What can I do in Torroella de Fluvià and its holiday cottages?
Do you want to enjoy the tranquility of an agricultural and rural town on the plain of the Empordà and stroll through fields and alleys full of history? Torroella de Fluvià is the main town of a municipality located in the central area of the Empordà plain, in Alt Empordà
, very close to Sant Pere Pescador
. It is a perfect area for cycling or walking.
The history of Torroella de Fluvià
According to ancient documents, the name Torroella comes from the Latin turricella, diminutive of tower. Although it is not until the 10th and 11th centuries that both the town and its church appear documented. Centuries later, in 1421, a great downpour seriously affected the town and many of the houses were built on the remains of the previous ones, buried by the layer of mud. As a curiosity: Torroella de Fluvià is divided into two neighborhoods: the Força neighborhood, which has a core of medieval urban planning, with narrow streets and remains of the fortified enclosure that protected it, and the Vila neighborhood, where find the current parish church.
What to do during your stay at a tourist accommodation in Torroella de Fluvià?
Stroll through the old quarter and get lost in its alleys
If you want to discover alleys full of history and houses from another era, you can take a walk through the old district of Torroella de Fluvià, that of la Força, and discover Gothic-Renaissance facades, doors and windows, such as those of Can Sopa, Can Puig or Can Masset. Its primitive core was walled and there was the chapel of Sant Sebastià
, which was demolished in 1929. In its place, and using part of the same stones, the Casa de la Vila was built and the tower of Ca l'Albanyà
Discover its architectural monuments
If you stay in a holiday cottage in Torroella de Fluvià, you cannot miss the parish church of Sant Cebrià, a temple from the 12th and 13th centuries. Another must-see is the church of Sant Tomàs de Fluvià, in the village of the same name, a beautiful Romanesque building from the 11th century that houses wall paintings. You can also take the opportunity to visit the Museu del Pagès i el seu Món, a private ethnographic collection located at the Can Miqueló farmhouse.
Cycling or walking around
Taking advantage of the fact that this is an area with very little difference in elevation, except for the Sant Tomàs area, you can take the opportunity to practice cycle tourism or take routes with the family through its fields or along the banks of the Fluvià river.