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The Empordà is one of the Spain's secret gardens, a landscape of contrasts located on the Northeast of Catalonia, with the snow-topped Pyrenees to the north and the electric blue Mediterranean Sea to the east as its natural boundaries.

The breathtaking Costa Brava setting, gentler in the south, wilder and wild-beaten as it gets closer to the French border, makes Empordà a truly exceptional place, linking the coast to the mountains.

Empordà's scenery is one of great natural beauty, with several protected areas: from soft, harmonious patchwork fields and cypress-lined farmhouses and vines, to marshes, pine and cork tree forests, outcroppings of castles and stony hill towns, and an awe-inspiring coastline of beaches and coves. It also boasts a rich and fascinating cultural and historical heritage: menhirs, megaliths, Gothic architecture, Greek ruins, Romanesque art, charming Medieval villages (Peratallada, Pals, Ullastret...), quaint fishing villages (Cadaqués, Begur, Calella de Palafrugell...) and the surrealist art of Salvador Dalí, the region's most famous native son.

All this makes the area highly attractive, even more so if we consider its lively people and fine gastronomy, especially Empordà's traditional dishes and the nouvelle cuisine headed by world renowned figures such as Ferran Adrià. All of which is complemented beautifully by Empordà wines & vineyards.

Cuisine is geography, history and culture. To taste and enjoy a country's culinary products is to explore all its traditions at once. We warmly invite you to enjoy food and drink tourism in the Empordà.

 

national-web Externals Links
www.costabrava.org
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com
http://www.doemporda.cat
http://www.rutesdelviemporda.com/

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