We continue along the greenway until we come to El Pasteral, where we cross the River Ter. Care should be taken at the road junction before you reach Anglès. We have just entered the region of La Selva. Beyond the Ter, the disused railway line was used to create a road and the greenway runs along an alternative route with some very steep climbs. Another well-signposted route runs alongside the road as far as the Amer cemetery before returning to the greenway.

After Cellera de Ter, we see how the plain gradually peters out and becomes surrounded by mountains that prevent us from guessing where the River Ter continues. When we arrive at El Pasteral, we discover that the river comes out behind a steep mountain, running between rugged cliffs; this is the passage of the upper reaches of the Ter or the “pas del Ter alt”, after which the town we have just passed was named. 

The part of the town located at the top of the hill conserves clear remains of the medieval city walls, surrounding the town square which was formerly the castle’s parade ground. Worthy of note in this old part of the town are the modernist houses designed by the architect Rafael Masó, whose House-Museum we had the opportunity to visit in Girona. 

This Romanesque bridge, located on an old Roman road, now stands amongst cereal fields, most probably as a result of the river having changed its course. We can reach it by taking a right turn when leaving Anglès and following the road to Sant Julià. 

A village built in the 10th century around a Benedictine monastery (949) and the old main road from Girona to Olot. The only remains of the monastery are the church and the abbot’s chambers, which now house the ethnological museum, with over 2,500 items on display, highlighting the technological progress in agriculture and the tools the sector has employed. The other parts, in particular the cloister, were destroyed by earthquakes in 1427. One of the most outstanding features of the town is the Arcaded Square. This is one of the largest and most elegant arcaded squares in Catalonia. One of the square’s special characteristics is that it was built using cobblestones from different parts of Catalonia.

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