Santa Pellaia

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Santa Pellaia
© Carles Palacio
Santa Pellaia

Les Gavarres is a massif that fits firmly into the character and appearance of the Empordà region where it's located. It's also responsible for local features such as the fact that the towns of La Bisbal d'Empordà and Quart share an economy that is heavily based on pottery and draws on the same primary material, namely the red clay from the massif, but are also separated by a dodgy highway that saves having to cross the mountains but is a nightmare drive of a few kilometres that includes hundreds of curves. Well, it's a nightmare for careful drivers and those who get travel sick, but for unconcerned passengers, the journey can be amazing thanks to the magnificent views, especially if you head up to the hill of Santa Pellaia and its church. The village dates from the Middle Ages and the earliest records of the church are from the 13th century. From this peak of some 350m, you can enjoy a panorama that stretches from Cap de Creus to the sierra of Les Guilleries. It's a place to experience a profound calm and medieval ambience in this part of the land that remains almost untouched. 

By: Esperança Padilla

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Venue name: Santa Pellaia
Address: Santa Pellaia
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Transport: To get there by car: Take the road from Cassà de la Selva to La Bisbal (GI-664), then take the road off towards Santa Pellaia, which is 6.1km along.
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