- Vallgornera apto.
In the heart of Empordà (the name comes from old Ancient Greek settlement called Emporion,nowadays the archeological site of Empuries), is located Vallgornera Castle. The property has been owned by the same family from its origins.
Vallgornera Castle is a fortress dating from the XIII century, restored a few years ago. The restoration has tried to preserve the character of what was once, but adapting it to the needs of today. Elegantly decorated with original antic furniture, its cozy and comfortable suites will make your stay unforgettable. Its rooms will seduce you with its peaceful and comfortable atmosphere. Delightfully furnished, blending stone, wood and novel materials. Charm and harmony reign in every single corner of the site providing a spacious and relaxing stay for a life of ease and holidays.
The fortification offers a private apartment for 4 people with independent entrance, decorated with style and personality. Provided with a spacious and elegantliving room and 2 double rooms, a bathroom, a kitchen.
The castle offers, a large swimming pool and a garden, which also you can enjoy, sharing with the others possible guest of Castle.
Staying at the Castillo de Vallgornera brings you the perfect mix of rest and pleasure while allowing you to take part in activities you always wanted to undertake.
Placed in a magnificent location, surrounded by fields and orchards, a few kilometers from the best beaches (Sant Pere Pescador, Sant Martí d’Empúries, Cadaqués and Rosas inside the natural park of Cap de Creus) of Costa Brava. At only 2 km from Perelada (Casino and International Summer Festival), and a few miles from Figueres (Dalí’s Museum).
The Vallgornera castle is gifted with four elegant antic style living rooms. Unique and magical place, original period furniture will make you feel and live into a magnificent atmosphere of the great old times. The Vallgornera Castle will make you travel back in time.
A place with genuine History:
In spring of 1285 Philipe III of France, at war with Pedro II of Aragon, the Great, entered Catalonia leading a large army to impose his son Charles as king of Aragon.
France, with the support of the Papacy did not hesitate to have Pedro II excommunicated and turned the war into a crusade. The decisive battle took place in Perelada.
“The most important historical moment in the life of Vallgornera Castle took place at the time of the war between France and Catalonia at the end of the thirteenth century.” RAMÓN MUNTANER
Ramón Muntaner (Born in Perelada in 1265, author of the 'Chronicle' compendium of the history of the Crown of Aragon from 1208-1328) states that the French troops, in order to occupy the town, were placed in a semi circle from '..... . From Gariguela to Garigua, from Garigua to Valguarnera and from Valguarnera to Pujamilot .... '
Muntaner also explains that the Almogávares, serving the Catalan king, burned the town so that it would not fall into enemy hands. The French fled to Girona and surrounded the city. Weeks later the French army, defeated and decimated by the plague, passed through Peralada on its way back to France. Philip III died there of the plague ... Popular tradition and the chronicler agree that the French king died in the territory of Vallgornera.
Pedro II of Aragón ruled as King of Aragon, Count of Barcelona and Lord of Montpellier.
Getting to the castle:
(From Barcelona’s Airport:).
From Terminal 1, take a taxi to Sants Central High Speed Railways Station. Take a High Speed Train to Figueres. Take a Taxi to Perelada.
From Terminal 2, take the train to Sants Station and Swift to High Speed way to Figueres. Take a Taxi to Perelada, and Vallgornera.
(From Girona’s Airport:)
Take a Bus to the railways station in Girona, take a train to Figueres. Take a Taxi to Perelada.
- Private transport (from Barcelona):
-Taxi. Price: aprox. 250 €.
Approximate time: 1h45 minutes aprox.
From Barcelona’s Airport T1 https://goo.gl/maps/yfFPMes en coche
AP-71 h 45 min; 163 km
Aeropuerto Barcelona-Prat T1
B-22. 3 min (1,0 km)
Ronda de Dalt/B-20/C-32, C-33 y AP-7. Toma la salida 4 desde AP-7.
1 h 28 min (148 km)
Toma N-II y GIP-6042 hacia Camí de Vallgornera.12 min (14,1 km)
Camí de Vallgornera
17491 Peralada, Girona
(Salida 4 Figueres Sur / cinturón de circuvalación de Figueres / carretera de Llança Port Bou, 4 km después desvio Perelada/Vallgornera)
FROM LA JONQUERA
Distance 27 kms
Time 22 minutes
FROM GIRONA AIRPORT
Distance 60 kms
Time 43 minutes
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