Spain Getaways: Castellfollit De La Roca In Catalonia


Dramatically perched on the edge of a cliff, Castellfollit de la Roca is one of the most scenic villages in Catalonia. This medieval village, built on a lava flow that was produced by the eruption of two volcanoes, is just two houses wide at its narrowest point.

What To Do In Castellfollit de la Roca

If you are staying in Barcelona, a day trip would be an excellent occasion to visit Castellfollit de la Roca. It’s only a two-hour drive from Barcelona and there are also several buses that depart from the city.

The old town is composed of a small web of very narrow streets and small squares, so the sense of closeness and proximity can make you forget you are just meters away from a steep cliff. The majority of the houses are made from volcanic rock and have  barely changed since its origins.

On one side of the cliff you can see the old church of Sant Salvador, which dates back to the 12th century. This simple Romanesque church was destroyed and then rebuilt many times, but today it’s used as a civic centre. As you can see, there are some interesting places to see in Castellfollit de la Roca, but the most important thing you should do during your visit to this picturesque village is to take the best pictures. There is a bridge on the main road leading to the village where you can shoot a panoramic of the cliff with the village on top, but there is a more impressive view from a wooden footbridge that crosses the river at the foot of the cliffs.

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