This is a region of Spain that exudes history, art, and culture. The capital of the Costa Brava, Girona has a history going back 2,000 years. It has a well preserved medieval and Jewish quarters that goes back to the 11th and 14th centuries. Highlights include the Arab baths, the Romanesque and Baroque Cathedral, the city walls built in the 14th century and the colorful houses lining the River Onyar. Girona is also a city of festivals, it is famous for its May Temps de Flors Flower festival.
Figueres at the Costa Brava was the home of Salvador Dali. The Dali Museum housed in the former municipal theater of figueres. It is the largest surrealistic object in the world. The museum is one of the final works of art by Salvador Dali, in it you can experience his artistic journey through the exhibitions and workshops.
Costa Brava has the Emporda wine region that spans over 2,000 hectares of land in the province of Gerona, the grapevines have been around since the 5th century. The wineries are happy to accommodate tasting sessions and wine pairing lunches.
One can visit the ruins of Empuries which is one of the historical settings in Catalonia, just around 4 km northwest of L’escala. A must see sculpture of Asclepios, the greek god of medicine, which occupies a temple overlooking the sea.
The city of Lloret de Mar is very popular for the sunrise and sandy beaches but it becomes a lively nightlife hub come sundown. It is the party capital of the Costa Brava.
Don’t miss La Santa Market that takes center stage every summer in Santa Cristina de Aro, a small Spanish town of Costa Brava, offering a wide range of local delicacies and handicrafts.
Then, there is Barcelona. one of the must see cities in all Europe. Cosmopolitan, vibrant, daring, avant-garde, the mediterranean character of this city makes it a hub of new trends, where the spirit of Gaudi is still in the air, that captures the best of the Costa Brava and the best of Spain.
It is indeed a trendy city in many aspects, fashion, beautiful promenades like Las Ramblas, excellent cuisine, with world renowned restaurants and Catalan dishes. A city obsessed with traditional markets of fresh food like La Boqueria and a passion for relaxation, sitting on one of the pavement cafes along its many boulevards for an aperitif or a simple cup of espresso, or enjoying the sea air at the city beaches.
It possesses famous sights like La Sagrada Familia Church, the masterpiece of Gaudi, the park Guell, the National Art Museum, the marina, the Olympic Village, the Picasso Museum, the Grand Theater of Catalonia, and the Barcelona Opera House: Gran Teatre del Liceu.