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Torroella de Montgrí,is located some 6 kilometres (4 miles) away from L’Estartit between the Montgrí mountain range and the river Ter. To walk through Toroella is a journey through time. Visitors must see the following highlights: the remains of the walled Torroella, the gateway of Santa Caterina (XI-XIII AD), the tower of Les Bruixes (Witches´ tower, XV-XVI AD), the two symbols of Torroella: the gothic church Sant Genís (XIV-XIX AD) and the castle of Montgrí (XIII AD); and from the 16th and 17th centuries there are La Casa Pastors and La Casa Del Metge in the street Calle Major. Last but not least a further special place to recommend: the colonial style houses built by the Americans which went back to their countries after having made a fortune and that nowadays also belongs to the architectural archive. www.visitestartit.com
Peratallada, situated some 17 kilometres (10 miles) from L’Estartit was declared a historic-artistic monument and is one of the most important centres in Empordá in respect of mediaeval architecture. Noteworthy are the fortified castle with its homage tower (Torre del Homenaje), the palace (XI-XIV AD), the walls (XII-XIII AD), and the church dedicated to Sant Esteve (Romanesque, from the early 13th century). www.forallac.com
Palau-Sator,This municipality located some 16 kilometers (10 miles) from L’Estartit comprises the small villages of Palau-Sator, Fontclara, Sant Julià de Boada and Sant Feliu de Boada together with its neighbourhood of Pantaleu. Together they are forming a unit of extraordinary charm where one still can feel the embodiment of the profound Empordá. www.baixemporda-costabrava.org/es/territory/63
La Bisbal,Is located some 22 kilometres (14 miles) from L’Estartit and is the capital of the Baix Empordá as well as the pottery center in Catalonia. Here you can find different points of interest such as: the castle Castillo-Palacio Medieval (XI AD), the Puente-Viejo (medieval bridge, XVIII AD), the Portal de la Riera, the Calle del Call, the Plaza Mayor, and the parish church dedicated to Santa Mariá with its bell tower of more than 50 meters (55 yards) height. www.visitlabisbal.cat
Cruïlles,situated about 24 kilometres (15 miles) from L’Estartit, is a medieval village with an outstanding ancient Benedictine monastery from the 17th century. Only 2 kilometres (1.5 miles) away you will find Sant Miguel de Cruïlles and its monastery – one of the main vestiges of the Romanesque architecture in Catalonia.
Pals,situated about 14 kilometres (9 miles) from L’Estartit, is one of the most interesting places in the region in respect of nature and history as well as for the variety of its landscapes (spectacular views to the nature reserve of the Medas Islands) and its cultural heritage. This ancient village with its gothic origin is one of the most amazing and famous places of the Baix Empordá. You can visit the Romanic tower of the old medieval castle (XI-XII AD), the Sant Pere church, the impressive town wall, the Plaza Mayor, and the cultural museum Ca la Pruna set in a majestically fortified house of the 15th/16th century www.pals.es
Begur,you will find some 22 kilometres (14 miles) from L’Estartit. It is one of the most important tourist centres of the Baix Empordá. One of the municipality symbols is its cultural heritage (castle Castillo de Begur, defence towers Torres de Defensa, XVI-XVII AD). Within this region there are the most prestigious beaches of the Costa Brava – among these Sa Riera, Aiguafreda, Sa Tuna, Platja Fonda, Fornells, and Aiguablava. www.begur.org
Girona,is some 40 kilometres (25 miles) away from L’Estartit and is one of the loveliest historic centres in Catalonia. It counts some elements that are unique in Europe: the Carolingian wall, the Jewish quarter – one of the best conserved quarters - and the impressive Gothic nave of the cathedral that features with the widest arched span in the world. www.girona.cat
Figueres,is set about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from L’Estartit. It is the most important of the cities bordering on France. The tourist vocation of the county makes Figueres the nerve-centre of the Costa Brava and one of Catalonia´s most important tourist zones. We recommend visiting the castle Castillo de Sant Ferran built during the reign of Fernando VI of Spain (1743) – one of the most sophisticated fortresses in the world especially in respect of its outer fortifications as well as the parish church dedicated to Sant Pere. Please also take into consideration to visit some of the interesting museums such as the Museo del Joguet de Catalunya, the Museo de L’Empordà, Museo de la Técnica de L’Empordà, and the worldwide famous Dalí museum. www.figueres.cat
The Dalì Theater-Museum,inaugurated in 1974, the Dalí Theatre-Museum was built upon the remains of the former theatre of Figueres. It contains the broadest range of works spanning the artistic career of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), from his earliest artistic experiences and his surrealist creations down to the works of the last years of his life. www.salvador-dali.org
L´Escala,you will find about 13 kilometres (8 miles) from L’Estartit. L’Escala offers a variety of beautiful landscapes and colonies from modern urban settlements directly at the coast, the historic centrer to the medieval village Sant Martí nearby. One of its heritages is the beaches with the fine sand, the shallow water, and the lovely bays. Do not miss to visit the Greek ruins near Empúries that are more than 2.000 years old. In 218 B.C. the Roman forces, guided by Cornelio Escipión, occupied the Greek settlement. In the era of the emperor Augusto both towns were united and named Municipium Emporiae. The settlement was abandoned during the second half of the 3rd century AD. www.lescala-empuries.com
Púbol,situat a 20 Km de L’Estartit, és una petita localitat del Baix Empordà amb un inestimable valor paisagístic. A Púbol hi trobem el Castell Gala-Dalí (s.XI), una construcció medieval contigua a l’església, amb el qual Dalí va obsequiar a Gala. Aquest obsequi seria el refugi de Gala, on Dalí, com ell mateix afirmava, només hi podria accedir sota rigurosa invitació.