Maçanet de la Selva
Maçanet de la Selva is located in an area where the water from Lake Sils used to flow. That’s why its soil is so rich and full of life. Furthermore, its proximity to water was a very important factor in attracting a wide variety of settlers, such as the Romans and mediaeval noble families, who left behind some exceptional architectural heritage.
One of the town’s landmarks is the Church of Mare de Déu de Cabrera. This imposing parish church, built in the Romanesque style, houses a beautiful mural of the Martyrdom of Sant Llorenç (Saint Lawrence), the town’s patron saint. Visitors can observe the tombstone of Simó Trilla as they leave the church and several historical houses built in the Gothic style are dotted around the large Plaça de l’Esglèsia.
Another must-see attraction in Maçanet de la Selva is the Iberian Settlement of Montbarbat. Pieces of handmade black-varnished pottery from Emporion and Attica have been found at this settlement, which dates from between the 4th and 2nd century BC. Montbarbat is a historical jewel that helps us to understand how people lived at that time in this part of the world.
Last of all, it’s worth highlighting that the mountainous landscape and mild climate of Maçanet de la Selva make it an ideal place for hiking and cycling.