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City of Empuriabrava

Empuriabrava, located about 40 km from the border between France and Spain, is one of the largest residential marinas in the world with over 30 km of canals. It is located on the Costa Brava in the bay of Roses (in Castilian, Rosas), 15 km from Figueras (in Castilian and Figueres, the official name in Catalan), 60 km from Girona-Costa Brava airport, and 120 km from Barcelona), in the municipality of Castelló d'Empúries. Empuriabrava has well earned its nickname of Catalan Venice, as it is the largest residential marina in Europe, with more than thirty kilometres of canals. The main reason for visiting Empuriabrava is to take a stroll, both by boat and on the water. Empuriabrava is a very popular tourist destination and is only 4 km from the town of Castello d'Empuries. It is a tourist complex with many holiday rentals, the residential area being built along a navigable canal and close to some of the most beautiful golden sandy beaches of the Costa Brava. Empuriabrava is one of the most important tourist destinations in northern Catalonia, with one of the largest marinas in the world. Girona airport is approximately 40 minutes away by car.

Activities and leisure

canaux à EmpuriabravaThere are many tourist and leisure activities in and around Empuriabrava, including skydiving, a water park, scuba diving in one of the many fish reserves, glass-bottom boat trips, fishing excursions, go-kart tours, a butterfly park or bird sanctuary and, of course, golf. There are protected areas on both sides of the resort, as well as walking, jogging and cycling routes.

Empuriabrava has the largest network of waterways in Europe and many houses even have their own mooring in the garden overlooking the Mediterranean through a series of canals. It is possible to hire a boat in the marina and explore the canals for an hour or two.

The Beaches

There are two long sandy beaches that are never too crowded and offer water sports, as well as beach bars, showers and other facilities.


The market in Empuriabrava takes place on Saturday morning. On Sundays you can go to the markets in L'Escala and Rosas.

Gastronomy Catalan

Paella Catalane à EmpuriabravaCatalonia's gastronomy is rich and varied. It is mainly based on a Mediterranean diet of fish and seafood, with fresh vegetables, olives, and rice and pasta dishes.

Castelló d'Empúries

Nearby is Castelló d'Empúries, which retains its medieval charm and shows the important historical influence of the area. The county of Empúries encompasses the entire valley, including seven monasteries and important enclaves such as St. Martí d'Empuries.


The region is pleasantly warm and sunny throughout spring, summer and autumn, winters are mild with some rain.