BANYOLES I EL PLA DE L'ESTANY

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Ca l’Espardenyer’s tourist apartments are located in the heart of the old quarter of Banyoles. Girona city full of charm and capital of the Pla de l'Estany region. Located in an environament privileged, Banyoles is known for its magnificent pond, the largest natural lake in Catalonia. An ideal environment for those looking to enjoy nature, whether doing it relaxing walks or playing sports such as cycling. In fact, Banyoles is Destiny Sports Tourism, that is, it has high quality resources for those tourists who they want to practice sports.

There are several routes around l’Estany de Banyoles that you can do on foot or by bike, such as the whole tour of the lake, during which you can discover the Neolithic Park of La Draga and the emblematic  “Pesqueres”of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, small buildings where the  boat and fishing equipment and later adapted for swimming and lodging.

The route of La Puda and Les Estunes will take you to the Font Pudosa and the old spa of the city (currently in ruins), in the Estunes forest and in a wetland and pond area where you can spotting storks and other birds.

The ascent to the Puig Clarà (315 meters high), crossing the Can Morgat lagoons, is another of the itineraries that you can do, and that will reward you with fantastic views of the Eastern Pyrenees  of the Lake of Banyoles and even of the Cape of Begur and the placid Mediterranean Sea, if the sky is flat enough.

Beyond the lake, Banyoles also has a medieval old quarter where the Plaza Major It is the nerve center and the cafes, restaurants and shops beneath its arches are full of life From its medieval past, Banyoles still conserves part of the wall that it protected the city between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. Other buildings of historical and cultural interest that you can visit during your stay in the tourist apartments of Ca l'Espardenyer are: the Monastery of Sant Esteve and the Gothic church of Santa Maria dels Turers, the old Llotja del Tint,converted into an exhibition hall, Pia Almoina, a Gothic palace that is currently the headquarters of the Archaeological Museum, and the famous Darder Museum, which houses a collection of natural history and one interpretation space of the lake.

One of the singularities of the old quarter of Banyoles is the network of irrigation channels that cross it water from the lake and which were built by the monks of the Monastery of Sant Esteve in 9th century.

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For more information about the city and the activities and activities you can do, you can visit the website of the Tourism Office of Banyoles.

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