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01/05/2015

Girona Flowers Time 2015

For a few days, the colours and aromas of flowers fill the squares and streets of the city of Girona. Have you ever seen a city bedecked with flowers? Girona, Temps de Flors is an exhibition held in May, with spring in full swing. For a few days, the colours and aromas of flowers fill the squares and streets of the city of Girona. Following the exhibition route is a thrilling experience,...

01/05/2015

TBEX Europe Costa Brava Catalunya

TBEX, the largest travel blogger conference will take place at the Evenia Olympic Resort in Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava. You can follow all the activity and the most relevant photos, posts, videos... with the hashtags #TBEX #InCostaBrava #LloretdeMar #CatalunyaExperience and from this site With other eyes  

04/02/2015

In 2014 Girona province received 4,7 million foreign tourists .

According to the Observatory of Business and Employment of the Government of Catalonia, in 2014 Catalonia received 16.7 million foreign tourists (7.2% more than 2013), who spent over 1.5 billion euros (6.1% more than last year). These figures secure Catalonia’s spot as Spain’s top destination in terms of the number of visits from foreign tourists, making Catalonia one of the...

04/02/2015

D.O. Empordà Wine Route

An unforgettable wine tourism experience awaits you in Empordà on the Costa Brava. The DO Empordà Wine Route immerses you in a deep-rooted tradition of the area, dating as far back as Roman times. Now you have the chance to experience this part of our gastronomic identity up close, discovering all the secrets of red, white and rosé Empordà wines....

04/02/2015

Besalú : invaluable heritage

Thanks to the invaluable heritage and its excellent preservation, Besalu has become one of the tourist destinations of Spain required. The extraordinary landscape of the region where the Garrotxa Besalu is also one of the incentives enticing the visitor. The monuments of the town make a historic step that express hundreds of different cultures in the region. Besalu is part of the network...

04/02/2015

The Houses on the river Onyar

Girona offers spectacular images of steep alleyways, porticoed streets and squares and, above all, the brightly painted façades of the houses overlooking the Onyar (the river that crosses the city) which provide the most emblematic image of the city. One of these houses is Casa Masó, which is open to the public. Of particular interest among the bridges that span the river...

04/02/2015

Girona Pyrenees: Ski paradise

You can ski to your heart's content in the Girona Pyrenees where you've got five ski resorts at your fingertips: four Alpine ski resorts (La Molina, Masella, Vall de Núria and Vallter 2000) and one Nordic ski resort (Guils-Fontanera). For a start you’ve got the Alp 2500 area, one of the largest skiing areas in the Pyrenees, linking La Molina and Masella. What's more, in the...

04/02/2015

Tossa de Mar

Located on the Girona coast, at half way between the city of Barcelona and the French border, Tossa de Mar is an ancient fishermen's village with an important historical and cultural background. Its coastline, intercalated by a large number of beaches and coves, offers one of the most outstanding landscapes of the Costa Brava. Its mountainous area, accessible through a good layout of...

02/02/2015

Carnival on the Costa Brava

The parades, with floats and elaborate costumes that have taken months to prepare, are a wonderful spectacle. Carnival is synonymous with festivity, fun and letting your hair down. In Girona we celebrate it by taking to the streets in fancy dress costumes, moving to the rhythm of the music. In many towns on the Costa Brava, and further inland, the Rei Carnestoltes (Carnival King) gets...

30/07/2014

Discover Girona: Orienteering Circuits

Get yourself going with four orienteering circuits to do around the city. Use these circuits to discover the city and its natural surroundings in an entertaining and amusing way. Learn something new! And if you complete a circuit, you can enter a prize draw with an assortment of prizes. All the circuits are easy and suitable for all ages and audiences. This initiative is developed in...

12/07/2014

'El Vol Gastronòmic', an innovative idea in Girona

'El Vol Gastronòmic', an innovative idea in Girona  From mid-July a new space dedicated to gastronomy will open its doors in Girona. Located beside the Pont de Pedra (stone bridge), the space is expected to remain open for almost a year. The space, whose exterior design reflects that of the city's Pont de les Peixateries Velles bridge built by Eiffel, can accommodate a...

26/06/2014

Vies Braves : A pioneer initiative in the world

Vies Braves is a public network of marine itineraries on the Costa Brava designed for sports, leisure and teaching activities. The itineraries run parallel to the coastal paths along the Costa Brava. Signs and buoys provide a safe way of enjoying and exploring the shoreline from the sea. Vies Braves is a public-private initiative, unique in the world, designed to open up a new...

12/06/2014

Girona Pyrenees

There's much more to the Girona Pyrenees than you imagine. There's a landscape of contrasts with peaks of 3,000 metres, peaceful valleys (Cerdanya or Camprodon), and magical beauty spots such as Vall de Núria. There are white winters in top ski resorts (Vallter 2000, Vall de Núria, La Molina and Masella), with many other mountain and adventure sports to enjoy. There's the...

03/06/2014

Caldes de Malavella : Balneari Prats

The Balneari Prats hotel is situated in the centre of Caldes de Malavella, a town famous for its thermal waters for thousands of years. At 89 km from Barcelona, 81 km from France and 16 km from the city of Girona it is well connected to the Airport of Girona-Costa Brava, the AP7 motorway and the local station (15 minute walk). Can you get to Girona with the new AVE or take advantage...

27/05/2014

Empuriabrava

The marina at Empuriabrava is the residential area of the municipality of Castelló d’Empúries. Genuine in its design and unique in Europe, it has more than 24 km of navigable canals making it the ideal place for any lover of the sea and nautical sports, being able, as they are, to moor their boats in front of their houses. In addition there is an airfield, meaning...

15/05/2014

Castelló d'Empúries

Walking around the mediaeval nucleus of Castelló and its surrounding is like going on a voyage through history. During this voyage you can visit the Basilica of Santa Maria and its Parrochial Museum (c. XII-XVIII), la Casa Gran (c.XV), the Wall, Portal de la Gallarda (c. XI-XIV), the Convent of Sant Domènech (c. XIV), the Convent of Santa Clara (c. XIII-XVII), the Old...

03/05/2014

2nd world's best restaurant

Congrats to Jordi Roca as the world's best pastry chef of the 2nd world's best restaurant 2014. Restaurant Magazine. Ferran Adrià or the Roca Brothers could write these lines, and seduce you talking about the marvels of the gastronomy of the Girona regions. They would probably talk about the exquisite combination of traditional cuisine and creative cuisine. Or about the delightful...

02/05/2014

Hotel Hostalillo, in Tamariu : The Paradise!

The Hostalillo Hotel is located in Tamariu, one of the most beautiful and privileged places on the Costa Brava, in the Baix Empordà region,surrounded by pines next to Tamariu Beach and the cove of Els Liris. 110 km. Barcelona and 45 km. Girona. Footpaths, hiking, diving, kayaking, golf. Visit our sites of interest in the Empordà with its great diversity, landscapes, coves,...

24/04/2014

Welcome to the Font Vella Temple

Your wellness, our "raison d'être" The Font Vella Spa Hotel 4**** has been designed as a space in which to enjoy all the properties of Font Vella natural mineral water in a totally new way—reaching all of the five senses. Located in privileged natural surroundings and with luxury facilities, the Font Vella Spa Hotel 4**** stands out thanks to the elegance and comfort of its...

11/04/2014

Vívid : The First Wine Festival of the Empordà

The wine festival, Vívid, is designed to revitalise and promote the area outside the peak tourist season in April. Firstly, the festival will raise awareness among locals and tourists of Empordà wine through memorable wine-tourism activities surrounded by the unique environment of the Costa Brava. Secondly, it is an extra activity that counts towards the "wine route"...

05/04/2014

Greenways

"Greenways" is taken to mean those communication infrastructures created upon sections of railway lines no longer used as such for transport purposes, and on paths in nature for non-motorised users, walkers, cyclists or persons with reduced mobility, which can be used for recreational purposes and for travel between centres of activity. The Girona greenways, awarded Second Prize for...

03/04/2014

Gerunda Fuga

Gerunda Fuga will take you on an ancestral passage through the myths, legends and traditions of a Girona steeped in the traditional wisdom tucked in the corners of our land and fragments of our noble past. Your stress will be left behind as you travel the mountainous regions of the Pirineu de Girona, tracing the course of our rushing rivers, lakes, streams, and underground springs until...

01/04/2014

Lloret de Mar : Hotel Santa Marta

Situated in a magnificent 6 hectare wood, near the beach of Santa Cristina, hotel Santa Marta opens its doors to national and international customers who appreciate the sun, comfort, the exquisite personal, familiar and professional welcome that is offered, as well as the splendid Mediterranean culture that can be sensed in nearly all corners of the Costa Brava.

01/04/2014

Ribes de Fresser Hotel Rural & Spa

In the Resguard dels Vents hotel-spa, 1,000 metres above sea level, the atmosphere is redolent of the calm silence of the surrounding meadows and woods, while its beautiful setting offers magnificent views of the Ribes valley. A space of innovative design, both elegant and contemporary, yet with a personality and charm all of its own, and one that is steeped in the rural essence of...

01/04/2014

Platja d'Aro : Cala del Pi Hotel & Spa (H*****)

True stars Enjoy a unique, distinguished place in Cala del Pi bay *Spa with exclusive treatments in unique facilities. * Gastronomy based on the creative cuisine of the restaurant Rosa dels Vents, run by the chef Enric Herce. * Chill-out area in which to relax while looking out over the sea. An ideal place for having a cocktail. * An area designed for children, so that they can play...

01/04/2014

the founder of Facebook visits Girona

In the space of a few days Girona receives visits from two of the most important names in new technologies, Mark Zuckerberg and Nikesh Arora. Nikesh Arora, one of Google's Senior Vice Presidents and the person responsible for overseeing Android, Chrome and Google Apps, and the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, chose the city of Girona to pass a few hours in, after attending the...

01/04/2014

Roses : Experience a day of fishing

Experience a day of fishing in first person! We propose 5 ways to experience the life and art of the fishermen of Roses: - Embark throughout the day in a trawling boat, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. you will get to see the fishermen’s daily routine, sharing the typical fisherman’s communal lunch. - Embark one morning in a small-scale fishing boat, from 6 am to 1pm. You will share...

01/04/2014

Montsacopa Volcano

Montsacopa Volcano has a round crater, the result of a small Strombolian eruption around 100,000 years ago and it is in alignment the Garrinada and Montolivet Volcanoes. An officially recognised nature reserve, the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park lies within the city’s urban centre. The St. Francis church and the two watchtowers surrounding the crater add to the natural and...

01/04/2014

Discover Parc dels Estanys

Coinciding with the World Day of Birds, October 2012 saw the official opening in Platja d'Aro of the Parc Els Estanys (park of the ponds), an area of nature right in the heart of the town. Running through the park is an educational nature trail with various lookout points for observation of up to 250 species of birds that inhabit the wetland or stop over during migrations. This large...

01/04/2014

Lloret de Mar : Not to be missed

Lloret boasts outstanding sites such as Santa Clotilde Gardens (situated next to the sea, ideal for peaceful strolls), the Maritime Museum (to discover Lloret's seafaring history), the town's Indiano and modernist legacy, such as the church of Sant Romà, or Sant Pere del Bosc. Lloret Open Museum : Discover various places of historic, cultural and natural interest. It is open...

01/04/2014

Begur : The Coastal Paths

The coastal paths (camins de ronda) are one of Begur’s principal and best-known attractions. Historically-speaking, they are old paths criss-crossing the coast, used mainly by customs officers to keep an eye on tobacco smugglers, and by fishermen and sailors to go fishing or in cases of shipwreck. These days they are used not only as a path between the various coves, but also as a...

01/04/2014

Fishing Museum

At Palamós, Man’s work at sea has become an unrivalled spectacle of colour for visitors, when, in the middle of the afternoon, the fishing boats dock at the port and unload their catch. At Palamós, however, the world of fishing does not end at the quay – it continues at the Fishing Museum. With its focus on fishing, the museum is unique in the Mediterranean. The...

01/04/2014

Figueres : Shopping 7 days

Figueres has been and is a city with a commercial vocation. It was the first city in Girona province to have a pedestrian shopping zone in the city centre. The historical centre, is today a great open-air shopping zone which can offer a notable and varied range of shops selling food, textiles and clothes and household articles. The city’s thousand shops make up a commercial range...

01/04/2014

Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Located in the foothills of the Serra de Rodes to the north until the Fluvià Vell mouth to the south, it has a surface of 4783 ha. The conversion of the Aiguamolls to a Park dates from the year 1983 and it has legal protection. Actually it's the second most important park in Catalonia. The interest for the marshy zones it's based in the fact that they are productive places from...

01/04/2014

The 2013-2014 Parker List rates fifty D.O. Empordà wines as Excellent or Very Good

DO Empordà among the top Catalan names referenced in terms of number of wines listed. Further confirmation of the quality of DO Empordà wines. The 2013-2014 list produced by renowned critic Robert Parker has rated fifty DO Empordà wines as excellent or very good. Specifically, twenty wines are awarded the category of excellent with scores of 90 points or more. With...

01/04/2014

Dalí

We recommend you to find out more about the life and work of Salvador Dalíby visiting the famous "triangle" of the painter from the Empordà region. The route will first take you to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, where you will find the extremely valuable surrealist collection, as well as the collection of his jewels, Dalí-Jewels. The second place to...

01/04/2014

What is a Wind Tunnel?

Thanks to the skyping free fall simulator, you can enjoy the sensation of jumping out a plane at an altitude of four thousand metres, without any kind of risk whatsoever. The Empuriabrava Wind Tunnel is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is designed to adapt the wind speed to any type of user. The most striking feature of the facility is its glass cylinder measuring 4.30...

01/04/2014

Balloon flight over the Empordà

Come and experience the adventure of flying in a hot air balloon over the Empordà region.You can fly at any time of the year, each season has its own particular charm. You can choose from among the following areas: Baix Empordà We will fly above the Baix Empordà region, where we have several departure points depending on the weather conditions. You will be able to...

01/04/2014

MMM Shopping Lovers, the mobile app

The new mobile app of Espai Gironès is here! A real shopping buddy! In MMM Shopping Lovers you will find: - Mapes to help you find the stores - List of discounts, offers and promotions - Directory of shops, restaurants and leisure - Details about events - Shopping List, with an option to share via e-mail - Support tool to easily find parking for our car - Information about...