Spanish winter – journey to Empuriabrava

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We visited Empuriabrava, also known as the Spanish Venice, in the winter season; that means there was almost no one else in the town except us.



The atmosphere around was truly magic but completely different than you can imagine if you think about one of the main touristic resorts with more than 40 km of canals. Despite the lack of snow and relatively high temperatures outside, we were the only guests in the hotel. During the long walks by the sea or through the mountain trails, the horses were almost the only companions we met.



The winter face of Empuriabrava was one of our unique discoveries during the trip. On the one hand, we spent a few days near the Mediterranean Sea with high waves flooding the shore and white seagulls flying over our heads. On the contrary, we were separated from the rest of the area by the mountains covered with snow. Every day we could observe peaceful sunsets over the peaks of the Pyrenees.



Images of the Spanish winter in Empuriabrava: these are the streets without cars, empty facades of the stores, empty hotels, closed bars, and restaurants. There are neither traffic jams nor pedestrians on the streets. However, what you will find there, these are extraordinary mountain views, pleasant sounds of the sea, the fresh air and the sun gently warming the winter landscape. I hope to come back here soon again.



Have you ever visited Empuria Brava or any other coastal town in Spain?


By Natalia | CraftTheWay

Hi, it's Natalia. I'm a visual storyteller who is traveling the world trying to explore like a local. I’m writing about the advantages of slow travel and journeys through Tuscany, Bali, Thailand, Portugal, Canary Islands, Scandinavia and more. I love design and architecture, I like to observe city life behind my camera lens, but it's the time spent somewhere on the road, among nature, that inspires me the most and that's where you'll find me most often.