyà Begur

Begur

The castle of Esclanyà, is an old castle located in the core of Esclanyà, in the municipality of Begur.

Although the castle is documented that...

Sant Pere de Galligants Girona

Girona

Sant Pere de Galligants is an old Benedictine abbey located in the city of Girona. It is a building declared a cultural asset of national...

Can Font Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar

Can Font is a building in the municipality of Lloret de Mar that is part of the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.

The...

Meda lighthouse L'Estartit

L'Estartit

The Meda lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the Medes islands, located 1 mile from the municipality of l'Estartit, It is the only Catalan...

Santa Maria de les Neus Port de la Selva

Port de la Selva

Santa Maria de les Neus is a church in the municipality of Port de la Selva included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of...

Santa Maria de Gràcia L'Escala

L'Escala

Santa Maria de Gràcia was a convent, now defunct, founded in 1606 located in the municipality of l'Escala, inside what they are today the runes...

D’en Plaja Castle Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar

At first glance, D'en Plaja Castle in Lloret de Mar gives the impression of a restored or surprisingly well-preserved medieval castle. But to find...

Santa Clotilde Botanical Garden Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar

The gardens of Santa Clotilde is a noucentista century garden in the municipality of Lloret de Mar that is located on the edge of the sea with...

Sant Pere de Pals Pals

Pals

Sant Pere de Pals is a work that can be found in Pals and that is included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.

The...

Mare de Déu del Port Llançà

Llançà

Mare de Déu del Port is a church that is located within the urban core of the municipality of Llançà specifically in the port district, that...

Sant Vicenç de Llançà Llançà

Llançà

Sant Vicenç is a church in the old town of Llançà where it occupies a large part of the old castle-palace of the abbots of Sant Pere de Rodes,...

Santa Maria de Palamós Palamós

Palamós

Santa Maria de Palamós, also known as Santa Maria del Mar, is a Roman Catholic Church found in Palamós. It is the oldest building in the town...

Dolmen of Puig d'Esquers Colera

Colera

The Puig d'Esquers dolmen is located o the Puig d'Esquers mountain, between the municipalities of Colera and Llançà. From there, there are...

Torre Valentina Sant Antoni de Calonge

Sant Antoni de Calonge

Torre Valentina is an old coastal defense tower built in the 16th century and is a protected monument classified as a cultural asset of national...

Santa Maria de Roses Roses

Roses

Santa Maria de Roses was a monastery founded on the remains of the city of Rhodes in 1022, and is located in the currently town of Roses.

Its...

Sant Pere de l'Escala L'Escala

L'Escala

Sant Pere is a parish church in the municipality of l'Escala, located in the middle of the old town. It was built in the 18th century and has...

Farinera Teixidor Girona

Girona

La Farinera Teixidor is one of the most representative buildings of Modernisme in Girona. It was built in different periods between 1910 and 1923...

Hermitage of Santa Bàrbara Blanes

Blanes

The hermitage of Santa Bàrbara is located in the municipality of Blanes and has been declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.

The...

Sant Pere de Begur Begur

Begur

Sant Pere de Begur is the main church in the municipality, and is dedicated to the patron saint of the village. The church is included in the...

Ca la Pruna Pals

Pals

Ca la Pruna is a 16th century Gothic style fortified house located in the municipality of Pals. It is included in the Inventory of the...