Passeig Darder, num. 10, 17820 Banyoles, Girona, Espanya
Banyoles could be defined as a water city with medieval origins. The history and life of this municipality has always centred around its lake, which, although an outstanding natural phenomenon, is not the only jewel in this city’s crown. The lake’s influence extends beyond the twenty fisheries that surround it, the Neolithic site of La Draga and the Estunes forest to buildings of great historic value, such as the monastery of Sant Esteve, the church of Santa Maria dels Turers, the Llotja del Tint, the Pia Almoina, the Gothic-style wall and the thirteenth century Plaça Major, which combine to make it one of the most unique and desirable cities to live in in Catalonia.