Castellfollit de la Roca, a village on a cliff

Today we will discover one of the smallest municipalities in Catalonia. Once we cross the Miana mountains with the balloons, the town of Castellfollit de la Roca appears to the west, a town that does not exceed km².

It is located on a basaltic bluff 50 meters high, formed by the erosion of the Fluvià and Toronell rivers on two lava flows from the Olot and Begudà volcanoes.

To make the most of the land, the houses are built right next to the village cliff. They have found that due to some rockfalls, the houses that were at the tip had to be abandoned due to the danger of collapsing. But in such a small municipality, not even an inch of land could be lost.

From the balloon, we can see perfectly the hanging houses of Castellfollit de la Roca. But once the flight is over, it is essential to go to the viewpoints there. First it’s nice to go to the village to see a picture from the top of the cliff and then go down to the river side to see the basalt columns and the houses perched on top of the two lava flows.

Although it is a small town, Castellfollit de la Roca has a fascinating cultural wealth. The church of Sant Salvador, built in the 13th century, is one of the highlights.

After exploring the whole landscape, don’t forget to taste various products made in the village. You must try the craft beer Poch’s that they have the workshop and a bar next to the church. And for sweet lovers, you must try Cal Tusset’s muffins and Ca l’Enric’s cookies.

As you can see if you’re around Garrotxa, you can’t miss seeing this town, either from the air with a hot air balloon or on the ground enjoying its heritage.

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