Just 20 kms from Argelès sur Mer finds you in Catalonia, where you are able to benefit from the superb tourist sites of Spanish Catalonia.
During your holidays, Catalonia invites you to discover their natural and cultural attractions. If you travel along the coast in a southerly direction, and go through Port Bou, you come to two little jewels of the Spanish coast, Llansa and Puerto de La Selva. A bit further on, stop at the monastery San Pere de Rodes and be enchanted by the charm of the wild, rugged coast at Cap Creus; near to Port Lligat is the hideaway which Salvador Dali enjoyed – his house, museum………Leaving Cadaqués, a windy road leads you to Rosas with its huge bay which opens up like a flower and is dominated by its castle and fort with Greco-Roman remains.
Not far from there, continue this lovely visit to Catalonia by stopping off in L’Escala and travel back in time when strolling through the Greco-Roman remains in Ampurias or let yourself be enchanted by all the little Catalan inlets: Begur, Palafrugel, Llanfranc – all charming places where you see pine trees growing along the coastline. The botanical garden of Cap Roig will amaze you with its 1200 specimens suspended above the sea!
If you take the autoroute: the old city of Gerona will surprise you by the treasures you’ll find there; also the little town of Besalu whose medieval charm can’t fail to impress, especially if you like old stone buildings! Lovers of architecture – ancient and modern, you must take the TGV from Perpignan direct to Barcelona where you can spend a day (at least!) Walk along Las Ramblas and around the old gothis quarter near the port, visit the modernist works of Gaudi, The Sagrada Familia, the Parque Guell; For art enthusiasts there is the Picasso museum, the Miro Foundation. Children will be fascinated by the splendour of the Port Aquarium.
French Catalonia has its own treasures as you have around the campsite and Argelès sur Mer in general a wealth of secrets to discover but now you know that Spanish Catalonia is waiting for you as well.
Holidays in North Catalonia was last modified: February 4th, 2014 by sabrina