Castellfollit de la Roca

February 7th, 2010 | by nick |

Castellfollit de la Roca - Vista frontal.jpg

Castellfollit de la Roca is a village in la Garrotxa, spectacularly perched on top of a steep cliff. The best view is from the bridge over the river Fluvià. The cliff is illuminated after dark until midnight for about 6 months of the year. I am told that road widening near Castellfollit has done away with the very weird and wonderful privately constructed free children’s labyrinth beside the river that used to make drivers stop and stare. Castellfollit itself has a spectacular old church, some narrow medieval streets, a parador and a fonda, but in my personal experience is a very unfriendly little dump. To be enjoyed from afar.

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This article was written by Francis Barrett. See also Francis’ excellent guide to Ireland


  • The urban area is bordered by the confluence of the Fluvià and Toronell rivers, between which the town’s basalt cliff rises. The town is in an area of less than a square kilometre, making it one of the smallest towns in Catalonia. 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. Wikipedia
  • Official website

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