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RUTA 1: Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Empordà - Castelló d'Empúries - Empuriabrava

The marshes
Departing from Sant Pere Pescador towards Castelló d'Empúries we come to the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Nature Park (marshes), the second most important in Catalonia after the Delta del Ebro. This reserve spreads out over approximately 11860 acres and should not be missed by nature lovers, given that apart from its unquestionable landscape attraction, it is a shelter for a great number of birds during migratory periods.
The visit can continue moving on towards the count municipality of Castelló d'Empúries. In the heart of the marvellously preserved old quarter, we find the basilica of Santa Maria, known as the Cathedral of the Ampurdán. It is a magnificent Gothic construction from the 14th century which gives us an idea of the relevance this municipality had in the Middle Ages as the capital of the County of Empúries.
Air view of the marshes
There are other noteworthy constructions such as the "Lonja de Mar" (Fish Market), a Gothic construction that is currently the seat of the Council. Before leaving the municipality, visitors should also contemplate the "Puente Viejo" (Old Bridge) over river Muga (14th C.) which has a great architectural beauty. The visit can be finished off by visiting Vilanova de la Muga.

A canal at Empuriabrava
If you are not tired yet, it is well worth reaching Empuriabrava, a tourist estate in the centre of the bay of Rosas which is known as the "Catalonian Venice" given the design of the streets in salt-water canals.
Castelló d'Empúries
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