Banyoles Lake

Banyoles Lake is one of the great treasures you can find in the Girona regions.

Strolling around this natural lake, the largest one in Catalonia, is a pleasure at any time of the day.

Today, the lake is a large open space for everyone who wishes to relax, run, ride a bicycle, go out in a boat or practice water sports, such as canoeing, rowing or waterskiing.

If you like finding out about things, you can also enjoy a prehistoric experience at the Draga Neolithic Park, a site with exceptional archaeological value. You can visit the replicas of their huts and travel back more than 7,000 years in time, discovering what life was like in this settlement near the lake.


Sant Pere de Rodes

If there is one adjective that fits the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes like a glove, then it's “majestic”. It certainly fits the description, standing out for its solemnity and elegance. This 10th century Benedictine monastery overlooks the Cap de Creus Natural Park from the highest point of El Port de la Selva. Declared a cultural site of national interest, the complex is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Girona, the most noteworthy elements being the church, the bell tower and the defence tower.

Since its construction in the 10th century the monastery has seen it all: centuries of splendour (when it controlled territories on both sides of the Pyrenees) followed by a period of decadence from the end of the 17th century , with constant sackings, etc., and now happier times as one of the key tourist attractions of the Costa Brava.


Gastronomy – Michelin – starred restaurants

Michelin stars do not fall from the sky. The Girona region’s blend of traditional cuisine and innovative spirit has led to a veritable constellation of extraordinary restaurants. This is Michelin-star territory, with a total of 18 Michelin stars awarded to 14 restaurants that offer unforgettable dining experiences.

Ca l`Arpa – Banyoles

Ca l`Enric – La Vall de Bianya

Casamar – Llafranc

Castell Peralada - Peralada

Els Brancs – Roses

Els Tinars – Llagostera

Empòrium Hotel – Castelló d`Empuries

La Cuina de Can Simón – Tossa de Mar

La Fonda Xesc – Gombrèn

Les Cols – Olot

Les Magnòlies – Arbúcies

Massana – Girona

Miramar – Llancà

Restaurant El Bò. TIC – Corcà

Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca – Girona

Terra by Paco Pérez – Sant Feliu de Guixols


Hotels on the Costa Brava or in the Girona Pyrenees


If you prefer the comforts of hotels for your stay on the Costa Brava or in the Girona Pyrenees, you have a world of options at your fingertips. Charming small hotels, seafront apart-hotels, mountain hotels for getting away from it all, welcoming family guest houses, accommodation in historical buildings... and all the categories from basic one-star hotels to five-star luxury hotels. Some hotels also hold tourism quality or environmental quality seals.


Traditional Easter cakes and pastries; From 03/03/20 to 13/04/20

A good way to sample the various cakes and pastries of the counties of Girona is at the fairs and markets held there during the Easter period. Depending how you look at it, Easter or Holy Week could be rechristened Sweet Week. Bunyols (fritters), tortells (ring cakes) and mones (Easter cakes) are the main gastronomic traditions of this time of year, which years ago was seen as a time for eating in moderation. In fact, it is thought that the origin of the typical bunyols of Lent is related to worshippers' need to sweeten the days on which they were prohibited from eating meat by the Church. In the absence of meat, cakes and pastries were a welcome treat. So when Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) comes round, it's time to head to the cake and pastry shops to stock up on bunyols, and to make some at home as well. Recipes are handed down from generation to generation for bunyols de vent (literally, "wind" fritters, the hollow variety), bunyols de crema, (cream-filled fritters), brunyols de l'Empordà or other varieties made popular by certain pastry chefs. Whatever the variety, they are always sweet and soft-textured, perfect for snacking on at any time of day. On Palm Sunday it's the turn of the tortell de Rams, a ring-shaped cake stuffed with marzipan and topped with ...

Elefant d'Or International Circus Festival From 13/02/20 to 18/02/20

Girona is strongly committed to attracting top artists from all over the world to leave us spellbound with memories that will last a lifetime. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the greatest circus show. The Elefant d'Or International Circus Festival is one of the best events in the world for experiencing up close all the magic of trapeze artists performing pirouettes at great heights; riders performing unbelievable acrobatics on horseback; jugglers with amazing reflexes; tightrope workers defying the laws of physics; prestigious ballet dancers; guaranteed laughs with clowns and many other breathtaking attractions. The Elefant d'Or International Circus Festival has established itself as one of the leading cultural events in our country, following in the footsteps of other great circus festivals, such as those of WuQiao, Budapest, Monte Carlo or Paris. Girona is strongly committed to attracting top artists from all over the world to leave us spellbound with memories that will last a lifetime. Throughout the festival, in addition to performing for the general public, the participating artists compete to win the Gold Show (the name of the festival’s grand final) before an international judging panel composed of well-known figures from the circus world. Building on the ...

You can ski to your heart's content in the Girona Pyrenees where you've got five ski resorts at your fingertips

You can ski to your heart's content in the Girona Pyrenees where you've got five ski resorts at your fingertips: four Alpine ski resorts (La Molina, Masella, Vall de Núria and Vallter 2000) and one Nordic ski resort (Guils-Fontanera). For a start you’ve got the Alp 2500 area, one of the largest skiing areas in the Pyrenees, linking La Molina and Masella. What's more, in the summer the ski resorts become mountain activity and leisure resorts, where you can enjoy sports such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking and horse riding, among others.



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