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[ the essentials ]

GET THE MOST OUT OF EMPORDÀ

WELLNESS

ONA

Creative hairdressing

L'Escala
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DADÀ INTERIORS

Essential decorative projects

Figueres
RESTAURANTS

SA RASCASSA

Products made in a simple way and without artifices

Begur
NIGHTLIFE

LA FRONTERA

Top of the night life in Cadaqués for 30 years

Cadaqués
ORGANIC

THE ELEVEN HOUSE

A house to live it from the emotions

Peratallada
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VIVERS I GARDEN MONER

Variety in all types of plants

l'Escala
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DECOBRUC

Artisans of sustainable designs

La Bisbal d'Empordà
ACTIVE LEISURE

BRAVANARIZ

Olfactory catches picking wild aromatic plants

Pontós
ACTIVE LEISURE

CLUB NÀUTIC L'ESCALA

If you like the sea, this is your club!

L'Escala
RESTAURANTS

MAS SORRER

Dinners, cocktails, music, dj and more!

Gualta
ORGANIC

EMPORDAIGUA

We design your water

L'Escala

[ the magazine ]

LOOK INTO THE ART AND CULTURE OF EMPORDÀ THROUGH ITS CHARACTERS

Stella Rahola Matutes

VISUAL ARTIST

By Gisela Chillida Photo Consuelo Bautista

A visual artist with a degree in Architecture, her works explore  contemporary symbols from an artisanal perspective. Her main interest lies in representing landscapes and in reflecting the ways utopias and visions from another time are embodied in today’s world. Her work includes drawings, video, photography and installation.

Tura Sanz Sanglas & Esther Pi

AN ALTERNATIVE SCULPTURE

By Eudald Camps Photo Yayoi Sawada

Apart from hailing from Empordà, what do Tura Sanz and Esther Pi have  in common? Both artists openly assume creative narratives alternative to the mainstream, challenging the hegemonic discourse of traditional art history; the work of both women addressing the ethnocentric, patriarchal perspectives that reinforce certain values over others.

The creative movement of Lluís Lleó

«FOR ME, EMPORDÀ IS SYNONYM OF REFUGE ...»

By Eudald Camps Photo Martin Crook i Andrea Ferrés

Lluís Lleó’s (Barcelona, 1962) artistic path swings between apparently irreconcilable extremes. This forms the core of his creative adventure: trying to pacify the contradictions of the artistic battleground. In the summer of 2017 he installed a series of sculptures in Park Avenue, NY, which would exemplify his concept of ‘swaying’: between painting and sculpture, between rigorous tradition and radical modernity, between the memories of Empordà and the contemporary city, trapped in a present without a past. Patient artisanal work as opposed to the use of the latest technology to achieve monumental registers. We insist however that these dualities involve only apparent contradictions, for Lluís Lleó invents impossible dialogues, which is a high-risk strategy these days.

[ 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.