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Costa Brava Travel Guide
From the Mediterranean to the majestic Pyrenees mountains, the Costa Brava is located on the north eastern coast of Spain and extends to the French border. Its name aptly describes the rugged coastline and zigzag of rocky headlands, sheltered villages and perfect sandy coves that populate the coast. Many colourful fiestas and festivals are held throughout the year, offering a taste of traditional Catalonian spirit.
The modern infrastructure of the area has turned Costa Brava into one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. The region boasts a fascinating variety of landscapes, from the dramatic snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees and the curved bay of Golf de Roses to natural parks and ancient archaeological sites. By car, visitors can discover perfect cove beaches and the charming whitewashed towns of Tamariu, Llafranc, Calella de Palafrugell, S’Agaró, Tossa de Mar, Begur and Portlligat. Cadaqués is a gem while Roses has an active port and a vibrant ambiance offering entertainment for the whole family. Stroll along lovely oceanfront promenades to find plenty of great seafood restaurants.
Romantic Girona is a medieval city built along the banks of the Onyar River and home to one of Catalonia’s most important Jewish quarters. The medieval towns of Pals and Peratallada are also worth a visit. Catalonia was the birthplace of Surrealist Salvador Dalí, whose life and works is depicted at a number of museums, including the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres. History lovers shouldn’t miss the rich legacy of Greek civilisation at Empuries.
One of the best places for diving in the Mediterranean, Illes Medes are seven picturesque islets with deep blue waters, surrounded by coral reefs off the coast of L’Estartit, which has been declared a Natural Park. Cosmopolitan Barcelona is an art lover’s paradise and one of the busiest ports in the Mediterranean. Whether you’re people-watching and sipping sangria at La Rambla or bar-hopping in El Raval, Barcelona will captivate visitors with its energy and architecture. Highlights include the Museu Picasso, the fascinating Park Güell and Gaudi’s masterful La Sagrada Familia (over 130 years in the making!), which will leave visitors in awe.