Old Quarter of Anglès
Those who say that almost nothing remains of Anglès Castle are wrong. Although it is true that the fortress itself disappeared a long time ago, the town which grew around it (and which cannot be understood without the existence of the castle) has not only been preserved right up to the present day but has also been declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.
By the 12th century the Viscounts of Cabrera already controlled this fortress situated on a small hill overlooking the Ter River and with a commanding view of a strategic crossroads. The town which grew around its walls was licensed to hold a market by the 13th century and was crossed by two main streets: Carrer d’Amunt (now Carrer Major) and Carrer d’Avall, clinging to the side of the hill, with the castle at one end and the Chapel of Sant Miquel at the other. On the façades of the houses, great doorways with voussoir arches and elegant Gothic or Renaissance-style windows effortlessly transport us to the 15th and 16th centuries. There are no longer any walls or towers but the legacy of Anglès Castle is very much alive.