El Port de la Selva
Shire: Alt Empordà
Altitude: 12 m
El Port de la Selva is a municipality in the county of Alt Empordà. Within its boundaries lies the core of the Vall de Santa Creu.
His term is a blend of natural colors has blue Mediterranean sea, the green of the vines planted and brown Rodes saw that in this area takes its name from the Verdera.
The hosts Rodes saw at his feet, the town of El Port de la Selva and at its peak the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes.
There is no record of core houses in El Port de la Selva to the eighteenth century. The first settlers were fishermen seems that the Selva de Mar or other surrounding villages who had set the stands to save the fishing tools. Along with the vine and olive were the economic activities of the population.
Due to the strong depopulation phylloxera, the population changed its main activities today still focus on tourism and fishing.
The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes is the architectural jewel of the population, along with Verdera Castle and the old town of Santa Creu de Rhodes, was declared a National Cultural Interest.
Apart from these elements, the Port de la Selva has other medieval monuments like the church of Sant Baldiri of Tavellera or megalithic monuments like Dolmens High Moras, found on the road leading to the monastery.
As for the resort, El Port de la Selva has some of the best beaches in Catalonia. There are sandy and others have rounded stones, but all have a fully crystalline water, water de Creus Cape itself. We emphasize the beach of Port de la Vall, the Tamariua of the Port de la Selva and Pas.