They say Empordà is like Tuscany Catalana, a land rich with great treasures and history, it has a multitude of medieval villages carved in stone, of which you will fall in love.
The streets, towers and churches of medieval villages will make you travel in time to witches and superstitions, reigned by knights and donkeys. Crafts such as ceramics and typical products such as cloth annealing (fresh cheese) can still be found in these villages full of charm.
From Els Masos d’en Coll you are very close and they are a must see:
- Peratallada: probably one of the most beautiful villages in Catalonia. Built on the rock itself, with impressive walls, Castle-Palace and the Tower of Homeland. Do not forget to visit a small ceramic workshop where you can also become a ceramicist.
- Pals: impressive medieval town of S.IX, we recommend the views from the Pedró viewpoint, where you can see the Medes Islands, the masies of Montgrí, the Canigó and the Albera mountain range.
- Cruïlles-Monells: two small towns in dimensions, but very large in history and beauty.
The list would be very long, but we will add: Palau-Sator, Begur, Cruïlles, Vulpellac, Púbol and La Pera. And as always, once you are in the Masos, we will continue to recommend the magical places of the Empordà.
It is one of the most important nuclei of Catalonia in terms of medieval architecture, so it has been declared a historical-artistic and cultural center of national interest.
Peratallada with its extraordinary attraction and beauty, it preserves today its ancient feudal appearance, with narrow and winding streets, and numerous entrances and outings, where the fortified castle stands out with its tower of the Homage, the palace ( s. XIV-XIV), the walls (s.XII-XIII) and the church of Sant Esteve (Romanesque of the early thirteenth century), in addition to the great moat that surrounds the town,
In the town of Forallac, where you will find the village of Peratallada you can enjoy various routes such as the Dolmens Route, La Fonteta -Fitor, The Romanesque and Iberian Path Route, the Paseo de la Medieval Emporda and the March of the Guilles
Pals is a village on the top of a mountain of low altitude, formerly covered by ponds that were dried and currently used to grow rice. Pals is characterized by being formed by 3 major nuclei:
The first one, located at the top; the Poble Medieval de Pals from which you can enjoy spectacular views, including the Sant Pere Church, the bell tower and the Torre de les Hores. The second, on the way to Pals beach is Els Masos de Pals which was formed by a group of fortified farmhouses that have a great architectural value, in which the church of Masos de Pals stands out. And for the last, the nucleus of Platja de Pals 3.5 km long.
In summary, Pals is a place where the beach and the mountains merge creating a dream place where spending a few hours with family will be very pleasing and also has a fantastic cuisine, culture and history
They are part of the medieval villages that can be found in the province of Griona, where we can find a myriad of preserved monuments of the time such as La Torre de Cruïlles, built during the second half of the 11th century or the Monastery of Sant Miquel de Creus which retains Romanesque paintings and the remains of Isabel of Hungary, these are not the only monuments you can find in these 3 municipalities, so if you want to know more about them, do not hesitate and come and meet them.
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