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Monells: The charm of a medieval village

A few kilometres from Mas Darovie, our cosy rural tourism house, is the picturesque village of Monells, a medieval treasure immersed in the beauty of the Baix Empordà region. With its cobbled streets, stone houses and shady squares, Monells invites you to take a journey back in time and explore its rich history and rural charm.


One of the most distinctive features of Monells is its arcaded square, known as the Plaça Major. With its stone arches and the terraces of local bars and restaurants, the square is the heart of the village, a place where locals and visitors alike gather to socialise and enjoy the peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.


In addition to its central square, Monells is full of charming corners to discover. Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets and admire the old stone houses with their wooden doors and flowered windows. Don’t miss the church of Sant Genís, an impressive Gothic building dating from the 14th century that offers a fascinating insight into medieval religious architecture.


Apart from its architectural beauty, Monells is also known for its gastronomic scene. The village’s restaurants offer delicious traditional Catalan cuisine, with dishes made with fresh local produce. Be sure to try the local dishes such as “botifarra amb mongetes”, “coca de recapte” and homemade sausages. Exploring Monells is like taking a trip back in time to medieval times, but with all the comforts and luxuries of the modern era close to Mas Darovie.


In conclusion, a visit to Monells is an experience not to be missed during your stay at Mas Darovie. With its medieval beauty, delicious gastronomy and welcoming atmosphere, this village will capture your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories of your rural getaway.

Monells: The charm of a medieval village

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