Llançà – Catalonia (Spain)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
Surrounded by earth and sea, Llançà is located between two protected natural spaces, within the region of the Alt Empordà (1). This locality occupies a territory of 28 km2 and has a population of nearly 5,000 (2), which increases during the summer. Well connected by road and rail with the principal cities of Catalonia and the south of France, it is one of the few towns on the Costa Brava connected by train (3).
(1) Wikipedia entry for Llançà
(2) Demographic and economic data (IDESCAT)
(3) Llançà Tourist Office
WHAT TO DO
Discovering its rich cultural heritage or entering into paradisiacal natural landscapes are some of the surprises this singular town hides.
NATURE AND ACTIVE TOURISM
The Natural Park of Cabo de Creus and the Park of Albera are unmissable allowing one to experience a spectacle of Mediterranean landscapes. The experience can be accentuated through a series of small coves which can be reached via paths and trails allowing one to enjoy the water of the sea as well as all types of nautical sports.
A wide range of cultural offers suitable for all publics and interests is within reach of the visitor both in Llançà itself and other nearby municipalities: museums, archaeological remains, architectural heritage and guided tours round the most hidden corners of the town are examples.
Llançà is a good example of the region’s cuisine: Mediterranean gastronomy based on fish, shellfish and rice dishes, as demonstrated by its gastronomic days: “Pescado de palangre” (dedicated to long-line fishing) and the “La Cigala de Llançà” (dedicated to the Llançà langoustine), which can be enjoyed in a great part of the town’s bars and restaurants.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS OF INTEREST
Local Police: 972 38 13 13
Llançà Town Hall