Castelló d'Empúries

Province: Girona
Shire: Alt Empordà
Inhabitants: 12220
Extension: 42,3 Km2
Altitude: 17 m

Castelló d'Empúries is a municipality of the Alt Empordà region that has the tourist aggregate of Empuriabrava, known by some as the Catalan Venice.

Castelló d'Empúries

The Condal Town preserves all vestiges of its medieval capital: narrow streets, the walls, the Jewish Quarter or the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria, the interior of which contains great treasures, such as the alabaster altarpiece of the Virgin of La Candelaria (XV ), as well as the baptismal font (s.XIV) and the 19th century organ.

The heritage and social activity of its inhabitants and entities, culminate in the celebration of the Medieval Festival Tierra de Trovadores (every second weekend of September) and the ART Route (every second weekend of October).

The Medieval History museums of the 14th century Curia-Prison and the Ecomuseum-Farinera are ideal places to learn about the history and legacy of this enchanting Mediterranean town.

Empuriabrava

Empuriabrava is the residential marina of the municipality of Castelló d'Empúries. Located on the coast of the Bay of Roses and located in the heart of the Natural Park of the Aiguamolls del Empordà, it is one of the most beautiful marinas in the world.

Genuine for its design and unique in Europe, it has more than 25 km of navigable channels, thus becoming the dream of any lover of the sea and water sports. The marina has more than 5,000 moorings, most of them with direct access to residences and the most protected port on the entire Mediterranean coast.

It also has an airfield, offering the possibility of reaching Empuriabrava by land, sea and air.

Museums

Basilica of Saint Mary

The Basilica of Santa Maria is the second most important church in the province of Girona and is one of the most interesting examples of Gothic religious architecture in Catalonia. It has a structure and dimensions of a cathedral, a dignity that did not succeed despite the various attempts, in this sense, the counts of Empúries.

The work, begun in the thirteenth century, continued throughout the fourteenth century and ended at the beginning of the fifteenth century, when the facade was built with the impressive marble portal. The interior space, a paradigm of Mediterranean Gothic, contains the unique baptismal sources of the fourteenth century, such as the very remarkable alabaster altarpiece of the fifteenth century, which, probably, Antoni Gaudí was inspired to create the Holy Family, and many other elements of interest.

Museum of Medieval History of the Curia-Prison (14th century)

Museum collection open to the public that houses the most representative elements of the historical past of the municipality, with special attention to the medieval period and the archaeological remains of the local Jewish community during the Middle Ages, such as the Hebrew lapidary collection from the old medieval cemetery of the Jews.

It is located in the old prison built in 1336. In the building you can visit an original prison that has 5 cells and a courtyard where the marks that the prisoners recorded on the walls are still preserved. The entrance of the museum is located in the old curia, the symbol of the jurisdictional power of the counts of Empúries in its territory.

Ecomuseum-Farinera

The Ecomuseum-Farinera stands on the old mill of the middle, one of the three mills that existed in the medieval town of Castelló d'Empúries.

Its current appearance, a large three-story building, and the machinery it contains, are the result of the process of industrialization that, around the 1860s, involved the technical and construction transformation of the old mill, which became a factory.

Currently, its excellent state of preservation allows to show the whole process of flour manufacture.

Since 1997, the Ecomuseum-Farinera is one of the museums that form the network of the System of the Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia, a group of spaces that reproduce the process of industrialization in Catalonia.

 

You can find more information about the museums (schedules, services and rates) here.

Where to sleep

Càmping Rodas

Roses (a 6.4 Km)

quiet family located in the heart of the Bay of Roses Camping.…

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Càmping Sènia Riu - Sant Pere Pescador

Sant Pere Pescador (a 8.1 Km)

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Hotel de la Font

Peralada (a 7.7 Km)

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Hostal Can Palol

Peralada (a 7.6 Km)

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Mas del Joncar

Sant Pere Pescador (a 7.5 Km)

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Ermita de Santa Llúcia

Garrigàs (a 10 Km)

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Hotel Empordà

Figueres (a 10.1 Km)

Family-run hotel with 39 double rooms and 3 suites, the restaurant offers…

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Hotel Grecs

Roses (a 9.2 Km)

Family hotel with 61 rooms, all overlooking the bay of Roses. It…

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Where to eat

Restaurant el Grill del Celler

Peralada (a 7.4 Km)

The best grilled meat, great wines and champagnes, and the freshest Empordà…

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Els Brancs - Restaurant

Roses (a 10.3 Km)

Restaurant awarded a Michelin star in a prime location on the beach…

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Casa Anita

Cadaqués (a 17.1 Km)

Ideal location to enjoy the best of home cooking, where quality, good…

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Restaurant Can Llissa

Colera (a 17 Km)

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Restaurant l'Horta

Bellcaire d'Empordà (a 20.4 Km)

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Restaurant Pirineus

Celrà (a 29.9 Km)

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What to do

Butterfly park

Castelló d'Empúries

The Butterfly Park is an indoor tropical garden, about 2000m2, located in…

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Ecomuseu Farinera de Castelló d'Empúries

Castelló d'Empúries

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Funny Way

Castelló d'Empúries (a 4.8 Km)

In a single walk you can enjoy the landscapes offered by our…

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Ecoboats

Castelló d'Empúries (a 4.3 Km)

Rent one of our boats without permission to travel the main channel…

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Casino Castell de Peralada

Peralada (a 7.4 Km)

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Aquabrava

Roses (a 6.9 Km)

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Roses Sub Dive Center

Roses (a 9 Km)

We offer boat trips to the Cabo de Creus Natural Park and…

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Mas Marcè

Siurana (a 8.6 Km)

Mas Marcè is a family that has been working as pastors for…

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