Costa Brava – Cruise Ports

  • Dalí Museums

    Surrealist genius Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, where the Dalí Theatre Museum houses much of his work as well the jewellery collection that he designed between 1941 and 1970. A visit to the Theatre-Museum affords an ideal opportunity to discover the unique, enthralling world of Salvador Dalí. 


    Dalí spent many years in Portlligat cove near Cadaqués , where he bought up a row of fishermen’s houses in which he established his resindece and studio. The resulting labyrinthine structure contains furniture and personal effects, and Dali’s library and workshop. Visits by appointment only 


    Púbol Castle was a gift from Dalí to his wife Gala.  Art collections, the couple’s famous Cadillac, Gala’s private apartments and a collection of her haute couture gowns are on display to the public, also the crypt where Dali´s wife and muse is buried, and a curious garden. 



  • The Jewish Heritage

    The Jewish Quarter in Girona  is among the best preserved in Europe, and the heritage of the Sephardite communities in medieval Catalonia can be seen in the city’s Museum of Jewish History.


    Besalú village, with one of the few remaining ritual “mikvah” baths in Europe, is another testimony to the jewish heritage in the province. 


    Castelló d’Empúries, medieval seat of the Counts of Empúries with its impressive church and Jewish quarter. Several funerary steles are conserved and the structure of the New Synagogue can still be seen. 


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  • Historical and Archaeological Sites

    Girona city centre is recommended to take a guided visit. However, it is also pleasant to wander up and down the narrow streets and to let you get carried away by the magic of the Old Town. We invite to visit the main points of interest in the city:

    The Cathedral of Girona has the widest Gothic nave in the world. Valuable art works are conserved in the interior, including the 10th-Century Beatus and the well-known Creation Tapestry, a masterpiece of the Romanesque textile art. Also you can admire the Arab Baths, a Romanesque-style building imitating the structures of old Muslim Baths, Monastry of Sant Pere de Gallingants, Church of Sant Felix, houses and bridges on the River Onyar, the Rambla de Llibertat, etc. 


    We should underline the importance of the ruins at Empúries, today one of the major archaeological sites in the country, testimony to the arrival of the Greeks (580 BC) and the Romans (218 BC) to the Iberian Peninsula. 


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  • The Great Romanesque

    In the Alt Empordà county we find several monasteries, of which the most outstanding is undoubtedly the 10th-century Sant Pere de Rodes, spectacularly situated overlooking Cap de Creus with splendid view of the sea below. The  church is of a type unique to Catalan Romanesque architecture. The monastery, the church of Santa Helena and the remains of Verdera castle and settlement constitute this magnificent excursion.

    A 14th century cross, considered one of the jewels of Catalan silverwork, can be seen in one of the chapels of  the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vilabertran; This magnificent Romanesque site was originally an Augustinian canonry and contains outstanding elements.

  • Medieval towns and villages

    The age-old history of Girona is well represented in the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the medieval towns and villages in the area.


    Peralada town has a large historic centre that invites leisurely inspection. The most outstanding sights are the beautiful 12th-13th-century Romanesque convent of Sant Domènec, with its capitals showing biblical scenes, the 14th-century Carmelite convent, with its Gothic church and cloister, and historic archives; the large library containing over 70.00 volumes, and the castle museum. 


    Castelló d’Empúries

    There are many interesting places to see here: the Gothic Llotja de Mar and Casa Gran buildings, old convents, remaisn of the town, ramparts and old bridge. However, the real treasure of Castelló d’Empúries is the huge 13th Century Gothic church of Santa Maria, known as the “Empordà cathedral”. The bell tower is Romanesque. 


  • Shopping

    Figueres: 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. 


    Girona: It is well worth taking a walk around the city, just window-shopping or trawling through the market stalls on a Tuesday or Saturday, or having a look at the street markets that set up throughout the year.  From Girona you can take with you or sample while you are there, some of the traditional products of the area, such as the ‘xuixo’ cake, sweet ‘botifarra’ pork sausage, black earthenware, chocolates inspired by city legends, iron craftwork, objects and work produced by craftspeople, artists and other inhabitants of the city. 


  • Golf in Costa Brava

    Ten courses, ten different itineraries set around an incomparable geographical region: playing golf on the Costa Brava means being part of a unique and sharply-contrasted landscape which has inspired the greatest geniuses

    Perelada Golf Club


    PGA Golf de Catalunya




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  • Water sports

    Discover the secret of the Costa Brava, where every corner hides an emotion to be experienced.

    Large bays with waves and wind for windsurfing and yachting; miles and miles of coastline, with coves, cliffs, long beaches and fully-equipped ports for enjoying all the pleasure of sailing; marine reserves where you can immerse yourself in the blue, mirrors of water to glide over, and wild, rugged coastline to discover from your kayak.

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  • Gastronomy & wine

    Great gastronomy offer available, with a total of 20 Michelin stars awarded around the province (16 restaurants).

    El Celler de can Roca has 3 stars, and is located in Girona; the second best restaurant in the world for Restaurant Magazine (2011 and 2012)

    Girona products

    Products currently bearing Designation of Origin (DO) and quality certificates

    The wines of the local Denomination of Origin Empordà-Costa Brava ensure a fitting accompaniment.

    36 Wineries open to visitors, mostly on the north area of Costa Brava (near Roses)

  • walking/cycling through the marshes of the natural park (Aiguamolls de l'empordà)

    The Estanques route has been created within the boundaries of the nature reserve Els Aiguamolls de l’Empordà.

    The route has been totally adapted for bicycles and for hikers. It is ideal for cycle touring and there are parts that correspond with the GR92.

    It is 25 km long and mostly flat, it is therefore appropriate for all ages. It is an ideal place for the whole family where one can observe the magnificent plant and animal life of els Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. 


    Most of the cycling network runs across the plain, though there are links by path and road to the coastal zones. You can discover the medieval villages and the breathtaking sceneries also with your family.

    Visit Castelló Empuriabrava