Reconnect with Castelló d'Empúries

Reconnect with Castelló d'Empúries

Town: Castelló d'Empúries


The municipality of Castelló d'Empúries, in Alt Empordà, is located near the mouth of the River Muga, in the Gulf of Roses. Its strategic location allows us to combine art, culture and history with sun and beach tourism and enjoy nature.

The leisure and free time offer of the municipality is grouped into these three essentials: Vila Comtal, the coastal area of Empuriabrava and the Aiguamolls del Empordà Natural Park.

CASTELLÓN DE EMPURIAS, THE MEDIEVAL CAPITAL OF THE EMPORDÀ

The old quarter of Castelló d'Empúries preserves a rich architectural heritage, especially medieval, of which we highlight the Basilica of Santa Maria (12th-15th centuries) built with great magnificence with the aim of recovering the old episcopal see of Empúries . The town also has the Curia-Prison of the 14th century, today home to the Museum of Medieval History and the Ecomuseum-Flour Mill, an old flour mill in perfect condition. Other buildings include the new Puig Mercadal synagogue, the Pont Vell, the Llotja de Mar, the Casa Gran, the Rec del Molí wall and the Portal de la Gallarda.

But Castelló d'Empúries also has a wide cultural offer throughout the year where you cannot miss the Terra de Trobadors Medieval Festival (in September), it is the most important Castellón event of the year, a historical, medieval fair that recalls the times most critical of the Castellón count. There is a medieval market, a parade, conferences and troubadour music concerts.

If we talk about gastronomy, among the most outstanding ingredients in this area are duck, foie gras, fish and native vegetables. For those who prefer sweets, it is worth trying the bulldos, the troubadour delicacies or the rocks of Castellón.

EMPURIABRAVA, THE LARGEST MARINA IN EUROPE

Empuriabrava is the exclusive residential marina in the municipality of Castelló d'Empúries. It is located on the coast of the Bay of Roses, one of the most beautiful bays in the world, located in the heart of the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park. Genuine for its design and unique in Europe, it has more than 25 km of navigable canals, thus becoming the dream of any lover of the sea and water sports.

Empuriabrava offers a wide range of sports activities by land, sea and air: skydiving, wind tunnel, golf, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, walking, cycling, horseback riding, running, karting, tennis, paddle ... , among many other activities. It is, without a doubt, the ideal destination for amateurs, professionals or those interested in all kinds of sports or leisure activities.

If what we want is to relax, Empuriabrava has three differentiated beaches of 7 km, the beach of Empuriabrava, la Rubina and Can Comes, wide and long, with transparent waters, shallow, ideal to enjoy with the family and do water sports..

Its wide range of restaurants, activities, shops and nightlife make it an ideal place to share experiences with both friends and family.

AIGUAMOLLES OF THE EMPORDÀ, WATER, SOIL AND NATURE

One of the best things you can do in the municipality of Castelló d'Empúries if you are a nature lover is to visit the protected area of the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park. Formed by different freshwater ponds and dunes where you can discover a reserve with an abundance of migratory birds, some 330 species, and a characteristic flora of the area. A space for both adults and children that can be explored on foot or by bicycle. Routes are organized such as the Estanys route, which allows you to see these faunal and floral wonders as a family.

The lookouts are strategically located by the marshes so as not to disturb the animals and allow us a direct approach to the intimacy and daily mood of all the birds and mammals that have found their best habitat here throughout the year.

We advise you to bring binoculars or a camera with a telephoto lens, to get a closer look at this natural spectacle!

For lovers of hiking, you can follow the section of the GR-92 long- distance trail that passes through this area.

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Establishments

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