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If you are familiar with us because we have the western Mediterranean’s most significant underwater heritage, then just wait to discover the spectacular surroundings on the surface throughout the year.

Explore natural areas with thousands of years of history while enjoying a broad range of culinary, shopping, culture and leisure activities

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Nature

Discover the Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park and its coves, beaches, cliffs and protected sites of great biological value. It features 38 natural habitats, 17 of which are of European community interest and priority zones for the conservation of its ancient heritage.

Between the Montgrí Massif and the Medes Islands around 189 species of birds have been recorded. These notably include seabirds, birds of prey and rock or marsh dwellers.

Sea, river and mountain landscapes combine in a single natural park, presided by the Castle of Montgrí, the regional emblem that was built between 1294 and 1301 upon order of King Jaume II.

The uniqueness of the zone, its high biological value and wealth of flora and fauna warranted its protection as a natural area that perfectly represents the Mediterranean landscape.

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Culture

Explore all the arts: museums, galleries, exhibition centres, fairs and festivals and a strong musical tradition that includes the prestigious Torroella Music Festival and the Estartit Jazz Festival.

Also in store for you is the Museum of the Mediterranean which preserves and disseminates our heritage and our traditions.

The municipallity’s cultural pulse is rhythmic and varied. Art, music and heritage make it one of Catalonia’s major cultural destinations, where music plays a leading role.

Discover this land of painters, sculptors, writers and musicians!

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Trade and Gastronomy

Explore a whole range of local quality produce. Throughout the year, our municipality is full of markets, fairs and gastronomic events such as the Shellfish and the Cooking with Apples Gastronomic Festivals.

Try it out at over 80 bars and restaurants that offer home-cooked, creative cuisine, branded by the wealth of fruit and vegetables of the Empordà plain and the broad variety of fish along the coast.

Our culinary tradition, offers the chance to buy and taste a wide assortment of local produce: apples, peaches, rice, vegetables, lamb, chicken, duck, fish, etc.

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Activities

Enjoy a broad range of sports and recreational activities: hiking, cycling and mountain biking along 17 different routes through the Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park, and a host of water sports such as kayaking, kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing, which are offered by over 60 companies.

The most popular water sports are perhaps diving and snorkelling, sea trips and boat and kayak rental. Leisure and sport, meanwhile, include tennis, guided tours and activities run by sports centres, which round off the municipality’s activities for holidaymakers and offer something for all tastes and all ages.

Discover all you can do in Torroella and L’Estartit!

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