In the small village of Vilabertran, located in the Alt Empordà and very close to Figueres and Peralada, you can find very authentic holiday cottages and tourist accommodation ideal for enjoying this village on the Empordà plain. An area known, above all, for the architectural ensemble of the Canònica de Santa Maria de Vilabertran and ideal for family and cultural tourism.

What can I do in Vilabertran and its holiday cottages?

If you want to get to know the popular Canònica de Santa Maria de Vilabertran , don't hesitate any longer: Vilabertran lacks people! This small town in the Alt Empordà, located near Figueres and Peralada, is known, above all, for its monastery and for always being the vegetable garden of the capital of the Alt Empordà.

The history of Vilabertran and its surroundings

The history of this small town on the Empordà plain is closely linked to that of the monastery of Santa Maria de Vilabertran. Although the municipality grew around the monastery, before its construction there was already a small settlement with a small church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The canonry was erected where the church was and was founded by Pere Rigau who, in the 11th century, gathered a community of clergy there and began to build the monastery. The Canon of Santa Maria de Vilabertran was consecrated in 1100 by the Bishop of Girona. As a historical curiosity: in the 13th century, the bond between James II of Aragon and Blanca of Anjou was celebrated there. In Vilabertran, however, you will not find old houses, probably because of the Sant Lluc flood of 1940, the most important of the 20th century.

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

Get to know the Canònica of Santa Maria de Vilabertran

Without a doubt, if you are staying in a rural house in this small town in the Empordà plain, you must visit the monastic complex of Santa Maria de Vilabertran , one of the best-preserved examples of medieval canonical architecture built between the 12th and 13th centuries. This architectural ensemble was initially formed by a central cloister that communicates with the monastic outbuildings and the church. The most unique element is the processional cross, the largest piece of Gothic goldsmithing in Catalonia. Later, the canonry was expanded with the funeral chapel of the Rocabertí, the abbey palace and the walled courtyard. All in all, it deserves a good visit. In addition, it currently hosts the Schubertíada concerts.

Stroll by the Abat Rigau fountain and the waterwheels

If you feel like walking, you can't miss the waterwheels of Vilabertran. There are more than twenty of them! Most of them are in the fields and orchards on the outskirts of the town and had, therefore, an exclusively agricultural use. Others, however, are also in the town centre, such as the one in Carrer Josep Reig i Palau and the one in Plaça dels Hortalans. Another way to discover the landscape of the Empordà plain. You can also go as far as the Abat Rigau spring, a few meters from the monastery, where you will find a jet of water and an ideal area for a picnic.

Latest opinions from our guests staying near Vilabertran

9.6

Average grade at Vilabertran

Opinions are 100% real and written by people like you.
We do not expect all of them to be perfect, we prefer them to be authentic.
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17/11/2023

MontseNiu de l'Albera - With the family

A perfect house in an exceptional environment.

The house is very clean and with all the comforts. We recommend it.
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17/11/2023

CarlosMas Garriguella del Camp - With friends

Quiet environment with all amenities

A perfectly equipped house in a quiet and natural environment. A great option to enjoy a few days of calm in the Alt Empordà.
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27/10/2023

JudithLa Balma - With the family

Fantastic stay: great house, lack of appliance maintenance and missing some details.

We spent a fantastic weekend (2 nights) in La Balma. The house and its layout are perfect, all rooms have a bathroom and the size of the common areas and exteriors is very large. I loved the gas stove with 5 burners and the spectacularly sized oven, although in the end we didn't use it. But not everything has been excellent. I would like to explain why I have given only 3 stars for cleanliness and maintenance. The house is very good, but the appliances lack maintenance. The refrigerator door does not have any bucket for drinks, etc., so everything has to go inside, and it is very small. Even so, the worst thing is the dishwasher since, when you put the dishwasher tablet, it doesn't close and you have to leave it loose. I don't know if that's the reason, but the dishes are dirty and when we took them out, we had to wash everything by hand. We no longer used the dishwasher, it was time to wash... 8 people having breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus various snacks and drinks, is quite a lot of job. I reported this upon departure and they told me that they would take it into account... but I just read an opinion from 6 months ago where this problem was already warned, with the same response and the problem remains unresolved. The cleaning we found in the kitchen utensils, glasses and cups was average. The rest of the cleaning is very good. Although the games room has excess dust, it is not only because of the stone walls and it is irremediable. By the way, the game room is fantastic! In fact, us, who are very gamers and our intention was to live together and not go on excursions, arrived with organized tournaments because they already put the games they have on the website, although we missed the badminton net, and the soccer goals, but we got along fine without them. On the other hand, you have to grease the foosball bars, some of them are so hard that they brake... and you can't play billiards because all the balls accumulate together. We leveled it with things we found there, it is not very difficult. We unbalanced it to leave the house with everything in its place, just as we found it. My favorite outdoor area is the terrace on the first floor, with access from the kitchen, the living room and one of the bedrooms. It is where the grill is, very well preserved and with a good size. We used it one of the days and it is perfect. Although it says that there is 1 bag of charcoal and a pack of ignition pills, we already knew that one bag was not enough for 1 barbecue for 8 people, and there were no ignition pills. Thank goodness we were proactive and also brought another bag and pills. There we left what we had left over so that the following can use it. And some more barbecue utensils would be appreciated (there are only some tongs and a poker to move the embers), as well as some to clean it because there is nothing. Once again, we were proactive and we took it ourselves, but that's not what it's about. There should be. The location is good and you can get there very directly without having to travel kilometers on regional roads. The town is very quiet, they don't even have a store, something we already knew beforehand. In a pinch, 500 m away there is a gas station with shops that have lots of things, and right next door, a bar-restaurant-agri-food store with some local products. The deal with Emilia has been very good. On Saturday after 10:00 p.m., we found ourselves without hot water, we called her and she solved the problem. The quality-price rate is good. Would we repeat? If they really fix the dishwasher, yes.

Naturaki respond: Thank you very much for your detailed and constructive opinion Judith, it will help us improve some aspects of our house. We are also glad that you had a good stay at La Balma. In reference to the dishwasher, after the first notice it was fixed, now we have changed it so that it does not happen again and we will do the same with the fridge. With respect to the games, we get to work so that everything is as it should be, with the instructions you have given us it will be very easy for us. We are sorry that you have found these shortcomings, and we hope that on another occasion you can feel more comfortable. We hope to see you again on another occasion, Emilia.
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09/09/2023

OscarLa Balma - With the family

Weekend with friends and family

The house is fantastic to be with family and friends. It has everything to enjoy and rest. The attention from the owners has been a 10. The town is small and very quiet. If you need something you have to go by car, but we already knew that before going. In the surroundings you have places to visit.
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08/09/2023

Joan Maria Mas Espígol - With the family

Fighting with the passage of time is not easy

The small negative differences compared to our previous stay derive from the difficulty of immediately correcting inevitable but correctable wear and tear. Cheer up Jordi!

Naturaki respond: Thank you very much for leaving us your opinion, Joan Maria. We are glad that you had a good stay at Mas Espígol. Indeed, as you indicated and as I explained to you at the entrance, there were two facade lights that did not work, and that the plumber would try to come and fix during your stay, luckily all the rest of the exterior lighting it worked The plumber couldn't come and fix it right away. They were fixed after your stay. I am sorry that this incident caused you inconvenience and that it could not be resolved as immediately as possible as we would have liked. We hope to see you again on another occasion, Jordi.
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19/08/2023

FabienNiu de l'Albera - With friends

Very well located and very clean

House very well located, very clean. The bedding is really great. Despite the heat, the inside of the house remained cool. Pleasant exterior. We just need a little more dishes available but that's just a detail.

Frequently asked questions about rural accommodations near Vilabertran

What is the usual price of a rural house in Vilabertran?

On average, booking a rural house in Vilabertran for a weekend costs between 35€ and 47€ per person per night and for a full week between 22€ and 37€ per person per night, depending on the season and the capacity of the house. You can check the available houses with the price and availability 100% updated on our website.

What is the average score of rural houses in Vilabertran?

Our rural houses in Vilabertran have an average rating of 9.6 (out of 10) based on 1.601 real Naturaki guest reviews. Nothing more reliable than the opinions of our most demanding customers.

How many dog friendly villas do you have in Vilabertran?

In Vilabertran, 8 of our houses accept dogs, with a maximum of 2 dogs per booking and a supplement of 40€ per dog. Check the available houses that accept dogs in Vilabertran on our website.

How many houses with a pool do you have in Vilabertran?

In Vilabertran we have 10 rural houses with swimming pools of all sizes and colours. The outdoor swimming pools in our houses are open from Easter until the end of October. See here the [link_search_piscina] houses with pool in [place_name] available on our website.[fi_link_search_piscina]

How many villas with fireplaces do you have in Vilabertran?

In Vilabertran we have 11 charming houses with fireplaces. From October to April we will leave 20 kg of firewood for free next to the fireplace. Check here the houses with fireplaces available in Vilabertran on our website.

How far from Vilabertran is the nearest beach?

The nearest beaches are just 14 km away from Vilabertran in a straight line. Discover the best beaches of the Catalan coast from our rural houses.

How far from Barcelona is Vilabertran?

Vilabertran is only 120 km away from Barcelona as the crow flies. Our charming houses await you there!

Services and proposals near Vilabertran

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Nearby locations

Barcelona

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

Girona

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

Figueres

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

Peralada

The Castle, medieval town, the wines
3.6 km

Closest beaches

Rubina Beach (dogs are admitted)

14 km

Sant Pere Pescador beach

14 km

Palangrers Beach

17 km

Cau del Llop

17 km

Nearby restaurants

La Tagliatella

2.4 km

Motel Empordà

2.5 km

Can Badó

2.6 km

Sidreria Txot's

2.7 km

Supermarkets

Bon Preu

Figueres
2.2 km

Carrefour

Vilatenim
2.3 km

Mercadona

Figueres
3.4 km

Ametller Origen

Figueres
3.5 km

Other services

Bakery

Sant Pau
2.3 km

Basic store

Ca la Montserrat
64 m

Butcher shop

Can Manera
2.3 km

Fish shop

Nuri fish shop
88 m

Pharmacy

Farmàcia Carme Rigall Carré
2.4 km

Nearest hospital

Figueres Hospital
2.8 km

Reference hospital

Doctor Josep Trueta Hospital
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