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Architectural and monumental heritage

The whimsical layout of its narrow streets, the impressive medieval centre, the rich cultural life, the friendly shops and the affable character of the people will make you enjoy your stay with us all the more.

Montgrí castle:

Montgrí Castle is today the symbol of Torroella de Montgrí. The uncompleted fortress was built between 1294 and 1301 to flaunt the superiority of King Jaume II over the local Counts of Empúries, and affords excellent views of the spectacular surrounding landscape. From the top of one of its towers there is a 360º panoramic view of the whole Empordà area. By looking northwards and turning slowly in an anti-clockwise direction you will see the Bay of Roses, Empúries, Canigó Massif, the Pyrenees, Montseny Massif, the Gavarres Mountains, the Baix Ter and L’Estartit Bay with the Medes Islands.


Suggested itinerary:
Montgrí Castle, Santa Caterina hermitage, Cau del Duc cave. Departure from Torroella de Montgrí. Leave your car in the car park and continue on foot from Plaça del Lledoner. Go up Carrer de Fàtima, and at the end of this street you will see a sign indicating Montgrí Castle. From here on, follow the red and white markings on stones along the way. When you reach the large cross, you can either continue on down through the valley towards Santa Caterina hermitage or follow the path up to the right until you get to the castle. About 50 m before the top, you will see an indication to Cau del Duc cave.


A relaxing stroll around old Torroella will allow you to savour all the charm of this town.

 

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