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“A delightful oasis”

Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig
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$96.02*
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Girona and Costa Brava Tour from Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed September 12, 2012

This wonderful garden (actually 22 interconnecting gardens all overlooking the sea) built in 1927 is the eccentric dream of a Russian officer and his English wife. They were probably barmy, but the garden is balmy and clever and pretty and ... just wonderful. You can easily spend a couple of hours walking round. And in high summer there are often concerts held here with international stars.

Thank Arnold Z
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

A very well-maintained garden in a stunning setting - terraced, overlooking the sea. A wide variety of mostly exotic plants, trees & shrubs in different, contrasting garden "areas", everything well labelled. There's even a "castle" (not open to the public) & lots of modern sculptures ("installations"?), if you go for that sort of thing (we don't!). We were given a useful plan with our tickets (half -price entry of 3 Euros for pensioners) with a suggested walk around the gardens. If you follow it, the last section is the Mediterranean Garden which is large, uphill & down dale & lacking in colour when we were there. We felt we could have missed that section!
Otherwise, a most enjoyable visit.

Thank BobblenoseWarwicks
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Great views over the med and a wide variety of plants. Just right for passing an hour or two. Amazing selection of cacti plants.

Thank DougReid
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

The annual Festival at Cap Roig is stunning and should not be missed if you are in the area in the summer months. Check the website for dates & performers, book and enjoy. The moon shines on the sea as you walk down the hill towards a clifftop openair arena that seats a small audience. You are surrounded by Mediterranian pines with a backdrop of the old fort behind the stage. The line up every year is just amazing with such a wide range of things on offer that you should find something to your taste. This year alone you could have seen Bob Dylan, Neil Sedaka, Simple Minds and Kiri Te Kanawa.

Typically the evenings start late, with performers usually coming on stage at 10pm or later. Wander into the gardens around 9pm, have some appetisers and drinks and wander the paths immediately around the center of the gardens - but these are more atmospherically than effectively lit. Or bring a picnic and have a glass of cava (sparkling white wine) and join in the promenading and socializing before the performance. The locals, who make up the vast majority of the audience, often go out to eat afterwards.

Although the weather is usually perfect, on the one occasion I sat through a rainstorm to listen to Jose Carreras, the performance was cut short, everyone was told to keep their tickets and the whole thing was re-run two nights later - just lovely and NOT the typical reaction from either performers or venue's.

A very special experience

2  Thank Traveler2504
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

been here a few times so peacefull have no complaints

3  Thank Ann Marie B
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