La Bisbal d'Empordà has many cultural activities and services so all visitors can enjoy the city from its many different points of interest: crafts, shopping, ceramics, heritage sites, fairs and markets, antiquities, castles, history, etc.
The Palace Castle of the bishops of Girona is an example of Civil Catalan Romanic architecture dating back to the 11-12th centuries. It is the most emblematic building in the city and one of the landmarks for the area. Aside from the castle, the old historic centre of La Bisbal features other treasures: the ward wall of the Palace Castle, the Portal de la Riera , the Pont Vell (Old Bridge), the Call street (former Jewish quarter), churches of La Pietat and Santa Maria, the Voltes or the modernist building El Mundial.
The Palace Castle of the bishops of Girona is an example of Civil Catalan Romanesque architecture dating back to the 11-12th centuries. It is the most emblematic building in the city and one of the landmarks for the area. It is also a key part of the history of La Bisbal and the region. Since its construction, it has always have different uses. It has been the site of sieges and military conflicts and it was used as a prison several times, most recently during the Spanish Civil War and post-war period.
The opening hours for visits are the same as those for the Tourist information kiosk at the Castle
The Palace Castle is currently part of the Route of the origins of Catalonia. A documentary explains the conflicts between the feudal lords and their vassals in medieval times. And the noble floor can be visited thanks to some outstanding virtual historic characters. From the rooftop and more so from the tower, the views over the Emporda region are superb.
Further details of the Castle in the brochure Palace Castle Tour Itinerary
The centre of La Bisbal also has other treasures: the ward wall from the Palace Castle's bailey, the Portal de la Riera (the only entrance portal in the city walls that is conserved), the Pont Vell (Old Bridge), the Call (street that belonged to the ancient Jewish quarter), the churches of La Pietat and Santa Maria, the Voltes or the modernist building El Mundial. If you visit the city, ask the tourist office for the leaflet Itinerary through the old centre of la Bisbal d'Empordà with a brief explanation of the main features from the historic heritage, designed to get the best experience of your visit. You may also ask for information on the guided tours that are offered by professional guides.
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