|Visitors to the picturesque town of Vilallonga del Ter are captivated by the mystique of its narrow streets with pleasant little squares, and the charm and variety of its numerous neighbourhoods, such as Vallvigil, Comalets, El Cros, Llebro and El Catllar. Its allure is shared by the nearby villages of La Roca, a cultural asset of national interest located on the sunny side of a crag with spectacular views of the Ter; Abella, with its small neighbourhoods and scattered houses; and Tregurà, which, at an altitude of 1,425 metres acts as the Ter Valley’s watchtower.|
The first record of Vilallonga de Ter dates back to 1011. Properties owned by the monasteries of Ripoll and Camprodon were located within its limits. It formed part of the domain of El Catllar Castle. As its name, from the Medieval Latin villa longa or vila llarga suggests, the town stretches out along its main thoroughfare.
Vilallonga de Ter’s famous dragon offers two sound and light shows every day. In the summer months it comes out at 2.00 pm and 10.00 pm and in the winter at 1.00 pm and 9.00 pm. Don’t miss it!
The town of Vilallonga de Ter, which, skirting the river Ter, grew around the parish church of Sant Martí, dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, was first mentioned in 1183.
The village of Tregurà, which offers spectacular views of the valley, and its 10th-century church of Sant Julià de Tregurà, which is dedicated to the archbishop, writer and historian Julian of Toledo.
The village of La Roca, whose layout still conforms to the walls of its medieval castle. Now mostly lost to history, the sole remnant of the walled enclosure is the chapel of La Pietat.
El Catllar Valley, in the very heart of the countryside and crowned by the peak of Les Borregues, with its impressive waterfalls and long and storied history.
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