This route begins in Girona and heads towards the Baix Empordà region, enabling visitors to see some of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in the whole territory, including Madremanya.
We’ll begin in Madremanya because this is where its charm lies. It is a place without crowds of tourists, and it will amaze you with its beautiful cobblestone streets and stone houses.
After the walk, you can continue towards Monells, 7 kilometres away by car. This is a little paradise packed with history, including a main square with beautiful arches that symbolize a great deal in this medieval town, a place that was the venue for the most popular medieval markets in the area.
We’ll continue for a further 13 kilometres towards Peratallada. The magic and charm of these small medieval towns lies in strolling and clearing your mind. In Peratallada, you’ll find a wide range of craft shops in the stone houses that are so characteristic of the town.
In the afternoon, you can visit Pals and Begur, two towns closer to the beach that also date back to the Middle Ages. Pals is a must-visit place for a better understanding of the historical legacy of the medieval towns of the Empordà region. Its unique profile, dominated by the castle and the Tower of the Hours, is visible from far away, inviting you to wander through its streets to the Josep Pla lookout point, from which you can enjoy spectacular
views of the Empordà and, on clear days, make out the Medes Islands on the horizon.
Begur is the perfect setting to enjoy a dinner on one of its numerous terraces in summer or in one of the cosy interior locations when the cold weather comes. One of our recommendations is the Restaurante Can Nasi (Carrer Camí del mar, 5 +34.972.623.411) in the upper part of the town, where you can savour an excellent fideuá and rice on a quiet and welcoming interior terrace.
Begur is 50 kilometres from Figueres, so you’ll be back in 45 minutes.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this route through the medieval towns!