Saturated in natural splendour and rich historic heritage, the quaint town of Sant Susanna is an ideal and idyllic place in which to embark upon energetic excursions and cultural pursuits. With its 12th century origins, Santa Susanna is awash with perfectly preserved monuments worthy of exploration; medieval chapels, authoritative watch towers and stolid castles all exude an air of ancient majesty. Gorgeous green spaces and outstanding hiking opportunities also add to the allure of this serene and special place, creating an endless list of persuasive points that will magnetise visitors to Santa Susanna.
Imposing watchtowers are undoubtedly the town’s most ubiquitous and iconic landmark; the most notable due to its talismanic turrets, blind arches and stolid structure is the Can Rates, a defensive structure whose origin dates back to Medieval times.
The Can Bonet d’Avail is arguably the most attractive of the towers due to its recent renovation; built in the 15th century, painstaking preservation has resulted in the addition of intricate decoration to this magnificent monument.
An alluring attraction that is simultaneously a scared sight and a majestic museum is Santa Susanna’s Parish Church, a wonderful whitewashed structure that houses a fascinating collection of religious art. The central painting is an astounding allegory of the town’s patron saint’s ascension to heaven. Celestial imagery and ethereal colours are prominent features of these revered works.
Combine the best of an oceanfront location with sublime Spanish specialities at the The Ship Inn, a deceptively English sounding restaurant whose signature dishes are inspired by the rich regional culinary heritage. Fish and seafood are firm favourites, so ensure you sample crispy deep fried cod or sizzling, garlic smothered king prawns for a truly traditional taste of the Spanish sea. (SNC del Pines, 08378, Santa Susanna, Spain)