Torroella de Montgri…Un Petit Rebellion and the Bishop’s Nose


Today we cycled to Torroella de Montgri which is a small town about 5 km inland from L’Estartit. There is a good cycle path, mainly off road, from L’Estartit.

Montgri Castle

Montgri Castle

Torroella de Magri gets its name from this Castle, built between 1294 and 1301, which sits on a massif overlooking the town.

Montgri Massif

Montgri Massif

The Massif is said to have the appearance of a sleeping bishop…you can just make out the castle on his nose.

There was a small rebellion at this point. I had planned a quick cycle up to the Castle and then down in to the town for a spot of lunch. Nia put the alternative proposal that we cut out the castle leg and headed straight in to town to reconnoitre the eating establishments. After a short discussion it was decided to leave the castle for another day.

Torroella de Montgri

Torroella de Montgri

Sant Génis Church

Sant Génis Church

We cycled through the narrow alleyways and past this church, in the gothic style, to one of the town’s squares, where we tucked in to tapas and cava.

We cycled back through L’Estartit where I had some fun buying dog food in Spanish ‘cena para los perros’ I think I said; it should have been comida. It certainly made them smile. Then back to Mavis for (another) relaxing evening.


Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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4 comments on “Torroella de Montgri…Un Petit Rebellion and the Bishop’s Nose
  1. Chris R. says:

    I can see the pimple on his nose but not why it is a bishop. Where is his crozier?

  2. Jean says:

    Every time I look at old European architecture, it looks so solid and enduring! I haven’t been to Spain but my partner has cycle-toured there twice.

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