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LOOK INTO THE ART AND CULTURE OF EMPORDÀ THROUGH ITS CHARACTERS

Gelats Angelo

40 YEARS OF EXQUISITE TREATS

By Emma Aixalà

The Montgrí bears witness to the history of this family-owned business, considered one of the greatest shrines dedicated to ice cream in the world. Their best ingredient has always been a commitment to tradition, artisanry, and creativity.

Castañer

THE HONEST REVOLUTION

By Emma Aixalà

It's been almost 100 years since two cousins combined their talent and efforts to found an espadrille workshop in Banyoles, in Pla de l'Estany. They surrounded themselves with a good human team, looked for the best raw material and designed exclusive machines to join the fibers. Luis Castañer and Tomàs Serra chose the name Castañer for the company without imagining that, a few decades later, intellectuals and artists would elevate the brand to the Olympus of design and fashion.

Majoral

CUANDO EL MEDITERRÁNEO LO ES TODO

By Emma Aixalà

Las formas, texturas, colores y volúmenes de este mar que tanto marca nuestro estilo de vida son la fuente de inspiración de Majoral desde hace casi cinco décadas

Welcome to Casa Arena

IN LOVE WITH CAP DE CREUS

By Emma Aixalà Photo Stella Rotger

A couple in love with Cadaqués and the Cap de Creus is embarking on a tourism project focused on quality and refined taste with the aim of making guests feel right at home, and they make it incredibly easy for us to do so. 

Brugarol winery

BRUGAROL: THE ART OF LIVING

By Emma Aixalà

The Gavarres countryside hides the farms where the Brugarol Group produces its renowned wines and olive oils and offers fantastic experiences for guests and visitors.

The Eleven House

INVITES YOU TO ENJOY YOUR OWN COMPANY

By Azucena Moya Photo Mauricio Fuertes

Interior designer Susanna Cots has been creating spaces for over 18 years, with offices in Begur and Hong Kong. She mainly works with emotion arising from detail—light and colour, texture, aroma… A range of what she calls ‘invisible elements’ that create peaceful and welcoming spaces.

Viu Empordà

A NEW WAY OF EXPERIENCING THE EMPORDÀ

By Tània Hirte

We’re speaking with Pablo Rovira, creator of @viu_emporda. VIU is a fresh, elegant, and inspiring proposition that offers stays in unique homes and experiences straight from local experts in the Empordà. When I spoke with Pablo, I got to know a curious individual, one who is interested in people, vibrant, and ambitious. All these attributes are transmitted in VIU. During our interview, I wanted to find out what led im to start developing this project that offers a different way of experiencing the region, of re-evaluating and connecting with what we have nearby.

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.

Max Rutgers

«WOOD AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TO RECOVER THE TRADITION AND PRIDE OF THE ARTISAN»

By Azucena Moya Photo Andrea Ferrés

Max Madera is the corporate name of the company that Max Rutgers and his team have established in the Empordà.

Aigua de Vilajuïga

GOURMET EXCELLENCE RETURNS

In the foothills of the Cap de Creus, the village of Vilajuïga has been proudly guarding its sought after water for more than 100 years. Vilajuïga’s naturally sparkling water is one of the best in the world.