History of Mas Riera
Mas Riera is an 800 year old manor house which appears in parchments dating back to the thirteenth century.
Even today, the property has its own mill and several farm houses where farmers used to cultivate the land and took care of the cattle. It has been lived in by the descendants of the first owners so it has been carefully restored retaining its historical charm and rich environment.
A pleasant stroll on the site will allow you to watch and relive the work of all these people that made a great effort to keep all our memories alive.
Maià de Montcal
The first documented news date back to the year 978 as a place that appears under the name of “villa Maliano” and refers to the donation made by the Earl Miró Bonfill to the monastery of Sant Pere of Besalú to build a church that still stands today.
Maià de Montcal became a royal place in the seventeenth century, unlike its neighbouring village, Dosquers, which remained under ecclesiastical dominance until the nineteeth century..
The news we have of the church of Dosquers are relatively late as and it is not be until the year 1278 that it appears cited in the testament of Pedro de Castellnou, bishop of Girona who owned the castle of Dosquers and exercised civil jurisdiction in the place.
Besalú is one of the most important medieval towns best preserved in Catalonia. While you walk on its streets and squares, which maintain a strong medieval character, you can also visit its many different assets that make it so unique.
Sant Sepulcre (Holy Sepulchre) Palera
There are documents from 977 and around 1075 when the Lord Arnau Gonfred and his wife Brunegilda, ordered to build the current basilica, which was consecrated in 1085 by the Bishop of Girona Guifré with the assistance of the bishops of Carcassonne, Narbonne, Magalona, Barcelona, Elna and Albi.He obtained indulgences similar to those given in the Holy Land, becoming a living center for pilgrimage and devotion. At present it is a meeting place for the Knights of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
Monastery of Sant Llorenç del Mont
The monastery was known in the Middle Ages as Sant Llorenç del Mont. The first document that makes reference to the church is a diploma awarded to Charles the Bald in Sant Aniol d'Aguja, in the year 871. The church passed through several hands until the bishopric of Girona. In 1002, Pope Sylvester II granted Odo, bishop of Girona, a bull confirming his property, which appears between the cell of St. Lawrence.