Only a 1,5 hours driving from Barcelona by highway to the nord-east, and crossing the city of Girona, we arrive to the region of Baix Empordà, a extensive network of local roads link a little towns with centurys of history and a great landscape and cultural value.
"Masia" (like old catalan country house), some converted in to a attractive restaqurant, for exemple : Mas Pou (Palau Sator) o la Masia de la Bisbal. Towns with a prevalence of stone, small valleys, iberian ruins... all with the horizon of the Costa Brava, a short distance.
Our route, which could begin in Celrà, twon eith a beautiful old center. From this point, we are close the pretty village of St. Martí Vell and, from here, we can visit the big town of La Bisbal, capital of the region with a long tradition in manufacturing all kinds of ceramic pottery.
Very close, we are in Forallac municipality, with small villages of great interest: Fonteta, Torrent, Palau Sator, Peretallada. Remarkable agritourism house (cottage) in St. Feliu de Boada, called "Can Borrull", with a high level of quality and comfort in a magnificent stone house with a spectacular country breakfast.
Special mention for Peretallada, where is essential to visit walking
your streets, ancient fort and its shops and good restaurants. On the outskirts of Ullastret, we can visit the ruins of one ot the best iberian settlements (before the roman domination) in the state.
Extending the visit to the east, we have the beautiful town of Pals, emblematic in the region, and Palafrugell, just in the door of the real Costa Brava.
Now, just starting back to Barcelona, will be obligatory to visit Girona, a city of medium size with an impressive heritage and harmonious blend of cultures arabs, jews and christians
Its your old twon, around the cathedral. internationally know as the "Call" or jewish quarter and the nice views of the Onyar river, which cross the city, make the best possible final to this part of Catalonia.