Costa Brava Attractions
Costa Brava events and attractions, selection of places to visit and things to do.
Events and Attractions on the Costa Brava
Costa Brava Events and Attractions:
Pineda de Mar - The Roman Aqueduct: The process of Romanization of the Costa del Maresme area of the Costa Brava was very intense in Roman times, as evidenced by the extensive network of villas that from the second century BC, spread throughout the coastal strip (remains have been found of more than 200 in the region).
Within the area of Pineda del Mar are the remains of a Roman villa, probably from the 5th century. Archaeological finds can deduce the importance of this settlement, particularly evidenced by the existence of a lacus (tank or irrigation pond) fed by an aqueduct that was extensively studied by the archaeologist Francisco Prat Puig in 1932.
The aqueduct collected water during wet weather, from a small gorge of the River Valley, it had a length of 3.5 kilometres, with a height of 40 metres. To the right of the Hortsavinyà Road, at the height of Cua Can, more interesting are the remains of the aqueduct: four arches preserved in quite good condition. Prat Puig placed the construction date to the late second century or during the third century AD. Other authors believe that it was built during the first century AD.
The wall is made from limestone or granite taken from the same places where the aqueduct progressed, bound with lime mortar and sand, and arranged in rows of different heights. The stones were broken with hammer blows and tended to mimic the shape of rectangular blocks of stone, with the flat surface on the outside. However, they are quite irregular in size and colour (yellow, red, black). The arches rest on rectangular pillars or slightly trapezoidal. It is considered a cultural site of national interest with the category "Archaeological Zone". Location: Road to Pineda Hortsavinyà, near Cua Can, Pineda de Mar, Catalonia.
Calella - Can Saviour Square: Also known as Can or Can Sivilla Palmada. According to Albert Giol, was founded in Calella in 1341 by a certain Don Guillermo, possibly originating from Soria. Later it was owned by the Sivilla family, a member of which, Thomas Sivilla (1817-1906) was bishop of Girona. The Savior of the Plaza were the apothecaries of Calella, some family members were famous botanists of the eighteenth century. The building retains architectural elements of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, among them a Gothic mullioned windows. In one corner are the corbels supporting a defensive machicolation. In 2006 it was converted into a library ideal to visit when the weather is not so good. Location: Constitution Square, Calella, Catalonia.
Malgrat de Mar Beaches: Malgrat de Mar Beaches - Among the biggest attractions of the Costa Maresme resort of Malgrat de Mar are of course the two main beaches, where visitors and holidaymakers enjoy the fabulous Malgrat de Mar weather, swim in the Mediterranean Sea and partake of the water sports facilities. Playa Malgrat Sud (Malgrat Beach South) has a length of 1,880 metres, is of sand composition, experiences moderate waves and has disabled access to the beach. Playa Malgrat Nord (Malgrat North Beach) has a length of 2,270 metres, is of sand composition, has moderate waves, is quite windy and has excellent conditions for practicing kite flying, Wind-surfing and other sailing. Malgrat de Mar has decent beach-side accommodation with apartments and hotels close to the beaches. Malgrat de Mar is about seventy kilometres from Barcelona.
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