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A magnificent medieval town on a cliff

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10 months ago

18.11.2020.Wednesday

Hello, my friends, I want to share with you an amazing place that is not seen every day...I would like to hear your opinion about this place, would you like to visit it or maybe you have visited it after all.

The Little "Wonders" of Catalonia: A Magnificent Medieval Town on a Cliff. In some places, the rock is so wide that only two houses can fit on it.

Castelfolit de la Roca is one of the most picturesque villages in Catalonia.

This small urban area is bordered by the rivers Fluvia and Toronel, between which rises a spectacular basalt cliff on which the town is located.

This town is located on a narrow belt of basalt rock, which rises to a height of 50 meters, one kilometer long. In some places, the rock is so wide that only two houses can fit on it.

With an area of ​​less than one square kilometer, Castelfolit de la Roca is one of the smallest villages in Spain.

The view of the church and houses high on the edge of the basalt rock has become one of the most photographed and most popular scenes in this region.

The basalt rock on which the city is located was formed as a result of the erosive effect of the rivers Fluvia and Toronel on the remnants of lava flows from volcanic eruptions that occurred several thousand years ago. When the lava hardened, it became basalt, a hard rock that takes on different shapes. The cliff is the result of two lava flows; the first occurred 217,000 years ago, and originated in the area of ​​the village of Batet. The second, newer formation from the Beguda volcano, is 192,000 years old.

The town itself, Castelfolit de la Roca, dates back to the Middle Ages and consists of squares and narrow streets. At the very end of the cliff there is a lookout from which you can see a spectacular panorama.

The strategic position of the city and its naturally favorable position for defense can be fully appreciated.

On one side of the cliff there is an old church of San Salvador dating from the 13th century.

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Nice post

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I'm glad you like it

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10 months ago

Its Feelings good to Know about this....from you

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10 months ago

It feels good to know that places like this still exist

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10 months ago

And i thought madrid was beautiful, this is really something else that deserves more attention than anything, really. That view and the picturesque town is phenomenal

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10 months ago

I prefer these small hidden parts, unlike the metropolis full of noise

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10 months ago

Mine would depend. These places are beautiful but staying there would be another story all in all. I don't think i can part from the city that easily

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10 months ago

Nice post dear friend

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10 months ago

Thank you

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10 months ago

I don’t think there is room for cars in this city.

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10 months ago

I think so too, and maybe it's better that way

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10 months ago

This village thrilled me and I would like to visit it, I think the village was created on a cliff because of the defense against invaders because it is difficult to access.

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10 months ago

I think everyone wants to visit this place, the volcano is to blame for the landscape where the current place is located

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10 months ago

This, however, really does look miraculous. Spain is a beautiful country known for its many attractions.

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10 months ago

It looks divine, like it's not on this planet

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10 months ago

This looks beautiful, the beautiful nature of the forest, it's real life.

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10 months ago

It’s that real life out of the everyday hustle and bustle, I think these people live just right

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10 months ago

magnificent medieval town is my dream city.i can't believe that this is village.all the picture is very good.

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10 months ago

We have forgotten how many beautiful villages there are

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10 months ago

Beautiful I would love to tour this place btw where is this 😍

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10 months ago

It is located in Spain, more precisely in Catalonia

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10 months ago

Wow Spain 😍😍😍

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