ALT EMPORDÀ, ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Art and architecture in the Alt Empordà

Alt Empordà is a region with deep-rooted cultural traditions on all levels, whether it is artistic, cultural and architectural heritage or its many nature and leisure activities.
The city of Roses is a particularly noteworthy tourist area. The Bay of Roses and the town itself offer a variety of relaxing environments and beautiful landscapes. There are countless walks, hikes and adventure sports, not to mention markets, the town centre and castles, fortresses, the Aiguamolls Wetlands or the Cap de Creus Nature Reserve.

Romanesque

The Romanesque art of this land has a distinct personality. There is a large amount of religious architecture. Additionally, Pre-Romanesque churches have been preserved, from the beginning of the Carolingian domain (9th-10th centuries) which are of great interest, as they are the foundation of the Romanesque autochthony, some truly unique and exceptional. Highlights the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes.
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Surrealism

Likewise, it is not possible to discover the Empordà without knowing Dalí, and it would be difficult to understand Dalí without discovering the Empordà. The Empordà, a land touched by the north wind: honest, eclectic and at times crazy, like Dalí. They are said attributes that mark the life and work of Salvador Dalí, the Empordà painter of excellence that made the region the starting point of his surreal journey, a world of unreal shapes and impossible colors.
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Gothic

In Alt Empordà, gothic art has its key center in Castelló d'Empúries, with the church of Santa María and samples of civil architecture. The Renaissance left us particularly interesting civil buildings.
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