The Empordanet and the Pyrenees

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​​​​​​The Empordanet is the name by which the land of the Empordà is known, mainly in literary styles. The variety and richness of the fields of crops which take advantage of the alluvial plain on both sides of the lower course of the river Ter is striking. The contrasting forms, colours and textures of a landscape which changes with the seasons is spellbinding.

The abundance of villages of medieval origin also stands out, many of which are located on hilltops and have narrow winding streets centred on their church, the highest point and visual reference of the villages.

This rich and unique landscape has as a backdrop the imposing mountains of the Pyrenees, which are normally crowned with snow in the winter and for much of the spring.