Castell de Montsoriu, Arbucies

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A great example of medieval military architecture, Castell de Montsoriu remains a striking Gothic castle still in existence in this area. Reconstruction efforts largely restored the castle's original splendor, protecting a thousand years of history. The location of the castle offers great views--another reason to make a day trip to the place. To get the most out of your visit, make a booking on the website to take a guided tour. Check the website for exact opening dates and times and other practical details. Use our Arbucies vacation builder site to arrange your visit to Castell de Montsoriu and other attractions in Arbucies.
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  • This castle has everything you aim for when you're visiting some historic site:the walk, easy and beautiful; the castle itself, a lovely place from the 10th century that thanks to the help of the...  more »
  • Montsoriu Castle is a fascinating Gothic medieval castle on a high hilltop overlooking Catalonia and the Mediterranean. It has been abandoned for hundreds of years, and is undergoing a long term...  more »
  • Staying in nearby Massanes, we could see the castle on the hill behind our villa. We decided to hike up to take a look. Parking is free and there is a ranger station and toilets where you park. The....  more »
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  • Beautiful hike to the top from the free parking lot. €6 adults, pay in the gift shop at the castle entrance. Fantastic efforts in repairing and restoring the beautiful castle!!! Amazing views, wonderful history, excellent self-guided tour. Will do it again when we have visitors!!
  • This seemingly unknown historic landmark was quite a mixed bag for me. The hike up to the top (visitors are prohibited from driving their vehicles to the castle entrance) was enjoyable... honestly, only on the way down. When we got to the castle we found out that the whole place is still running in a sort of "Beta" mode, to the point that there were actual archeologists still at the site, busy restoring a part of the structure, not to mention the giant crane perched right in the middle of the courtyard. The biggest issue I had with the place is the price of the tickets; while the ticket includes both the castle and access to a museum in a nearby town it really doesn't seem worth the money! At this stage, I wouldn't recommend visiting the landmark as I believe that most will find it to be a waste of their time in its current state. Hopefully, they'll improve and eventually get out of "Beta" but considering the place has been operating like this since 2015 I find that unlikely!
  • Beautiful bit we were told by the guy in the parking info that it closed at 5 do we climbed to the top and arrived at 4pm only to be told that it was closing at 4pm. Which was a shame.
  • Beautiful view! Too bad the castle is closed due to renovation.
  • Very beautiful and interesting, thorough explanation by the guide person.

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