The pirates attacked our coasts since the 16th century. The Medes Islands
were a refuge for pirates of all kinds, specially the Berber. On top of the Meda
Gran, the Consuls of Torroella commanded the construction of a watchtower.
Later on, the Order of Saint Sepulchre built a monastery. The pirates carried
out the assaults to the land from the Meda Gran. Some farmhouses
constructed towers of defence to protect themselves from those assaults.
Now, by adding a little more fantasy, we recall those difficult times and
celebrate the Pirates’ and Privateers’ Festival of the Medas Islands.