Castells de Catalunya

With all the excitement around Game of Thrones returning to our screens for its final season and tourists flocking to Girona to see the filming locations, we thought now would be a good time to remind you that there are plenty of other castles throughout the province of Girona that are well worth visiting.

In fact, there too many to try and fit them all into one blog so we have selected nine of those closest to us here on the Costa Brava, starting at the French border and working our way south. We have deliberately left out the cities of Girona and Figueres as they deserve a blog of their own.

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Save the Earth! (And a few €€€!)

With the ever-increasing amount of evidence of the detrimental effect we humans are having on the world we live in, it is more and more important that we take steps to look after our planet. After all, it’s the only one we have and if it’s destroyed, it’s destroyed for us all!

Spain has traditionally lagged a bit behind northern European countries when it comes to areas like recycling and renewable energy, but it appears that things may be improving at last. We previously wrote a blog about recycling and you can read about it here.

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Fancy a vermut?

As they did last April and May, the Town Hall in Palamós is launching an initiative again this spring, involving 23 local bars, to promote “going for a vermut”. This will involve live street music, many shops opening on Sunday mornings and, most importantly, vermouth plus a tapa at very economical prices in each of the designated bars, with the aim of attracting visitors to the town on Sundays. You can find out when and where these free live concerts are happening here.  (And don’t forget, it’s doesn’t have to be vermouth – and it doesn’t have to be Sunday!) 😉

If you’d like to read a short history of vermut, just check-out our previous blog.