Begur, Spain

Begur Spanish: Bagur, is a Catalan municipality in the province of Girona, northeastern Spain. It is located in the comarca of Baix Empordà.

Location and description

Begur is situated 32 kilometers east of Girona on the Costa Brava. The historic center is located on a hill whose peak is dominated by the ruins of a medieval castle.


In Begur has to offer beside the castle ruins numerous defense towers from the 16th century as well as houses and villas of rich have returned to their native Spain and America - Cuba - emigrants from the 19th century. The castle was built by knights Arnust de Begur built in the 11th century. The destruction of this Castells took place in 1810 during the Napoleonic Wars.


The following eight rocky and sandy beaches are located in the municipality of Begur and are due to their location in the small coves of this very rugged part of the coast with the most scenic of the entire Costa Brava:

  • Sa Riera
  • Illa Roja
  • El Raco
  • Aiguablava
  • Fornells
  • Platja Fonda
  • Sa Tuna
  • Aiguafreda