HOTEL PALAU LO MIRADOR ****

Torroella de Montgri, Baix Empordà

The Boutique Hotel and Restaurant Palau Lo Mirador, located in Girona, just 7 km from the beautiful beaches of L’Estartit, opens its doors and welcomes you with a new illusion.

We invite you to delve into the majesty of its forms and colours, to discover the sounds and textures, and above all its flavours, which will transport you to the past full of charm and history, palpable in every corner of the palace.

Not forgetting its history, and highlighting the most stunning architecture, we have redesigned the existing areas of Hotel Palau Lo Mirador, fulfilling a dream: to create and arouse new emotions for our guests and visitors are captivated, for them to enjoy an unforgettable experience and decide to return in search of new sensations.

Palau Lo Mirador Restaurant is located in the old depot house, where the carriages were kept in past centuries.

We discover its architectural importance on the floor, made of river stones, a nineteenth-century design by the architect Rafael Maso. It’s also present on the stone benches, and in 14th century Gothic Courtyard attached to the restaurant.

History: The Hotel Palau Lo Mirador is a landmark building, first documented in 1385, although its origins go back to Torroella beginning of the ninth century AD. In this magnificent palace, intrinsically linked to the town of Torroella, important facts have been developed as part of the history of Catalonia.

It is known as Palau Lo Mirador because from the top of the tower building, which was the highest point of the village, the lords of the palace could observe and monitor all the current Empordà plain.

The family that lived in the first fortified house were the Torroellas, which were part of the Empúries County, which granted generous privileges to attract new population. In the thirteenth century the palace was transformed into the residence of the Counts of Barcelona because Torroella became a royal town in 1273. This was one of the golden ages of Palau Lo Mirador.

Thus, King James I the Conqueror stayed here while on his way to the Council of Lyon. Also, John I, son of Peter the Ceremonious and Marti l’Humà’s brother, also known by the nickname of The Hunter King, stayed at Palau Lo Mirador the last night of his life, along with its advisors, including Bernat Metge, before dying in mysterious circumstances while hunting in the forests of Foix in 1396.

The second great period of splendor of Palau Lo Mirador, was initiated by the Marquis Robert. Robert Robert i Surís at the beginning of the twentieth century did designed the building as a summer residence with an air of a Gothic palace. The nineteenth-century architect Rafael Maso was in charge of the reform project of the manor to make it a noble house. He used architectural elements from different Torroella houses owned by the family of Robert as stones, turns, hooks … with the desire to maintain the medieval spirit of the whole.

SERVICES

  • Gourmet Restaurant
  • Outdoor Gardens
  • Outdoor pool
  • Chill Out Bar Terrace
  • 24 hours Reception
  • Meeting rooms
  • Parking

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Torroella de Montgrí is a small town on the Costa Brava, 22km east of Girona, in the comarca of Baix Empordà. The town lies on the north bank of the Ter river, a few kilometres before it flows into the Mediterranean.

Baix Empordà: its easy access, its natural beauty, the character of its people, its beaches, the importance of its historical and cultural heritage and the wide range of activities and services it offers, all make the Baix Empordà the ideal spot for spending just a single day or a lengthy holiday. Here you can find everything from a Romanesque church nestled among hills clothed in cork oaks to a hidden cove with soft, golden sand and a sea so blue it blends with the sky, or the craziest, liveliest nights you will never want to forget, after tasting the rich, special gastronomy of our country

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