Cassà de la Selva – Catalonia (Spain)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
At the foot of the Gavarres mountain range, and bordering the Baix Empordà one finds Cassà de la Selva, in the region of the Gironès (1). Located at a strategic point, communicating with Barcelona by road with the C-65 and 12 km from Girona, Cassà is 10 minutes from the international airport of Girona-Costa Brava (2). Agriculture, livestock and industry are the economic bases of this locality of the Gironès (3).
(1) Wikipedia entry for Cassà de la Selva
(2) Demographic and economic data (IDESCAT)
(3) Tourism in the Gironès
WHAT TO DO
Culture and natural spaces go hand in hand in this singular location, where lovers of history and natural scenery will find the ideal place to learn and disconnect.
NATURE AND SCENERY
Between the plain and the Gavarres massif, typically Mediterranean forests of cork oaks and pines, confirm the natural character of the locality. A profuse network of streams and rivers run through the municipality, with torrents watering elms, poplars and willow trees. Without forgetting the native inhabitants of the area: boars, squirrels, foxes, owls, nightingales…
Two extremely original museums allow one to discover the cultural wealth of Cassà: The Catalonia Postcard Museum (which goes all over the country through the images of postcards from the last 150 years) and the Cassà Contemporary Art Park (a unique collection of art in the open air).
Halfway between the products of the sea and those of the earth, the cuisine of Cassà is a faithful heir to Catalan gastronomy, and as could not be any other way, that of the regions of the Gironès. However, signature cuisine also has its place, along with numerous fairs, festivals and markets dedicated to the art of eating well such as the Fira de la Caça (the Game Fair).
TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS OF INTEREST
Local Police: 088
Telephone Number for the Local Police: 972 46 10 69
Cassà de la Selva Town Hall