Castellfollit de la Roca

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Miss Zee
Barcelona, Spain6 contributions
Worth seeing if you pass by the village
Aug 2020 • Friends
Interesting midevil place but only worth it for a day trip so if you passing by Vic or to Besalu (not worth staying for the night)
Written October 7, 2020
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Elisa W
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decided to stay overnight, but the town is best for a 1h or so visit
Sep 2019
I really liked the pictures of this town, and the picturesque views that other people have shown. However, I would recommend to drive through, or go on a brief tour, and not bother to stick around.

I stayed overnight, and very little was open (including restaurants). There were people there, but I guess that they just did not find it "worth it" to open due to it no longer being the height of vacation season (September rather than June/July/August).

I wound up having drinks and dinner at a relaxed place called "Bar El Pub", which was actually better than I expected, but it wasn't my plan. I walked around a bit, but I felt like Besalu was a more medieval-feeling town (even if it was more touristy).
I walked around some, but there just didn't seem like there was much to see other than the major viewpoint of the town.

In the morning, luckily, I found a coffee shop (where it seems most of the locals hang out), I then drove to take a few pictures and move on. Pretty much disappointed with my visit there.
Written September 22, 2019
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meetisv
New Delhi, India175 contributions
A worthwhile extension of a tour to besalu
Sep 2019 • Couples
Only 15 mon by his from besalu, this small village is worthwhile extension of day trip. Hest picture that you will get is before you enter the village. Don't get there in afternoon as the church and museum are closed. Be there before 1 or after 5 pm. Nice pictures from mirador. Try the local beer!
Written September 9, 2019
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Arianne1985
Melrose, UK263 contributions
Photos flatter to deceive - nice enough but not breathtaking....
Jul 2019 • Family
Here’s how it works - Castellfollit de la Roca is beautiful, when viewed from below on the approach. And that’s where everyone takes there photos. Fair enough but, once parked in the village and walking along the street to the church it’s not quite as amazing. Sorry people, it was okay and worth popping out to see while visiting Besalú. But I would not make it a destination on its own and it’s difficult to see how one would spend more than an hour or two here, maximum.

I had expected something different. An old, quaint Catalan village on this rocky, volcanic outcrop. The photos certainly heighten our anticipation. On approach from Besalú / Girona it certainly looks interesting perched atop of its cliffs as you drive below.

But then the road heads up into the town and you park up. This bit is nothing notable but one walks along and into the old town area. Some of the houses are pretty, the two streets along the outcrop are narrow. But some houses are quite run down, one was gutted and had not been rebuilt in the middle of a terrace. The central car park and bins are not exactly great either.

Press on and there’s a little snack bar with some decent outdoor seating. We took some cold drinks there and, if you go inside, they have a few tables on a balcony perched on the cliff top - from this vantage point you have a good view of the houses built right to the cliff edge, the valley below and the hills beyond. One of the better vistas. The young waitress was friendly and prices low.

Walk to the end, past the church and there is a decent view of the valley beyond. I think there are some walkways at the base of the cliffs from what we could see from above. We didn’t try them and these may offer a sense of perspective positioned, as they are, at the foot of the imposing basalt volcanic outcrop.

This could be so much better but would need some money spent on it and a bit of imagination. The landscape and positioning of the old town is pretty unique and it has history. But it was virtually devoid of any visitors when we were there (July, a Friday afternoon) and it just felt a bit forlorn. All credit to the people who owned the bar with the balcony view.

We headed back to our car. As an add-on to our main visit to Besalú it was worthwhile. As a destination in its own right, I am less convinced. So three stars from five - okay, worth a look but not exceptional - unless you want to choose the perfect camera angle and snap another fabulous photograph which, in the abstract, looks amazing.

Arianne
Written July 12, 2019
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Andrea M
Toplita, Romania51 contributions
A cute village
Mar 2019 • Friends
A very nice village on rocks. It is amazing how was built. Streets just lovely and old. That famous bridge not so amazing as it looks in some pictures. But definitely worth visiting
Written April 7, 2019
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Mark P
Caloundra, Australia130 contributions
a treasure off the main routes
Sep 2018 • Friends
Its not on a main road but you should seek it out. Perched high on a rocky ridge it is a scenic gem . Plenty of dining options and of course it is the the home of Pochs Micro Brewery !
Written September 24, 2018
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Ryan
Mississauga, Canada730 contributions
Medieval Town Situated on a Basalt Crag
Jul 2017 • Family
Castellfollit de la Roca (Castellfollit of the Rock) is a picturesque village in Spain dating back to the Middle Ages. It is situated on a basalt crag bordered by the confluence of the rivers Fluvià and Toronell. The crag is over 50 metres high and almost a kilometre long. Like most medieval towns, Castellfollit de la Roca is made up of quaint squares, narrow streets, and shady corners. Many of the houses in the old part of town are made from volcanic rock. Today, little more than 1,000 people inhabit the village. One of the village's most noteworthy locations is Castellfollit de la Roca Sant Salvador Church which dates back to the 13th century. Castellfollit de la Roca has one pension and a municipal pool. And, believe it or not, it also has a sausage museum (Museu de l’Embotit) and a museum dedicated to the Vietnamese War (Museu de Vietnam). Castellfollit de la Roca is in the comarca of Garrotxa in the Province of Girona.
Written February 25, 2018
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Catas C
Province of Barcelona, Spain137 contributions
AMAZING VILLAGE ON THE TOP OF A CLIFF!!
Sep 2017 • Friends
Breathtaking views of a little village sitting on top of a cliff. Worth wile the visit. You can go to the river and see the breathtaking view of the cliff and also visit the village from the top. I recommend you to stop by the Restaurante CAL GANCHO, and take a coffee on its small terrace, you have the best view of the cliff from there. Don't expect great service, but the view is worth it.
Written September 10, 2017
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miquel B
3 contributions
Awesome
Aug 2017 • Friends
Amazing village on a cliff. Medieval towm. Ideal place to spend a couple of hours walking around... One of the most beautiful villages in Catalonia, a must!
Written September 1, 2017
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Kuriyakin
Barcelona, Spain28 contributions
Spectacular
Aug 2017 • Friends
This village is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Perched on a rock outcrop, it offers some spectacular views and cobbled streets in the area around the church.
Written August 21, 2017
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