Mont-roig Castle is located in the neighbourhood of Mont-roig, about 4 km from Darnius, on top of the mountain of the same name (301 m), making it an incomparable viewpoint between the Ricardell and Llobregat rivers. Only the ruins of Mont-roig Castle, first documented in 1070, still stand. Several stretches of wall and the remains of three towers have been preserved. The stretch of wall on the southern side may date to medieval times. According to legend, the castle is named after the blood of a lady who once lived there; she and her lover were killed by her husband. However, the name Mont-roig most likely comes from the clay soil that gives reddish tones to both the mountain and the walls of the castle, which were built with this clay. The castle can be reached on foot from the forest trail that runs between Darnius and Biure. A wall circles the mountain and the tower stands to the south, where a battlement can still be seen. The castle cellar is pockmarked by the tunnels of a talc mine that was in operation until the second half of the 20th century.
Gi-504, 17722 Darnius, Provincia de Gerona, España
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