Astronomical campsite in Bassegoda

Spain

Short presentation

Creation of an astronomical observatory within a rural campsite to attract new customers.

Goals

Diversify your activity to attract new audiences.

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Albanyà is a Spanish municipality in the Alto Ampurdán region in the province of Gerona, Catalonia.
Population 157 hab
Surface 93.34 km²

Parc Bassegoda is a small campsite located in Albanyà (Girona), a municipality with less than 150 inhabitants. Its privileged position allows you to contemplate one of the most beautiful night skies in Europe. Located at the entrance to the Alta Garrotxa Area of Natural Interest in the Empordà, with miles of forest and mountains, Albanyà is a starry night oasis.

Actions implemented

The Albanyà Observatory is fully automated and has state-of-the-art astronomical equipment, in which the largest telescope in the province of Girona stands out. In 2015, the Bassegoda Park became the first camp on the Iberian Peninsula accredited by the Starlight Foundation. It also has the recognition of the IDA (International Dark Association).
Global cost (in Euros) : 87 468 €

Other information

Project's start year : 2016

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

New tourist attraction in a small rural campsite that can attract a new tourist profile.

Usefull link:
http://www.elperiodico.com/es/sociedad/20170702/inauguran-un-nuevo-observatorio-astronomico-en-albanya-girona-6142311#
https://www.bassegodapark.com/es/astronomia-observatorio/observatori-astronomic-albanya/camping-familiar-bungalows-girona

Structure

Càmping Bassegoda, SL (Company, Private structure )
Ctra. de Bassegoda
17733 Albanyà, Girona
609574092 esteve@bassegodapark.com
Contact : Esteve Guerra Serra
https://www.bassegodapark.com/en/familiar-camping-bungalows-girona

Supported by LEADER

Supported by Catalan Integrated Rural Development Association : https://adrinoc.cat/ca/