Situated in the province of Girona in Catalonia, the village of Creixell dates back from medieval times and has always had strong farming connections. Nowadays the medieval architecture still exists but with modern day stylish catalan interiors.
The village lies between a river and open expanse of cultivated farmland. In the centre of the village is 'El Moli' the old mill house which had provided electricity for the whole region. Essential to the mill house was its pond which today is home to a family of ducks and carp. The land adjoining with its carefully planted plane trees comes alive in May and September, May for the International 'Allioli' making competition and September for the 'Sardana' (national Catalan dance) festival. All this a stones throw from the house.
Allioli making competition, 2006 Dancing the Sardana, 2006
The church which dates from the 1700's celebrates mass only on special holidays and is very interesting to look around with its benches inscribed with the names of the families that gifted them to the church more than 300 years ago.

On the hillside overlooking the village and farmlands is the restaurant 'Cal Alsina' which serves typical Catalan cuisine including 'Botifara'- catalan sausages. It is especially popular for midday lunch and serves dinner from 8.00p.m. The swimming pool is open from the beginning of June until October and is a short walk from the house.
The village of Creixell does not have any shops but only 0.5km nearby is Borrassa, the main town. Here you will find 2 supermarkets which have fresh local produce and friendly owners to welcome you to the area. There is also a well stocked chemist and an excellent butcher.

In the centre of town there is a beautiful building dating from the 11th/12th Century, when viewed, conjures up thoughts of knights in shining armour (The Knight Templars) and elite fighting monks as this area is associated with the 'Cathars'. This magnificent building is the local church.
Catalonia has a network of approximately 9,000 km of waymarked paths. These consist of long distance, short distance and local paths. This is a wonderful way to discover the history and marvel at the natural beauty of the region.
These paths were originally used by shepherds, traders and armies and more importantly by pilgrims. At the entrance to Creixell from the Nacional N11 you will see a signpost. To the left is the path - Cami de Sant Jaume per Montserrat via Girona. The way of St. James is the route taken by pilgrims to arrive at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
To the right and running through the village of Creixell is the way to Sant Pere de Rodes, where there is a monument of a Benedictine Monastery with origins dating back to the 9th Century and is located in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus. These paths can be enjoyed by all ages either for a stroll or for long hiking/cycling trips.

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