The Catalan lands hide unique places, countless idyllic corners that deserve to be visited, and moreover, to be lived. Today we make a trip back in time to visit 6 medieval towns of Catalonia; 6 medieval towns with a very special charm that are optimal for a getaway:
Castellfollit de la Roca
Just look at the silhouette of this town and you will be amazed. This impressive village located in the Volcanic Zone of La Garrocha stands on a basalt cliff with more than 50 meters high, an authentic natural wall. With the distinctive of being one of the towns of Spain with less than a square kilometer extension, it belongs to the legal party of Olot, and undoubtedly, it is worth a walk through its Old Town.
A few kilometers from the previous town we find this majestic municipality that keeps intact the essence of the Middle Ages. You can still access the town by its stone bridge like in past times. Walking along its cobble streets stands out the Monastery of Sant Pere and the ancient Jewish baths, two corners with a lot of history.
The enormous beauty of this small town is due to its perfectly preserved medieval architecture, for it was declared a historic-artistic site. A walk around the wall can be a good start to astonish us with the charm of this small town that does not exceed 500 inhabitants.
We approach Costa Brava to discover Pals, a small medieval village that sits between mountains enhancing its beauty. Strolling through its old town, recently restored, we can marvel at decorative and defensive elements from various eras that manifest the history that the town has lived. Do not forget to visit its interesting Museum of Underwater Archeology, located in one of the most impressive houses of the municipality.
Located on an impressive limestone rock overlooking the swamp that bears its name, we find Siurana, considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Tarragona. The remains of its fortress are still there, which was the protagonist in the battle between Moors and Christians leaving a multitude of legends to the town. The setting, furthermore, is a place of pilgrimage for climbers from all over the world.
We finish on the banks of the Ebro to visit Miravet, where its ancient castle welcomes us, a building that was headquarters of the Templars and their last resistance. A highlight of the village is its mill that seems to emerge from the Ebro, but it is certainly the whole town and the environment that will amaze you.