News from El Punt Avui

Sea and mountain hand in hand

Having been historically distanced from inland routes, the seaside town of Tossa has always been relatively isolated from major conflicts and, despite being the target of pirate attacks, maintained an...

Banyoles, the city of the lake

The city of Banyoles grew up in the shadow of a Benedictine abbey. It was at the beginning of the ninth century that the Abbot Bonitus received this village from Count Odiló and built a temple dedicated...

A trip to the Middle Ages in Baix Empordà

Many of the towns in the Baix Empordà region remain impregnated with the feudal aroma that shaped them. We propose a route that passes through 10 towns retaining the essence of the Middle Ages.In the...

Figueres: a city devoted to Dalí

The story goes that the Figueres Dalí Theatre-Museum came to be after the city’s mayor Ramon Guardiola asked Salvador Dalí for artworks so he could open a room bearing his name in the Empordà Museum....

The Devesa and the Ter, a perfect match

The Devesa and Ribes del Ter parks are the lungs of the city of Girona. A walk through these two large green areas allows you to discover the Devesa, the largest urban park in Catalonia, located between...

The lunar landscape of Pla de Tudela

Dalí wrote: “This part between the Camell and the Àguila that you know and love as much as I myself is and must continue to always be pure geology. It is a mythological place made for gods rather than...

OUT & ABOUT

A selection of trips and excursions in some of the best destinations Catalonia has to offer

THE LAST WORD

Home SWEET home

After months and months of lockdowns and mobility restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year it seems as if summer holidays are back on the table, albeit in a still limited form. Last summer...

Long-term resident

Beg pardon?

Towards the end of last month, the Catalan Nine were pardoned and released from jails in which they had spent between three and four years, having been judged guilty of misuse of public funds, disobedience...

A sweet and sour end to the season

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, analyses the latest form of Catalonia’s leading clubs as this most abnormal of football seasons reaches its close