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Other interesting places

Other interesting places

Empúries Ruins

distance 19,2 km

This is one of the two Greek settlements so far known in the Iberian Peninsula. Historic Ensemble brings together different cultures: the Greeks (sixth century BC) and Romans (218 BC), although most visible traces correspond to the time when Greek and Roman city were united in one municipality.

In the Greek city, include the temple of Asklepios (II BC) and the breakwater heletística (II-I BC), while the Roman mosaics include major domus (house) (I BC – I AD), the forum or political, religious and economic (I-III BC AD) or the main gate of the wall (I century BC). Antigua island populated from the IX-VIII centuries. C. (late Bronze Age). In the VI century BC trading with the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and marsillenses Phocians.

Sant Martí d’Empúries-L’Escala


Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery

distance 18,1 km

Benedictine monastery, Romanesque, the most emblematic of the Empordà. Although their origin is uncertain, there are reports documented since 878 and was finally abandoned by the monks in 1798. Adopts its main configuration between the tenth and twelfth with successive additions and alterations to the present. Together with the church of Santa Elena, the remains of the town of the same name and Verdera Castle form a remarkable monumental complex, which can add a spectacular scenic location, with sea view over Cap de Creus.

Easily accessible by car we recommend going up the mountain side from Vilajuiga and down the sea side towards Port de la Selva. The views are spectacular and represent the essence of the Empordà: sea, mountains, vineyards and Romanesque.

Sant Martí d’Empúries-L’Escala


Roses Citadel

distance 17,8 km

It constitutes the last spur of the Pyrenees and the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. The coast is rough and rugged with impressive cliffs and isolated coves. The Cap de Creus Natural Park was created in 1998 and protects the Cap de Creus peninsula and its marine environment. It constitutes the first natural park in the country to cover both sea and land and stretches over 13,886 ha. The land area includes three natural sites of national interest (PNIN): the Cap Gros-Cap de Creus in the north; the Punta Falconera-Cap Norfeu in the south and the Rodes mountain range in the west. Furthermore, all the islands and islets in the Natural Park’s marine environment are also covered by this classification.
The towns and villages within the influence area of the park are: Cadaqués, Llançà, Palau-saverdera, Pau, El Port de la Selva, Roses, La Selva de Mar and Vilajuïga.

Roses


Sant Ferran Castle

distance 170 m

Located on a hill at the end of the rise of the Castle, is a large military fortification built in the eighteenth century. It occupies an area of 32 hectares with a perimeter of 3,120 meters and tanks, located under the parade ground fit 10 million liters of water. Sant Ferran Castle, which had a capacity of 6,000 men, is now a heritage legacy of the first order is the monument of Catalonia larger and stronger with bastions of the eighteenth century in Europe.

In July 1997 opened to the public on a regular basis with guided tours that show the characteristics of the fortress. For its enormous dimensions, the sophisticated construction techniques applied within the military engineering of the time, and its excellent state of preservation, visit the castle of Sant Ferran is a unique experience.

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