Last year in Costa Brava, we drove past this rather dramatically located town in Garrotxa.

Castellfollit de la Roca, Garrotxa

I’ve been meaning to look it up for some time and spotting the photo again recently, have finally done so.

It’s the Medieval town of Castellfollit de la Roca perched 50 metres up on a basalt crag above the river Fluviá. With about 1,000 residents it’s one of the smallest towns in Catalonia – presumably there’s not much room for expansion given its location. The ‘de la Roca’ part of the name was added quite recently to distinguish it from the other two towns called Castellfollit in Catalonia.

Apart from being picturesque, Castellfollit de la Roca was one of the first towns in Spain to have telephones and apparently (I’ve only seen the town from afar so can’t confirm this first hand) it has a museum dedicated to the Vietnam War.

I just knew it would be an interesting place.

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