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Castellfollit de la Roca, Village on a Cliff

Castellfollit de la Roca exists from its peculiar geological spit of land with sheer cliff edges. The village sits on a basalt crag 50m high above the valley floor and 1km long. The crag was formed from a lava flow in this volcanic region and the surrounding land was eroded from the two nearby rivers Fluvia and Turonell. Like Besalú, the streets are dark and narrow, but ooze charm.

Castellfollit de la Roca
Castellfollit de la Roca

View east from St Salvador church
View east from St Salvador church

 

Narrow streets of Castellfollit de la Roca
Narrow streets

 

Former St Salvador church
Former St Salvador church

 

A building face
A building face

 

View west across village rooftops
View west across village rooftops

 

Farmland north
Farmland north

 

Fields of la Garrotxa
Fields of the volcanic Garrotxa region
See photographs of nearby town of Besalú
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