Castle Hike

6:48:00 PM Brooke Neal 13 Comments

This awesome fortress, begun in 1294, looms over the medieval town of Torroella de Mongri and has a commanding view of the nearby sea side. Its purpose was to allow one of the ruling Counts at the time the ability to spy on his rival.  The fortress was never completed and fell into disrepair. 

Last summer we spent a week in Spain discovering the best beaches.  As we pulled into the resort town of L'Escala we passed this massive fortress high in the hillside--and if you know my husband, you know when he sees a mountain, he sees a hike.  

Parking near the local elementary school, the hike only takes about 45 minutes.  The trail is rugged, but family friendly; perfect for a morning away from the beach.  I love how this photo (captured on my iphone) turned out.  The skies were heavy, on the verge of rain and the lone green tree is such a nice contrast to the sand colored castle. 



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13 comments:

  1. Fantastic picture, wonderful contrast between the tree and the castle.

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  2. The coastline of Spain that's where I had my honeymoon - such pleasant memories! There are some nice castles there - great view here!

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  3. Very impressive place. Love the tree in front. xx

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  4. What a beautiful fortress... I'm always amazed at how many castles/fortresses still stand all over Europe and how easily accessible they are (most of the time). How wonderful for your daughters!

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  5. Sounds like a great walk and a beautiful vista! xx

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  6. nice work with your eye phone. These old castles are amazing. We don't have anything like it in Australia. Happy travels. I am joining you today over at Communal Global.

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  7. It's not everyday that one sees fortresses like this one.. lovely!

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  8. You are right, the contrast is great. What an amazing place to visit.

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