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5 Unique Towns in Costa Brava

Costa Brava is a coastal region located in the top corner of Catalonia. It holds a record amount of Blue Flags Beached along its breathtaking coastline. Its towns are ready to be explored as most of it remains undiscovered and authentic as its away from the large crowds of tourists and the urban development gentrification brings.

#1.  Cadaqués

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Cadaqués is often known for its beautiful surroundings filled with white stacked houses that were the inspiration for famous artists such as Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Federico García Lorca and Pablo Picasso. To this day Cadaqués is still filled with a sophisticated yet bohemian atmosphere marked by a cultural vibrancy with events and festivals throughout the year.

Aside from its beauty, Cadaqués is also filled with a captivating history which can be seen in its architecture, with its cobbled streets, white bright buildings, and blue details with nice modernist buildings. it is best known for being the hometown of  Salvador Dalí and features the famous Casa-Museo de Salvador Dalí which is one of Cadaqués most important tourist attractions. It is a lively town filled with shops restaurants, great beaches, and coves.

#2. Girona

Girona, Spain

 

Girona is a picturesque city overlooked by many tourists even though it is the largest city in the Costa Brava region. As it is located between four rivers it easily became a wealthy trading center ages ago and was consequently occupied during various times in its history by the Romans, Visigoths, Moors and the French. For its size, the city still remains one of the wealthiest of Spain and has enough cultural and historical attractions to keep you busy.

Walk along the ancient wall with its awe-inspiring views, take a look at the Jewish Quarter and the Arab baths and all its other attractions that date back to the 11th and 12th century. In May you have the Temps de Flor festival where you’ll see the streets flooded with decorations making Girona all the more beautiful. Now you can even marvel at some of the attractions made famous by the Game of Thrones Series.

#3. Begur

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Begur is known to be off the beaten track of the main area of Costa Brava only an hour away from Barcelona by car. its situated on the hillside ton overlooked by a stunning restored castle from the 16th-century. it is notably very visited in the summer due to its summer festivals and the beaches. It is a colorful town that has prehistoric remains from various eras that prove humans settlement.

Aside from amazing beaches the town also has the Palau Solterra Museum that houses national and international contemporary photographic collections from artists around the world. There are cute squares, many terraces and cobblestone alleys featuring many quirky restaurants and cafés. It’s, unfortunately relatively more expensive than most towns in the area which is why we would suggest staying on the outskirts of town where you’re able to find more affordable accommodation.

#4. Pals

Carrer Major, Pals

 

Pals is located in the Baix Empordá right next to Begur. it is a medieval town known to be one other most charming villages in its region. it was built around a fortress, is perched on a hilltop and has kept his medieval look so well you feel as if you’re being transported back to 11th Century, in 1973 it was declared a site of Historical Interest.

Its local cuisines and traditions have been kept up to today, the surrounding is sure to leave you speechless. The town wall with its four towers offers stunning views of the Empordá countryside, the most Popular tourist attraction would be the Torre de les Hores  Romanesque tower,  the medieval quarter features peculiar alleys lined stone houses and unique squares. In 1973 it was declared a site of Historical Interest.

#5. Blanes

Blanes, Spain

 

Blanes is a former fisherman’s village filled with amazing beaches but also rocky shorelines and old churches.It is one of the few fishing ports in the area that to this day is still active, it is a cute old town with enough to see, enough to eat and enough to drink to keep you busy during your visit. paired with its laid-back atmosphere its a great choice for both family and friend trips, thanks to its well-organized facilities and activities for kids.

so get ready to relax in the sun and explore its caves, hike up to the San Juan Hill and visit the botanical garden. in the summer you’ll be able to experience the largest International Firework Festival of the Region and one of the most popular in Europe.

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If you’re planning a trip in the vicinity check out our accommodation both in Barcelona and around the Catalonia Region!

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  1. Such beautiful cities! I didn’t know about this part of Spain.

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xavi

Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!

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