The Costa Brava is full of multi-faceted culturally interesting places: The remains of Iberian villages, excavations from the past Ages and the Art Nouveau period, and Greco-Roman ruins, to works of the Catalan Art Nouveau movement and of Salvador Dali and others. Many festivals, dispersed throughout the year, reflect the deeply rooted traditions of the folk culture of the Catalan people and are worth a visit!
A popular attraction are the different local festivals that take place throughout the year across the region, all of them worth a visit
Here is a small selection. You can get more information on the festivals at reception.
- Fira d`Indians
Every year Begur celebrates its strong links to the past, when emigration to the Caribbean – mostly to Cuba – was the best option for the people. The festive atmosphere of the Cuban colonial period celebrates the return of the now wealthy “Indians”. The small cove of “Sa Riera” below Begur is where the “Indians” arrived in their ships “from the Caribbean”. The celebration begins on the beach with period music and everybody dressed in white or period costume.
After the arrival of the “Indians”, the fiesta continues to Begur: Here countless live bands create a party atmosphere with Caribbean music. They dance, they celebrate, they eat and most of all they drink Mojitos. We should not overlook the cultural aspects of this historical setting: The sale of overseas products, such as coffee, cocoa, herbs and spices, as well as commercial demonstrations such as how to make nets, blacksmithing, basket weaving, ceramics, etc.”
- “Temps de Flors” Flower festival in Girona
The flower festival “Temps de Flors” in Girona is just around the corner. For a few days you can visit a number of spaces with projects and installations made from flowers. Don’t miss this festival where flowers are combined with several cultural events. Taking a walk through the pleasant back streets or along the river is definitely worth it.
- Pirate festival in Estartit
A delightful tradition that commemorates real pirate attacks, where we see the “pirates” parading through the streets. You can also enjoy the traditional crafts market.
- Rose fair in Roses
Floral compositions, music, traditional crafts market, food tasting, workshops for kids…
The cultural wealth of the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees of Girona is reflected in the museums of different disciplines, periods and styles.
The Gala Dalí Castle House-Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Catalonia - Ullastret
The Museum of the Mediterranean
The Fishing Museum
The Cork Museum
The Ceramic Museum of Bisbal
The History Museum
The Museum of Maritime Rescue
The Great Museum of Magic - XEVI collection
Located in a Catalan farmhouse from 1800 in Santa Cristina d’Aro, the “Great Museum of Magic” exhibits automatons and posters, magic props from different periods, paintings, decks of cards and tarots, books, rare objects and photographs.
The Museum - Ca la Pruna House of Culture
The Jam Museum
The Toy Museum
The Doll Museum
The Rural Museum
In the interior of the Costa Brava, there is a lot to see, explore and experience! All over you can discover medieval towns, where time passes at a leisurely pace, where old palaces, Romanesque churches and old castles hide behind thick stone walls, and the defence towers hint at the turbulent past of a disputed Catalonia.