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Castelló d'Empúries

Castelló d’Empúries, the chief town of Empordà in the Middle Ages, now combines its history, as the seat of an earldom, with a thriving agriculture.

Life goes on slowly there. Vestiges of its past include the old prison (in use until recently), the Jewish quarter (or call), the trade market (or Llotja), the Counts’ Palace, convents and monasteries, walls, mansions, and the Gothic Church of Santa Maria.

The church, which has a Romanesque belfry, is the size of a basilica because the town aspired to become an episcopal see. This never happened but it is still known as “the Cathedral of Empordà”. Its large organ has an exceptionally fine sound. A renowned Medieval Festival is held in Castelló each September.



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Castelló d'Empúries Photos

Pa de la Tramuntana, Ecomuseu Farinera

Santa Maria d'Empúries facade, Castelló d'Empúries

Inscriptions des prisonniers sur les mûrs de la Prison de Castelló d'Empúries

Gamos y flamencos se cruzan en los Humedales del Ampurdán

Pit-roig als Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Convent de Santa Clara, Castelló d'Empúries

Villages near Castelló d'Empúries

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    3.5 miles away
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    8.1 miles away
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  • Roses
    8.3 miles away
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  • Siurana
    8.6 miles away
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    9.4 miles away
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    Dalí pays tribute to the genius of the Alt Empordà. It is because Figueres is the capital of the Tramuntana, the strong north wind that brings forth ingenuity. A medium-sized city situated in the Empordà plain, it has been a capital since modern times.

  • Garriguella
    9.5 miles away
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  • Cabanes
    9.6 miles away
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    9.7 miles away
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  • Torroella de Fluvià
    9.7 miles away
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