Montsoriu Castle

Tourist information about the castle of Montsoriu, the medieval fortress located near Arbucies
Aerial view. 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
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Contact
Montsoriu Castle
Tel.: +34 972 011 960
Website: www.montsoriu.cat
E-mail: info@montsoriu.cat
Timetable
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Timetable
January - March
Friday: 10am to 3pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm
April
Thursday and Friday: 10am to 3pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am to 6pm
Easter week
Everyday: 10am to 6pm
May - June
Thursday and Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am to 7pm
July - September 15
From Thursday to Sunday and public holidays: 10am to 7pm
September 15 - September 30
Thursday and Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am to 7pm
October - December 24
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (from 5 to 11 December open each day): 10am to 5pm
December 25 - January 1
Closed
Prices
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Prices
Adults: 6 € / 7.50 € with guide
Adults with large or single parents: 5 € / 6.50 € with guide
Teachers: 5 € / 6 € with guide
Students, young people aged 13 to 25 years, retirees, over 65 years: 4 € / 5.50 € with guide
Children under 13: free admission
How to get
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How to get
By bus. The company Hispano Hilariense has regular lines from Girona to Arbúcies, 8 km from the castle.
By train. Hostalric railway station, 10 km away. Lines R2 and R11 of suburban trains (Rodalies).
By car. Highway AP-7 (E-15), exits 10 and 11. Parking of Coll de Castellar, 3 km from the castle.
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°46'59.1"N 2°32'26.1"E / 41.783079, 2.540590
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