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Things to Do Costa Brava - Catalonia Salvador Dali had only one place he considered home and that was the Portlliga House which is now a Museum. This is where he lived and worked until Gala's death in 1982, after her death he took up residence at Pubol Castle.

Things to Do Costa Brava - Catalonia Many, many years ago the forest of Cap de Creus was so thick that you could not walk through it. It was so thick that people who lived in Cadaque's would travel to Mallorca by boat as it was easier to reach than overland by way of nearby Figueres. The eventual destruction was caused by people cutting down the trees to make charcoal and at the same time the grazing of their animals on the new shoots. After the land was cleared they planted grape vines which were destroyed in the 1890's by an epidemic.
Things to Do Costa Brava - Catalonia This beautiful setting was created by one man, Nicolai Woevodsky an exiled Russian colonel and his English wife Dorothy Webster. The Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig's, as it is better known, was initiated in 1927 when they bought the land and began to build a castle with surrounding terraces. They became home to over one thousand species, among these are mimosa trees and cedar trees. This work was continued until 1974.
Things to Do Costa Brava - CataloniaFor a good day out near Banyoles visit the Greco-Roman site in Empuries. There is no other place in Spain where you can see Greek and a Roman coastal trading centers all in one archaeological site. Not only that, but when you are finished with the archaeological site there is a museum to explain what you have just seen and as if this isn't enough, there is a sandy beach on the Mediterranean to swim in.
Things to Do Costa Brava - CataloniaA composition of freshwater and brackish lagoons, marshes, grazing meadows and rice fields make up what is known as Aiguamolls de Emporda Natural Park. This is the most important protected wetlands on the Costa Brava coast. An important staging area for water birds, it is also home to a number of breeding and wintering birds. This integral reserve allows for closely controlled management of the conservation and wildlife interest and as a result they have been able to use this area as a launch pad for the reintroduction of the White Stork and Purple Gallinule.
Things to Do Costa Brava - CataloniaIf you take a trip to the old quarter in Girona you will come across the City History Museum known as Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat . It is hard to miss as it dynamically opens into the city and encourages public participation. This museum is a living breathing entity which encourages people to enjoy the city's history in a fun and entertaining way. It was started in 1981 when the city council became involved to save a building of historical interest accomplishing two objectives, the saving of a building and the creation of a museum.
Things to Do Costa Brava - Catalonia The Dali Museum is located in Figueres the capital of the comarca of Alt Emporda in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Figueres is the birthplace of Salvador Dali and houses the museum that was designed by Dali himself. This is the second most visited museum in Spain.


Before you visit the museum you must understand what surrealism is all about so you can appreciate the paintings on display.
Girona costa brava catalonia spain Girona Province has a variety of entertAainment for all ages. Listed below are just a few of those "Things To Do" Archaeology Museum of Catalonia - Ullastret: On top of a small hill, the Iberian city of Ullastret overlooks the the Emporda
Things to Do Costa Brava - CataloniaThe Aquapolis Water Park is located on the Costa Dorada just south of Barcelona, in the village of La Pineda which is in the Catalonia region of Spain. This is one of the best areas for a family holiday or for couples that want nothing more than a relaxing time in the sun.
Things to Do Costa Brava - CataloniaThe Ebro Delta Nature Park is located in the southern districts of Cataluna and was an area of major importance for trading during the past centuries. The area's economy was based on fishing and agriculture for centuries which was made possible by the Ebro River and Delta. It wasn't until modern times that tourism surfaced in the region, but what makes this area important is local people have vowed to keep the natural and traditional values alive forever.
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