The art route program in Castelló d'Empúries on 11, 12 and 13 October

CASTELLÓ / CATALONIA / SPAIN: As we have already said, on the 11th, 12th and 13th of October, the 12th Ruta de l'Art (Art Route) will be held in Castelló d'Empúries, alongside works by more than 100 artists In nine different places can visit, also an interesting supporting program has been created. Here is the complete program: Friday, October 11th 16.00: Opening of the art route by officials in front of the flour museum. 8 pm: Official opening act in the Basilica of Santa Maria with the performance of Pol (guitar) and Auxi (violin). Then in front of the Basilica Firewalk of the "Senyors del Foc" (Lords of Fire) and Batucada. We recommend! The whole day: DJ Nora at the Sala Municipal (City Hall) and at the art market - "ruTast" with tasting of wines from the Empordà - "La Shirley" with tasting of "Empanadilles" (filled dumplings from Argentina). Saturday, October 12th 11.00 - 21.00: Art Route and Art Market 11.00: guided route to the most important historical buildings in Castelló and explanation of the works of art that are in them. Languages: Spanish, French. At 11.30 in Catalan. Price: 3 euros. 4.00 pm: Guided tour to the most important historic buildings in Castelló and an explanation of the works of art in them. Languages: ...

On 11, 12 and 13 October "beer festival with live music" in Roses

On 11, 12 and 13 October "beer festival with live music" in Roses ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: For the second time in Roses, the "Fira de la Cervesa Artesana & Music", the "beer festival with music", will be held next weekend from Friday to Sunday. The meeting was deliberately set at the end of the season to offer a nice party to the citizens of the city, who work in the tourism sector. All others, also from other places, are of course also cordially invited. The festival will take place on the "Plaça de l'Illa d'Ítaca" (more simply on the large square opposite the cinemas, very close to the Mossos d'Esquadra guard) in a specially constructed marquee. The special feature of this beer festival is that, for once, you will not get the beers of the big brands, but you will be offered handmade craft beer from various regional small breweries. Of course, there are also drinks without alcohol and small snacks. The participating breweries are: La Selvaseria, Limbik and Co., Santa Pau, Terra Aspra and Vicbrewery. So that the beer flows properly in a good mood, live concerts of local bands are offered on all three days. The process of the festival: Friday, October 11th 4:00 pm Opening of the beer festival and the stands 8 pm Concert with the "d Gremlins" (Rock ...

15 participants participated in plastic picking at Muga embankment

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: What was successfully started in the spring was also positively continued last Sunday: the collection of plastic on the embankment of the Muga River. A total of 15 people followed the call of the civic association "Bienestar Empuria" and the group was strengthened by members of the new association "Canalitzem Empuriabrava".It could be collected many bags of ugly rubbish that not quite so responsible people just lie and did not care about the environment.At this point, a very big "thank you" to Bienestar, who have now for the third time - in addition to other actions - their part to protect a piece Empuriabrava to protect and put in order - Greta Thunberg would be ...

From Tuesday no blue zones in Roses

ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Done! What has been valid in Empuriabrava for two weeks now becomes reality in Roses: there are no active Blue Zones left this year, so ticket machines are being dismantled and you can park your car for free in these parking lots until next summer.The three areas you had to pay in the past were the section of Avinguda de Rhode between Lluís Companys and Avinguda Jaume (Zone 1); Jaume I, Frederic Rahola square and part of the Avinguda de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat (zone 2) and the covered parking lot (zone 3).Not all parking lots in Roses are toll free and you still have to pay at the harbor and the sea. Registered residents of Roses, who have paid their car tax, can spend three hours a day free of charge with their vehicles in the public and paid parking lots, plus the entire ...

Empuriabrava once again had one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava in summer


As always, it has just been announced that in the summer Empuriabrava, together with a few other places, received a very big honor: the beach was named one of the best on the Costa Brava. Currently, there are four different guidelines for determining the quality of a beach and apparently Empuriabrava has received all this year. There is the "Q" for tourism quality, which i.a. the safety, life-saving, information, cleanliness and garbage disposal, maintenance of existing facilities, access sanitation and leisure activities valued. This "Q" with its flag has received only a few places on the Costa Brava. The most famous feature is the "Blue Flag", which contains a total of 27 criteria and focuses mainly on the quality and cleanliness of the water. Then there are the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, in which independent specialists examine the quality of the water and sand and also evaluate the condition of the installations and the waste situation. And then there is the most prestigious award, the "emas" awarded by the European Union, and to get it there are loads of regulations and more to pay attention to.

Quality of life is well above average in the province of Girona

GIRONA / CATALONIA / SPAIN PROVINCE: According to a study by the University of Oviedo, the quality of life in the province of Girona is exceptionally high and exceeds that of many other areas in Spain many times over. Four places with more than 10,000 inhabitants have even been certified to a maximum of 100%: Girona, Olot, Banyoles and Ripoll - you can not live any better and these four cities also occupy the top positions in 643 Spain. Only in terms of education and school level are there some drawbacks and here the province is even below the Spanish and Catalan average. Quality of life percentages are composed of several factors: healthcare, culture, property quality, environment, security and economic power. In this respect, the province of Girona is very far ahead, but as already mentioned, the school education expresses the overall result, even if other points provide some compensation. The study also revealed that the province has low levels of air pollution, low levels of noise pollution, a relatively low crime rate and an unusually high socioeconomic level. And the quality and construction of the houses surpasses quality - one can hardly believe it - the rest of Spain. The entire province was rated 96.6% out of 100 in terms of quality of life, which considerably ...

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