15 Jul The 5 main localities in the Alto Ampurdan
In the Figueras region you will enjoy the Alto Ampurdán, a place that is part of Catalonia and it is located in Girona. This place has borders with two historical regions too: Vallespir and Rosellón. The dry climate is perfect if you visit it during summer. Would you like to discover the most popular destinations here?
5 places to get lost in the Alto Ampurdan
1. Vilanant: with 400 inhabitants, this place is all calm and offers visitors a great rural tourism alternative. If you are looking for some places to visit, take a look to the St. Mary of Vilanant church, a temple from the 11th century, and also the St. James chapel from the 18th century. The greatest example of the Romanic is found in the S. Salvador de Coquells hermitage.
2. Camallera: the maximum example of the rural tourism soul. You can enjoy by discovering the Saus municipality and all the arches, Romanic churches and many other historical buildings here.
3. San Clemente Sasebas: we discover some magical places like the Murtra Menhir, a prove of the prehistorical heritage of this area of Spain. If you prefer monuments, you can enjoy with the St. Clemente Church. Just take a look to the ancient wall and, if you want to know more about all the huge history of this village, just have a walk and discover its secrets.
4. Rabós: It is one of the most surprising localities in the Alto Ampurdán. Located in the French border, the monumental complex of the Rabós Basilica and the St. Julian one, partially in ruins, are the main attractions. With its 200 inhabitants it is a jewel if we talk about architecture and archaeology.
Pedret and Marsá: they have many interesting monuments in its streets. You just have to arrive to the Marsá castle to take a look to the Cultural Heritage list of this localities, followed by others like the St. Esteban Church, the S. Isidro and St. Antonio ones, the walls or the watchtower.