Can Puig is located in The Garrotxa nature park. Between the mountains and the sea. This area offers many sites to discover and furthermore you will find the most fantastic restaurants where wine and food is very affordable.
Besalú is a town in the comarca of Garrotxa, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.
Besalú was designated as a historical national property ("conjoint històric-artístic") in 1966. The town's most significant feature is its 12th-century Romanesque bridge over the Fluvià river, which features a gateway at its midpoint. The church of Sant Pere was consecrated in 1003. The town features arcaded streets and squares and also a restored mikveh, a ritual Jewish bath dating from the eleventh or twelfth century, as well as the remains of a medieval synagogue, located in the lower town near the river.
Besalu has many little shops and lots of restaurants. On the "Plaça Prat de St. Pere" there are many terraces were you can have a drink or a meal.
SALVADOR DALI (triangle)
Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) was an important artist of the surrealist movement, in the first half of the 20th Century
The painter with his strong personality, had a key role in contemporary culture and has become a universal genius, and is a good example of a man that is inseparable from its region, the Empordà and the landscape of Cap de Creus in northern Catalonia.
To discover the life of Dali there are 3 places worthwhile visiting:
Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres
Castell Gala-Dali in Pubol
House and Museum de Dali in Port Lligat
Lake Banyoles is the main lake of Catalonia.
The lake is used as a source of potable water for the town of Banyoles with a population of about 13,000, located to the east of the lake outside its catchment area. Recreation, sightseeing and tourism are also the use of the lake of great importance. Rowing events of 1992 Olympic Games were held here, and works for improving rowing track and restoring reed belt are currently going on in the lake.
On the shore of the lake a series of emblematic buildings can be found standing in the water. These are the fishing houses (pesqueres).
At the lake you will find several restaurants from were you have a view over the lake. You can also have a boottrip on this lake that will take about 40 minutes.
Nature lovers have a lot to see in the area. Places where you can visit medieval little towns, walk along the waterfalls or go and cycle and discover all kinds of wild animals. In the surrounding of the house there are many nature Parks,
Garrotxa nature park
Aiguamolls nature park
Lálbera nature park
Cap de Creus
Park del Montseny
As within 1 hour you will be in the high Pyrenees, its only 45 minutes to the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava.
One of our favourites is the beach of Sant Marti Empuries.
The lovely village of St Marti d'Empuries is a gentle half hour stroll from L'Escala, along a shaded promenade running beside to the golden beaches. The pathway passes between the ruins of the ancient Greek & Roman city of Empuries and the sea.
But there is more:
Calella de Palafrugell
Tossa de Mar
Sant Pere de Pescador
One of the many day trips that we recommend to our guests is a visit to a typical Catalan mountain village called beget.
Beget is situated in nature park l'Alta Garrotxa.
The core, surrounded by forests of holm oak and oak, is found at the bottom of the valley, alongside the streams of Rocabruna and Can França.
The houses were built with rocks of the zone and Arabian tiles with wooden balconies. These make up narrow streets and, in some parts, with slopes. The two medieval bridges, duly restored, deserve a special mention. Thanks to their dimensions, it is not possible to circulate with cars through the heart of the town.
The church of Sant Cristòfor (Saint Christopher) is a clear example of Romanesque architecture. It was declared as a national monument in the year 1931 and has the “Majestat de Beget” inside.
VALL DE NURIA
A whole world of experiences from the start.
The mountain resort of Vall de Núria, with a unique wealth of nature and landscape, is located in the Eastern Pyrenees, within the municipal area of Queralbs. It sits above one of the highest points of the Ribes Valley and is surrounded by peaks of almost 3,000 metres from which flow a multitude of water sources and torrents.
In this spectacular mountain landscape we use an unusual form of transport: the rack railway. It covers a distance of 12.5 km and takes you up an incline of over 1000 metres.
Under the management of the Catalan Railways Tourism and Mountain Division, there is always taken great care in the upkeep of this wealth of natural heritage, introducing and maintaining an environmental management system in all the activities that have been developed.
The origins of the city of Girona date back to Roman times. The Goths settled here around the 6th century. Around 900, there was a larger Jewish community here, which still characterizes some parts of the city today. In 1939, Franco's troops conquered Girona.
You will often be able to read two spellings of Girona: "Gerona" is the name of the city in Spanish, "Girona" is the Catalan name.
Girona is the capital of the province Girona. With about 75,000 inhabitants it is a bit more contemplative than Barcelona.
In the old town of Girona, east of the Rio Onyar, you can walk in narrow alleys. Newly renovated, this part of the city is quite colorful. The Moors built public baths in the 13th century, modeled after their North African homeland, the Banys Arabs. These baths are still very well preserved and can be visited.