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Costa Brava The name “Costa Brava” can be translated from Spanish as “wild shore”. The local landscape is full of rocky hills covered with fir and pine groves, picturesque bays and clean beaches with white sand. The coast is full of numerous ancient towns that are very hospitable to all visitors. Besides wonderful beaches this place attracts visitors by large choice of excursion routes.
Every town in this resort area has to offer its guests a decent selection of restaurants. The most popular restaurant in Lloret de Mar is The Orient Express; it specializes in international … Open
Lloret de mar is known as the tourist capital of the island. Here are gathered main cultural facilities and historical sights. Numerous museums, galleries and theaters are open every day and ready to accept new visitors. People, who want to find out more about the flora and fauna of this island, should visit the town named Blanes as the largest botanic garden of the region is located there. Another place of interest of this town is the largest seafood market of the island. Tossa de Mar is rich in ancient buildings. Here is located an old fort that is kept in a great condition till our days. The observation areas of the fort feature a wonderful panorama or the coast. Gerona town is the location of the main religious sight – the Cathedral built in the baroque style. The height of the Cathedral is 35 meters. The altar of the church is made from silver. This is a true piece of art that amazes visitors by refined work. Montserrat is the mountain region that is known as the location of the internationally famous Benedictine monastery. It was built in the 1st century and attracts visitors by its unusual shape. The holy place is protected by 18 monks who are always ready to tell the visitors the history of this place and show spacious halls of the monastery.
Besides the observation of various places of interest, tourists can enjoy sports activities. To their service are several tennis courts, golf fields, and widest choice of various water sports.

In the town of Figueres, there is the Salvador Dalí Theater and Museum - one of the most famous and recognizable museums in the world. It is located in a spectacular building with an unusual decoration of its façade. Behind the doors of this museum, visitors are waited for by many interesting surprises. They will be able to see the world through the eyes of Salvador Dali. The museum has many incredible installations with optical effect, and even interesting illusions of pictures of the famous painter. This museum has one more interesting feature - there is not and never was a guide, visitors are to independently admire the priceless exhibits. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The cultural life of the Costa Brava is rich because of bright celebrations and festivals. They are held almost every month and are always accompanied by lush folk festivals. National … Open
In the area of ​​Poubole, there is an interesting historical landmark - the Castle of Gala Dali. It was built in the 11th century and is a very beautiful architectural complex. On its territory, there are not only fortifications, but also a very beautiful church which were preserved. This castle is quite unlike many other fortification buildings of the Middle Ages. Throughout its history, its owners attached special importance to its interior design and adjacent territory. Currently, the castle is surrounded by a magnificent garden, on the territory of which, besides beautiful plants you can see many ancient sculptures and landscape decorations. At a certain time, Salvador Dali himself took part in decorating this castle.
In the town of Blanes you can visit the amazing Botanical Garden of Marimurtra, which is considered one of the most unusual and interesting in Europe. At present, more than 3,000 plants are represented on the territory of this garden. Originally, the garden was created as a research center. Its vast territory is divided into several thematic zones. A considerable area is reserved for common Mediterranean plants. The garden is well equipped for walking and rest; there are many beautiful gazebos on its territory.
When planning sightseeing tours, you should definitely pay an attention to each city of the coast. You can be sure that trip around each of them would bring a lot of unforgettable … Open
The region has many unusual museums and cultural centers. In the town of Lloret de Mar, you can visit the museum Cat's House. This museum was opened in 2002 and its exposition is entirely devoted to cats. In the old mansion, there are more than 6000 exhibits, among which there are paintings with the image of cats, figurines, toys, souvenirs, jewelry and various household items. This museum presents many unique accessories, which are more than 200 years old.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Costa Brava
♥   Castle 'Castle of Rupià' Girona, 22.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Montsoriu' Girona, 22.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Sant Joan de Blanes' Girona, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle-palace of la Bisbal' Girona, 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Montpalau' Catalonia, 31 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Costa Brava
♥   Cave 'Cova del Cavall' , 27.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa' , 37.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Aiguamolls de l`Empordà' , 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Cap de Creus' , 65.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'El Forat' , 74.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Costa Brava from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Teatro-Museo Dali

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
In the museum not only the works of Salvador Dali, but also the paintings of other outstanding painters are preserved. During his lifetime Salvador collected a large collection of art. The jewelery collection that Salvador Dali has created especially for a rich American Owen Cheatham is considered one of the most interesting. The collection of the works of the great surrealist presented in the museum is the largest exposure of his paintings in the world. Apart from the paintings and sculptures, the three-dimensional collages created by the painter are of great value, including the famous room with the face May West. The tomb, in the balsamierten body Salvador Dalis rests, is likewise in the building and is open to the visitors. … Read further

Torre Galatea

From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
In this beautiful building Salvador Dali has spent the last years of his life. Today, Torre Galatea is a museum dedicated to the work of the world famous painter. The most unusual 'exhibit' of the museum is in the central hall. Here was the tomb in which Salvador Dali rests. Hundreds of tourists from all over the world come to the museum every day to admire the artist's mortal cover and to see the unique works of art. The original 'Temple of Surrealism' is one of the most recognizable and unique art museums in the world. … Read further
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