Banyoles, where Nessie's Spanish cousin lives

According to legend, hundreds of years ago, in the dark waters of the Banyoles Lake in Girona, north eastern Spain, there lived a great monster who terrorised the local people. Then, in the eighth century, the French monk St Emeterio coaxed the beast from the lake with prayers, and transformed it into a peaceful herbivore. It's said the creature still lives in the depths today. Why not pay it a visit?

Click on the photo to see more of the area where Nessie's cousin lives