Information about Empuriabrava
The lagoon city on the water
Empuriabrava was built in 1967. The 600 hectares that Empuriabrava occupies today used to be farmland and pasture. One part consisted of small parcels. The largest part of the area was divided into five farms. Four of them (Mas Llebrer, Modaguer, Mas Moxó and Cortal Vell) belonged to the Marquis of Sant Mori – Antonio de Moxó i Güell.
From 1956 on the Catalan coast many initiatives for the construction of new holiday villages emerged. At the end of 1964 Eurobrava S.A. the Municipality of Castelló d’Empúries a partial spatial plan. The plan was to build the area between the river Muga, Les Salins and the road from Figueres to Roses. Working title of the project: “Eurobrava de la Muga”. From this came the name Ampuriabrava, which today is Catalan Empuriabrava. Empuriabrava is a drawing-board residence built in the open field, which over time has become a popular tourist town.
Advertising slogan at that time: " The sea at your doorstep"
Across Europe, but especially in Germany, the campaign attracted attention. The originality of Empuriabrava lies in the structure of the building: typical for the cityscape is the latticed network of passable channels, which extends over a total length of more than 30 kilometers through the city. Most houses have private access to the water.
You can take the boat right outside the front door
This luxury is now being paid dearly. In addition to tourism, the real estate sector is now one of the main economic sectors in the region. Initially, land in Ampuriabrava was affordable. Those who invested in good luck back then were well advised. Over time, the marina has become an international insider tip internationally.
Empuriabrava has grown to a considerable size, has 5,000 berths, making it the largest marine settlement in the world.
Houses on the canal
You can hardly get good houses on the canal under one million euros. For luxury properties, you also have to count on several million. Nowadays famous doctors, politicians, actors and other personalities of international public life live in Empuriabrava. Selected Property is your local real estate agent.
A well-known landmark of Empuriabrava is the building of the yacht club in 1970s architecture.
Shops and leisure facilities
In addition to the villas and domiciles, of course, also created shops and leisure facilities. The supermarket Montserrat with restaurant was one of the first facilities that opened its doors. The couple Josep Bellot and Montserrat Vidal saw their future in Empuriabrava. The beginning was not easy but soon “Montserrat” established itself as a strong brand with many branches.
The shopping district of Empuriabrava is located on the broad, arcaded Boulevard Carles Fages de Climent. Here you will find u.a. Boutiques, shoe shops, surf shops, real estate offices and cafes.
Of course, a nightlife quickly developed. Already in 1969, the first discotheque was inaugurated. Night bars emerged and more nightclubs invited to the party. Today there are a variety of party locations.
Starting in 1968, events and sports events were organized in Empuriabrava, which were also used as image bearers for the Marina.
In Empuriabrava you can practice any kind of water sports, and there is no shortage of other leisure activities such as water sports. Skydiving, microlights, horseback riding, tennis, cycling and much more. The wide sandy beaches invite you to relax.
It is worth taking a boat trip across Empuriabrava to discover the unique concept and charm of the marina itself.