In the small municipality of La Vajol, located in the Alt Empordà and very close to the border with France, you can find very authentic holiday cottages and ideal tourist accommodation to enjoy this town so linked to the history of Exile and the Spanish Civil War. A town also located in the Salines - Bassegoda mountain area and ideal for hiking, mountain bike routes or military and cultural tourism.

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What can I do in La Vajol and its holiday cottages?

Are you passionate about history and nature? La Vajol, a small town in Alt Empordà located on the border with France, has it all. On the one hand, it is located in Les Salines - Bassegoda and, on the other, it is a town closely linked to the republican exile during the Spanish Civil War. You can, therefore, practice hiking, mountain biking routes, enjoy its viewpoints or visit the monuments linked to the war.

The history of La Vajol and its surroundings

Year 1937. The president of the government of the Republic, Juan Negrín, decides that La Vajol, this small place on the border, is the ideal place to keep the treasure of the Republic, in case of losing the war. Negrín confiscates the Mina Canta and adapts it to house the gold of the Republic and works of art from the Prado Museum in Madrid. Works that, subsequently, when the war was already being lost, were transferred to the League of Nations in Switzerland. In addition, during the last days of the dispute and before going into exile, Negrín himself settled in Vajol, specifically in Can Barris . And, subsequently, it was done by Manuel Azaña, president of the Republic. La Vajol, therefore, was the last capital of Spain during the Second Republic.

What to do during your stay at a tourist accommodation in La Vajol?

Remember the historical events and visit monuments

If you like history, in La Vajol you have a few unmissable places: For starters, the Canta o d'en Negrín mine, known for housing the treasure of the Republic and works of art from the Prado Museum. Since this small border town with France was also one of the paths of the Spanish exile, you will find a monument to the exile there. A bronze sculpture that pays tribute to the refugees of the Civil War and depicts a man and his daughter, who has lost a leg. You can also visit Can Barris, one of the farms in the area and the place where, for a short time, Juan Negrín, president of the government of the Republic, settled.

Hiking and mountain bike routes through Les Salines - Bassegoda

La Vajol is part of Les Salines - Bassegoda and, therefore, its mountainous terrain is ideal for hiking or mountain biking. On the one hand, if you go by bike you can choose the route that goes from La Vajol to Les Salines. On foot, you can take the route from Coll de Lli to Coll de Manrella or, if you like history, opt for the Exile Route. It can be done on foot, by bicycle or by car and passes through the most emblematic places of the exile of 1939. Finally, it is worth going to the Empordà viewpoint, located on the road that goes to Maçanet de Cabrenys and from where you can see one of the best views over the Empordà plain.

Frequently asked questions about rural accommodations near La Vajol

How far from La Vajol is the nearest beach?

The nearest beaches are just 29 km away from La Vajol in a straight line. Discover the best beaches of the Catalan coast from our rural houses.

How far from Barcelona is La Vajol?

La Vajol is only 125 km away from Barcelona as the crow flies. Our charming houses await you there!

Services and proposals near La Vajol

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Nearby locations

Barcelona

Sagrada familia, La Pedrera, La Rambla, Camp Nou...
125 km

Girona

The Cathedral, the Rambla, the Stone Bridge, the old quarter, the houses of the Onyar
47 km

Figueres

Dalí Museum, La Rambla, Castillo de San Fernando, Plaza Mayor
20 km

Peralada

The Castle, medieval town, the wines
20 km

Closest beaches

Garbet beach

29 km

Barques beach (dogs are admited)

29 km

Sant Jordi beach in Llançà (dogs are admitted)

29 km

Cap Ras beach

30 km

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Great Buffet

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Pizzeria la Piazza

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Can Pau

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La LLar de Pagès

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Supermarkets

El Sol

La Jonquera
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Esclat

La Jonquera
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Sant Climent Sescebes
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Bon Preu

Figueres
20 km

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Bakery

Gibrat Paradeda
15 km

Basic store

Can Martí
9.4 km

Butcher shop

Can Malet
15 km

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Fish shop
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Pharmacy
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Figueres Hospital
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Reference hospital

Doctor Josep Trueta Hospital
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At Naturaki we do not book more than 12 months in advance.

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