Torroella de Montgrí

Torroella de Montgrí

Weekly market on the main square


Coat of arms
Torroella de Montgrí
Torroella de Montgrí

Location in Catalonia

Coordinates: ES 42°2′38″N 3°7′43″E / 42.04389°N 3.12861°E / 42.04389; 3.12861
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
Province Girona
Comarca Baix Empordà
Judicial district La Bisbal d'Empordà
  Mayor Josep Maria Rufí (Jordi Cordon Pulido (2015)[1])
  Total 65.9 km2 (25.4 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
  Total 11,381
  Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montgrins
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17257

Torroella de Montgrí is a coastal municipality on the Costa Brava, and small town in Catalonia, Spain. The town lies on the north bank of the Ter river, a few kilometres before it flows into the Mediterranean. The beach resort of L'Estartit also is part of the municipality, as are the Medes Islands and a large part of the Montgrí Massif.


The town is 22 km east of Girona and 5 km west of the resort of L'Estartit. It lies on the junction of the C-31 and GI-641.

The town was originally the Royal Port for the Kings of Aragon before the river started silting up and a new port was founded at l'Estartit

The town retains its medieval core and walls and hosts a market every Monday.

Montgrí Massif

The Montgrí Massif

The town is towered over by the Montgrí Massif on its northern side. The Montgrí is a long mountain formation that looks like a sleeping bishop seen from afar. Its vegetation consists mostly of low Mediterranean scrub among rocks.

The maximum height of the range is 308m and it is topped by an ancient fortress in the middle, the Montgrí Castle.


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