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Friday, July 8, 2011

Begur, Costa Brava


The small medieval town of Begur on the Spanish Costa Brava (Mediterranean Coast)--first feudal lord in the written history of the area was in the 11th Century--De Begur. It is a Catalan Mediterranean paradise: narrow, twisting streets leading to the ruins of an 11th C Castell. Pirate towers everywhere--to protect the town's people from attacking pirates and sweeping views of the Med with gorgeous beaches. We may stay for a long while...send the children please :)
What is left of the Castell Begur in the back ground. Napoleon's troops destroyed it in the 18th C.
Begur and a view of the Mediterranean Sea.
Main Cathedral in the town center.
Town center.

Begur police station.
Interior of main cathedral.
Peter on steps of main cathedral.
One of many of Begur's pirate towers. When pirates attacked the village--the residents hid inside and removed the wooden steps behind them in the tower so it made it difficult for pirates to get them.
The short doorways.
Peter just outside our Hotel--Hotel Rosa.
A Begur home on the street as we climb to the Castell.
The oldest Begur church-built in the 11th C and later destroyed and rebuilt.
Begur, Costa Brava, Catalonia. Yes, they speak Catalan here.
View of town center from Castell hill.
Begur and the Mediterranean.
Ruins of De Begur Castell.
Peter and I at De Begur Castell.
Pirate tower above the Mediterranean.
Me at De Begur Castell.
View of Mediterranean from Castell.
Resting in Begur town center.
Peter, dreaming about being a pirate of the Mediterranean....

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