Sant Antoni de Calonge
Guide to Sant Antoni de Calonge, a town located on the Costa Brava, Spain.
Costa Brava Towns - Sant Antoni de Calonge
Sant Antoni de Calonge - A town comprising two distinct parts, Sant Antoni de Calonge is located in the Baix Empordà district of the province of Girona in Catalonia, north eastern Spain. The original medieval village of Calonge is some 4 kilometres inland of the coast and the modern seaside resort Sant Antoni de Calonge, which stands between the towns of Palamos and Sant Feliu de Guixols. The town has a population of 10,009 (2007) and a municipal area of 33.57 square kilometres.
The original village of Calonge has a long and rich history, the name suggests a Roman origin and it is quite likely that there was a Roman settlement here, as there was in many other locations in the area. The first recorded mention of Calonge however, seems to have been in AD 881, relating to a donation made to the Bishop of Girona. The Calonge castle dates from the 12th to 13th centuries, other historical monuments in the town include the Sant Marti parish church which was built in the 18th century. The old town is well preserved and comprises a maze of narrow streets appearing virtually unchanged for centuries.
The modern resort area of Sant Antoni de Calonge developed from an old fishing village, it is now a popular holiday destination, attracting both Spanish and International visitors. It has some of the finest beaches and coves in the region and offers a good range of facilities, making it a perfect holiday destination.
The area is popular for water sports including sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing.
Sant Antoni de Calonge Hotels - Sant Antoni de Calonge has a selection of hotels to choose from including the Hotel Reimar, the Rosamar Hotel, the Cap Roig Hotel and the Aubi Hotel.
Sant Antoni de Calonge Markets - There are weekly markets held in Sant Antoni de Calonge on Wednesdays and Calonge on Thursdays., there is also an Easter Medieval Market held in Calonge each year.
Sant Antoni de Calonge Fiestas - The town of course holds a number of fiestas throughout the year, these include the Festa Major (July), and the Fira Dolça in May.
Sant Antoni de Calonge Camping - There are some camping facilities in Sant Antoni de Calonge, including Camping Costa Brava, Avda. Unió, s/n - 17252 - Sant Antoni de Calonge - Tel: 0034 972 650 222.
Sant Antoni de Calonge Tourist Information Office: Avinguda Catalunya, S/N, 17252 Sant Antoni, Girona (0034 972 661 714).
Sant Antoni de Calonge can be accessed from the C-31 between Sant Feliu de Guixols and Palamos, it is approximately 40 kilometres from Girona and 90 kilometres from Barcelona.
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