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Artisans of sustainable designs

La Bisbal d'Empordà
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Art research center

Vulpellac
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Design inspired by the Empordà

Girona
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Exceptional places

Vilamaniscle
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TALLA

Exquisite, intuitive and perfectly executed cuisine

Cadaqués
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Mythical hotspot in Cadaqués

Cadaqués
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ONA

Creative hairdressing

L'Escala
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CA LA LOLA

"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food"

Ullastret
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ESTRIBOR

Unbeatable tapas and fresh fish!

L´Escala
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BANGOLO

Essential bio-construction

A tot l'Empordà
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CLUB NÀUTIC L'ESCALA

If you like the sea, this is your club!

L'Escala
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PASTISSERIA QUER

exploring flavors and textures

Cadaqués
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LA BLANCA

Tradition and good product

Llafranc
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CAFÈ DE LA HABANA

Emblematic night club in Cadaqués

Cadaqués
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LA GASTRONÒMICA

Singular gastronomic experiences

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MARTIN ELEMENTS CORK

Interior design with sensitivity

Palamós
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EL MOTEL

Restless, fresh and tasty Empordan cuisine

Figueres
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LA FRONTERA

Top of the night life in Cadaqués for 30 years

Cadaqués
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ULTRAMAR

Restaurant, cocktails and live music!

L'Escala

[ specials ]

THEMED REPORTAGE

VERMOUTH, NOW AND ALWAYS

The classic vermouth is now the aperitif par of excellence. A tradition that has made a powerful come-back as the multi-dimentional phenomena of ‘the aperitif’... musical, poetical and literary — vermouth culture is reborn! Fancy a vermouth? With olives, ice, soda, in a cocktail… and, of course, along with some tapas, cockles, ‘patatas bravas’… In this realm, the scope of our imagination has no end!

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES WITH SOUL. GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH SOME LOCAL PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS AND EXPERIENCE THE REAL EMPORDÀ!

We want to tell you about some of the souls who live this land with intensity, so much so that they have transformed their work into a source of creativity. They bring us singular local experiences of gastronomy, wine, craftsmanship, culture, tourism… by their hands we are guided, meeting people and discovering secret places, into the authentic soul of Empordà.

[ the magazine ]

LOOK INTO THE ART AND CULTURE OF EMPORDÀ THROUGH ITS CHARACTERS

Megalithic itinerary of Romanyà de la Selva

A JOURNEY IN TIME THROUGH THE STONES

By Ignasi Rifé Escudero Photo Javier Almar

Imeet Javi, a great photographer and an even better friend, at a  cosy café in Santa Cristina d’Aro. With the assignment to develop a feature on the megalithic tour in Romanyà de la Selva, we begin our day with an easy chat while we walk serenely to the start of the trail. 

Fishing for a village, a disappearing trade

WE'RE TALKING WITH RAFEL LLINARES, CADAQUÉS FISHERMAN

By Stephen Shemella Photo James Rexroad

A team of skilled boatmen together with the proper knowledge and a modest fleet can still work the waters off their local coast for a successful day fishing. That catch, with the help of a streamline marketplace, can be shared daily within a community to provide the ultimate resource of quality: local fish, minimally handled, right off the boat. 

 

Bangolo

TRADITION AND SUSTAINABILITY ADAPTED TO ARCHITECTURE OF THE 21st CENTURY

By Azucena Moya Photo Javi Almar

"If you tell me an indigenous architect, you are flattering me." The indigenous mason is the one that works with the vernacular architecture. We are increasingly aware of the ecological, social and health problems that lead to the current productive system and we are inclined towards tradition.