Sant Feliu de Guíxols

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Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Municipality
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Sant Feliu de Guíxols is locatit in Catalonia
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Location in Catalonie
Coordinates: 41°47′N 3°02′E / 41.783°N 3.033°E / 41.783; 3.033Coordinates: 41°47′N 3°02′E / 41.783°N 3.033°E / 41.783; 3.033
Kintra  Spain
Commonty  Catalonie
Province Girona
Comarca Baix Empordà
Govrenment
 • Mayor Pere Albó Marles (PCS)
Aurie
 • Total 15.62 km2 (6.03 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Tot 21.961
 • Density 1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
Demonym(s) guixolenc, guixolense, feliuense,"ganxó"
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsam fəˈɫiw ðə ˈɣiʃuɫs]) is a municipality in the comarca o the Baix Empordà in Catalonie, Spain. It is situatit on the Costa Brava an is a important port an tourist centre. The destrict abuts tae the north, the upmercat s'Agaró resort biggit roond the Sant Pol Beach. In addeetion tae tourism an the port the cork industry is a tradeetionally local industry. The toun conteens a lairge monastery which nou hooses the toun museum an is a protectit historico-airtistic monument. The C-253 road runs north alang the coast tae Platja d'Aro an Palamós, while the C-65 road runs inland frae the toun. The GI-682 provides a dramatic clint tap drive tae Tossa de Mar tae the sooth.

Geografie an climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

View o the auld port o Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Locatit on the Mediterranean, Sant Feliu de Guíxols haes idylic wather amaist aw year lang. The coastline o Sant Feliu de Guíxols spreads ower ten kilometes (6.2 miles). It includes mony little bays wi coves surroondit bi pines wi rocky or fine saund beaches an aw. The beaches are cleaned daily an a modren watter treatment seestem prevents wastewatter frae enterin the sea. The toun is engulfit bi smaw muntains, wi forests o pine, oak, an cork trees.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Sant Feliu goes back tae the martyred saunt, Feliu, who came frae Africae. Guíxols is a wird derivit frae the umwhile wird Iecsalis, o a document the 10t century that mentions tae the monastery an that seems tae mean "Rope-maker"

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sant Feliu de Guíxols in 1894.
Weemen in the auld mercat.

A tounship stairtit tae grow up on the basis o the various activities surroondin the Monestir de Sant Feliu de Guíxols. The dounset grew, an suin dwellins stairtit tae spring up on the ither side o the wattercourse, which wad acome the nucleus o the medieval toun, centered on the mercat.

Monuments[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sant Feliu de Guíxols Monastery
Inside Sant Feliu de Guíxols' monastery
  • Monestir de Sant Feliu de Guíxols
  • Plaça del Mercat. The mercat place serves as the hert o public an economic life in the toun. A fruit an vegetable mercat takes place every morning on the “Plaça”. On Sundays, the weekly mercat takes place alang the Passeig an on the Plaça, a popular meetin place for residents.
  • Passeig dels Guíxols. The boulevard o Sant Feliu de Guíxols is unique, an is a wide sandy walkwey lined wi trees; ideal for a relaxin stroll.
  • Passeig del Mar. Opened in 1833, the seafront promenade wis biggit the medieval toun an the sea. Little bi little, the humble hames o fishermen frae the medieval era wur replacit bi stately hames. The day, the aurie's airchitectur is maistly modren; acause o real estate, mony o the mansions are gane an condominiums hae replacit thaim. Nanetheless, it maks for a luvely walk alang the toun's beach.
  • Casino la Constància, constructit in 1888 bi the airchitect General Guitart. It is kent as casino dels nois an aw.
  • Pedralta, the lairgest rockin stane in Europe.
  • Auld railwey station, designed bi airchitects Rafael Coderch an Gabriel Mairch an biggit atween 1889 an 1892, which servit the line frae Sant Feliu de Guíxols tae Girona. It wis uised till 1969, an nou serves as a public schuil. It is seen as a reminder o the toun's progressive era.
  • Historic residences. Frae the mid- tae late-19t century, Catalonia began tae prosper economically an developit a bourgeoisie cless. Sant Feliu de Guíxols haes mony ensaumples o the elegant, bourgeoisie hames o this time period. Some ensaumples are the casa Gaziel (1880), the casa Pecher (1894), the casa Maynegre (1898), the casa Girbau (1910), the casa Maruny (1909), the casa Ribot (1904), the casa de la Campana (1911), an the casa Patxot (1917-
  • The toun haw, somewha Gothic in style, yet semple, wis oreeginally biggit in 1547. It haes survivit battles an real estate. Housomeivver, the day it haes a touer addit on frae 1847.
  • Hermitage o Sant Elm. This smaw hermitage wis foondit oreeginally in 1203. The oreeginal chapel wis biggit in 1452, an dedicatit tae Saunt Elm; housomeivver, it wis destroyed bi the French in 1696. It wis rebuilt in 1723, anerly tae be damagit in 1943, efter the Spainyie Ceevil War; the present chapel wis restored in 1993. It sits peacefully on a clint abuin the sea.

.El corsari, a bar biggit in a cave

Events[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sant Feliu de Guíxols is locatit in a aurie kent for its pairties, festivals an especially its carnivals. It haes ane o the best carnivals in the Costa Brava, as dae the touns Platja d'Aro an Palamós.

The Porta Ferrada Internaitional Festival, institutit in 1958, is celebratit in the toun's monastery, an haes acome internaitionally popular wi time. It involves theatre, muisic, an dance, an is uisually celebratit in the simmer.

The Festa Major is a tradeetional, Catalan festival, celebratit on 1 August. It is dedicatit tae the toun's patron saunt, St. Feliu.

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Twin ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sant Feliu de Guíxols is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya (in Catalan). Barcelona: Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-02-1.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (help)

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