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Costa Brava (Girona) / Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Sant Feliu de Guíxols / Costa Brava
Hostal del Sol Hotel is located in Sant Feliu de Guíxols. A town of the Empordà located in the heart of the Costa Brava, which, thanks to its pleasant climate, is surrounded by a landscape full of contrasts.
 
Come to discover the coast of cliffs that alternate with small coves, stroll along the beach and let yourself be led by the charm of the natural spaces that surround it, such as the Gavarres and the Ardenya massif.
 
The village, an old fishing village, preserves an important historical heritage that has the greatest exponent of the Benedictine monastery and its oldest part, Porta Ferrada, of Romanesque style.
 
 

Sant Feliu. It's historical background.

The Benedictine Monastery is the town's most important architectural feature. It still conserves important aspects such as 10th Century Romanesque Porta Ferrada, which has become a symbol in itself. The church of La Mare de Déu dels Àngels, the towers "Les torres del Corn i del Fum" also form part of the monastic buildings, and today houses the towns History Museum. The surrounding area is being redeveloped and will soon be the home of the Carmen Tyssen-Bornemisza Catalan Art Collection.

The town's history is centred on the production of cork, and its relationship to the international wine industry. A high percentage of Champange corks are made in Sant Feliu. The activity has also left an important architectural legacy, along with the Hostal del Sol there are the Art- Nouveau houses near the beach of San Pol, the manor houses on the seafront located on the Passeig del Mar, and presided over by the Casino de la Constància.

Other places of interest are the toy and sea rescue museums. In addition, the Chruch of Sant Elm has one of the most spectacular viewpoints over the Costa Brava, from where Ferran Agulló (Catalan writer) gave the coast its name.

Monastery of Sant Feliu de Guíxols