Begur is documented in manuscripts dating back from the Middle Ages. Some of its historic buildings still stand today, such as the castle or its defence towers built during the 16th and 17th centuries, which served as refuge from the pirates roaming the Mediterranean at that time.
Begur is located slightly inland in a hilly landscape and breathtaking views can be seen from the hilltops to l’Estartit, the Illes Medes and along the coastline dotted with sandy beaches.
Esclanyà, with its Roman remains and the Sant Esteve church, belongs to the municipality of Begur, as do the pretty resorts of Aiguafreda, Sa Riera, Sa Tuna, Aiguablava and Fornells, boasting some of the most picturesque and well-known beaches along the Costa Brava.
Apart from its feudal past, Begur is characterised by its so-called "cases dels indianos" (Indians’ houses), originally owned by the "Begurenses" who decided to go and seek their fortune in America, especially on the island of Cuba. To commemorate this Begur celebrates its annual "Fira dels Indianos", with a varied programme of activities.
Top attractions in Begur:
- Medieval castle
- 16th & 17th century defence towers
- 19th century colonial buildings ("cases dels indianos")
- Gothic Church of Sant Pere
- The casino
- The old schoolhouses
- Chapel of Sant Ramon
Special dates to consider when visiting Begur:
- Festa de l’arbre; Mid-March
- Fira dels Indianos; Beginning of September
Local market; every Wednesday
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