This strategic location can be seen first and foremost in Hostalric Castle – Fortress, the town’s main landmark. It houses an interpretation centre where you can travel back in time and discover the purposes it has served and how it has been transformed over the course of history. Perched on a basalt rock next to the Camí Ral (Royal Way), this fortification is most prominently associated with the Peninsular War, in which it played an important role, although it is mentioned as far back as the Middle Ages (1145), even before it become the administrative centre of the viscounty of Cabrera.
Traces of the Middle Ages can be found in other parts of the town, such as the walled enclosure and its many unique historical features. A stroll along the 600-metre footpath of the old walls will transport you to Hostalric’s mediaeval golden age, while a climb to the top of the majestic Friars Tower will reward you with one of the most spectacular views of the town.