May 17, 2014

The medieval village on a cliff in Catalonia, Spain


Catalan weekend tour: Collioure - Ceret - Prats de Mollo La Preste
(all in French Catalonia. For the rest of the tour it will be: Spanish Catalonia ):
Molló - Camprodon - Castellfollit de La Roca - Besalu
and then back to Collioure.
 
Today: The medival village Castellfollit de la Roca
 
In this photo (2 photos stitched) you should look at the upper part where you can see how Castellfollit de la Roca is situated at the top of a 50m high basalt rock.
 
From The net:
Castellfollit de la Roca
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°13′17″N 2°33′3″E
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
Province Girona
Population (2009)
Website Official website
Castellfollit de la Roca is a municipality in the comarca of Garrotxa, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The urban area is bordered by the confluence of the Fluvià and Toronell rivers, between which the town's basalt cliff rises.

The basalt cliff
The basalt crag where the town is situated is over 50 m high and almost a kilometre long. It was formed by the overlaying of two lava flows.

 
Also in this village you will find the Catalonian flag on many houses. Bringing hope that Catalonia soon will be a new state in Europe. The house in the photo was build in 1820.
 
A cobbled street in Castellfollit de la Roca
 
Another look to the medieval village at the basalt cliff
 

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