Learn about the traditions of wine making that are rooted in Roman times. The wine route, with the original name “DO Emporda”, offers guests an unforgettable experience and opportunity to become acquainted with the diversified varieties of wines of the Costa Brava.
- Coll de Roses
The winery “Coll de Roses” has an idyllic setting among three natural parks. The “Wine Family Museum” project, founded in 2010, allows visitors to discover the world of wine through a unique experience.
- La Vinyeta
It is worth a walk through the vineyards of this winery, where fabulous wine is produced. Sense the aroma of the barrels and enjoy the family atmosphere of this winery and its excellent wines.
- Celler Arché Pagès
A family winery run by the fifth generation of wine makers who take care of all the processes, from pruning to selling. A visit to the facilities and the vines reveals a modern and dynamic atmosphere. An ideal place to discover the Empordà countryside in a glass.
The cooperative “Empordàlia” is located in the heart of Empordà and offers the opportunity to visit the old mill and the present-day winery. To discover first hand the culture of wine and olive oil, apart from the wine tastings, they also offer guided visits and activities for all the family.
Driven by a passion for wine making, José Oliveda founded a collection of taps and wine-making machinery in the old part of the winery where he created a museum, which can be visited for free.
Typical dishes of the region are made from the fish and crustaceans caught off the local coast, augmented with the fruits and vegetables grown on the surrounding plains. Various agricultural products from the mountains and products grown in the wild offer the local Mediterranean cuisine its unique taste. Taste and enjoy!
- Lladó – Craft Cheese Fair
This traditional cheese fair offers the chance to discover local products, like cheeses, honey, cured meats, desserts and breads. You will also have to opportunity to enjoy a cultural and musical programme. It is worth visiting the church and the monastery of Santa María.
- Ventalló – Oil fair
The nearby town of Ventalló celebrates its annual olive oil fair with an open air market. In this fair they display all types of local specialities, various crafts and of course olive oil. Ventalló is well-known for its high-quality olive oil, Don’t miss the chance to try it!
- Traditional Easter sweets
During Easter several markets and craft fairs offer the chance to taste different sweets from the counties of Girona. In places like Sant Feliu de Guixols, Boadella d’Empordà, Figueres and Garriguella you will find fritters for all tastes while Bàscara is known for its cake market
There are many possibilities for shopping, for example the numerous weekly markets in the area or the shopping districts of Figueres, Girona and Barcelona
In summer many of the shops in Roses open until late at night. Here you will find local products, international fashions, souvenir shops and, after 6 pm, fresh fish from the harbour.
Figueras was one of the first cities with a pedestrian zone, which the locals called “rovell l’ou” (the egg yolk). Today, the entire old town of Figueras is a shopping area that invites you to take a walk and go shopping.
Most of the shops in Girona are around Plaza Cataluña, “Carrer Nou” and calle Santa Clara.
The biggest department store in Catalonia is El Corte Inglés on Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona and it is just a few metres from the many shops in the Gothic Quarter and the luxurious Paseo de Gracia.
- La Roca Village
La Roca Village is home to luxury fashion and lifestyle stores. Here you can go shopping in outlets from the main fashion brands.
- Weekly markets
The popular weekly markets that take place every day in different towns of the region also invite you to walk around and see the typical products of the region. You can find more information at: