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Castelló d’Empúries, a medieval village dating back to the middle ages has became a flourishing town ever since it was converted into the county capital of Empúries

Since the  period date the most important buildings and streets of the  town have kept their original appearance, like the squares, the handicrafts districts and the ‘Call’ or Jewish quarter, reminiscences from the medieval town planning. There are museums for the public to visit.  Building restoration and maintenance is constant
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The other important feature of the municipality of Castelló d’Empúries is the extension of the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, with 4,78 hectares, between Rodes mountains to the north and Fluvià river to the south.Wildlife reserve of Castello d´Empuries

Because of its geographic location the marshes has become an important stop and rest point for thousands of birds thatmake long travels of intercontinental migration between the north of Africa and Europe. Actually, one can observe 324 species of birds and almost 80 nest regularly.

The most important species of water birds are bittern (Botaurus stellaris), purple heron (Ardea purpurea), marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus), roller (Coracias garrulus) or lesser greyschrike (Lanius minor), besides species of the marshes fauna and vegetation.

 

 

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Especially worth mentioning is the “Terra de Trobadors” festival, which evokes the days of the Castelló medieval times, both in popular aspect (Medieval market, feast-days, processions around the streets etc.) and cultural aspects (talks, music, and concerts). 

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