Magazine

Evelyn Segura – An eternal Empordà…?

A restless mind will often go hand in hand with a rootless body. That was my life until I entered my thirties. It was as if my home was everywhere and nowhere at the same time. But for reasons that escape my scientific reasoning, I was trapped by the Empordà.
Who knows if it was for the warmth of...

Susana Basols – FIL MEDITERRANEAN, Travel Designers

– Where did the idea for the agency come from?
Fil Mediterranean arose from a need in the region to structure the tourist offer for business trips and company incentives. The resources for tourists in the regions of Girona are spectacular, but working with companies requires a different...

TURA SANZ SANGLAS – Casual inspirations

Tura Sanz is just 26 years old and looks set to go a long way. She is one of today’s promising young artists on the Empordà’s creative scene, despite only having done one solo exhibition, titled “Plecs”. The exhibition has been on at different gallery spaces, most recently the Museum of...

2019 – Narcís Monturiol Anniversary

This year marks 200 years since the birth of Narcís Monturiol (1819-1885) in Figueres, known above all for inventing the Ictineu, the first air-independent, combustion-powered submarine.
To celebrate this remarkable achievement there will be a series of events and exhibitions to help better...

Footballgolf – A new hybrid sport

In Maçanet de Cabrenys, in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Alt Emporda, there is a new sport being played, but one which has a growing number of fans: footballgolf. The founders of the club are four friends from the town, who had the brilliant idea of setting up a footballgolf...

The Asian Hornet Invasion

The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) is an invasive species from China and North India, and it’s giving farmers and beekeepers a serious headache. Its presence was first detected in France at the end of 2004, and ever since it has relentlessly grown in number, spreading through the regions of...

Concep Gual – Sculptures that embellish their surroundings

The universe of Concep Gual offers us a warm welcome. Her work displays an aesthetic  that combines lights, shadows, textures and  colours, whisking us away to an inspirational  orldw that feeds our dreams.
She’s an artist that takes her time, but makes steady progress. She began her design...

2018 – Fages de Climent Year

The Generalitat de Catalunya has declared 2018 Fages de
Climent Year, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary since
the death of this controversial Empordanese writer. A series of
events will take place to disseminate the work of Carles Fages
de Climent (Figueres, 1902-1968), and resources will...

Jordi Puig – Postcards of the Costa Brava

It could be said that the Costa Brava lost its virginity little by little from as early as the beginning of the 20th century when it became the second home for much of Barcelona’s Bourgeoisie. In the 60s the orgy was well underway and the arrival of pink-skinned, blonde-haired tourists in...

Jordi Gich – Following the traces of the Classics

We meet Jordi Gich in the space where he creates, a studio in the middle of nature, annexed to a farm next to Banyoles and with a handful of musicians for neighbors, who, like him,  have transformed these old stables into rehearsal studios. He doesn’t need Wi-Fi or any other kind of digital...

Iolanda Bustos – Cooking up the landscape

In the small village of Regencós, between Pals and Begur, is a  unique restaurant with the Slow Food seal and named after a flower: La Calèndula (marigold). Its chef Iolanda Bustos is,  besides being an excellent cook, a true botanical connoisseur,  more capable than anyone of putting her...

Arboreco – Traditional fruit trees: heritage to be preserved

At the foot of the Gavarres, outside the village of Cruïlles, is the Arboreco tree nursery, where Italian-born Marco Sangiorgio decided to create this place for reproducing endangered heritage and, while he was at it, earn himself a living. It specialises in traditional fruit tree varieties, which...

Le Rachdingue – 50 years since the birth of the surrealist club

When Cadaqués-based author and playwright Henri-François Rey wrote Le Rachdingue in 1967 he could never have imagined that his title would become associated with nights of wild parties for more than a generation. Le Rachdingue was an invented word which translates into “a force of madness”...

Adrià Pujol – Empordà of the others

The land where I was born is inhospitable in the winter and insane in the summer. The autumns are soothing and in the springtime it is stunning. Maybe that’s why the Empordanese are or seem to be, quadripolar. We go from the deepest sorrow to the most extreme histrionism, from dark melancholy to...

Sustainable architecture – Two cork houses

Emiliano López and Mònica Rivera made a name for themselves as architects 10 years ago for a project in the Navarra desert, and ever since work has been in no short supply. They have recently been awarded one of the Architecture Awards of Girona for houses that use cork, with an effective bid...

Astrotourism – A journey to the stars

The relationship between humans and the skies has developed since the dawn of mankind and is present in of all the world’s civilisations. This natural and cultural heritage is so significant that UNESCO has recognised dark skies as an implicit right to be preserved. Unfortunately, light pollution...

Miss Dalí – A greek tragedy in the Empordà

Salvador Dalí was one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century. A controversial character, who never failed to provoke a reaction, both because of his art and his brilliance. A multifaceted person, who witnessed and participated in the new artistic movements of the century, such as...

Abellaires Empordanesos – Save the bees!

Marc R. Arumí, a beekeeper with years of experience, is painfully aware that bees are in danger and their numbers are falling. 30 years ago a hive would give 20 kg of honey a year, while today they average just 15. This is because insecticides, climate change, new parasites, like varroa, and...

Bravanariz – Bottling the Empordà’s landscape

Landscapes emerge from a relationship. There is no landscape without someone to contemplate it, frame it and give it meaning. But it is not only with your eyes that you can perceive landscape. It takes hold of all 5 of your senses. And smell plays a leading role. Looking down at the land from a...

Toni Llobet – The naturalist illustrated

A lover of the nature which he has depicted with absolute precision, his drawings illustrate countless field guides and books for identifying wildlife.
How did all this start?
The link between nature and art began at Aiguamolls in the Empordà. I already used to go there with my parents all the...