Saturday, August 27, 2011

COSTA BRAVA: BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES AND BEACHES


After the three fantastic days I spent in La Costa Brava in March, I decided to come back to this wonderful area of Catalonia to keep visiting heavenly beaches and beautiful fishing and medieval villages like Tamariu or Besalú.

Of course, La Costa brava also offers cultural activities, like visiting Empúries or Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery.

Next, all the interesting villages, beaches and coves I visited:

DAY 1

  • L'Escala - Cala Montgó (Montgó Beach)
  • Empúries

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4


I also would like to show you some pictures of the beautiful places I visited during these august days I spent in La Costa Brava.


L'Escala - Cala Montgó (Montgó Beach)



Montgó beach in L' EscalaOverview of Montgó beach in L'Escala, another beautiful beach of La Costa Brava


Cala Montgó in L'EscalaThe water of Montgó beach is turquoise and clear, like most of the Costa Brava beaches

Empúries


Empúries in La Costa BravaBesides beautiful beaches, La Costa Brava offers interesting cultural activities, like the remains of the ancient city of Empúries


Empúries in La Costa BravaPeristil house, one of the best preserved buildings of the ancient greek city of Emporion

Medieval Village of Besalú


Medieval bridge in BesalúOne of the most beautiful villages you can visit near La Costa Brava is the medieval village of Besalú and its wonderful bridge


Miqvé of the medieval village of BesalúIf you visit Besalú, you have to enter the Miqvé, one of the best preserved jewish bath in Catalonia


Call Jueu (jewish quarter) in BesalúA typical narrow street of El Call Jueu (the jewish quarter) in Besalú

Lake of Banyoles


Banyoles Lake in CataloniaOverview of Banyoles Lake, another nice visit near La Costa Brava


Banyoles Lake in CataloniaA child stares at ducks over the clear water of Banyoles lake

Castelló d'Empúries - Catedral de l'Empordà


Catedral de l'Empordà in La Costa BravaSanta Maria de Castelló is also known as "La Catedral de l'Empordà" because of its size


Catedral de l' Empordà in La Costa BravaImpressive gothic door made of marble of Santa Maria de Castelló church

Llançà


Llançà in La Costa BravaOne of the nice beaches of Llançà, a village of La Costa Brava located next to El Cap de Creus. This beach is the starting point of the Ronda Way to El Port de la Selva


El Port de la Selva


El Port de la Selva in La Costa BravaTypical view of El Port de la Selva, a lovely fishing village of El Cap de Creus

The beach of El Port de la SelvaThe beach of El Port de la Selva appears in front of its typical white houses

Sant Pere de Rodes


Sant Pere de Rodes monastery in La Costa BravaOverview of Sant Pere de Rodes monastery, the most important religious building in La Costa Brava


Sant Pere de Rodes monastery in La Costa BravaRomanesque bell-tower of Sant Pere de Rodes medieval monastery


El Port de La Selva from Sant Pere de Rodes monasteryImpressive views of El Port de La Selva and La Costa Brava from Sant Pere de Rodes monastery

Medieval Village of Palau-Sator


Palau-Sator in La Costa BravaTypical street in Palau-Sator, a lovely medieval village in La Costa Brava


Palau-Sator is a lovely medieval village in La Costa BravaFlowers on a window sill in a street of the medieval village of Palau-Sator, another beautiful village in La Costa Brava


Tamariu Beach


Tamariu beach in La Costa Brava
Tamariu beach with typical white houses in the background


Tamariu beach in La Costa BravaA lovely cove next to Tamariu Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in La Costa Brava


Tamariu beach in La Costa BravaAnother view of the nice beach of Tamariu, another lovely village in La Costa Brava



If you liked this pictures, clicking on the next links you will find more pictures of another fantastic beaches in La Costa Brava, like:


- Costa Daurada beaches

Barcelona Beaches


Besides, in La Costa Brava you can visit the fantastic old city of Gironamany lovely villages and interesting places, like:


Finally, clicking on the next link you will find more beautiful villages, beaches and landscapes in Catalonia.

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