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Flower Festival in Girona

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Temps de Flors (Flower Festival) in Girona For 10 days in May, the city of Girona's historical buildings, courtyards and gardens are adorned with floral arrangements and art installations with a programme of cultur...

Castle of Púbol, The House of Gala Dalí

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The castle at Púbol ("poo-bohl")  was the home to surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala (but not at the same time). Gala is buried at the castle. In 1968, Dalí bought Gala her own separate castle in Púbol...

Sant Antoni de Calonge

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More information: http://www.calonge.cat -official town site. In Catalan and Spanish only. http://www.calonge-santantoni.com/index.php?chlan=gb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sant_Antoni_de_Calonge How to get th...

The ruins of Empúries

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Empúries was a settlement on the Mediterranean coast of the comarca (county) of Alt Empordà in northern Catalonia. Nowadays is part of the municipality of the town of l'Escala. The settlement was founded in 575 BC by ...

Baixada de Torxes at the ski slopes

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Tradition says that the first San Silvestre race was held in 1925 in São Paulo. It was inspired on an old French custom which consisted of races celebrated on the night of New Year, and that's why participants used to...

Holy Week in Girona

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WHEN: Western Easter Week More information: http://www.girona.cat/turisme/eng/activitats.php Video: © Ssantatarragona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3CMXZtu_G8

Calella de Palafrugell

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Calella de Palafrugell consists of a series of pretty coves strung out like pearls behind a fishing village, with whitewashed arches on the promenade providing a very relaxing holiday environment. Fishing boats are pu...

A traveller’s view of Girona

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Welcome to Girona. This charming Catalan city is barely an hour from Barcelona and the Costa Brava, yet it receives nowhere near the number of tourists these busy centres draw. If you're traveling here, good for you; ...

Towns and villages of the Costa Brava

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A photo tour by several towns and villages of the Costa Brava. How to get there from Barcelona Video: © chaya1331 Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eezGHNv0hwg

Tossa de Mar

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Tossa de Mar is a municipality located on the Costa Brava. In 966 Tossa was ceded by Count Miró of Barcelona to the Abbey of Ripoll. Some two centuries later, in 1187 Tossa was granted its charter by the Abbot of Ripo...

Roses

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More information: http://www.roses.cat/ -official town site. In Catalan only. http://visit.roses.cat/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roses,_Girona How to get there from Barcelona Video: © spain-holiday.com S...

L’Estartit

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More information: http://www.visitestartit.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L'Estartit How to get there from Barcelona Video: © spain-holiday.com Source: http://spain-holiday.com  

L’Escala

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Also worth paying a visit to the nearby ruins of the old Greek settlement of Empúries located merely 3 km. (1.5 mi.) from the centre of L'Escala. More information: http://www.visitlescala.com/EN/47/Home.html ht...

Skydiving in La Costa Brava

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More information: http://www.skydiveempuriabrava.com/ http://www.castelloempuriabrava.com/ -Town Hall website http://www.costabrava.org/en http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Brava How to get there from Barcel...

Festival Internacional de la Porta Ferrada

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The Porta Ferrada International Festival, instituted in 1958, is celebrated in the town's monastery of Sant Feliu de Guíxols in La Costa Brava, and has become internationally popular with time. It involves theatre, mu...

Santa Maria Church in Cadaqués

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By the way, ignore Naomi's very bad pronunciation of the town, please it's "kah-dah-kes" (emphasize in the last syllable) More information: http://www.visitcadaques.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadaqu%C3%A...

Museu Salvador Dalí

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The Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres (Girona) is dedicated to the painter that it showcases. This building is a rival in weirdness for some of Dali's own works. Within the walls of the museum are hundreds of his piece...

Verges’ Dance of the Death

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The town of Verges, near Girona, is famous for its Dansa de la Mort (Catalan for "Dance of the Death" or "Macabre Dance") celebrations every Holy Week, probably the last remaining Dance of Death in Europe, performed u...

Holy Week Verges’ Procession

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The town of Verges, near Girona, is famous for its Dansa de la Mort ("Dance of the Death" or "Macabre Dance") celebrations every Holy Week, probably the last remaining Dance of Death in Europe, performed uninterrupted...

Fundació MONA: monkeys and chimpanzees

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Fundació MONA is a Recovery Center for Primates of the MONA Foundation in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona) dedicate their efforts to: rescue and recovery of primates, information and education through visits from schoo...

Cog train going up to Núria in the Pyrenees

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The climb to the Vall de Núria in the Catalan Pyrenees cannot be done by car but only with the cog (or track) railway climbing mountains and beautiful landscapes in the Catalan Pyrenees. The line goes from Ribes de Fr...

TBEX Europe, the Costa Brava in 3 words

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This video is a promotional advertisement. Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of th...

Segway in l’Empordà

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Discover a new way to adventure tourism in the county of l'Empordà in la Costa Brava, the Segway, a motorized two-wheeled vehicle that allows us to discover and explore the environment in a very nice, comfortable and ...

Cadaqués

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More information: http://www.visitcadaques.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadaqu%C3%A9s https://www.salvador-dali.org/museus/en_index.html Video: © GV&F Source: http://vimeo.com/32087197

Costa Brava 2013 theme summer song

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The Tourist Board of Costa Brava-Girona presents "La mar d'amunt", the summer song of 2013 for promoting the tourism industry in this region, by popular music group Projecte Nu. A cool theme sung in Catalan with a lot...

The Catalan Pyrenees

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More information: http://www.visitpirineus.com http://www.lleidatur.com/turisme/inici.aspx http://www.tourisme-pyreneesorientales.com/en Video: © costabravapirineu Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbZQy...

Costa Brava: 100 years attracting tourism

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More information: http://www.costabrava.org/en http://www.visitemporda.com/ca/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Brava Video: © costabravapirineu Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhVsQp3rQ3E

The Costa Brava from the air

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More information: http://www.costabrava.org/en http://www.visitemporda.com/ca/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Brava Video: © costabravapirineu Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFCeI6VAoPU  

Sant Pere de Rodes

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More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sant_Pere_de_Rodes Video: © Generalitat de Catalunya Source: http://www.gencat.cat/clicat/

Besalú

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Besalú(Catalan pronunciation: [beh-sah-loo]) is a town in the comarca (county) of Garrotxa, near Girona. The town's importance was greater in the early Middle Ages, as capital of the county of Besalú, whose territory ...

Romantic Girona

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Welcome to Girona. This charming Catalan city is barely an hour from Barcelona and the Costa Brava, yet it receives nowhere near the number of tourists these busy centres draw. If you're traveling here, good for you; ...