Torroella de Montgrí
|Torroella de Montgrí|
Weekly market on the main square
|Judicial district||La Bisbal d'Empordà|
|• Mayor||Josep Maria Rufí|
|• Total||65 km2 (25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||31 m (102 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Torroella de Montgrí is a coastal municipality on the Costa Brava, and small town in Catalonia, Spain. The town lies on the north bank of the Ter river, a few kilometres before it flows into the Mediterranean. The beach resort of L'Estartit also is part of the municipality, as are the Medes Islands and a large part of the Montgrí Massif.
The town was originally the Royal Port for the Kings of Aragon before the river started silting up and a new port was founded at l'Estartit
The town retains its medieval core and walls and hosts a market every Monday.
The town is towered over by the Montgrí Massif on its northern side. The Montgrí is a long mountain formation that looks like a sleeping bishop seen from afar. Its vegetation consists mostly of low Mediterranean scrub among rocks.
The maximum height of the range is 308m and it is topped by an ancient fortress in the middle, the Montgrí Castle.