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Montsoriu Castle

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Aerial view of Montsoriu castle. Photography: O. Nicolau
Majestic castle located on top of a 633 meters high hill, within the limits of the Natural Park of Montseny, halfway between the municipal territories of Sant Feliu de Buixalieu and Arbúcies. Currently in the process of restoration, the fortress features three concentric fortified staggered enclosures, protected by Romanesque ramparts and defense towers. The interior is Gothic style.

Documented since the year 1002, significant reforms carried out in the 14th century have transformed Montsoriu in an impregnable castle - palace, residence of the viscounts of the house of Cabrera, one of of the leading families of the Principality of Catalonia. After changing the owner many times and suffering the consequences of the wars, the castle it was left practically in ruins. The Regional Council of La Selva, the current owner, is carried out since 1995 various restoration works.

The castle of Montsoriu can be visited on weekends throughout the year. To get there you have to hike on foot through a 2.8 km forest trail.

Highlights

✔ The keep. From the roof of the tower, the highest point of the enclosure, visitors enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view.
✔ The chapel of Sant Pere, pre-Romanesque.

Contact
Castell de Montsoriu
Carretera de Fogueres, s/n
www.montsoriu.cat (cat)
Tel.: +34 972 860 908
info@montsoriu.cat
Fees
Guided visit
Adults: 7,50€
Over 65 years old, 13 to 25 years old, students: 5,50€
Children up to 12 years old: free admission
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