Palol d’Onyar Castle first documented in 1279

Palol d'Onyar Castle first documented in 1279

Palol d’Onyar Castle (cat. Castell de Palol d’Onyar) is a castle in the village of Palol d’Onyar, which is part of the municipality of Quart in Girona. The castle has been declared a cultural heritage of national interest. The castle is attached to the church of Sant Sadurní (cat. Església de Sant Sadurní).

The entrance leads first to the courtyard, which communicates with both the castle itself and the chapel. The ensemble, located on a hill, has flattened walls on the north and west sides; there are several loopholes in the north wall. The facing of the masonry is plastered, the openings have square frames.

The castle, or fortified house, first documented in 1279. In 1350, the castle was transferred to Dalmau de Palol to his daughter Sibylla. It is believed to have been completed in the 13th or 14th century and recorded in the 14th century. In the 14th century, it belonged to the Palol family. When it became a parish, the lords retained the right to the chapel, but the side door was open and communicated with the outside world.

GPS coordinates: 41 ° 57 ′ 23 ″ N, 2 ° 51 ′ 02 ″ E

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