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ALT EMPORDÀ / PN de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa
THE EXPERIENCE Astronomy and nature. Enjoying the stars in full nature is possible at the Empordà. The region has different places with an exceptional quality of open air spaces with little light pollution that are ideal for stargazing.

We can find different stargazing proposals, from astronomical baptisms to paired dinners under the stars, all of them very interesting and enriching. If you are a nature lover and you like outdoor activities, this can be a good adventure.

Come explore the planets of the solar system, the nebulae or the galaxies using professional telescopes, you will live the magic of the night learning the basic notions of astronomy and practicing observation through a telescope. Or simply come and get to know the main constellations and learn how to orientate yourself at night.
BEAR IN MIND Difficulty: Low
Duration: Between 2 and 3 hours 
Languages:  Catalan, Spanish, English
Material: Comfortable and warm clothes, headlamp
Season: Year-round
Starting Point: Astronomy Observatory of Albanyà



WHAT CAN I DO Albanyà astronomical observatory: Activities for astronomy professionals: support for scientific research from the Albanyà astronomical observatory (research of asteroids and planets outside the solar system, known as exoplanets, etc.).

Astronomical baptisms: for families or for schools, visitors explore the planets of the solar system, nebulae or galaxies using the telescope. The Observatory also has different programs of educational activities.
Guided tours and star nights: Guided tours during summer nights, where you can learn how to recognize stars and constellations, either with direct observation at first sight or with telescopes. Do not forget to equip yourself with a lantern so you do not miss a detail of the route. You can do these visits at the municipalities of Cadaqués, Llançà, Roses and Castelló de Empúries.

Paired dinner under the stars: The activity, which is proposed by a winery in the region in collaboration with the astronomy collective of the territory, allows you to taste under the stars a menu based of local products, chosen for the occasion and paired with observati on guided from the sky during summer nights. You can live this experience in Mollet de Peralada.
+ INFORMATION Alt Empordà Tourism association
C. Nou, 48 17600 Figueres
Tel. 972 51 44 31
OTHER PROPOSALS Cycling through la Garrotxa: Carrilet Olot-Girona
Itinerary through green cyclo-routes that passes through the old train lane that linked Olot and Girona.

Flying on hot air balloon over the Garrotxa
Balloon flight to visualize the volcanic landscape of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa.

La Garrotxa on foot
Hiking routes through different thematic itineraries.    

Discovering the “d’en Jordà” beech forest
Visit to the Fageda Foundation and discover the beechwood “d’en Jordà” in horse carriage.
Discover the Pedra Tosca Park
Get to know the Park of Pedra Tosca in Catalan donkey.