If you like Romanesque architecture, you'll find plenty of it here. In towns across the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees you’ll come across examples of this architectural heritage dating from the 10th to the 13th century.
The great monasteries (Sant Pere de Rodes, Sant Joan de les Abadesses or Santa Maria de Ripoll) stand out in terms of both size and historical value, but Romanesque architecture is also present in the form of small austere churches, such as Sant Cristòfor in Beget, Sant Esteve in Llanars or Santa Maria in Porqueres, to name just three; there are plenty of others that are well worth visiting too.
What’s more, some towns and cities, such as Girona, Santa Pau or Besalú are real museums of Romanesque architecture. Take all the time you need to enjoy them.