5 Sights in Castelló d'Empúries, Spain (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Castelló d'Empúries, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Castelló d'Empúries, Spain.

Sightseeing Tours in Castelló d'Empúries

1. Basílica de Santa Maria

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Basílica de Santa Maria Josep Renalias Lohen11 / CC BY 3.0

The Santa Maria Basilica, located in the municipality of Castelló d'Empúries in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, has for centuries been regarded as the Empordà Cathedral, although papal authorities have never granted it this rank. The building is the second largest in the Costa Brava, after the Girona Cathedral, and is big enough to justify cathedral status. It is a Gothic building begun in the thirteenth century that replaced a primitive Romanesque church from the tenth century. A few vestiges of this building remain, such as the first floors of the bell tower and the grant baptismal. It was completed in the fifteenth century, when the marble facade and the alabaster altarpiece of the main altar were finished. It contains a museum known as El Tresor, which contains a large collection of religious jewelry.

Wikipedia: Basílica de Santa Maria de Castelló d'Empúries (EN)

2. Llotja

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Llotja Enrique Íñiguez Rodríguez (Qoan) / CC BY-SA 3.0

La Lonja is a building located in the municipality of Castellón de Ampurias. It was the House of the Municipal Council of Castellón and Lonja del Mar, and later went on to serve as the seat of the town hall. It retains the structure of the late fourteenth century, although with some reforms of the eighteenth century. On its façade stands a large shield in relief. Likewise, inside there is a Gothic ribbed vault with the emblem of the town in the key and the lateral openings with columns and capitals. At present its dependencies are used as a social and cultural center.

Wikipedia: Lonja de Castellón de Ampurias (ES)

3. Flour Museum

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'The Castelló d'Empúries Flour Mill and Eco-Museum' is a factory that was open from the late 19th century and during the first half of the 20th century, built on the remains of three medieval flour mills. The Museum opened to the public in 1998, following a renovation carried out by the municipality. It was converted into an ecomuseum with displays covering the flour industry in Catalonia and the great changes that took place in flour production during the second half of the 19th century. It is part of the network of Science and Technology Museums of Catalonia.

Wikipedia: Flour Mill and Eco-Museum, Castelló d'Empúries (EN), Website

4. Torre dels Carlins

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Torre dels Carlins

Orre Arlina of Arlins is a tower outside the core of the city wall of Mpurries, located in the southwest of the village, close to Uga. Delineated by the thorns of reeds and reeds, the villages declare cultural products of national interests. The tower was built by the river. In the second half of the 19th century, it was built by "Oledo Mountain" to repair the villa fortifications and resist Carlins. In November 1874, the Battle of Astron took place, and a bloody battle benefited the generals of Carlisle Army.

Wikipedia: Torre dels Carlins (CA)

5. Museu de la Cúria i la Presó

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Presó Vella de Castelló d'Empúries is a building in the municipality of Castelló d'Empúries included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. It currently houses the Museum of Medieval History.

Wikipedia: Presó Vella de Castelló d'Empúries (CA)


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