Sant Feliu de Guíxols, also known as the "Capital of the Costa Brava", is an Empordà population located in the heart of the Costa Brava which, thanks to its temperate climate, is surrounded by a wonderful landscape full of contrasts. Dare to discover the coastline of cliffs that break in small coves, enjoy walks along the beach and be carried away by the charm of the natural spaces that surround it, such as the Gavarres or the Ardenya massif, is unforgettable.
The town, an old fisherman's village, preserves an important historical patrimony that has as maximum exponent the Benedictine monastery and its oldest part, the Romanesque Porta Ferrada. Sant Feliu de Guíxols is a friendly and close population that is alive all year round and has a rich and varied range of activities; A municipality with a quality of life that has all the services and that, thanks to the hospitality of its inhabitants and without losing the spirit of sea town, has become a host city.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols is characterized by being a quiet population, with quality of life, and that stands out for the authenticity and mood, cheerful and hospitable, of its people, the Sant Feliu. Among its places you can enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities. You will be able to practice several routes by foot crossing the coves and cliffs by the roads of round or by the route of the viewpoints, cycling the green ways, that connect the town with Olot making way for Girona.
You can also enjoy a lot of nautical activities, such as sailing or diving, on our coasts full of contrasts. You can also bathe in our coves of Canyerets, Vigatà or Port Salvi and dare with the "ferrata routes", itineraries with nails, steps and cables that cross rocky massifs with vertical and horizontal stretches, where you can enjoy the nature and adventure of An exciting way.
The architectural complex of the Benedictine monastery is the greatest patrimonial exponent of the town. It preserves elements as important as its oldest part, the Romanesque Porta Ferrada (10th century), which has become a symbol.
The church of the Virgin of the Angels, the towers of the Horn and the Smoke are also part of the monastic complex, which currently houses the City History Museum and is home to the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemissa Exposition. Through this Space Carmen Thyssen, the Baroness makes available to the public the work of national and international artists that can not be found in any Catalan museum.
In our city you can also enjoy the Festival de la Porta Ferrada, a summer festival that is the most traditional in Catalonia and where every year some of the most consolidated artists from the national and international scene participate. In short, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols you will find a holiday made to measure.