Local Places of Interest

Near by the village of Lladó lies between the diverse landscape of the Emporda and the beech forests of the Garrotxa. The village itself, has the Romanic church of Santa Maria (12th century), the church of Sant Feliu (18th century) and the ancient Augustinian cloisters (11th century), well worth a visit. In the village there is a local shop. butchers, chemist, two bars and restaurants

The village itself, has the Romanic church of Santa Maria (12th century), the church of Sant Feliu (18th century) and the ancient Augustinian cloisters (11th century), well worth a visit.
Santuari la Mare de Deu del Mont
Set on the mountain top is La Mare de Deu del Mont, formerly a monastry it is now a small hotel with bar and restaurant, the history is fantastic and the views are superb.
Besalu, this medieval town with its Romanesque bridge and varied history allows you to take a step back in time to the middle ages.
Banyoles Lake
Banyoles Lake is the largest natural lake in Catalonia, famous for rowing after the Olympics but also for its flora and fauna.
Castellfollit de la Roca
The sight of the church and the houses high on the edge of the basalt precipice has become one of the most photographed and painted images in Catalonia.
Cap de Creus
Nature lovers will love this peninsula area of outstanding natural beauty.


Lovers of Twentieth Century Art should not miss the three museums that Salvador Dalí established in the area: the Teatre-Museu de Figueres; the Casa-Museu de Portlligat at Cadaqués and the Castell Gala-Dalí at Púbol.

Teatre-Museu de Figueres
The Dalí Theatre-Museum, Figueres, the largest surrealistic object in the world, occupies the building of the former Municipal Theatre, a 19th century construction which was destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. On its ruins, Dalí decided to create his museum.
Casa-Museu de Portlligat
The present Portlligat House-museum in Cadaquies was Salvador Dalí's only fixed abode from 1930, the place in which he normally lived and worked up till 1982 .
Castell Gala-Dalí
The Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol, open to the public since 1996, allows visitors to discover a medieval building in which Salvador Dalí lent material form to an exuberant creative effort with his mind set on one person, Gala.

Natural Parks

Nature lovers will find four Natural Parks within easy reach: Cap de Creus, the landscape that inspired so many of Dali's paintings; Aiguamolls de l´Empordà, a bird watcher's paradise; the Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa, with its atmospheric beech forests at Can Jordá and the Paratge Natural de l'Albera.

Aiguamolls de l´Empordà
The Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Empordà is a natural park. It forms part of the Bay of Roses and, like the Ebro Delta, was a malarial swampland. The marshland lies between the Rivers Fluvià and Muga. It is the second largest wetland in Catalonia at over 4800 hectares and was established in 1983.
Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa
It has 40 volcanic cones and more than 20 lava flows. The mountain landscape, the sun and climate provide a variety of vegetation, often exuberant, with holm oaks, common oaks and beech trees of exceptional value to the landscape.
Paratge Natural de l'Albera
This natural area is located on the southern slope of the Massif of l'Albera and consists of two well-differentiated zones. The western area, sector of Requesens-Bausitges, with central European type vegetation, with beeches; and the eastern area, sector of Sant Quirze de Colera, more Mediterranean, with vegetation of cork oaks and scrubs where the last populations of the Mediterranean turtle survive.

Local History

The legacy of Iberians, Greeks and Romans can also be seen and appreciated by visiting the ruins at Empúries and the Iberian village of Ullastret. Very near to l'Escala. Ruïnes d'Empúries