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Santa Susanna is perfectly placed for exploring Catalonia - the wild and ruggedly beautiful coastline of the Costa Brava is just to the north, the exciting city of Barcelona is only 58 kilometres south and a host of major attractions are within easy reach.
You'll no doubt want to start by getting to know the resort and its immediate surroundings. Visit the fortified castle of Can Rates with its 16th century watch tower, built to protect the local population from pirates and other sea borne invaders. Nearby is the Capilla de Santa Susanna, a small chapel dating back to the pre-Roman era.
The local parish church of Santa Susanna boasts some beautiful murals and the chapel of La Mare de Deu de Gracia is also worth a visit, if only for the wonderful panoramic views.
If you're visiting in August you'll be able to join in the biggest fiesta of the year in honour of the town's patron saint Santa Susanna. The celebrations involve round-the-clock music, dancing, feasting and general merrymaking in the streets. This is your chance to see the famous Sardana - the local folk dance which has become an important emblem of Catalonia. Participants join hands and dance in circles to symbolise the brotherhood and unity which have long bound the Catalonian people.
May sees another important fiesta, the feast of Sant Isidre which takes place on the Sunday closest to May 15th. In December, during the 'Puente de Purisima' public holiday, there's an international horseback race, the 'Raid Hipico', between Santa Susanna and Barcelona.
Nature lovers, hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders will enjoy a trip into the Massif Montnegre national reserve - the mountainous wooded area behind the town where there are several ancient springs so you can quench your thirst with some deliciously cool fresh mountain water.
And for the sea lovers, Santa Susanna boasts neverending sand beaches with scores of 'chiringuitos' (beach bars) and countless services.