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The very northern Costa Brava lies in the comarca of Alt Empordà, where Catalonia borders with France.

The Alt Empordà

The Alt Empordà region also boasts natural areas of great environmental interest. The Aiguamolls de I’Empordà Natural Park, situated between the towns of Castelló d’Empúries- Empuriabrava (a residential area that provides a wide range of leisure offerings and where the Mediterranean’s biggest residential marina is located) and Sant Pere Pescador, concentrates a large number of autochthonous flora and fauna species.

What to visit in the Alt Empordá

This region is situated at the Northeastern most corner of the Iberian Peninsula, where the Costa Brava begins, with small coastal towns like Portbou Port de la Selva and Colera.

The capital, Figueres, is known world-wide for being the site of the Dalí Theatre Museum, one of Spain’s most frequently visited museums, which houses a great deal of the painter’s works. From here, one can embark on a journey covering the life of Salvador Dalí, including a visit to the Púbol castle (in the Baix Empordà region) and to his home in Portlligat, in Cadaqués.

Alt Empordà is an extraordinary area in terms of natural heritage. We should highlight that it is the only region within Catalonia with three classified natural areas in just 100 km²: the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà(wetland), the Cap de Creus and the L’Albera mountain range.