Last week I was visiting a few medieval towns in the Girona province. Initially Monells was not part of my route but I’m glad to take the time to visit it. I took this photo in the narrow “Carrer dels Arcs” (Arches Street) which is one of the most beautiful places that I found in village. However, you most see the rest of the small town by yourself; it will not disappoint you.
The streets and squares of Monells are an example of the architectonic evolution throw different ages. You can find some parts of the roman walls and ancient defense towers; The “Plaça de l’Oli” (Olive Square) and in the “Carrer dels Arcs” are part of the gothic architecture. And finally, during the XVII and XVIII centuries a lot of houses were built on the top of the city walls remains defining the current streets layout. In many houses you will find date inscription stones referring to that period.
By the way, I got surprised by all the tourist in the city. A few years ago a friend told me about the beauty of the almost unknown town of Monells. However, after been featured in the “Ocho Apellidos Catalanes”, the sequel of popular film “Spanish Affair”, it has attracted a lot of attention.
Have you ever visit a medieval town? Which is your favorite? Let us know!