Torroella…Los Americanos


On Monday we cycled along the promenade to L’Estartit and then along the cycle way to Torroella de Montgrí.

Chasing Sticks

Chasing Sticks

Surfs Up.

Surfs Up.

We had a swim en route. Well not all of us.

Main Square Torroella

Main Square Torroella


Sundial in Torroella

Sundial in Torroella

We had lunch close to the pretty main square.

Casas de los Americanos

Casas de los Americanos

These two matching houses were built by ‘los americanos’, Joan and Pere Maquès, two brothers who left L’Estartit in the early nineteenth century and returned to settle back in their home town together having made their fortune in Cuba.

Joan's datestone

Joan’s datestone

The Perola

The Perola

The brothers paid for this clock tower to be built next to their houses, in 1878. Spot the longitude…only 12 minutes east…we are very close to the Greenwich meridian.

Artwork on La Perola

Artwork on La Perola

The surrealist painting is by Joan Fuster, a locally born painter.



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

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4 comments on “Torroella…Los Americanos
  1. Liz throup says:

    Thanks for blogs—really lovely,but Cumbria is grand too .Love, Liz and Joe.xx

  2. Liz throup says:

    We continue to enjoy your blogs.Shall miss it when you get home.Joe is doing well after his spinal injection last Tuesday. Love,Liz and Joe xx

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