The main claim to fame of Rupià, in Baix Empordà, is that it has been declared a historical-artistic complex by the Government of Catalonia. Do you want to know why? Because to visit Rupià is to travel back in time. Because its mediaeval charm remains intact; in its streets, in its squares, in its walls, in the Amunt and Avall (Upper and Lower) gateways, in the church of Sant Vicenç and in the castle. Once you've discovered all the architectural jewels of the old quarter, head to the one of the town's other landmarks, the Olivera Grossa (Fat Olive Tree). This unique example has survived a fire and still preserves its enormous trunk.