Although 900 years have gone by, the recent mayors of Brunyola have one important thing in common with the old Viscounts of Cabrera: they govern the municipality from same building, namely Brunyola Castle. The fortification probably already existed in the 10th century and became a feudal property of the Cabrera family. Between the 13th and 19th centuries it was the headquarters of the Girona branch of the Pia Almoina charitable institution and today it houses the municipal offices.
The town of Brunyola is synonymous with its castle. On the north side, the main body of the fortification, with three storeys, boasts a voussoir-ached doorway and several windows on the crenellated wall. It is flanked by two of the building’s three surviving corner towers. The third tower, which has been turned into a bell tower, stands proudly over the square. Attached to it is a section of wall with a doorway, which over the years became one of the cemetery walls. The south-east tower disappeared when the Parish Church of Sant Fruitós was extended towards that side. However, despite this circumstance, Brunyola is one of the best-preserved castles in the county.