Castelló d'Empúries

Walking around the mediaeval nucleus of Castelló and its surrounding is like going on a voyage through history. During this voyage you can visit the Basilica of Santa Maria and its Parrochial Museum (c. XII-XVIII), la Casa Gran (c.XV), the Wall, Portal de la Gallarda (c. XI-XIV), the Convent of Sant Domènech (c. XIV), the Convent of Santa Clara (c. XIII-XVII), the Old Bridge (c. XIII), the Washing Place, the museum of The Prison (c. XIV), and the Farinera-Ecomuseum. The principal celebrations in Castelló d’Empúries have a special traditional significance and form a part of the history of the County Town: “la festa de la Candelera” on 2nd February and “la festa del Carme”, patron saint of fishermen on 16th July are two of the most popular. On September 11th each year the town takes a leap back in time to the medieval period to celebrate “el Festival Terra de Trobadors”.