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Top 10 Things to Do and See in Costa Brava

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Updated: 24 January 2017
The Costa Brava lies in the northeast region of Catalonia, covering the area from the French border, down to Barcelona. Home to some of Spain’s best beaches, historic cities and famous art museums, it’s definitely worth the trip north of the Catalan capital to explore. Here is our pick of the best things to do and see in the Costa Brava.

Get Lost Among The Winding Streets Of Girona

The capital of the Costa Brava, Girona is a must visit, renowned for its 2000-year history and well-preserved medieval and Jewish quarters, dating back to between the 11th and 15th centuries. Some of the highlights include the Arabic baths, the Romanesque and Baroque cathedral, the 14th century city walls and the colourful houses lining the River Onyar. Girona is also known as the ‘City of Festivals’, holding celebratory events throughout the year. Visit in May to see one of the best – the Temps de Flors flower festival.

Girona
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Marvel At The Dalí Theatre Museum In Figueres

The Costa Brava is Salvador Dalí country, so no trip here would be complete without seeing some of his work. One of the world’s best museums dedicated to the artist, the Dalí Theatre Museum shouldn’t be missed. The exhibits are housed in a quirky pink castle-like building, a piece of art in itself. Designed by Dalí himself, the building features his signature eggs and gold figurines on the rooftops, as well as elaborate art installations inside.