This fantastic 6-bedroom farmhouse, restored at the end of 2017, is located in the heart of Costa Brava’s Baix Empordà, a beautiful region of medieval villages, sandy bays, and hidden coves. Surrounded by a lovely garden and featuring a splendid terrace with a pool and a fantastic al fresco dining area, this is an idyllic European retreat. Inside, the living space is light, airy and comfortable, the kitchen is large and modern with all the amenities, and the bedrooms are all inviting escapes at the end of each day.
Located in Girona’s medieval quarter, the imposing cathedral was built between the 11th & 18th centuries over an old Roman forum. Its most singular feature is it large Gothic nave, which at a width of 23m, is the widest of its kind in the world.
With shallow, calm waters that are great for kids, a scenic harbour and a range of popular seafood restaurants, shops and services nearby, this beach in Begur makes for a great family day trip or romantic outing.
Easter is a big deal in Spain and the celebrations here are definitely memorable. Street processions feature Roman soldiers marching and riding through town.
This unique museum in Figueres is not something you’ll soon forget. A red castle-like building, topped with giant eggs, Oscar-like statues and studded with plaster-covered croissants, this is surrealist Salvador Dalí’s final resting place.
Kicked off on the eve of Ash Wednesday, in the coastal town of Roses it means several days of festivities. Costumed locals hit the streets to dance and watch the huge parade of floats while massive paellas are cooked on the beach.
There are more than 5,000 toys on display here, with some that date back as far as 1875. From the earliest board games involving coloured stones, to intricate doll houses and train models, it’s a mesmerizing display.
One of the best ways to get to know Costa Brava is in the water. Take a snorkel trip to Meda Island and not only learn about the sea life but explore the 15th century fortress that still stands there.
Head to Roses and hop in some kayaks to explore the coves of Cap de Creus Natural Park or visit the spectacular monastery built on the peninsular. The kids can hold sea urchins and see all the flora and fauna that call the coastline home.
Located in Figueres, this 18th century fortress and wonder of military engineering was built to repel French invaders. It sprawls over 32 hectares and at its peak was home to 6,000 soldiers.
This long-running wildlife sanctuary is a haven for Hermann’s tortoises. Dubbed the “little armoured tanks of the Pyrenees,” visitors can stroll around the boardwalk here and get a close up look at the 140 tortoises that call this place home.