Cap de Creus
“Cap de Creus” is the first marine and terrestrial park in Catalonia. The “Cap de Creus” peninsula is the last spur of the Pyrenees and the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula.
The combination of both marine and inland environments makes Cap de Creus Natural Park the first of its kind in Catalonia. The total surface area measures 13886 hectares, of which 10813 are inland, and the remaining 3073 hectares are marine. The Catalan seaboard boasts not only a rich bio-diversity, healthy marine ecosystem, and exceptional landscapes, but also enjoys unique architectural and artistic achievements. The area is filled with lively, hospitable towns whose traditional recreational opportunities. Cap de Creus Natural Park is a privileged spot that invites visitors to experience this natural and cultural heritage while enjoying the highest quality service. The possibilities are endless, as long as one remembers to respect the Park's privileged resources.
The geological structure of the area is quite particular and unique in the world in its manifestations. The dominant materials are metamorphic, especially schist, which provides that characteristic dark background of the landscape. One of the main points of attraction of Cap de Creus is the monastery ofSant Pere de Rodes. It dates back to the Romanesque Style (10th-12th centuries) and has been recently reconstructed. Some of the villages in the area show great interest as well: Llançà, Roses, Cadaqués, Port de la Selva, Cadaqués.
Office and information Centre. Palau de l'Abat. Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes
17489 El Port de la Selva (Alt Empordà)
Tel:(+34) 972 193 191 Fax:(+34) 972 193 192