Route of Costa Brava
The Costa Brava, spreading from Blanes (60 km north of Barcelona) to the French border, is the most touristic coast of Catalonia and although mainly known for its beaches and tourist resorts, the region has some very important cultural and historical attractions.
If sea, sun, sand and night life entertainment are your cup of tea, do not miss Playa de Aro or Lloret de Mar. If instead of this you dream of small, less touristy coves, we recommend the following places: Tossa de Mar, with its magnificent castle, Calella de Palafrugell, where you can stop and have a "cremat" (a typical beverage), Begur, with its coves, and finally, our favourite, Cadaqués, a small fishing village, with white houses, in the north of Catalonia, that has maintained its charm through the years.
From Cadaqués you can go to see Port Lligat and Dali's house or spend the day in the beautiful and wild Cap de Creus (Creus Cape). If you feel like having some culture and history, besides Dali's museum in Figueres, we recommend the following visits: the ancient Greek site of Empúries, founded in 550 BC , Pals, a fully preserved medieval village, and La Bisbal, known for its ceramics.
Further north, close to Rosas and Cadaqués,
lies Sant Pere de Rodes, a Benedictine Monastery, with its church,
universally recognised to be the precursor of the Catalan Romanesque
style, unique in the world.