Province: Girona
Shire: Pla de l'Estany
Inhabitants: 18780
Extension: 11,0 Km2
Altitude: 172 m

Banyoles is a municipality and capital of the Pla de l'Estany. It is located halfway between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees.

The main attraction of the city is Lake Banyoles, one of the largest in Catalonia. And it is likely that the origin of his name "balneum", bathroom, comes from this space.

Its origins are ancient, and which data from ancient times. An example is the prehistoric jaw was found, or any of the terracotta Roman remains.

Still, it is not until the ninth century that begins to form the present city. It was born at the Benedictine monastery of Sant Esteve built, probably, on an ancient Roman temple. The city continues to build around and expands to the church of St. Mary of the Turers. Thus, the town was marked by the presence of the monks until their expulsion in the nineteenth century.

Furthermore, in the twelfth century Banyoles and was an important center of cloth which had its heyday during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Banyoles had Mayor channel cloths, tanners mills, dyeing and flour mills. At the end of the fifteenth century had already finished building the wall, for some time, was in charge of protecting the population that had been installed inside.

From the fourteenth century, Banyoles suffers a serious decline that will last until the eighteenth century, when one of the main producers of hemp fabrics. Still, the crisis not long in coming and, in the nineteenth century, agriculture and livestock become important.

Today, Banyoles is a city that enjoys its natural assets to provide all that is asked. He has received the distinction of Sports Tourism Destination (DTE) for rowing and canoeing specialties.

Where to sleep

Residència L’Estany - Federació Catalana de Rem


Residence of athletes has launched Catalan Rowing Federation. Located in the town…

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Càmping el Llac de Banyoles

Porqueres (a 1.6 Km)

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Càmping Esponellà

Esponellà (a 7.5 Km)

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Càmping Besalú

Besalú (a 10.8 Km)

Camping located in the town of Besalú, very close to mountain areas…

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Els Jardins de la Martana

Besalú (a 10.4 Km)

The Jardins de la Martana is a romantic hotel located in the…

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Mas Torrencito

Vilademuls (a 11.5 Km)

Mas Torrencito is a cozy property set in a 15th-century country house…

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Cal Rei Vinyes

Celrà (a 14.4 Km)

Isolated farmhouse with capacity for 18 people and exclusive rental for a…

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Can Gat Vell

Saus, Camallera i Llampaies (a 14 Km)

Medieval farmhouses restored and converted into six different catering apartments. From 2-35…

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Where to eat

Restaurant Artusi

Girona (a 15.6 Km)

Located in the heart of the old town of Girona, Artusi restaurant…

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Bar restaurant Casino de Tortellà

Tortellà (a 17.1 Km)

Located in Tortellá offers traditional Catalan cuisine, with quality products and proximity.…

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What to do

Celler Baronia de Vilademuls

Vilademuls (a 10.9 Km)

Come and visit our vineyards and winery and take a two-hour visit,…

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El Pessebre de Bàscara

Bàscara (a 12.7 Km)

The Pessebre de Bàscara consists of two different parts, the first part…

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Tirgi Parc de les olors

Celrà (a 13.4 Km)

A place where you can reconnect with nature and discover the more…

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Pessebre Vivent de Navata

Navata (a 14 Km)

The living nativity scene of Navata (Alt Emporda, 8 km of Figueres)…

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Xplore Girona - Escape Room Urbà

Girona (a 15.5 Km)

Live Girona like you have never done before, with an urban Escape…

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Globus Barcelona

Barcelona (a 18.7 Km)

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La Fageda

Santa Pau (a 20.3 Km)

Come visit the largest dairy in the region, where children can pet…

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Vol de Coloms

Olot (a 20 Km)

Balloon flights in the Garrotxa, fly over the volcanoes of Catalonia from…

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Guided Tour 'Two Cloisters and a Master Builder Girona and…

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Sant Julià de Ramis Main Festival

23/09/2021 - 26/09/2021 ...

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Alt Empordà Sea Walking

24/09/2021 - 26/09/2021

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Autumn Festival in Sant Gregori

03/10/2021 ...

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International Basket Fair in Salt

02/10/2021 - 03/10/2021

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