SANT LLORENÇ DE LA MUGA...
A walled village with four towers and three gateways, giving access to the village, the church & a canal which skirts the walls, giving water to the village allotments.
Outside the walls you will find the Guaita Tower, the Castle ruins and the chapels of St Jordi, St. Andreu, Mare de Deu de Palau & St Antoni. There are cinder paths which follow the river which together with the St Antoni and Old bridges give you a pleasant walkway with architectural interest.
We are situated in the area of the ‘Alt Empordà’, 18 km. from Figueres, at the foot of the Pyrenees’ in the Valley of the Muga. This gives us some protection from the Tramuntana, a fierce local wind. We are surrounded by forests of Oak, Green Oak, Cork Oak, Pines and Chestnut trees, in which live indigenous animals and birds; such as Foxes, Badgers, Hares Red Squirrels, Wild Boar, Pine Martens, Robins and Partridge. The forests are also ideal for foraging for edible fungi, wild asparagus and other forest foods.
In the summer, the river Muga, with its clear pools calls you to bathe. One is constantly aware of the sound of water in the village, with the canal, the river and the four springs, one of which, a sulphur spring, is known locally as ‘the smelly one’.
This sleepy environment unites a quality of rural life with the needs of today’s society. We have five restaurants, a 4 star Hotel, a Hostel, a campsite and a hundred year old village Centre.
Our Village activities are varied; a Football Team which plays in the Catalan 4th league, group 31, a group of Lace makers, a Choir, and a Yoga group. There are also other occasional activities arranged by the local Council, the Village Centre or the Football Team, these are notified in the Web Site.
Because of all this and because an image is worth a thousand words, we invite you to come to enjoy our environment and our hospitality.
Lluís Vila i Pujol
Mayor of St Llorenç de la Muga