Located in what is now known as Castle Square, the Castell Palau dels Bisbes of Girona is a beautiful monumental building built in the late eleventh century. It is considered as one of the best examples of Catalan Romanesque architecture and, although over the years it was subjected to multiple interventions, the most important was the in the sixteenth century that created the main facade. This building houses one of the tourist offices of La Bisbal.
I still remember the words of a colleague, saying that Albert wanted to create a huge model the Battle of Waterloo and that it was worth visiting. Years passed but this spring I finally went through La Bisbal. It is a charming place to visit, as was the room where I finally found the model. It is huge and, reading a bit about it, I found out that the model portrays not just the battle of Waterloo, but the whole of Europe. The model is covered by a transparent box, making it lose some charm, but totally understandable. The walls of the room have many pictures and documents. Downstairs, there is another model, not as shocking as the main one but with the same detail.
Ballooning is always a unique feeling, I have done it on several continents and trip that I enjoyed most was the 75-minute route I did on the Costa Brava with Globus. In Catalonia, ballooning is a popular sport. We lucked out with the weather the day we flew, as it was late September and the day was so bright and clear that we could see from the Pyrenees to the Medes. Remember that in a balloon, you do not choose the direction, the balloon does. We managed to rise 1200 meters so our flight was lengthened to 75 minutes. We left Cruilles and arrived at Torroella de Mongrí, about 16 km away, where, as is usual after balloon flights, we enjoyed some cava accompanied by a full breakfast which was delicious. Visit http://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=3395581 for the route, where we passed over villages as pretty as Ullastret and near Peratallada
Carrer del Call is in the historic center of La Bisbal and is accessed from the main square, at the height of the Volta of Mel. It is one of the oldest streets of the city, designated as a tourist site on the city's website. The street dates from 1285 and is the only one that still exists where Jews lived. Each end is marked with an arcade accessed by an upper frame and bars that closed to isolate it from rest of the population. Today the street maintains its character, it is very narrow and curved, in addition to buildings there are some local Shawarmas selling.
In the historic center of La Bisbal, on Plaza del Castell, the wall framing what was the courtyard still stands erect. While some of the wall is in ruins, it is reminiscent and provides incalculable charm, it is part of the furniture that gives human scale to the plaza and a unique atmosphere marked by history. The Wall is from the XIV century and only two enclosure walls that are at right angles remain, dividing the square in two, on the side of city hall, there are banks forming an urban space.
This indoor gym is a small family gym where you can do all kinds of activities from kick boxing and spinning to bodybuilding. If you live nearby, I definitely recommend it as it offers good results in a short time.
Although I first went to this place over 10 years ago, it wasn't until last March that I went around the surrounding area and enjoyed the beautiful environment that accompanies it. The Hermitage is a beautiful building attached to Castell temple dating from 1600 and later enlarged in 1750. It is accessed from the outside of the castle and it is worth noting the bell tower is visible from the road. The facade is beautiful, with an arch leading to the first floor and a semicircular apse. An ideal place for weddings and religious events in private, among family and friends.
This Church is located on Carrer Nou, in the same area as the old Public Schools. This temple was consecrated in 1750 in the town of La Bisbal d'Empordà. The enclosure has a wrought iron fence and its façade is Baroque style. Part of the side wall was destroyed during the civil war in 1936 and is still preserved in ruins. Its interior is used as a reception hall and for presentations.
The Church of Mercy was originally the chapel attached to the hospital and is located at l Benet Merchant Square in the historic center of the city. The church dates from 1788 and is Baroque. It has a Latin cross and contains a majestic statue of the Virgin from the 16th century.
In the historic center of La Bisbal d Emporda, just in front of the Plaza Mayor, is Vuelta de la Miel, an area with arches connecting the confluence of three access points, one of them the portal to the street. This large arch, dating from the eighteenth century, was known as the Honey Square, where there used to be many stalls selling honey and nectar on market days. It is listed as a site of interest on the council website.
The Old Bridge marks an important access point to the walled city through the Portal de la Riera and marked the route linking the Costa Brava with Girona. The bridge consists of two arches over the river Daró and was built by Bishop Francisco Arevalo de Zuazo in 1606. It is marked as a point of interest on the council's website and is certainly worth visiting if you are in the area.