A glass village since the XNUMXth century, Palau-del-Vidre invites you to discover this age-old know-how and opens the doors to its impressive heritage!
The Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption, completely renovated, conceals many treasures. Two Gothic altarpieces from the XNUMXth century, a Renaissance altarpiece, rare objects, the mysterious Opening Virgin, the tabernacle of Honorat Rigau, the embroidered screed in the XNUMXth century in Barcelona… So many riches that retrace an exceptional historical journey!
The passion for glass...
The village of Palau-del-Vidre, Catalan for “Glass Palace”, lives up to its name! In the heart of the historic center, glassmakers, stained glass artists and glass engravers perpetuate a tradition dating back more than 8 centuries. Visit the workshops of our craftsmen to dive into the fascinating world of this know-how. You will meet talented creators who will introduce you to the different techniques of their work: Fusing, enamelling, engraving, mosaic, murrine, glass paste, sandblasting, but also the well-known cane blowing and with a torch.
Application BALUDIK invites you to follow the circuit “Palau-del-Vidre, the Palace of Glass”, a real treasure hunt to do with family or friends. Wander the streets of the village to discover the art of glassmaking by observing the various techniques in the workshops of our craftsmen.
The art of glassmaking lives intensely on the occasion of the “Glass Summer” in Palau-del-Vidre. Every week in July and August, 5 to 6 glassmakers present their latest creations.
Highlight not to be missed: the International Glass Festival, in honor of the activity, brings together many French and foreign glassmakers every summer!
Live your favorite activity in a green, calm and peaceful setting! the body of water Sant Marti offers a particularly pleasant environment for walking along its shores, with preserved vegetation that hosts a rich and diversified fauna.
A real paradise for fishermen and model makers, the lake also offers a relaxation and picnic area on the peninsula where you can fully enjoy the beauty of the place. For the more athletic, a fitness trail of about 2 km has been set up around the lake.
Good to know
All kinds of peaches can be practiced according to the seasons! The activity is regulated by a local association (office at the entrance to the lake) which informs you of the conditions and prices in force and issues permits for the day.
En bike or to cheval, there are plenty of opportunities here to explore the Catalan landscape!
Stroll through the vineyards aboard comfortable carts or share unforgettable moments with other riders during exceptional horseback rides, in the company of experienced supervisors.
Are you more into cycling during your holidays? The “Louques des Albères”, the Eurovélo8 or the Pirinexus near the village invite you to stroll between plains, mountains and the Mediterranean!