Cruïlles, Monells i Sant Sadurní de l'Heura
Shire: Baix Empordà
Altitude: 110 m
CRUILLES, Monells i Sant Sadurní de l'Heura is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Empordà, which was formed from the union of the cores of CRUILLES, Monells and Sant Sadurní de l'Heura 1974.
Sant Sadurní de l'Heura is the head of the municipality and is situated between the rivers Rissec and Daró. The town and castle were part of Girona bisbado year 1442.
CRUILLES is located to the left of the river Daró, and was the origin of the lineage and the barony of Cruiïles. In this population we find the church of Santa Eulalia with paintings Romanesque and Gothic altarpiece, which belonged to the monastery of Sant Miquel de CRUILLES In the center of the square of the village, the keep of the ancient castle of CRUILLES of circular and about 26 meters in height.
Monells's population is characterized by the remains of the walls of an old castle. We also found the church of Sant Genis, Gothic.
In the Plaza Mayor of Monells find a reproduction of the 1818 year Mitjera. The Mitjera is proclaimed as King James I of Aragon the year 1234, to serve as a measure of grain for the entire bisbado of Gerona. This was due to the great importance Monells Market during the Middle Ages.
As a curious comment that this town has the longest name in Catalonia, with 43 characters.
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