Foixà – Catalonia (Spain)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
Situated on the right bank of the River Ter (1), Foixà is located in the north-east of the Baix Empordà. It can be reached with the Girona-La Bisbal regional road, and is communicated with various municipalities of the bordering area. With a population of little more than 300 (2), the economy of Foixà is principally based on agriculture and livestock (particularly poultry and porcine) (3).
(1) Wikipedia entry for Foixà
(2) Demographic and economic data for Foixà (IDESCAT)
(3) Repsol Guide
WHAT TO DO
The river of Foixà divides the locality into two centres: the town and the church, both of which are rich in historical heritage.
The oldest remains in Foixà date from the 13th century. The best testimony of this is its castle which rises imposingly as a watchtower, and from which one can see the territories of the old county of Empúries. The gothic building of Can Planiol (16th century) and the various entrance gates which stand testament to the old medieval walls also stand out.
DISCOVER THE SURROUNDINGS
Villages like Cuells, La Sala, Sant Llorenç de les Arenes or the medieval town of Sidillà offer the visitor wonders of the area´s medieval and industrial past amongst incomparable natural surroundings.
To truly get to know the cuisine of this town, which takes in the culinary influences of the region one cannot forget Georgina Regàs’s publication La cuina de festa major i altres plats de la Lola de Foixà (‘Cooking for Patronage Festivals and Other Dishes by Lola de Foixà’), illustrated by the artist Ricard Opisso, which presents us with traditional recipes from the region, such as stuffed apples, small dishes, goose with turnips or the celebrated brunyols.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS OF INTEREST
Local Police: 088
Citizen’s Advice: 972 769 259
Foixà Town Hall