Castelló d'Empúries / Municipality
CASTELLÓ D'EMPÚRIES  
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Adre.:     Ajuntament
PL. Joc de la Pilota,4
17486 CASTELLÓ D'EMPÚRIES
Tel.:   34-972250426
Fax.:   34-972156062
Email:   info@castello.cat
Web:   http://www.castello.cat

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n the past, Castelló d’Empúries was the capital of the earldom of Empúries. It is a town of great agricultural, stock-breeding and touristic importance.

 


The parish church Santa Maria, that count Pere 1st tried to convert into a cathedral, conserves its square bell tower which is 69 metres high; the main part of the cathedral has three large naves. This magnificent church is Gothic, but it has a Roman bell tower. At the main altar, you will find a fantastic alabaster altar-piece by Beuda. The porch is emphasised, in white marble, with a beautiful decoration. The old building of the Llotja, in the Catalan-Gothic style, is currently occupied by the town hall.
 


The “cúria-presó” is a fantastic example of the civil Gothic-Catalan style (The cúria is a place where people were judged and presó means prison). The cúria building will be used in the future as the historic registry head office of Castelló and as the historic museum of the small town.
 


The flour mill in Castelló d’Empúries has begun a new stage as an “ecomuseum”.
As for nature, one can walk through the Museu de les Papallones, (The Butterfly Museum). It is an “open-air” museum, where one can contemplate the wonderful world of tropical butterflies.
 
     

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Also belonging to Castelló d’Empúries is the modern urbanisation Empuriabrava and the Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l’Empordà.

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