Costa Brava

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Costa Brava is located in northeast Catalonia o­n the Spanish coast. While o­nce a fishing village, it has been recognized as a mainly tourist resort area since 1950. Costa Brava is home to staggeringly beautiful beaches, historic towns, ancient Greek ruins and the Dali Museum.

Empuries was founded by the Greeks in 575 BC and subsequently abandoned in the early middle ages. The ruins of Empuries are located a short walk from Costa Brava, where tourists can explore old Roman military camps, Greek homes, and a temple to the Greek goddess Artemis. The town was both a fortress and a temple, and the surrounding walls are still standing today.

The historic village of Sant Antoni de Calonge, originally a medieval hill village, is home to a 13th century castle as well as a luxury resort complex. The original village is separated from the resort town by C-31, the north-south highway of Costa Brava. Sant Antoni de Calonge is full of Spanish history and culture, and a must see for anyone visiting Costa Brava.

Costa Brava
Costa Brava is also home to a world-renowned museum dedicated to native Salvador Dali. The museum is located in Dali’s home, which was built by him over a period of forty years and consists of a main building with old fishing huts attached. Dali was a surrealist artist, and is most famous for his work The Persistence of Memory. The Dali museum does not house all of the artist’s works, but it does offer the largest selection of it.

Costa Brava offers tourists a unique look into Spanish history. It is most assuredly a o­ne-stop vacation destination.