The former capital of the county Empúries

SANT MARTÍ / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Sant Martí d'Empúries is a medieval village that was once the capital of the county of Empúries and today, lovingly restored throughout, is the preferred holiday destination for those who want to enjoy the sea in peace. As small as the Mediterranean Sea may be, it used to be the capital of the County of Empúries in the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries until the Counts relocated to nearby Castelló d'Empúries for safety reasons. The now lovingly restored medieval village invites you to an enchanting stroll and is an obligatory visit destination for all those who are interested in history and live in the L'Escala district. It was here, in the 6th century BC, when the first Greek settlers landed, and later settled where we now find the ruins of Empúries. If you come by car, should park the car on the parking lot laid out on the highway and continue on foot to the center. This is the only way to really enjoy the ancient stone walls and the narrow streets that cross each other and meander uphill, finally converging on the main square in front of the church. If the place up to here seemed to have a more modestly measured character, the room now widens and opens the view to a ubiquitous, near sea. The ...

Christmas lights in Empuriabrava will be switched on on December 5th

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: For some, this news is not that important or unnecessary, but for those who enjoy Christmas and enjoy the magic that is in the air, this is good news. The Town Hall Castelló opens the many, many Christmas lights in Empuriabrava on the afternoon of December 5th and then it is twice as bright in the evening in the village.

Whether as in each year new lights are added or whether old ones were exchanged, one did not announce.


Empuriabrava: First step towards redesigning the Sant Mori and bridge over C-261

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: As ARENA reported in the summer, the Town Hall will redesign and remodel the main shopping street in Empuriabrava, the Sant Mori. Now the first step seems to be taken and next week there will be a meeting with the "territorial department of the Generalitat", which will first deal with the eventual new bus stop on the Sant Mori (which has been in planning for over 12 years) is), but also the complete reconstruction of the street, the parking lots, the central strip and possibly also the arcades will be discussed. The project will then officially be tackled and if all goes well, the work should be completed in a maximum of six years. There is also good news about the future, or the lighting of the bridge between the sectors Puigmal and Mas Nou via the connecting road C-261 between Roses and Figueres. Here an external special company was contacted, which is currently in the process of calculating the costs and offers various offers. It is important that the company can give guarantees about the duration of the durability and the ...

Empuriabrava: fines for sick palms

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Anyone who has been informed by the Town Hall of Castelló that there are palm trees in his estate that have been attacked by the palm weevil without the owner taking the necessary measures now has to bear the consequences: there are substantial fines. Although these are in most cases at 500 euros, the penalty can reach up to 3,000 euros in certain cases. The city council had ordered that the infested trees would first have to receive one or more poisonous showers from above, before the dead trees would be felled and their remains disposed of. The poison shower was therefore called absolutely necessary, because otherwise the beetles would have escaped from their nests and new trees could have infected. In addition, the larvae were to be killed before they could develop into new insects. Should it not be possible for a locality of no more than 20 000 inhabitants to have the local government hire a multilingual secretary who is capable of storing foreign names and addresses neatly in community computers so that concerns of this urbanization are communicated to the homeowners ...

Empuriabrava: Part 2 of the list of restaurants that are currently open

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Done - we believe anyway. After much running and driving, we now hopefully have the restaurants in Empuriabrava recorded, which are also open in November. However, we do not guarantee the completeness of the list. New additions include: La Ola, China Restaurants, Captain's Cabin, Fred's Bar, 9 Color, Café Olé, Coco, D Lux, El Tabanco del Rincón Cubano, Gran Café / Anna Mar, L'Arte Café, El Dorado, La Churrasquita , La Reserva, Nàutic da Agostino, Noray, Orange Kiwi, Portofino, Rincón Cubano. The following stores were already established: Restaurant Capitan, restaurant Taró, pizzeria restaurant Bacchus at the entrance, restaurant Paraiso, restaurant Pollo Pollo, restaurant North Sud, Tony's Bar, Siam Shiki (Thai and Japanese restaurant), Port Philippe, Britannia , Bistro-Restaurants of the Supermarkets Montserrat, Pizzeria Tagliatella, Restaurant Empordà, Restaurant Pura Brasa, Restaurant Enjoy, Bar El Timoner and Pizzeria ...

Have you been to the Butterfly Park in Castelló d'Empúries?

CASTELLÓ / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Every year it is fascinating to observe the colorful world of butterflies.

And yet so easy to discover: the Belgian-owned complex is right on our doorstep: where the old road to Castelló d'Empúries leads left over the Mugeta bridge, continue straight ahead for just a few meters are you there, you can not miss it. Incidentally, there are also exotic birds and even small reptiles to see. The Butterfly Park offers special group rates and is open from 10:00 am until sunset. Tel. 972 450 761


Chestnut Festival in Castelló on Thursday was successful - Sunday in Empuriabrava

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Last Thursday, October 31st, chestnuts were roasted in Castelló d'Empúries and hundreds of visitors followed the call. At the town hall stood the chestnut grill and practically without ceasing it was "fed" with chestnuts, which then came black from the embers, filled into paper bags and then eaten. Apart from black fingers, the participants did not pass anything, except that some complained of too much eaten chestnuts.

On Sunday from 15.30 clock the event is repeated, but then in Empuriabrava. In the Casal Cívic behind the shopping center Alberes then the grill is built and everyone can come to pick up one or more bags of autumn delicacy. But beware: the tastes then do so just right after grilling black balls,

So: Formula 1 and the crime scene are not until 20.00 o'clock - there you have some time in the afternoon.


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