Cruïlles, Monells i Sant Sadurní de l’Heura (cat. Cruïlles, Monells i Sant Sadurní de l’Heura) is a municipality in Spain, part of the province of Girona in the autonomous community of Catalonia. The municipality is part of the district (comarca) of Baix Empordà.
Cruïlles is a town in Baix Empordà that is part of the municipality of Cruïlles, Monells i Sant Sadurní de l’Heura, of which it is the administrative center. It was formed as a municipality in 1973 when it merged with Monells (cat. Monells) and Sant Sadurní de l’Heura (cat. Sant Sadurní de l’Heura) to form the current municipality.
It is the second most populous city in the region after Puigventós.
The village was the seat of the Cruïlles barony.
The vast territory of Cruïlles extends from the Empordà Plain and occupies most of the Gavarres massif. The village is located in Pla de Cruïlles, above Daro, at the start of the GI-664 ring road between La Bisbal d’Emporda and Cassa de la Selva, a couple of kilometers from La Bisbal.
The Church of Sant Sadurní de l’Heura (cat. Església de Sant Sadurní de l’Heura) is a building in the municipality of Cruïlles. Within its borders there is the hermitage of Sant Joan de Salelles, which housed a sanctuary in 1018.
The building is included in the List of Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.
Santa Eulália de Cruïlles (cat. Santa Eulàlia de Cruïlles) is a 17th century church located in the town of Cruïlles, in the municipality of Cruïlles, Monells y Sant Sadurní de l’Eura (Baix Empordà), included on the List of Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. It is a large church with a nave with side chapels and a semicircular apse, in which elements of the Classical Baroque (frontis) are combined with the rest of the structures, which correspond to the very late influence of the Romanesque-Gothic forms inside.
Cruïlles Castle (cat. Castell de Cruïlles) was a defensive fortification in the city of Cruïlles, from which today only the tower has survived. Located in the center of Plaza de la Torre, at the highest point in the city. The tower is a Romanesque building of the XI-XII centuries, a slightly truncated cone, the following dimensions:
Height: 22.50 m.
Circumference: 24.03 m.
Inner diameter: 2.86 m.
Outside diameter: 7.65 m.
Wall thickness: 2.39 m.
The Church of Sant Genís de Monells (cat. Sant Genís de Monells) is an architectural site in the municipality of Cruïlles, Monells y Sant Sadurní de l’Eura, included in the List of Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. The parish church is located in the La Riera area. It is a large building with a nave, a polygonal dome and a gabled roof. Its façade is vertically divided into three parts, in the center of which is a door of great architectural interest, as well as a classical-style entrance door. It has an opening with a narrow arch, entablature and a round pediment that appears to be carved, and the sides of which are extended as if they were open to reveal the door and the niche with the image.
The Church of Sant Joan de Salelles (cat. Església de Sant Joan de Salelles) is located in the municipality of Cruïlles, Monells y Sant Sadurni de l’Eura. This is a protected and listed object of the architecture of Catalonia.
It is a small temple built around the 10th-11th centuries in the Romanesque style. The facade was rebuilt at the end of the 16th century. Recently everything has been restored, and the door on the south side of the temple and the bell tower have been rebuilt. The restoration was carried out in 1985-1987 by the Generalitat of Catalonia after a long period of neglect.
Monastery of San Miquel de Cruïlles (cat. Monestir de Sant Miquel de Cruïlles) – an old Romanesque Benedictine monastery in the area of San Michel de Cruïlles, in the municipality of Cruïlles, Monestir de Sant Miquel de l’Eura. It is 4 km from La Bisbal d’Empordà on the Cassa de la Selva road. This work has been declared a Cultural Property of Catalonia of National Interest.
Santa Pellaia (cat. Santa Pellaia) is a village of scattered farmhouses in the municipality of Cruïlles, Monells y Sant Sadurni de l’Eura. The parish church is of Romanesque origin. It has survived to this day in very good condition, mainly due to the efforts of the inhabitants. The first written mention of this place and the church dates back to 1064.
How to get there?
From Girona: 40 minutes (31.2 km) via GIV-6701
From Barcelona: 1 hr 44 min (128 km) via AP-7
From Madrid: 7 hr 39 min (734 km) via A-2 and AP-2
Area (municipality): 100 sq. km
Coordinates: 41 ° 57 ′ 23 ″ N, 2 ° 59 ′ 29 ″ E
Population (municipality): 1,270
Languages: Spanish, Catalan
Time: Central European UTC +1