Fishing villages like Cadaqués or Calella de Palafrugell have a special flair, with marvelous sandy beaches. A little further inland, but close, is located San Pere de Rodas , one of the most majestic monasteries of Catalonia and that we always recommend saving a few hours away to visit. Doing a little longer car trip, this time with lighter roads, we find indoor cities like Girona , considered one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world for its cathedral and its neighborhoods still retain the spirit in ancient times, or the beautiful medieval city of Besalú , where you can also enjoy incredible mountain meals.
MEDIEVAL VILLAGES OF THE COSTA BRAVA
The Costa Brava is characterized by beaches and coves of crystal clear water and cliffs with typical Mediterranean pine trees, but the inland is full of the most charming towns in Catalonia. Some of the charming towns that you can visit from S'Agaró include Cadaqués, Begur, Calonge, Pals, Peratallada or Madremanya.
Girona is the capital and the largest city in the area, and it has a spectacular old town center. The Onyar River divides the new with the medieval city, with the colorful houses that are one of the most photographed spots in Girona. Its Jewish quarter, the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the Roman walls are some of the places to visit in the city. Not surprisingly, and thanks to its medieval atmosphere, the popular TV show "Game of Thrones" chose it for many its 6th-season scenes.
Barcelona is known internationally for its people, its culture, its sea, Barça football club... and its architecture. Antoni Gaudí left his most important legacy with unique buildings such as La Pedrera (Casa Milà), Casa Batlló, Park Güell or the imposing Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Other architects, such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch also left their mark with emblematic buildings such as the Palau de la Música Catalana.