The village of Albanyà, only 12.9 kilometres from Mas El Brugué, has a fully automated astronomical observatory and has the largest telescope in the province of Girona. The facilities are located in the Camping Bassegoda Park but are designed to be used independently and are intended to work for the dissemination and scientific research. The Albanyà Astronomical Observatory has been awarded the IDA seal of approval, making it the first international park with a sky free of light pollution in Spain.

Albanyà is surrounded by almost 100 square kilometres of forest. This exceptional location protects it from the light pollution of nearby towns and villages and makes it one of the best places in Catalunya and Western Europe to see the sky.

One of the main activities is the astronomical baptisms, which bring the wonderful world of astronomy to groups of up to 50 people, both children and adults. During the welcome, seniors can enjoy a welcome glass of cava. Then, with the help of a laser beam, the visitors, children too, learn how to find their way around the wonderful skies of Albanyà and find the Pole Star.

The team of astronomers will take you on an audiovisual tour of the firmament, adapting the content of the astronomical baptism to the meteorological circumstances of the moment and the time of year in which we find ourselves, so that the experience is as enriching as possible. Different experiences can be enjoyed depending on the season of the year.

More details about the activity

  • Duration: approximately 2 hours.
  • Meeting point: entrance to Bassegoda Park campsite (in front of reception).
  • Location: Camí de Bassegoda, s/n, 17733 Bassegoda, Girona