Turn of Esponellà – Girona

Vuelta de Esponellà
Turn of Esponellà

Simple and pleasant itinerary that happens beside the river Fluvià, where can see a small prey, and by the village of Esponellà, that conserves his rural character. From the ruins of the castle of Esponellà divisa a glorious sight of the region.

The first part of the itinerary knows like Camí of them Rescloses (way of the preys), because taking advantage of the course of the river built three small preys to produce electrical energy. The castle of Esponellà (11th-17th centuries) is of mediaeval origin. It was built like tower of surveillance, but in the year 1250 the king James I gave licence to raise here a fortress. The rests of the building dominate the plains of Esponellà and of Banyoles. In 1495 it existed in this point a chapel devoted to the Virgin of the Hope, very venerated in the zone, but in 1647, after the murder of the rector of Esponellà, left to say mass in her. After diverse vicisitudes historical, the castle was abandoned entirely in the 18th century.

The small village of Esponellà, very next to Banyoles, went centre of an important barony created to finals of the 14th century. His church of Sant Cebrià conserves romance and Gothic elements, and in her stands out the portalada with works of forge romance. Also it is interesting the mediaeval bridge on the river Fluvià, of 156 metres of width. The location conserves fully his rural character, with fields of crop in the same urban centre.

From Girona-North it is necessary to take the autovía of Banyoles, C-66. Once past Banyoles find a detour to the right (the road GIP-5121) in direction Fontcoberta, Esponellà and Figueres. A long straight carries us by the flat of Martís. To the left, a detour indicates «Centre BTT, 1,5 km»; we take it and soon we arrive to the residence for the third age Pla of Martís, where can leave the car. Justo in front have the entrance to the ancient Centre BTT (House dels Enginyers).

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Girona 1 6 Km. 200 m. 200 m. Easy Recorrido Circular
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Girona 1 6 Km.
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200 m. 200 m. Easy Recorrido Circular