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Catalan in Begur & Around

Sa Rascassa

Uniquely positioned amid pines behind impossibly pretty Cala d'Aiguafreda, 4.5km northeast of Begur, this highly regarded, romantically lit garden restaurant specialises in elegantly prepared, wonderfully fresh seaf…
Contemporary Catalan in Begur & Around


Draped in flowers and fairy lights, this buzzy, retro-chic restaurant and lounge bar fronts a beautiful 1866 mansion. Superbly updated Catalan delights on offer include Iberian cured ham served alongside pa amb tomà…
Castle in Begur & Around

Castell de Begur

There is little to explore aside from the ragged ruins of this medieval castle, still in much the same state as when it was wrecked by Spanish troops to impede the advance of Napoleon’s army in 1810. A steep, signpo…
Beach in Begur & Around

Platja Fonda

From just northeast of Fornells' car park (4km south of Begur), stone stairs lead down to signposted Platja Fonda, a slate-grey pebbly beach that lures sunbathers (though it can be choppy). A path signed 'Fornells' …
Beach in Begur & Around

Cala de Sa Tuna

The finely pebbled beach of Sa Tuna sits in a small cove 3km east of Begur, fringed by now-remodelled fishers' houses. There are restaurants and parking, though the water can be a little unsettled, and this scenic s…
Beach in Begur & Around

Cala d'Aiguafreda

Around 4.5km northeast of Begur you'll find this tiny, divine rocky cove, where trails fringed by pine trees stretch around a headland. It’s more a picturesque place for a stroll than a sunbathing spot.
Beach in Begur & Around

Platja de Sa Riera

The fine beach fronting Sa Riera, 3km northeast of Begur, has russet sands and a couple of cafes. A 40-minute, 2.5km walking path leads here from Begur.
Catalan in Begur & Around

Can Torrades

Simple Catalan classics are well executed beneath vaulted ceilings and original hand-drawn murals at this yellow-walled 19th-century house in the thick of old Begur. The menu is short and straightforward: green sala…
Church in Begur & Around

Església de Sant Pere

Begur's stocky sandstone church presides over lively Plaça de la Vila. Much of the building dates to the 17th century, though a church has stood on this spot since 1199.
Historic Building in Begur & Around

Casa Vicenç Ferrer Bataller

An especially fine example of Begur's Modernista mansions is the orange-coloured 19th-century Casa Vicenç Ferrer Bataller, built on tobacco-industry riches.