The Torroella population is in the BaixEmporda Girona region, at the foot of the Massif de Montgri and the banks of the River Ter. Just a few minutes’ drive from the coastal village of L’Estartit. The main attraction of Torroella is its medieval core, with narrow streets and stone buildings that will make you go back in time.
If possible, it is best to make the visit on Monday morning when the weekly market is held and the population is very lively. We recommend starting the walk through the historic center in the Plaza de la Vila, which is the nerve center of the town, where all activities like Sardana dances, market, outdoor concerts or any celebration are held. It is an arcaded square from where you can visit the Church of Santa Maria and Puerta de Santa Caterina.
If you get here you cannot miss a visit to the Castillo Montgri, which rises majestically and looks challenging at the top of a hill. This is a military fortification of square shape with impressive walls of 13m high, which began being built in 1294 by King Jaume II and was under construction for 10 years, but because of political clashes and power struggles remained unfinished. The building is in good condition and from there you can enjoy fantastic views of the coast and the Medes Islands. We recommend starting the journey to the castle leaving the car in the parking lot and starting the journey on foot from the Plaza del lledoner and Fatima Street.
Another recommended visit is the old bridge over the River Ter where well preserved remains of the medieval walls are held.