In the suburbs of the small town of Calella de Palafrugell, on a rocky cliff overlooking fantastic views of the Costa Brava and the bay of Calella, there are the world famous Cap Roig Gardens.
The gardens were created in the 30s of the 20th century by the former colonel of the Russian tsarist troops Nikolai Voevodsky, as well as his English wife Dorothy Webster.
Today we have a great opportunity to enjoy a gorgeous botanical garden with magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea. The gardens cover 17 hectares of coastline, and more than 1,000 plants from all over the world are collected here. Sculptures of renowned Spanish and international talents are exhibited in the gardens. On the territory of the botanical garden there is also a castle that belonged to the Voevodsky couple.
Today, the gardens of Cap Roig, among other sites (such as the CosmoCaixa museum in Barcelona), are among the “social sites” (obra social) of the famous Catalan bank La Caixa.
Well, in summer, do not forget to visit the equally famous summer music festival of the same name, Cap Roig Festival, where world stars come to perform – Elton John, Sting, Rod Stewart, Mark Knopfler, Lady Gaga, as well as local Spanish celebrities.
We invite you to take a virtual tour of this magnificent place.
The small town of Torroella de Montgrí is located about 5 kilometers from the Mediterranean coast between the settlements of L’Estartit and L’Escala. The city is famous for its two ancient towers – the only surviving fragments of the once formidable medieval walls that surrounded the city – the square tower Portal de Santa Caterina and the notorious round tower Torre de Brujas (translated into English – the Tower of the Witches).
But today we will not walk around the city, but go on a pedestrian walk and climb up a mountain to north of Toroella, where the mysterious fortification is located – the Castell de Montgrí fortress.
Northeast of the city of Vic, on an elongated rock washed by the waters of the river Ter on three sides, proudly rises the ancient Benedictine monastery Monestir de Sant Pere de Casserres, miraculously preserved to this day. Excellent place for a Sunday walk – in addition to the monastery itself, you can enjoy magnificent picturesque views of the river, slowly carrying its waters between the high rocky shores, as well as admire the Panta de Sau reservoir and view the spire of the 11th century church sticking out of the water in a village Sant Romà, flooded during the construction of the reservoir.