Santa Cristina de Aro

Magnificent beach of Santa Cristina de Aro with a backdrop of splendid mountains

Santa Cristina de Aro, a peaceful Catalan village just a stone’s throw from the Costa Brava

Santa Cristina de Aro is a picturesque village in the centre of the Costa Brava, a stone’s throw from the coast. Surrounded by magnificent, lush green countryside and cork oak trees, Santa Cristina de Aro is an ideal holiday destination for those who wish to avoid the mass tourism of the busy coast and are seeking a real Catalonian ambiance. Thanks to its ideal location, it is easily accessible fromGirona, only 31 km away, and from Barcelona, 99 km away, as well as from the French border, which is 92 km distant. The nearest airports to Santa Cristina de Aro are the Costa Brava Airport in Girona and El Prat Airport in Barcelona.

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Santa Cristina de Aro, the perfect combination of sun and mountains

The unrivalled geographical location of Santa Cristina de Aro offers holidaymakers the perfect combination of sea and mountains. Santa Cristina de Aro is only 6 kilometres from the busy tourist resort of Playa de Aro and 4 kilometres from the idyllic rocky resort of Sant Feliu de Guixols. The advantage of staying in Santa Cristina de Aro is that, after your activities on the beach, you can return to the peace and quiet of your village. Or you can relax in a magnificent holiday home or villa, with or without private pool, offered by Club Villamar.

Santa Cristina de Aro, a village with interesting attractions

In Santa Cristina de Aro there are several interesting places to discover.

  • The mediaeval parish church of Santa Cristina de Aro is composed of two naves and a transept, and it really is worth a visit. The base of the bell tower is in the Romanesque style and overlooks an ornamental tower which was constructed afterwards. The entrance door dates from the 18th century, whereas the side door was constructed in the 12th century. 300 metres west of the parish you will find the ruins of the pre-Christian church of Serrasol. From the ruins it can be deduced that this church dates from the transition period from Roman Christian cathedrals and the first pre-Romanesque churches.
  • In Santa Cristina de Aro we can also find the old railway station that, after functioning for 77 years, finally closed its doors in 1969. The train used to link Sant Feliu de Guixols and Gerona, a vital connection for transporting cork from the coast to the capital of the province. The cork industry provided the most important source of income for the region. The train took two hours for a journey of 37 km and stopped at Santa Cristina de Aro and Font Picant amongst other villages. Today the track serves as a green cycling route between Sant Feliu de Guixols and Olot.
  • In Font Picant there is an iron-rich spring which is still visited today for its medicinal benefits.
  • Every year at the end of July, Santa Cristina de Aro organizes an exuberant festival, the Fiesta Mayor. There are many other festivals and concerts held throughout the year in Santa Cristina de Aro and the surrounding areas.
Mediaeval parish church of Santa Cristina D’ Aro

Santa Cristina de Aro has three superb golf courses to delight golf lovers

Golf lovers will definitely be spoilt for choice with the holiday destination of Santa Cristina de Aro on the Costa Brava. On the outskirts of the town there is a superb 18hole golf course, the Costa Brava Golf Club. A little further into the region and you will find two more clubs that will please you: The D’Aro Golf Club and the Solius Golf Centre Pitch and Putt.

Santa Cristina de Aro, a much-appreciated gastronomic centre for Catalonian mushrooms

Gourmets will also love Santa Cristina de Aro, as here all the best of the sea and land are combined. Even the most discerning palates will be seduced. Each year, four gastronomic events are held in Santa Cristina de Aro and the neighbouring villages. With the arrival of the first autumnal rainfall, during the period from October to the end of November, the forests will be full of the delicious wild mushrooms, so very esteemed in Catalonia, that will awaken all of your senses.

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