Besalú, in the province of Girona, is a monumental example of the Catalan Middle Ages. Located in the region of La Garrotxa, the town is only steps away from the spectacular scenery of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa Nature Reserve, on the last spurs of the eastern section of the Pyrenees of Girona.
Cobbled streets and façades are the most distinguishable feature of the city centre, as can be seen in many spots.
The rich medieval legacy brings the visitor closer to both religious and civil constructions, and to the vestiges of a Sephardic quarter that used to exist in this town during the Middle Ages. Civil architecture works include the 12th-century Romanesque bridge that crosses the Fluvià river; the building of Cùria Real, devoted to law enforcement; and the residence of Cornellà, with a great Romanesque arcaded gallery. Among religious monuments, we must point out the churches of Sant Pere, Santa María, and Sant Vicenç, alternating Romanesque and Gothic elements. Also worthy of note is the lavish ornamentation of the church of Sant Julià (17th century). In addition, in the Jewish quarter we can visit medieval public baths that were devoted to Hebrew ritual ablutions.
Sitges is one of the lodging places of Barcelona Trail running. Between the mountains of the Garraf and the sea is certainly a charming town, home to film festivals and events of great relevance, stands out for its steep streets, full of small shops, many of them fashionable 'Ibiza' style . Is also very bustling and with a lot of nightlife. Museums such as the Maricel Palace and Bacardi House stand out among others.
Sitges has always been a place which has enchanted artists, tourists and visitors from all over the world. For many, the secret lies in its light and almost 300 days of sun that it enjoys every year, which attracted the painters, sculptors and writers who settled here at the end of the 19th century.
Nature has indeed been generous to Sitges with its setting in an outstanding location on the Mediterranean coast at the foot of the Garraf Massif. Its cultural heritage is extraordinary, with a lively art scene and its traditions are respected with a modern perspective. Sitges has preserved important features both from mediaeval times and from its history as an old fishing town, enabling visitors to enjoy a notable architectural heritage. Moreover, it is a cosmopolitan town which has attracted residents from more than 70 nations.
Yet now it is time to look forward and Sitges in the 21st century, whilst mindful of its roots, is focused on innovation and creativity. Our wish is for Sitges to remain an attractive and seductive town.
- 300 sunny days per year
- 26 beaches
- 3 marinas
- 5 museums
- 1 nature reserve
- 1 golf course
- Over 5,000 hotel bedspaces
- Over 1,900 camping spaces
- 29,000 inhabitants of 90 different nationalities
- Over 400 restaurants and shops
- 50 events per year
Official web http://www.sitgestur.cat
Vilanova i la Geltrú, place of lodging of the Barcelona trail running, is a city of average size, has all the services that can be expected. It is a well-kept city with a splendid promenade full of terraces with bars and restaurants. The beaches are gorgeous, it is not a tourist destination, so it is quieter in that aspect, but not less attractive, in addition the 'Vilanovino' likes to go out at night and there are many nice places to sit and calmly drink something.
It is a very commercial city, it has all the main major fashion chains, the same as in Barcelona, but more concentrated and affordable, it also has an extensive network of small shops of all kinds, mainly clothing, shoe stores and accessories.
In Vilanova we will spend our People tour and wine tasting.