A typical sun and beach destination in the Costa Brava, a place full of shops, nightclubs, bars and hotels and apartments and endless beaches … Platja d’Aro is a place capital in the region because the culural schedule
What to see in Platja d’ Aro?
Castle de Benedormiens
Benedormiens Castle, home of the town of Castell d’Aro during the Middle Ages, is documented for the first time in the year 1041, when the religious authorities, the nobles and gentlemen of the territory, fought the Monastery of Sant Feliu de Guixols the custody of the castle with the obligation to protect from attacks by Muslims Aro Valley. In 1462, during the War of the Remences, the castle was burned. Between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries renovations are done in it.
Today, the castle houses Benedormiens art exhibitions and demonstrations of traditional culture of the village in the five rooms bearing the names of historical characters related to its history. We are therefore faced with a medieval architectural complex of great historical interest.
Among the artists who have passed through the castle, names such as Modest Cuixart, Pitxot, Pere Gastó, Lorenzo Quinn, Vicente Romero, Antonio Reverte Oliva or Lars Physant, among others.
The Roman villa of Pla de Palol
The Roman town of Palol Plan dating from s. I BC exploited the natural resources of land, both in agriculture and in the extraction of clay for making pottery. The natural harbor of Ca la Rovira were transported by sea through the mouth of the Riera de Can Carboner
Also called Roman town of Playa Artigues is an archaeological site on land bordering the Cala Rovira, along Avenue Cavall Bernat (C-253), within the municipality.
The saved part of the villa was excavated and later converted into an archaeological park of first order. The name comes from the Latin diminutive Palol palatiulum meaning small Palatino, after the name of one of the seven hills of Rome, where the imperial palace stood. The reference to the Roman Palatino is an indication of the importance and the luxury of the old town.
The first research was done in the nineteenth century. The researcher José Pella and Forgas came to Playa de Aro and residents told him the story of “the city of Palol” and decided to visit that place, where he identified a row of bricks laid in the middle of the road -formerly one way- that communicated with Sant Feliu de Guixols Palamos, and gave a description of the remains of known as “Moors Seña ‘equity. In the late summer of 1955, work began on an apartment and found archaeological remains near the most Artigues. Archaeologists they could not stop the destruction of the rubble, where after the Xaloc hotel and Caleta Palace and Palatio Maris apartments were built. However, in 1959 a thermal set, luckily, could amend the draft building is located the François Robert house, so the house on a number of pillars and vaults that do not harm the set and guarantee the preservation was built.
In 1988, an excavation of urgency documented a patio area in front of the thermal baths, and during 1988 and 1999, was conducted excavation in extension of the protected area, it has left the remains discovered visited. The work has served to know the historical evolution of this large deposit (about 10,000 sqm an important part of which correspond to patios and spaces not built.) And have documented various construction phases, which involve a long survival, since the baixrepublicana times to the sixth century AD. The food and wine were stored in large ceramic jars called Latin dolium (plural hurt), its depth was about one meter. The Romans in s. II AD marched Empúries and the third century AD returned to Playa de Aro.
metal punch was found in relief to record the amphorae of wine (designation of origin), named Porcianus. Still it has not found any amphora recorded under that name.
Ythe beaches in Platja d’Aro
You will find both an atmosphere of total disconnection, and Cala Cala del Pi dels Canyers, as a movement summer environment with all possible services to its supply, such as in Big Beach or Cala Rovira. That yes, they can be very different beaches including all share clean waters which, along with a recognized quality sand, Platja d’Aro become a major seaside destination that has been deservedly awarded the distinctive Q Quality tourist, Blue Flag and tourist Quality Commitment.
Cala Sa Cova
Shopping Platja D’aro
A variety of shops and brands fused with elegance and experience in one of the largest shopping centers with open sky of the Mediterranean. An urban and modern space where you can walk 365 days a year for its wide sidewalks while the numerous windows that make Platja d’Aro one of the most cosmopolitan towns in the Costa Brava, and an important reference are contemplated as far as trade initiatives it means.
Regular hours are from 9 to 14h. and from 17 to 20h. However, some establishments open at noon to 22h.
Leisure centers: The most common entertainment centers, bars, pubs and discos are generally open almost all week until 2.00 or 6.00 in the morning.
It has many amenities, such as Parc d’Aro (that includes several proposals such as bowling or cinema). With the sports center or gym there is also a place for the athletes.
Activities in Platja de Aro
Routes on foot or by bicycle
Seascapes of coastal routes, such as the walkways that connect the beaches, or green landscapes in the countryside where many would like to lose. The roads are adequate and well marked, suitable for all audiences.
There are also routes to enjoy and can hacerexcursiones the natuealeza near Les Gavarres and to Puig Pinell.
For lovers, fans or interested in such activities, Platja d’Aro is a destination with a wide range of areas focused on water sports: sailing schools, catamaran, kayak, Boat rental, Windsurfing, Flyboard, water skiing etc. It also has a wide range of stores specializing in diving, fishing and sailing.
The Port d’Aro Yacht Club is made from the June 30, 1984, this original spirit would bring together a small group of people, neighbors from here and there, with a common idea: “THE SEA”.
Since its foundation, the Club has shown both locally and nationally the orgnitzativa ability to all types of regattas for light sailing and cruisers with international sailors like Jose Maria Doreste, Olympic medal in 1988, Manuel Doreste, World Champion 1994 Laia Tutzó, world champion in 2002, Ricard Alsina, who by his vessel LONE-BMW and earlier with GER’S GOLDEN participated in the Copa del Rey since 1988, among others.
Besides the activities already mentioned, the Club performs other activities of social and sports activities such as fishing, swimming, boating, diving, organization of exhibitions, cooking classes, aerobics, dominoes, etc.
The Port d’Aro Yacht Club has been awarded the Blue Flag and beyond what the Yacht Club might do in the environment, it is imperative that all users and visitors participate in the initiative and commit to follow these environmental performance guidelines and follow the code of environmental conduct.
Club Golf D’aro
Located in the natural park of Les Gavarres, which gives the golfer multiple sensations during Super travel 6.218m long as:
The views at more than 300m above sea level are amazing, the player can see the sea on almost every hole, has 2 artificial lakes in 15 holes 2 and 2,600 meters long.
It has a distance of more than 6 kilometers maintaining great respect for the environment. The always tended grass is watered with reclaimed water.
The town was named “Best Golf Destination” fear of the portal International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) in the year 2000, represents, in itself, a letter of introduction of truly great quality golf courses.
The golf course was honored as best European golf tour in 1992 by the “European Society of Golf Courses Architects”.
phone: (+34) 972 81 67 27
Urb. Mas Nou, s / n 17250. Playa de Aro GIRONA (Costa Brava)
GPS: 41º 50 ‘17,82 “N. 3º 01’ 02,42” E Altitud: 304M
It is located in an area near a large network of instant communications, which facilitates access to the population by private transport and public media zone.
Platja d’Aro by Car
- AP Connection 7-33 km.
- Connecting road N II –
- Catalonia transverse axis of connection C25
Platja d’Aro by Train
- Station: CALDES DE MALAVELLA – 18 Km.
- Station: GIRONA – 35 Km.
- Station: BARCELONA – 106 Km.
- Station: PERPINYÀ. FRANCIA – 120 Km.
Info RENFE: Tel. 902 240 202 – www.renfe.es
Platja d’ Aro by plane
AEROPORT GIRONA COSTA BRAVA – 30 Km.
AEROPORT EL PRAT. BARCELONA – 115 Km.
AEROPORT PERPINYÀ. FRANe – 120 Km.
Tel. 902 404 704
Estación autobuses. GIRONA – 35 Km. / BARCELONA – 106 Km.
Estación autobuses. PLATJA D’ARO
Tel. 902 30 20 25
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