Reservoir built in the 60’s for energy production, supplying water to Figueres and the watering systems of the plain. It has also become a meeting place for the practice of water sports, as well recreation, hiking and mountain biking.
OBSERVATIONS Guided visits of the dam are available with advance reservations.
Extensive scarcely populated pre-Pyrenean area, dominated by oaks and Holm oaks. Recreational activities like hiking and rural tourism live alongside traditional activities of the local population. It has a great cultural heritage, legacy of its agriculture and livestock past: country manors, shrines, coalmines, etc.
Inhabited since remote times, Roses possesses one of the most complete and impressive megalithic itineraries of the Costa Brava. Three large dolmens conserve the memory of the area's first settlers: the Creu d'en Cobertella (3000-2700 BC), the Llit de la Generala (3200 BC) and the Cap de l'Home. The Creu d'en Cobertella, the largest dolmen in Catalonia, dates from the Neolithic and was declared a historic-artistic monument in 1964. It has a large gallery covered by a four-ton slab which measures 5.20 m long, 2.45 m wide and 2.14 high. The tour around the origins of the town also reveals the funeral chamber of the Casa Cremada and its two menhirs (4th-3rd millennia BC), and the cave-dolmen of the Rec de la Cuana, from 2500 BC.
It is one of the two Greek settlements known until know on the Iberian Peninsula. Historical collection that links together two different cultures: the Greeks (6th century A.C.) and the Romans (218 A.C.), although the majority of the visible remains correspond to the era in which the Greek and Roman city was established as a single municipality....