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Best villages with luxury houses in the Empordà

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Costa Brava, and specifically the Empordà, is a highly sought-after area to buy a luxury home due to the high quality of life, the beaches that surround it, the concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants and the variety of rural tourism and leisure that it offers.

In addition, modern luxury houses and farmhouses abound, with gardens and swimming pools and with easy access to the beach.

In this region, there is a wide variety of fishing villages with medieval roots, among which we can highlight: Tossa de Mar, Platja d'Aro, S'agaro, Palamós, Begur, Pals, Empuriabrava, l'Estartit, l'Escala, Cadaqués or Port de la Selva. Today, on the BARNES Barcelona blog, we recommend the most sought-after towns in the Empordà where to buy a luxury home.


Surrounded by the most admired coves and beaches of the Costa Brava, it has a medieval heart, an imposing castle, and several Gothic buildings. It is one of the most prominent luxury destinations due to the landscape created by the adaptation of medieval monuments to the massif and the coast.


It is located behind the mountains of Begur. It is characterized by its medieval monuments, which are preserved in perfect condition, and its proximity to the beach. The town combines Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque style buildings with luxury homes overlooking the town and the Medes Islands.


Although it is probably the most touristic town in the Empordà, it has not yet been overcrowded by tourists and its fame, which is why it still retains its medieval authenticity. Among its walls and cobblestone paths are restaurants of high culinary quality.


It is one of the towns in the Empordà most visited by families with children due to its wide range of family leisure activities and its easy-going beaches. Activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing ...


Its tourist attractions, beyond the beaches, are the Ruinas d'Empúries, one of the most important sites in Catalonia for its historical and cultural value. The urban nucleus is formed by narrow alleys, typical of an old fishing village, which are crossed with a pleasant walk.

Calella de la Palafrugell

It is a postcard town, the typical fishing village full of white houses and coves with fishing boats. Calella de Palafrugell has the Cap Roig gardens, where the famous Cap Roig festival is held. It is also known for being the town that inspired Serrat's song “Mediterráneo”.